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bioenergyvideo

Bioenergy Will Be Strategic for a Sustainable Economy

Experts forecast that initiatives in different sectors will be required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, keep global warming below 2 °C until the end...
yoga

Yoga Practitioners Have Thicker Brain Regions Associated with Attention and Memory

The regular practice of yoga can help preserve those brain regions associated with functions such as attention and working memory during the natural aging...
earth's water

New Physical Model Explains the Origin of Earth’s Water

Equipped with Newton’s law of universal gravitation (published in Principia 330 years ago) and powerful computational resources (used to apply the law to more...
Eating Behavior

How the Nervous System Controls Eating Behavior

How does the nervous system control eating behavior so that some time after we eat a certain food, usually caloric, we are led to...
calories

Less Fat, More Hair, Young Skin

Caloric restriction diets have been associated with various health benefits, but their effects on the skin have not been previously demonstrated. Research conducted at...
algae

Algae Are Used to Depollute Sewage and Produce Compost

A partnership between Brazilian and Dutch researchers has demonstrated that it is possible to convert black water – the “heaviest” fraction of household waste...
pregnant women

Pregnant Women Should Be Tested More than Once for the Presence...

Molecular tests to detect Zika virus, which enable identification of the pathogen’s genetic material in body fluids, such as blood, urine, semen and saliva...
anti-inflammatory

Little-Known Fruits Contain Powerful Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Oxidant Agents

Five native Brazilian berries, four of which belong to the genus Eugenia, are just starting to become well-known among scientists but are not yet...
Benzopyrene

With Prevention in Mind, Researchers Investigate How Benzopyrene Can Cause Cancer

Benzopyrene is a potent carcinogen and mutagen present in cigarette smoke, automotive exhaust, burnt wood fumes, barbecued and smoked meat etc. Understanding the mechanisms whereby...
sugarcane

Modified Yeast Increases Sugar Output from Energy Sugarcane

Varieties of “energy sugarcane” obtained by crossbreeding the species Saccharum officinarum and Saccharum spontaneum have been grown in Brazil in recent years. More robust and...
video

Project Aims to Sequence All Known Species on Earth

Sequencing the DNA of all known species on Earth in a period of ten years, from microorganisms invisible to the naked eye to the...
lung inflammation

Nicotinic Receptor Could Be Target for Treatment of Lung Inflammation

One puff of a cigarette is enough for the nicotine inhaled with the smoke to be absorbed by the lungs, enter the bloodstream and...
defense cells

Study Helps Understand How Defense Cells Combat Bacteria

When the defense cells that patrol the human organism come across a potentially dangerous bacterium, intracellular protein complexes known as inflammasomes are activated. This mechanism...
glass

Brazilian Researcher Proposes New Definition of Glass

Is glass a solid or a liquid? This question, which has been vigorously discussed by specialists in the field for some decades, has just...
jawbone

Migraine Is Associated with Pain in Joint Connecting Jawbone to Skull

Migraine is known to be associated with pain in the chewing muscles and has hitherto been associated with temporomandibular disorder (TMD) regardless of the...
solar radiation

Solar Radiation Is More Important than Rainfall to Amazon Rainforest Leaf...

An aspect of the Amazon Rainforest that has been known for many decades is that trees produce new leaves and the forest becomes greener...
carnivorous plants

Carnivorous Plant Has Mitochondrial Genome Sequenced

Some 130 species of carnivorous plants are found in practically all biomes in Brazil. To understand how the evolutionary dynamics of this fascinating group...
dark matter

Study Produces Most Precise Map Ever of Dark Matter Distribution in...

Known matter (called “baryonic”) corresponds to only 5% of the contents of the Universe. Another 25% is unknown dark matter, and 70% is dark...
skin cancer

Group Tests Topical Treatment Strategy for Fighting Skin Cancer

Researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP), in Brazil, are testing a technique in mice that combines low-intensity electric current with a formulation...
Zika serotypes

New Zika Serotypes May Emerge, Researcher Warns

Zika virus is mutating so fast in Brazilian patients that different serotypes of the pathogen could appear in the near future, as is already...