Monthly Archives: December 2018

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How to produce in vitro plants from scutellum of immature Brazilian wheat embryos

Researchers adapted an in vitro culture regeneration protocol for Brazilian wheat genotypes testing different concentrations of growth regulators 2,4-D and picloram. They also found that BR18-Terena and PF020037 wheat genotypes are the most adaptable for in vitro regeneration by somatic embryogenesis. Read More →

Are eating disorders linked to transmission by parents of high anxiety attachment models?

One study aimed to investigate in eating disorders (ED) patients the prevalence of High Anxiety Attachment Internal Working Models (HAIWMs) and their transmission by parents. The Separation Anxiety Test was administered to 55 patients with an ED, a control sample, their mothers and fathers. The two groups differed significantly, with a prevalence of HAIWMs in the patients and their parents compared to the controls. Read More →

Specialized breastfeeding service reveals main post-discharge problems of women

In a cohort study with 1,673 women, receiving follow-up in a specialized breastfeeding service, it was noted that low milk production and incorrect breastfeeding techniques were perceived as the main difficulties in the first postpartum month. Understanding the challenges women experience helps focus nursing care on the post-discharge period. Read More →

Belief in one’s own ability to make a change favors recovery from alcoholism

The ability to get rid of addiction is a skill to be learned, a goal to be renewed throughout life. In this sense, adherence to psychosocial treatments such as those offered by the Brazilian NHS represents an effective recovery strategy. Read More →

Reducing bullying in school improves teacher-student relationship and this increases school engagement

Student evaluations indicate that education in Brazil is precarious, thus, one needs to identify how different aspects intertwine to engage students. It has been found that bullying perpetration reduces school engagement and suffering or practicing bullying impairs teacher-student relationship, which directly interferes with school engagement. Read More →

Psychological interventions with public secondary students mediated by Art

Psychologists and researches of adolescents development carried out an investigation with 70 high school public students and observed that artistic and reflexive activities promote the interest and involvement of young people in the debate on topics related to their current and future life. The research was carried out in a state public school on the outskirts of the city of Campinas-SP, with two classes of second year night, in the two academic semesters of 2017. Read More →

New software helps to evaluate LOX/Ethanol liquid rocket engine performance

Researchers created a software to evaluate the performance of L75 – an engine for satellite launch vehicles that runs on ethanol and liquid oxygen and was developed by brazilian and german space agencies. The results are published by a research team from the Federal University of ABC (UFABC), the Brazilian National Institute of Space Research (INPE) and the Regensburg Institute of Technology (Germany) in the Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management. Read More →

Antimicrobial capacity of lemongrass in food product is proven

Lemongrass may be considered an interesting alternative to obtain extracts rich in bioactive compounds, with antioxidant activity and antimicrobial capacity. This was the conclusion of a study on the extraction of bioactive compounds from lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus), carried out by researchers from the Federal University of Santa Maria. Read More →

Eminence is not an exclusive attribute of the male gender

The author notes that in the few works on eminent, women they have encountered great difficulties in their careers, which begin in the family where the priority in family education has been to form a family first and foremost; in college, even being as bright as their male colleagues are not being promoted in front of their male colleagues, especially in scientific careers and finally, in the professional field, we can see the so-called “glass ceiling”, as a subtle way of discrimination that also affects the attainment of the rank of eminence by women in their creative works. Read More →

There are obstacles to creative approach on scientific areas?

Creativity is a crucial issue in science. Scientific research should not be restricted to the logical development and application of known ideas, but should promote new ideas to expand knowledge beyond the existing frontiers. No researcher is immune to cognitive bias that might exist in his/her publications. The confirmation bias, for example, is a common error on scientific articles. Read More →