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methane emissions

Global Methane Emissions May Be Underestimated

Global methane emissions may have been underestimated, judging by recent changes in scientists’ understanding of how methane behaves on Earth, in conjunction with the...
Leptospirosis

Researchers Calculate Priority Index for Leptospirosis Risk in Brazil

Researchers from NC State and the University of São Paulo want to reduce Leptospirosis in Brazil, where the disease is a major public health concern. So...
Leishmaniasis

Genes Key to Identifying Drug Resistant Parasites in Brazil

Researchers at the University of York have identified genes in a parasite that could help clinicians predict drug treatment outcomes for patients with visceral...
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Climate Change May Drive 10% of Amphibian Species in Brazil’s Atlantic...

Global warming could lead to the extinction of up to 10% of frog and toad species endemic to Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest biome within about...
Atlantic forest

Coastal Strip in Brazil Sheds New Light on Early Farming

Humans may have been cultivating plants on a narrow coastal strip in Brazil as far back as 4,800 years ago, according to a new...
West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus Isolated for the First Time in Brazil

West Nile virus has arrived in Brazil. Researchers at Evandro Chagas Institute (IEC) in Belém, Pará State, have reported the first isolation of the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
beef cattle

Fertilization and Diet Reduce Methane Emissions and Raise Productivity of Beef...

Fertilizing pasture with nitrogen and supplementing the cattle herd’s diet with selected nutrients can both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and raise yields and economic...
internet of thing

Device Connects Non-Automated Machines to the Internet

The Brazilian firm DEV Tecnologia is only four years old, yet it already stands out in an increasingly important sector: the Internet of Things...
fish

New Species of Fish Displays Striking Color Difference Between Males and...

A new species of freshwater fish in the family Characidae, called Hyphessobrycon myrmex, seized the attention of researchers at the University of São Paulo’s...
quantum

Quantum Effects Explain Changes in Nanometric Circuit Electron Flows

Transistors capable of functioning with an electrical current consisting of the passage of a single electron at each point in time are on the...
sepsis

Sepsis Kills Most in Icus, with 55.7% Mortality Rate

Brazil has an extremely high rate of mortality from sepsis in intensive care units (ICUs), surpassing even mortality due to stroke and heart attack...
metal-organic framework

More Electronic Materials Opened up with New Metal-Organic Framework

More materials for electronic applications could be identified, thanks to the discovery of a new metal-organic framework (MOF) that displays electrical semiconduction with a...
pregnancy

Exposure to Air Pollution Before or During Pregnancy Alters Structure of...

Exposure of pregnant women to air pollution influences fetal development. The problems this exposure can cause range from low birth weight to a heightened...
climate change

Brazilian Ethanol Can Replace 13.7% of World’s Crude Oil Consumption

Expansion of sugarcane cultivation in Brazil for ethanol production in areas not under environmental protection or reserved for food production could potentially replace up...
insecticide

Growing Pest Resistance to Insecticide Threatens Agribusiness

Increasing resistance to insecticides has hindered the control of agricultural pests in various parts of the world. One of the reasons for the increase...
sugarcane

Novel Nitrogen Management Method Helps Mitigate GHG Emissions of Sugarcane Fields

Discovering how soil microorganisms process the fertilizer and organic residues used in sugarcane cultivation can help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and make ethanol production...