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Investigadores de UnQui Ganan Prestigioso Premio ig Nobel

Investigadores de UnQui Ganan Prestigioso Premio ig Nobel

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    Investigadores de UnQui Ganan Prestigioso Premio ig Nobel

    Good news for your Viagra-using hamster: On his next trip to Europe he'll bounce back from jet lag faster than his unmedicated friends.

    The researchers who revealed that bizarre fact earned one of 10 Ig Nobel prizes awarded Thursday night for quirky, funny and sometimes legitimate scientific achievements, from the mathematics of wrinkled sheets to U.S. military efforts to make a "gay bomb."

    The recipients of the annual award handed out by the Annals of Improbable Research magazine were honored at Harvard University's Sanders Theater.

    A team at Quilmes National University in Buenos Aires, Argentina, came up with the jet-lag study, which found that hamsters given the anti-impotence drug needed 50 percent less time to recover from a six-hour time zone change. They didn't fly rodents to Paris, incidentally they just turned the lights off and on at different times.

    Odd as it might be, that research might have implications for millions of humans. The same cannot be said for another winning report, "Sword Swallowing and its Side Effects," published in the British Medical Journal last year.

    It was the world's first comprehensive study of sword swallowing injuries, said co-author Dan Meyer of Antioch, Tenn., one of only a few dozen active sword swallowers in the world. Not surprisingly, throat abrasions, perforated esophagi and punctured blood vessels were the most common injuries.

    "Most sword swallowing injuries happen either after another smaller injury when the throat is tender and swollen, or while doing something out of the ordinary, like swallowing multiple swords," said Meyer, who went a month without solid food after doing the latter in 2005.

    The Ig Nobel for nutrition went to a concept that sounds like a restaurant marketing ploy: a bottomless bowl of soup.

    Cornell University professor Brian Wansink used bowls rigged with tubes that slowly and imperceptibly refilled them with creamy tomato soup to see if test subjects ate more than they would with a regular bowl.

    "We found that people eating from the refillable soup bowls ended up eating 73 percent more soup, but they never rated themselves as any more full," said Wansink, a professor of consumer behavior and applied economics. "They thought 'How can I be full when the bowl has so much left in it?' "

    His conclusion: "We as Americans judge satiety with our eyes, not with our stomachs."

    Harvard professor of applied mathematics L. Mahadevan and professor Enrique Cerda Villablanca of Universidad de Santiago in Chile won for their studies on a problem that has vexed anyone who ever made up a bed: wrinkled sheets.

    The wrinkle patterns seen on sheets are replicated in nature on human and animal skin, in science and in technology.

    "We showed that you can understand all of them using a very simple formula," Mahadevan said.

    His research, he says, shows that "there's no reason good science can't be fun."

    Other winners include a Dutch researcher who conducted a census of all the creepy-crawlies that share our beds, and a man who patented a Batman-like device that drops a net over bank robbers.

    This year's planned Ig Nobel program included a two-minute speech by keynote speaker Doug Zongker consisting only of the word "chicken," and a mini-opera entitled "Chicken versus Egg," performed by professional mother-daughter opera singers Gail Kilkelly and Maggie McNeil.

    Most winners are more than happy to accept their awards from real Nobel Laureates at the typically rowdy ceremony, including seven of the 10 winners this year. But there are still a few sticks-in-the-mud, magazine editor Marc Abrahams said.

    The U.S. Air Force won the Ig Nobel Peace Prize this year for its proposal to develop a "gay bomb" a chemical weapon that would make enemy soldiers want to make love with each other, not war with the enemy.

    Abrahams talked to a number of retired and active Air Force personnel to try and get someone to accept the prize in person on behalf of the military. None would.

    "Who in their right mind would turn something like this down?" Wansink said.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/Wir...3691875&page=1
    Hamsters on Viagra take center stage at spoof Nobel awards
    by Stephanie Schorow Fri Oct 5, 5:25 AM ET

    CAMBRIDGE, United States (AFP) - CAMBRIDGE, United States (AFP) - Scientists who discovered that Viagra helps hamsters overcome jet lag and a Japanese researcher who extracted vanilla flavoring from cow dung have won top honors at the 17th annual spoof Nobel Awards.

    The so-called Ig Nobel awards, a tongue-in-cheek homage to their Scandinavian counterparts, were announced during a raucous ceremony late Thursday at Harvard University in Massachusetts that shone a bright light on obscure and often bizarre research and inventions.

    The Igs, as they are known, are chosen by the Annals of Improbable Research magazine to highlight scientific achievements that, in the words of editor Marc Abrahams, "first make people laugh and then make them think."

    Among the winners were a British-US duo for a penetrating report on the effects of sword swallowing and a Spain-based team who answered the question of whether rats can discriminate between Japanese and Dutch spoken backwards.

    "It was a surprise, it was the last thing we expected," said Nuria Sebastian-Galles, one of the Barcelona team of scientists, of the findings. The awards, she said, "bring out the freak inside most scientists."

    Seven of the 10 winners this year paid their own way to accept the awards, which were handed out by six real Nobel Prize laureates.

    Although pelted by paper airplanes, as per tradition, each winner expressed delight at receiving the small trophies affixed with a chicken and an egg.

    Asked why chickens were chosen as this year's theme, master of ceremonies Abrahams looked astonished and said only: "How could you not?"

    Some scientists have complained that the satirical awards unfairly tarnish legitimate research. Others say a sense of fun humanizes scientists.

    "I don't take it as an insult at all," said Brian Witcome, a British radiologist who won the medicine prize for his sword-swallowing research.

    "Humor adds to research," he said. His co-author, US scientist Dan Meyer even gulped down a short sword before thanking the whooping crowd with the hilt between his teeth.

    Past winners who showed up included the creator of the pink plastic flamingo, the inventor of a hiding alarm clock and a researcher who reported the first known case of homosexual necrophilia in the mallard duck.

    "To the best of my knowledge, this behavior has not been observed in chickens," Dutchman Kees Moeliker deadpanned.

    Research highlighted by this year's awards ranged from a study of how sheets wrinkle and how the word "the" causes headaches for indexes, to why humans can't stop eating when presented with an apparently endless bowl of soup.

    Some winners tried to explain their research but if they talked for more than 60 seconds they were interrupted by an eight-year-old girl who repeatedly intoned, "Please stop, I'm bored."

    Nonetheless, Dutch scientist Johanna van Bronswijk managed to describe why she is doing a census of the mites, insects, spiders and other creatures with which humans share their bed. "I found that you never sleep alone," she said.

    Diego Golombek, the Argentine who found the cure for hamster jet lag, thanked his assistants "for going to the store to get the Viagra for us."

    Also honored was a Taiwanese man who patented a device to net bank robbers, but who could not attend the ceremony because he has apparently vanished.

    "Someone in Taiwan suggested the man is trapped inside his machine and is there to this day," Abrahams said.

    The highly-coveted peace prize was given to a US Air Force laboratory for researching what the committee dubbed the "gay bomb" -- a chemical weapon that would make enemy soldiers become sexually irresistible to each other.

    No one showed up to collect the award but a disco ball dropped over the stage and Abrahams said the bomb would be demonstrated before an official censor of the evening's activities intervened.

    Japanese researcher Mayu Yamamoto, who received the chemistry Ig for her work extracting vanilla flavor from cow dung, got an additional honor: a local ice cream shop created a new flavor, the "Yum-a-Moto Vanilla Twist," in her honor.

    Yamamoto said she first learned of her award by email and thought it was a joke but decided to go to the ceremony because "I want everyone to know about my research."

    As if further levity were needed, the ceremony was punctuated with goofy "Moments of Science" and a contest to win a date with a Nobel laureate billed with the slogan: "He's shapely, he's sassy and he's smarter than you."

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071005...lawardsoffbeat
    Aguante la ciencia argentina.


    Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. -George Bernard Shaw
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    Aguante la UnQui.

    PD: yo seguiré aprovechando todas las cosas que me provea la Secretaría de Extensión Universitaria de la UnQui, jajaja, Cero ciencia lo mío.
    ¿Cómo puede uno ponerse a salvo de aquello que jamás desaparece?
    Primus non nocere!

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    Jajajaja, bueno, por lo menos lo de la UNQui es mas util que la investigacion sobre los efecto colaterales de los que tragan espadas o hacer una bomba gay! jajajajaj
  4. Médico Residente en Terapia Intensiva
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    Yo quiero ver en la proxima edicion del Robbins que diga que el Mallory-Weiss tiene como factor de riesgo ser tragasables.



    Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. -George Bernard Shaw
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    Bueniiisiiimo!!
    no case una del texto xq no caso una de ingles!
    jeje
    pero no importa...AGUANTE LOS CIENTIFICOS ARGENTINOS CANEJOOOO!!!
    =)=)=)

    "Cuando estes mal...cuando estes solo...cuando ya estes cansado de llorar...no te olvides de mi..." SNM
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    Odd as it might be, that research might have implications for millions of humans. The same cannot be said for another winning report, "Sword Swallowing and its Side Effects," published in the British Medical Journal last year.

    It was the world's first comprehensive study of sword swallowing injuries, said co-author Dan Meyer of Antioch, Tenn., one of only a few dozen active sword swallowers in the world. Not surprisingly, throat abrasions, perforated esophagi and punctured blood vessels were the most common injuries.

    "Most sword swallowing injuries happen either after another smaller injury when the throat is tender and swollen, or while doing something out of the ordinary, like swallowing multiple swords," said Meyer, who went a month without solid food after doing the latter in 2005.
    Esperaban hemorroides acaso???... Bueno... a menos que no sean tragasables... o si... pero ya sabés...

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    Y vos lo único que estabas buscando Tin, era poder tomarte lo que te trajiste del congreso. Así que ya sabés... cuando viajes, ñaca. xD xD xD. Te tomás uno y te levanta... el ánimo.

    Laws may make some types of works and inventions ineligible for monopoly; such works immediately enter the public domain upon publication. Many kinds of mental creations, are never covered by copyright.
  7. Médico Residente en Terapia Intensiva
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    Y vos lo único que estabas buscando Tin, era poder tomarte lo que te trajiste del congreso. Así que ya sabés... cuando viajes, ñaca. xD xD xD. Te tomás uno y te levanta... el ánimo.
    Lastima que las azafatas no surtan el mismo efecto...

    ...sobre el jet lag, claro.


    Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. -George Bernard Shaw
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    i don't speak english!!!!!

    en serio, ¿¿¿¿¿alguien me explica de que se trata que no entiendo inglés?????

    *El destino es el que baraja las cartas,
    pero nosotros somos los que jugamos*
  9. Médico (no especialista)
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    Muy largo y en ingles, despues lo leo..!

    Saludos!

    ¤ Que toda la vida es un sueño, y los sueños, sueños son... ¤




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    cri, cri......

    Citar Originalmente publicado por ANDY** Ver post
    i don't speak english!!!!!

    en serio, ¿¿¿¿¿alguien me explica de que se trata que no entiendo inglés?????

    bue...me cito a mi misma, como nadie me explica..., con mi pobre inglés, creo q se trata de esto:

    Anti-Nobel para un argentinoEl biólogo argentino Diego Golombek
    En Harvard

    Por decimoséptimo año consecutivo, investigadores de todas las latitudes recibieron ayer, en una ceremonia delirante realizada en la Universidad de Harvard, el Ig Nobel, otorgado a trabajos científicos que "hacen reír y después pensar".

    Entre los distinguidos, que recibieron el premio de manos de verdaderos premios Nobel, estuvo un investigador argentino, el doctor Diego Golombek, elegido por su investigación realizada en hámsteres sobre los efectos del Sildenafil en el jet lag .
    "Estoy encantado -bromeó, poco antes de partir rumbo a Boston-. Quería ir vestido de hámster, pero no conseguí el disfraz, así que voy «de humano»." Y ya en la ceremonia agregó: "Creo que si podemos reírnos un poco de nosotros mismos somos mejores científicos. Me hace sentir que formo parte de una comunidad que se toma las cosas en serio, pero sin solemnidad".
    Otros trabajos premiados exploraron "cómo se arrugan las sábanas" y "los efectos secundarios de tragar sables". El Anti-Nobel de la Paz fue para el laboratorio de la fuerza aérea norteamericana, que estudió seriamente la posibilidad de una "bomba gay" para volver irresistibles entre sí a los soldados enemigos.


    Premios anti Nobel
    Ratas, 'bombas gay' y tragadores de sables

    Los 'anti-Nobel' premian las investigaciones más peregrinas. Entre ellas, el Sildenafil que cura el 'jet lag' a los hámsters (Diego Golombek, argentino).La revista humorística de ciencia Annals of Improbable Research (AIR) (Anales de la investigación improbable) premia todos los años los experimentos más rocambolescos. Son los Anti Nobel, una parodia de los prestigiosos galardones. Esta edición, el Ig Nobel de la Paz ha recaído en el proyecto de un laboratorio estadounidense para crear una bomba que provocara la homosexualidad en el enemigo, sembrando el caos en las filas contrarias. Tres españoles están entre los honrados, con el premio de Lingüística. Juan Manuel Toro, Josep Trobalon y Nuria Sebastián Gallés, de la Universidad de Barcelona, demostraron que las ratas no distinguen entre el japonés y el holandés, hablados al revés. El galardón de Aviación se lo llevaron los argentinosPatricia Agostino, Santiago Plano y Diego Golombek, por descubrir que el Sildenafil ayuda a los hámsters a recuperse del desfase horario que provoca volar.
    El de Medicina fue concedido al británico Brian Witcombe y el estadounidense Dan Meyer, por un análisis de los efectos secundarios de introducirse espadas por la garganta. Llegaron a la conclusión de que la práctica ocasiona irritaciones. Como prueba, presentaron el caso de un hombre que se hizo daño en el esófago y al que se le inflamó la membrana protectora de los pulmones "cuando le distrajo un papagayo que tenía en el hombro y que se estaba portando mal".
    El japonés Mayu Yamamoto ganó el premio de Química por su método para extraer esencia de vainilla de los excrementos de la vaca.
    Por su parte, L. Mahadevan, de la Universidad de Harvard, y Enrique Cerda Villablanca, de la Universidad de Santiago, en Chile, fueron reconocidos en "física" por su estudio sobre cómo se arrugan las sábanas.
    En Economía, ganó el taiwanés Kuo Cheng Hsieh, que patentó un dispositivo que lanza una red para capturar a atracadores de bancos.
    La holandesa Johanna van Bronswijk obtuvo el premio de Biología por realizar un censo de los ácaros, arañas, crustáceos, bacterias, algas, helechos y hongos que residen en las camas de los seres humanos.
    Y en Nutrición, ganó Brian Wansink, de la Universidad de Cornell, por estudiar el apetito de las personas, al darles un plato de sopa sin fondo en el que nunca se acababa su contenido.
    En el pasado, la revista ha reconocido inventos como una máquina centrifugadora para dar a luz que da vueltas a las parturientas a alta velocidad, así como un estudio sobre por qué a los pájaros carpinteros no les duele la cabeza.




    *El destino es el que baraja las cartas,
    pero nosotros somos los que jugamos*
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    Este es mi tipo de investigación........

    Jet lag......... Platos sin fondo.........

    Y lo de transformar excrementos en comida no me jodan..........
    Estuvieron leyendo Gulliver.
    "Yo sólo sé que no sé nada."

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