Monthly Archives: December 2022

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Body in contemporary discourse

Twitter Print. Text says "is there anything better than a chubby man???" and three emojis with heart eyes. Body photo of a white man with no shirt. In the background people talking.

The recent context we have been living in, in which social, political, and religious polarization stands out, allows and updates various and conflicting discourses about the body. Two important articles propose an in-depth reflection and debate on this broad topic. Read More →

Trabecular bone score and its evolving role in the assessment and management of clinical conditions

Photo: illustration of a spine in gray tones on a cardboard paper. Below a wooden board. In the background, illustrations on butcher paper in different sheets spread over a surface (hand bones, skull, foot bones).

Trabecular bone score (TBS) is a noninvasive measure of bone quality. A low TBS indicates degraded bone microarchitecture, predicts osteoporotic fracture, and is partially independent of clinical risk factors and bone mineral density. Today TBS has an evolving role in the assessment and management of several clinical conditions. Read More →

The unsaid about “eadization” in Higher Education

Square Photo. Painting of a person looking straight ahead with index and middle fingers together over closed lips. The person has been painted in a light brown tone, with strong shadows and lighting. The eyes are almost closed. There is not much detail. Only the face and the hand appear. Around it, a very light brown almost yellow circle. The rest of the image is a very light green textured background. The image appears to be old.

It is understood that the Brazilian Higher Education concept of “eadization” is recent and must be monitored so that its identity and function are not lost. It is possible to observe that the flexibility given by the insertion of a percentage (up to 40%) in the workload of face-to-face higher education courses dedicated to Distance Education supports a process of reconfiguration from the symbiosis. Read More →

Hybridization with transcription factor AREB increases drought resistance in elite soybean cultivars

Rectangular horizontal photo. Plantation a bit blurred. Thin, tall branches, leaves that look like pods hanging from the branches. The plants look dry, but this may be due to lighting. In the background, strong and diffuse sun. The whole image is very yellowish and with strong shadows.

Soybean cultivation requires attention due to its susceptibility to drought. The introgression of the AtAREB1 transgene into the LS93-0375 and BMX Desafio RR elite cultivars conferred a better physiological performance to the genotypes, proving to be an effective mechanism of genetic engineering for the reduction of the effects of water deficit. Read More →

Cameras and monitors improves experimental surgeries for correcting incisional hernia in rats

Horizontal rectangular photo. An oval cut in the skin of a mouse. It is possible to see inside the opening a mesh reminiscent of metal, the skin cut around the cut is red and almost translucent, the pinkish skin of the mouse with small spots and some white hairs around the part shaved for the cut. Surrounding the image is an opaque blue background.

The use of cameras and screens in surgical procedures with Wistar rats has demonstrated efficacy and high performance. The 50x magnified visualization with a low-cost system circumvents one of the main difficulties of experimental studies, enabling further research with biocompatible models that generate more accurate results. Read More →

“NÓIS É*”: childhoods and feminisms in social practices of peripheral collectives on the pandemic

Horizontal rectangular photo. Drawing of a child. On top light blue strokes indicating the sky, two squares with dark blue diagonal lines and a girl in the middle, buildings, a bridge, a sign, a street with lines in the middle in pink.

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, collectives contributed to maintaining the life of the peripheric population. The performance of women and their relationship with children allowed us to think about the possible construction of a collective pedagogy that approaches the Common, a principle based on collaboration and self-management, opposing hierarchies and patriarchy. Read More →

Brusone: Wheat blast disease requires chemical control management and increased genetic resistance of crops

Composition. 8 images arranged horizontally 4x4. The top ones are close-up shots of long dark green leaves with straight light green lines and black or yellowish spots. The bottom ones are lime green wheat clumps, some have spots. The clumps are half oval half triangular and grow upwards from the stem. They also have small, long, thin leaves.

A fungal disease that attacks wheat cultivation threatens world food security by compromising up to 100% of infected crops. Research points to the importance of making crops less susceptible by combining chemical control and genetic resistance protocols to increase productivity and reduce losses. Read More →