Monthly Archives: March 2021

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About the darkness of science or where do the negative results of the research go?

As a continuation of a series of studies about the unclarity of part of science, research on this theme has been conducted since 2020 to address the developments of e-science, open science, research data management and related issues. A study conducted through an exploratory survey in the scarce literature on the topic investigates the phenomenon of negative results by analyzing the incorporation of these data in the academic publication cycle. Read More →

The heritage of political passions in the families of former union militants

This research deals with the political affections in the family of former union militants from ABC Paulista and the corresponding resonance in the forms of political engagement of their sons. Through biographical interviews, this study shows how the constitution of political feelings unfold in the context of private socialization. Read More →

What causes a longer stay in the hospital for elderly with epilepsy?

Epilepsy in the elderly is quite prevalent and can bring serious complications to hospitalized patients. But what factors can predict which of these patients will remain in the hospital for a longer time and thus increase mortality and hospitalization costs? Read More →

One hundred years maintaining snakes for antivenom serum production at Butantan Institute

Maintenance of snakes at Butantan Institute has started in the last century, intending to produce an antivenom serum to reduce deaths caused by snakebites. Based on records from the Laboratory of Herpetology of the institute, the maintenance of snakes for venom production is described. The study shows how changes carried out in captive husbandry affected the welfare of animals and the quantity of venom produced. Read More →