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environmental pollution

Trees Reveal the Evolution of Environmental Pollution

While walking or driving along tree-lined streets in São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, you will pass many a tipuana tree (Tipuana tipu). Also known...
antidepressants

Research Suggests Cannabidiol Can Reduce Symptoms of Depression

Commercial antidepressants typically take two to four weeks to have a significant effect on a depressed patient. They are also ineffective in many cases....
Africanized honeybees

Substances Associated with Bee Ferocity Are Discovered

Brazilian researchers may have discovered why Africanized honeybees are so aggressive. The scientists detected higher levels of certain chemical substances in the brains of...
biodiversity

Loss of Biodiversity Endangers Wellbeing of Present and Future Generations

The inhabitants of the Americas enjoy access to three times more benefits offered by nature than the global average, but most countries in this...
malaria vaccine

Malaria Vaccine Yields Promising Results

A new preclinical vaccine against Plasmodium vivax malaria, the most widespread form of the disease and the most prevalent in the Americas, has been tested in...
nephrotic syndrome

Personalized Treatment for Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome

A study being conducted at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo State, Brazil, assembles efforts in clinical and basic research on...
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...
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...
Sporotrichosis

Sporotrichosis, an Emerging Disease That Affects Cats, Can Be Transmitted to...

An emerging disease called sporotrichosis is spreading throughout Brazil but has not been publicized extensively except in Rio de Janeiro. Cats are the main...
pharmaceutical

Novel Method Facilitates Quantification of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

A quick and inexpensive method of identifying and quantifying active substances in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and foods is described by researchers at the University of...