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Odontomachusvideo

Research Yields New Details About Trap-jaw Ants – and They Look...

Trap-jaw ants, with their spring-loaded jaws and powerful stings, are among the fiercest insect predators, but they begin their lives as spiny, hairy, fleshy...
artificial intelligence

Researchers in Brazil and Germany to Optimize Artificial Intelligence Techniques

Researchers at São Paulo State University (UNESP) in Bauru (São Paulo State, Brazil), in collaboration with colleagues at Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) in...
Musical perception

Musical Perception Can Predict Learning Difficulties in Children

A test that measures musical perception in children aged 6-13 years has been developed by a group of scientists from Brazil, Canada, the United...
carbon

Satellites Can Help Estimate Carbon Content in Aquatic Systems

Researchers at São Paulo State University’s Departments of Cartography and Mathematics & Computer Science (FCT-UNESP) in Presidente Prudente, São Paulo State, Brazil, have demonstrated...
ecosystem

Platform Will Integrate Data on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Brazil

A group of more than 50 Brazilian researchers affiliated with the nation’s leading universities and research institutions will assemble and summarize the data available...
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...
macadamia

Intercropping with Macadamia Protects Coffee and Boosts Yield

Brazil is by far the world’s largest coffee producer, with production estimated at 49.7 million 60 kg bags in 2016. Consolidated data for 2015 show...
Internet data transmission

New Record for Internet Data Transmission Speed Between Global Hemispheres

A group of researchers and engineers affiliated with institutions in Brazil and the United States have broken the previous record for speed of data...
biofuels

Brazil and EU to Conduct Joint Research on Advanced Biofuels

Under the auspices of the Horizon 2020 program, FAPESP and the European Union have announced approval of a research project designed to lead to...
biodiversity

Land Use Changes Affect Biodiversity and Soil, Study Shows

Research conducted at the University of São Paulo’s Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture (CENA-USP) in Piracicaba, Brazil, has measured the impact on soil...
multiple sclerosis

A Venomous Fish Has a Molecule with Potential Activity Against Multiple...

Thinking of a poisonous fish usually brings to mind a fugu or blowfish puffed up like a balloon. In such species, which belong to...
Zika

Zika Can Damage Babies’ Brains Even in Late Pregnancy

A Brazilian studypublished in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases shows that infection of a pregnant woman by Zika virus may represent a risk to the...
citrus species

Certain Citrus Species Produce Repellent Against Huanglongbing

A new strategy for combating the vector of the bacterium that causes huanglongbing, also known as greening, considered the most destructive citrus disease in...
Zika

Zika Continues to Damage Infant’s Brain after Birth

A new piece of bad news has marred the winter lull in Brazil’s Zika epidemic: findings suggesting that the virus can continue to damage...
Zika epidemic

Study Suggests Size of Zika Epidemic May Be Underestimated

A study supported by FAPESP and coordinated by researchers at the São José do Rio Preto Medical School (FAMERP) in São Paulo State, Brazil, suggests...
TOR protein

TOR protein could be key to control of plant growth

Sugar molecules resulting from CO2 fixation in photosynthesis are the primary source of the biochemical energy that sustains plant growth and development. Under the...
atmospheric pollution

Wood and Charcoal Burning May Contribute to Atmospheric Pollution in São...

Air quality in metropolitan São Paulo, Brazil, can be improved by controlling emissions of pollutants from unregulated and underestimated sources such as wood and...
respiratory syncytial virus

Vaccine Against Respiratory Syncytial Virus Is Tested in Humans

An experimental vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) developed at the Flanders Inter-University Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) in Belgium is beginning the first phase...
brazil nuts

Fungus discovered in Brazil nuts may have bactericidal activity

Brazil nuts are being investigated by several research groups across the country. One of their goals is to understand how to prevent the contamination...
melanoma

Hyperpigmented lesions in mouth or nose indicate an aggressive type of...

Head and neck mucosal melanoma is a rare and aggressive type of cancer characterized by hyperpigmented lesions varying in color from light brown to...