Monthly Archives: February 2023

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HPV infection may not be responsible for prostate cancer, but it’s better to prevent

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Since effective vaccines against HPV already exist, understanding the dynamics between papillomavirus and prostate cancer is relevant because it can contribute to the development of strategies for prevention and early diagnosis, although prospective analysis does not clearly demonstrate a relationship. Read More →

Mares vaccinated at the end of pregnancy have a higher number of antibodies against equine pyroplasmosis

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Mares vaccinated in the final third of gestation showed higher specific total vaccine antibodies for immunization against Theileria equi and Streptococcus equi subspecies equi, and the antibodies were also transferred to their foals, which may contribute to a vaccination schedule based on foal age that optimizes control against such diseases. Read More →

Evaluation of genetic resistance to brusone in wheat grown in Brazil

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In evaluating the resistance of wheat genotypes to brusone, the updated characterization of the reaction to brusone of brazilian wheat cultivars proves to be an important exploratory milestone in the evaluation of the reaction of wheat genotypes, which can help farmers to choose more resistant cultivars to brusone for their crops. Read More →

Improvements in colonoscopy performance help prevent and treat colorectal cancer

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Colonoscopy plays an essential role in detecting and diagnosing lesions and tumors of the colorectal mucosa. The quality of the equipment used, the colonoscopist’s technical knowledge and practical skills interfere directly with the effectiveness of the procedure and an analysis of these indicators may reveal opportunities for positive interventions and the improvement of results. Read More →