Monthly Archives: August 2022

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Researchers use drones to identify nematodes

A white drone with a camera in the center and the text "PHANTOM" on the front. Behind, green blurred background and a person standing wearing white clothes.

Soybean is one of the main species of cultivated plants in the world, having an important role in the food sector and as raw material. Several types of stressors cause losses in soybean, such as nematodes. Using drones, the study determined the best spectral band for the detection of two types of nematodes. Read More →

Discourses about the excluded: to whom is the public space?

A white-walled building, a green metal railing, homeless people's tents, and a tree in front.

Who speaks for the homeless population of big cities? There are public policies aimed at this excluded population, there are the positions of different citizens in relation to the problem, and there are also the legal-administrative positions of the municipality. An analysis is made about the polemic coverage in Folha de S. Paulo regarding this population. Read More →

Perception of professors regarding the transition to emergency remote teaching in a large public university in Mexico during the pandemic

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We present the results of a follow up questionnaire to a non-random sample of 513 teachers from the largest public university in Mexico. The purpose was to delve on issues identified in a questionnaire applied at the start of the pandemic, to identify and describe the opinions, experiences, characteristics and conditions in which higher education teachers transitioned to remote teaching. Read More →

Sarcopenia prevalence did not increase in women undergoing gastric bypass despite weight loss

Graphic with number of patients with sarcopenia parameters in the bariatric and control groups (A) and in bariatric and control groups based on sarcopenia diagnosis (B)

Women (18-65 years old) who underwent bariatric surgery (BG) ≥ 2 years and reached stable weight ≥ 6 months, were investigated in an observational, cross-sectional study for sarcopenia’s presence. Patients subjected to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass did not show increased sarcopenia prevalence in comparison to non-operated women with obesity, despite the significant weight loss. Read More →