Monthly Archives: July 2018

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Will the Brazilian Unified Healthcare System (SUS) survive another 30 years?

In this troubled year of 2018, Brazil celebrates two ephemerides: the 30 years of the Magna Carta, the Citizen Constitution, and the 30 years of the Health Unified System (SUS – Sistema Único de Saúde). To celebrate this latest date, the journal Ciência e Saúde Coletiva (vol. 23, no.6) presents a very rich and diverse collection of materials that discusses the advances, limitations and challenges faced by SUS over the last three decades. In this thematic edition, the Unified Health System is scrutinized in the most different ways regarding its qualities and deficiencies. Read More →

Research evaluates the microbiological quality of vacuum packed beef from Mato Grosso state in Brazil

Beef production in Mato Grosso follows satisfactory hygienic and sanitary conditions of the processing environment and final product. These were the conclusions of a study conducted by researchers from the Federal University of Mato Grosso, in Brazil, which evaluated refrigerated vacuum-packed beef produced by Mato Grosso state establishments holding Federal Inspection Service (SIF). Read More →

Study indicates models to prevent interference to GPS-based systems

The study evaluates the vulnerability of GPS-based systems, focusing on different kinds of environment – specially urban and suburban surroundings – and based on different propagation models. The results were published by the research team from the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica in the Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management. Read More →

Research tests effects of enzymatic hydrolysis on different collagens

The use of ultrasound concomitant to the enzymatic hydrolysis potentiates the structural breakdown of collagen. This was one of the results obtained by the study carried out by researchers from the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil, who evaluated the effects of assisted enzymatic hydrolysis with or without ultrasound on the functional properties of hydrolysates of different collagens. Read More →