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brain cancer

Genetic Alterations That Make a Type of Brain Cancer More Aggressive...

Among the various types of cancerous brain tumors, 70% are astrocytomas. Fatal in as many as 90% of cases, astrocytomas originate in the largest...
methane

New Technologies for Vinasse Storage and Transportation Reduce Methane Emissions

New technologies used by sugar mills to transport and store vinasse have reduced greenhouse gas emissions during the process of producing ethanol from sugarcane. This...
schizophrenia

Study Associates Schizophrenia with Defective Processing of Messenger RNA in Cells

In the human organism, a single gene can give rise to different proteins according to the needs of the moment and in response to...
depression

Drugs Found to Be More Effective Against Depression than Electric Current

A study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine questions the efficacy of treatments for depression based on stimulating brain areas with...
Rectal Cancer

Study Investigates the Involvement of Intestinal Bacteria in Rectal Cancer

Recent studies suggest that dysbiosis, an imbalance between beneficial and pathogenic bacteria in the gut flora, may be linked to the appearance of tumors...
cancer

Brazilian Researchers Propose New Strategy to Treat Cancer

Whenever an organism is damaged, be it by a simple cut on a finger or surgery, the cells surrounding the wound receive signals to...
ethanol

Use of Ethanol in Vehicles Reduces Pollution by Nanoparticles, Study Shows

When ethanol prices at the pump rise for whatever reason, it becomes economically advantageous for drivers of dual-fuel vehicles to fill up with gasoline....
bee species

Birth of Undesirable Offspring Triggers Death of Stingless Bee Queens

Queens of stingless bee species (Meliponini) face a reproductive dilemma. If they mate with males with which they turn out to share the same...
physical exercise

Research Reveals How Physical Exercise Protects the Heart

Regular exercise is now considered an important form of treatment for heart failure, a condition in which the heart is unable to pump enough...
global warming

Study of Shells Shows How Oceans React to Global Warming

In the context of ongoing global climate change, the study of the past is extraordinarily important to the design of future scenarios. Research on...
Nobel Laureatevideo

Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Says Research Should Focus on Basic Science

As he poses to have his picture taken, Scottish-born American chemist Sir James Fraser Stoddart, 2016 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, asks the photographers if...
bone loss

Study Paves the Way to a Novel Treatment for Bone Loss

Experiments with mice conducted at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, suggest that inhibiting the action of a protein called...
Cognitive Decline

Development of Games Prevents Cognitive Decline in Elderly People

Information technology can be a powerful tool for preserving the cognitive functions of people over 60 years of age. This proposition was the basis...
Varicella zoster virus (VZV)

Study Explains Why Patients with Shingles Feel Pain

Chickenpox is a typical childhood illness. In most cases, it is benign, and the symptoms disappear within ten days. However, its causative agent, Varicella...
mycotoxins

Research Improves the Control of Brazil Nut Contamination by Mycotoxins

Brazil nuts are highly susceptible to contamination by mycotoxins – toxic substances produced by fungi – from the moment that they fall to the...
entropy

Brazilian Researchers Incorporate Quantum Fluctuation into the Concept of Entropy

Classical thermodynamics was born in the first half of the nineteenth century as a response to the industrial revolution’s need for optimized machines, engines...
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

In Search of Markers for Early ALS Diagnosis

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a rapidly progressing neurodegenerative disease that affects motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. “About 90% of patients survive...
denguevideo

Gut Bacteria from Aedes Aegypti Could Be Weapon Against Dengue and...

Like humans, mosquitoes have guts that are home to an enormous variety of bacteria. Recent studies suggest that modulating mosquitoes’ gut microbiota profile could...
Layered double hydroxides

Researchers Develop New Type of Material in Nanotube Form

Layered double hydroxides (LDHs) are a new category of material that has attracted interest on the part of researchers in recent years owing to...
cattle

Molecule Increases Pregnancy Rate and Number of Offspring in Cattle

Researchers at Inprenha Biotecnologia, a company based in Jaboticabal, São Paulo State, Brazil, working in partnership with colleagues at the University of São Paulo’s...