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Barrella W.,Santa Cecilia University | Martins A.G.,PUC SP | Petrere M.,Santa Cecilia University | Petrere M.,Federal University of São Carlos | Ramires M.,Santa Cecilia University
Environmental Biology of Fishes | Year: 2014

The largest preserved areas of Atlantic Forest are located in the southeastern region of Brazil. Estuaries, mangroves, rivers and streams are home to a community of fish that is still poorly understood. The composition of fish species and their relationships with environmental conditions were used to identify homogeneous areas within a landscape of 33,000 km2. A total of 6,542 specimens, representing 124 species and 13 orders of bony fishes were collected at 102 sampling stations. Resulting scores from a canonical correspondence analysis applied to biological and environmental data were used in a cluster analysis to identify fish species with similar spatial distributions and localities with similar fish fauna and abiotic conditions. Five micro-regions were identified, with homogeneous compositions of species, allowing better planning of conservation of aquatic biodiversity. Despite a high degree of preservation, impacts due to deforestation, drainage of wetlands and overfishing were detected, as well as the introduction of 41 exotic species. © 2014, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

This article investigates the theoretical conditions to establish and consolidate technology parks, mechanisms used to promote innovation and economic development of regions-target of several current public policy initiatives. To achieve this objective a theoretical and exploratory approach was adopted through bibliographical review, particularly based on international references. The article presents and analyzes various concepts and definitions of technology park, and notes that this great diversity arises from different adjustments of the technology parks to different regional realities and to various motivations of its stakeholders. The role of the technology park in regional development assumes many features due to the varied interest of the players in installing these instruments in their territories. The article highlights and warns that there are important limitations of the idea that the success of the park depends crucially on the playerś ability to cooperate and mobilize resources.

Da Fonseca I.M.,ITA DCTA | Da Fonseca I.M.,National Institute for Space Research | Pontuschka M.N.,PUC SP
Journal of Physics: Conference Series | Year: 2015

This paper deals with the space robotics and associate space applications. An overview of the space era and the robotic space probes is presented to contextualize the space robotics in the space exploration scenario. Concepts, classification and key-questions associated with robotics for space applications are presented and discussed. Safety-critical aspects of the space robotics are discussed as well the human limitation to operate in the hostile space environment and long time duration missions. The paper also focuses on the state-of-the- art of robotics for the International Space Station EVA operations, for the planetary exploration such as the ongoing Mars exploration, Hayabusa rendezvous and landing in asteroids and the robotic probe Rosetta landed in a comet recently. The paper also includes a discussion of the applications of new concepts like the robonauts, the space tugs applications and robots for future planetary exploration. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.

Tristao V.T.V.,UMAPAZ Municipality of Sao Paulo City Hall | Tristao J.A.M.,PUC SP
Ambiente e Sociedade | Year: 2016

Environmental education practiced by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) presents itself as a new teaching method directed at changing habits, attitudes and social practices seeking solutions for the social-environmental degradation afflicting the contemporary world. This work seeks to identify the perception and expectations of stakeholders regarding the contribution of NGOs in environmental education. The research was guided by the Delphi method and, as a result, verified that the involved stakeholders understand that environmental education practiced by NGOs must be ample, free, professionalized and directed towards all the segments of society via partnerships with public and private sector organizations.

This study proposes to identify the main causes of out of stock through a database analysis of a representative Brazilian retailer. This database analysis was supported by cluster analyses. The study found that some causes of rupture can be identified simply by analyzing the retailer's database, contributing to managerial decision making.

Bastos M.,PUC SP
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2014

Eventuality: designing real-time events presents projects developed by Marcus Bastos aiming to explore new formats of filming and editing, as a result of real-time technologies and their effects on audiovisual cultures. Design aspects will be highlighted, and contextualized by a broader discussion about concepts such as event, constructed situation, heterotopy, and others that describe momentarily occurences capable of shifting the functioning of an established system (be it a narrative, an algorithmic procedure, a form of ocuppying a stage or a specific region of a city). © 2014 Springer International Publishing Switzerland.

This article is intended as a contribution to the study of the everyday experiences of immigrants in the city of São Paulo in the period between 1870 and 1945. The analysis will seek to recover the web of relationships in their everyday dimension of experience in business and labor, recovering the activities of production and marketing of bread, watching the fabric of connections and tensions that have established between owners and workers in bakeries in most of Portuguese's origin. Focusing the documentation DEO PS (State Department of Political and Social Order) of, particularly the charts, it recovers confrontations, forms of resistance, struggle and strikes in the bakery industry.

This paper explores some changes in the eating habits of people who lived in the city of São Paulo between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. New restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries were created along with renewed hygiene requirements for the production and sale of food. At the same time habits at the table during meals were modified according to male and female differences and taste. Since that period there was on the one hand, the invention of a gastronomic style, very typical of São Paulo's citizens, although it may be referred mainly to the elite or rich classes. On the other hand, the development of a peculiar taste for food occurred at the same time that diets to lose weight became increasingly popular together with a higher control over body weight.

de Sa E.B.,PUC SP.
Revista brasileira de reumatologia | Year: 2011

Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), more common in females, manifests clinically as thrombosis and/or recurrent fetal loss. Hemolytic autoimmune anemia and neurological, cardiac and cutaneous manifestations are common. This is the case report of a male patient whose first manifestation of the disease was gangrene of the auricle. The diagnosis of APS was established by biopsy of the lower limb skin, which showed thrombotic vasculopathy with no evidence of vasculitis. This is one of the two major criteria, which, along with a minor criterion, establishes the diagnosis of APS. Possible differential diagnoses are discussed. The importance of the biopsy in the APS diagnosis of this male patient is emphasized.

The loss of chance doctrine arose in order to ensure full recovery of damages for the victims of medical negligence. In the doctor-patient relationship, the doctor performance may harm the patient in many different ways, giving rise to a range of injuries of different nature, including the injury caused by loss of the chance of cure or survival, which directly affects the patients' lives and health. Although this theory is not found in any enacted Brazilian law, and despite the resistance to its implementation due to the difficulty of its measurement and the calculation of the monetary damages, a gradual advancement in the application of the concept has been observed in recent years, showing that the Right to protect the dignity of the human person has been increasingly witnessed in Brazilian Courts.

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