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bisphenol A

Bisphenol Can Deregulate Thyroid Hormones Even at Low Doses

The idea that one of the key concepts in toxicology, that the dose makes the poison, may not apply to endocrine disruptors has been...
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...
anxiety

Deep Brain Stimulation Could Be an Alternative Treatment for Anxiety

Experiments with rats performed at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) in Santos (on the coast of São Paulo State, Brazil) suggest that...
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...
Inorganic nanoparticle

Inorganic Nanoparticle Shows Potential for Use as Drug Carrier

Layered double hydroxides (LDHs) are inorganic nanoparticles made up of layers of elements such as magnesium, iron and aluminum. Recent research suggests that these...
plant

Compound Isolated from Plant in Pepper Family Proves Effective Against Parasites

Synthetic analogs of a molecule found in plants of the species Piper malacophyllum, a member of the pepper family occurring only in the Southeast...
Fish oil

Fish Oil Can Prevent Damage to Health Caused by High-fat Diet

Dietary supplementation with fish oil, which is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids of the omega-3 family, can help prevent diabetes, dyslipidemia, and other health...
fibromyalgia

Study Shows Swimming Is an Effective Part of the Treatment for...

A study performed by researchers at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) shows swimming is as effective as walking to relieve pain and...
laser-induced thermal therapy

Researchers Use Laser Against Head and Neck Cancer

To offer advanced cancer patients a treatment that is less aggressive than conventional therapy, researchers at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) in...
broad-spectrum syndrome

Case Without Microcephaly but with Cerebral and Ocular Lesions Caused by...

In a report published on June 7 in The Lancet, Brazilian researchers describe the case of an infant born without microcephaly but with severe brain...
bioactive compounds

Vegetables: raw or cooked?

Does cooking necessarily reduce the amounts of bioactive compounds and antioxidants in vegetables? Is there an ideal way to prepare vegetables so that their...