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Automotive

Automotive Industry Is Undergoing Deeper Changes Than It Has for Decades

The automotive industry has undergone more profound changes recently than it has for many decades. Automakers have long been accustomed to wielding decision-making power...
Chagas disease

Study Describes Enzyme’s Key Role in Immune Response to Chagas Disease...

In an article publishedrecently in the journal Nature Communications, researchers affiliated with the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil describe the central role played by...
plant life diversity

Campo Rupestre, Brazil’s Montane Savanna, Is a Hotspot of Plant Life...

In Serra do Espinhaço, a Brazilian mountain range that extends from Minas Gerais State in the Southeast to Bahia State in the Northeast, it...
schizophrenia

Treatment Prevents Symptoms of Schizophrenia in Tests with Rats

Researchers at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) in Brazil have tested a treatment with sodium nitroprusside in a strain of rats that...
IoT technology

Iot Technology for Remote Forest Monitoring

Connecting forests to the internet. This was the purpose with which Treevia was born, as one of a new generation of startups that specialize...
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Model Aids Understanding of How Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Affects Neurons

Researchers at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in São Paulo State, Brazil, have developed a mathematical model for computer simulation of the alterations that...
Cystic Fibrosis

Test Promises to Diagnose Cystic Fibrosis More Accurately

Pediatricians will soon be able to use a new technique to diagnose newborns with suspected cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that creates an imbalance...
Higgs Boson Coupling

Researchers Detect Higgs Boson Coupling with Top Quark

The much anticipated Higgs boson-top quark coupling has finally been observed in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, at...
nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Biomarker for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Identified

Researchers at the University of São Paulo Medical School (FM-USP) in Brazil have identified a biological marker of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a...
Artisanal cheese

Bacteria Enhance Safety of Artisanal Cheese

Artisanal cheese produced from raw or pasteurized milk in Brazil, such as soft or cured Minas cheese, may be contaminated by disease-causing bacteria such...
Antidiabetic drug

Antidiabetic Drug Is Tested Against Head and Neck Cancer

In a study involving more than 2,000 volunteers in five hospitals in São Paulo State, Brazil, the use of metformin, one of the world’s...
alcohol

Research in Brazil Shows How a Moderate Dose of Alcohol Protects...

For at least 20 years, research has shown that for many people, moderate consumption of alcohol can protect the heart, but the reason for...
Spider protein

Spider Protein Could Cure Cancer That Is Decimating Tasmanian Devils

A protein discovered in native Brazilian spiders that live in São Paulo State could save the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), a species of marsupial...
Citrus canker

Antarctic Fungi Found to Be Effective Against Citrus Canker

Citrus canker is a disease that affects all citrus species and varieties. It is caused by Xanthomonas citri, a bacterium originally from Asia, where it...
Brasilestes stardusti

Oldest Mammal in Brazil Lived in the Age of Dinosaurs

Brasilestes stardusti is the name given to the oldest known mammal found in Brazil. It lived in what is now the northwest of São Paulo...
zika virus

Platform Uses Artificial Intelligence to Diagnose Zika and Other Pathogens

A platform that can diagnose several diseases with a high degree of precision using metabolic markers found in patients’ blood has been developed by...
particle accelerators

Controlling Chaos in Particle Accelerators

The use of particle accelerators is not confined to basic research in high-energy physics. Large-scale accelerators and gigantic devices, such as the Large Hadron...
Fungicide

Fungicide Impairs Silk Production

One of the problems caused by the use of pesticides is their effect on organisms other than those they are designed to combat. “The...
sun coral

Sun Coral Invades the Brazilian Coast Owing to Its Amazing Capacity...

Detected for the first time in Brazil on the coast of the Southeast region in the late 1980s, when oil and gas prospecting began...
pluripotent stem cell

Methods of Monitoring Pluripotent Stem Cell Identity Are Tested in Brazil

Advances in techniques to transform human adult cells into induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) have led to the creation of large collections of cell...