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irrigation

Bayer and Netafim Develop New Smart Irrigation Approach

Bayer and the Israeli company Netafim are joining forces to enhance the application of crop protection products while supplying crops with water in the...
calories

Researchers Investigate How Caloric Restriction Benefits Cellular Functioning

Controlling consumption of calories day by day is a proven way to avoid not only obesity but also various age-related complications such as diabetes...
virus

New Virus Discovered in Migratory Bird in Rio Grande Do Sul,...

Researchers at the University of São Paulo’s Biomedical Science Institute (ICB-USP) in Brazil have discovered a new virus in a migratory bird species. This...
climate change

Sea Levels along the Brazilian Coast Are Expected to Rise in...

Sea levels along the Brazilian coast are expected to rise in the decades ahead. However, although more than 60% of the Brazilian population lives...
zika

Research Group Develops New Methodology to Diagnose Zika

Researchers at the University of São Paulo’s Medical School (FM-USP) in Brazil and Miami University in the United States have identified an antibody in...
Zika virus

Babies Exposed to Zika in a Brazilian City Did Not Have...

For about a year, researchers at the São José do Rio Preto Medical School (FAMERP) in São Paulo, Brazil, have been monitoring a group...
carbon dioxide

New Technology to Separate CO2 from Gas Mixtures

The search for new technologies to capture and store carbon dioxide (CO2) has intensified along with the growing concern to decrease the impact of...
Aquatic Plants

Research Points to a Strategy for Managing Aquatic Plants in Reservoirs

Excessive proliferation of aquatic plants is a serious problem in reservoirs. The plants grow uncontrollably and form an extensive barrier of biomass, which hinders...
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New Process May Lead to Vaccine for Schistosomiasis

Cornell and Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research scientists have developed a way to produce a protein antigen that may be useful as vaccine for...
rare syndrome

Cellular Mechanisms Underlying Rare Syndrome Discovered

The cellular and gene expression mechanisms that lead to malformation of the jawbone (or mandible), the most characteristic feature of Richieri-Costa Pereira syndrome, have...
zika

Zika Impairs Migration of Neurons to Cerebral Cortex, Study Suggests

Recent studies have confirmed that congenital infection with the Zika virus, especially in the first trimester of pregnancy, can result in severe damage to...
zika virusvideo

Zika Virus Likely Circulated in Americas Long Before Its Detection

The Zika virus circulated in many regions of the Americas for several months before cases of infection were detected, according to new data from...
methane

Researchers Isolate Bacterium That Produces Plastic from Methane

The turbid and polluted waters of the Santos Estuarine System off the coast of São Paulo State in Brazil may offer a means for...
genetic

New Tool Could Facilitate Search for Disease-causing Genetic Variants

Scientists affiliated with the Brazilian Initiative on Precision Medicine (BIPMed) are working in partnership with Seven Bridges, a multinational that specializes in biomedical data...
sugarcane

Inoculating Sugarcane with Bacteria Can Be More Efficient than Using Fertilizer

Interactions between the sugarcane root microbiome and bacteria that promote plant growth can make crop cultivation more efficient. In fertile soil, these interactions between...
stem cell

Success of Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes Depends on Pre-transplant Immune...

An innovative method for treating type 1 diabetes based on the transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells taken from the patient’s own bone marrow began...
dengue virus

New chip is developed to detect dengue virus

The epidemiological statistics for mosquito-borne diseases are staggering. In Brazil, according to the Ministry of Health’s Surveillance Department (SVS-MS), about 1.5 million cases of...
sclerosis

Study Reveals Immune Mechanisms Responsible for Curing Systemic Sclerosis

Systemic sclerosis is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system malfunctions and attacks the body’s own connective tissue. The most evident symptom is...
floodplains

Flammable Floodplains Are Weak Spot of Amazon Forest

The team made the discovery by combining satellite and field data for the entire basin, with information on more than 250 forest fires, to...
forest loss

UMD Research Provides Comprehensive Monitoring of Forest Loss in Brazilian Amazon

New research led by the University of Maryland (UMD) employs satellite image time series to better understand the dynamics of forest cover loss in...