Patrícia Alves Lobo

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Perimenopause is an imprecise period in woman over 40 years of age, which comprises the time between the moment that the first changes in the menstrual cycle appear and the year following the definitive cessation of the menses. Besides irregular bleeding, many women also complain of hot flashes and other characteristic symptoms of postmenopause. Moreover,(More)
Hotspot activating mutations of the telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) promoter region were recently described in several tumor types. These mutations lead to enhanced expression of telomerase, being responsible for telomere maintenance and allowing continuous cell division. Additionally, there are alternative telomere maintenance mechanisms,(More)
This article analyses how Anzaldúa uses language intersections to underline the hybridity of Chicano women in Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza (1987). It starts by reflecting on how Anzaldúa exposes the use of language as a source of segregation and bias in the dominant society, as well as among Chicanos themselves, as the author reveals a(More) Vol 3 April 2015 241 As I speak with Ethel Siris, her passion for osteoporosis and her determination to make a difference is immediately clear. “There is clearly a problem of underdiagnosis and undertreatment of osteoporosis”, says Ethel, known to everyone as Etch, “and I want to raise awareness about the risk(More)