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temperature sensor

Researchers Engineer Ultra-Sensitive Temperature Sensor

Can a “thermometer” consist of a thin film or tiny (micrometer or even nanometer scale) particles, operate in real time and in very well-defined...
biolarvicides

Researchers Identify Bacteria Capable of Killing Aedes Aegypti Larvae

Researchers at São Paulo State University (UNESP) in Botucatu, Brazil, have identified six species of bacteria with the potential to be used as biolarvicides...
zika

Metabolic Pathway Involved in Immune Response to Zika Participates in Neurogenesis

Researchers at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in São Paulo State, Brazil, have identified molecules that serve as markers of Zika in blood serum...
Smartphone app

Smartphone App Uses Computer Vision to Identify Animals

In July 2017, the Center for Animal Disease Control in the city of Vinhedo, São Paulo State, Brazil, began a census of animals reached...
big bang

Before the Big Bang

“I believe the Big Bang never happened,” said Juliano César Silva Neves, a physicist at the University of Campinas’s Mathematics, Statistics & Scientific Computation...
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...
climate change

Cost of Not Adapting to Climate Change Would Be at Least...

Like other coastal cities, Santos, at the shore of São Paulo State, Brazil, is experiencing a situation reminiscent of Aesop’s fable of the ant...
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...
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...
sugarcane

Study Clarifies Process of Sugarcane Genome Evolution

Brazil is the world’s largest producer of sugarcane, with more than 7 million hectares planted and an annual crop of 480 million metric tons,...
rehabilitation

Virtual Reality, Videogames and Robots as Tools in Physical Rehabilitation

Technologies originally designed for entertainment, such as electronic games, gesture recognition sensors and virtual reality (VR) goggles, can make rehabilitation sessions more enjoyable and...
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...
neurons

Scientists Train Neurons in Research on Memory

Are laboratory-grown neurons capable of learning? Experiments conducted at George Mason University (GMU) in the United States suggest they are. The neurons are “trained” by...
silicon photonic device

Device Designed to Exploit Scattering of Light by Mechanical Vibrations

Researchers at the University of Campinas’s Gleb Wataghin Physics Institute (IFGW-UNICAMP) in São Paulo State, Brazil, have theoretically developed a silicon photonic device that...
protein kinase

University and Pharmaceutical Company Create New Drug Discovery Tools

The open platform bioRxivrecently published one of the first fruits of a partnership between the Brazilian pharmaceutical company Aché Laboratórios Farmacêuticos and the Protein Kinase...
epileptic

Method Identifies Epileptic Patients Who Can Benefit from Surgery

In a study published in the journalPLOS ONE, researchers affiliated with the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in São Paulo State, Brazil, have shown that...
Chagas disease

Novel Method Is Used to Edit Genome of Parasite That Causes...

Scientists have frequently used techniques to manipulate the genomes of disease-causing parasites in an endeavor to identify targets for drug development. These techniques include...
Optomechanical device

Device Boosts Interaction Between Light and Motion

Optomechanical devices, which simultaneously confine light waves and mechanical waves to permit interaction between them, can be used both to study fundamental questions in...
zika virus

Study Identifies Biomarkers of Infection by Zika Virus in Aedes Mosquitoes

A study by Brazilian researchers published in the journal PLoS One has identified 13 lipids found in Aedes spp. mosquitoes as potential biomarkers for Zika...
graphene

Brazilian Researchers Discover Unexpected Property of Graphene

Graphene is one of the most researched materials in the world today. The explanation is simple: consisting of a single layer of carbon atoms...