Category: Press Releases

University library (dis)building strategies for the inclusion of users with special needs

The study aimed to diagnose inclusive practices in Brazilian and Portuguese university libraries, particularly regarding the role of an accessible campus in the inclusion of users with special needs. Through online questionnaire applied to the directors, the conclusion is that the libraries have no accessible infrastructure to promote the inclusion of these users. Read More →

What are the main results and the advantages and disadvantages of using fixed-time artificial insemination protocols in swine?

Fixed-time artificial insemination can be an efficient technology to optimize swine production processes by defining the best time to perform a single artificial insemination. Still, some limitations of this biotechnology need to be considered by producers. In this literature review, researchers analyze the latest protocols for fixed-time artificial insemination in swine production, pointing out its advantages and limitations. Read More →

What is the current situation of the Brazilian nutritionist’s job market after 80 years?

The research investigated the job market of the nutritionist in the last decade, addressing the expansion of the number of professionals and working conditions. It evidenced a significant increase in the number of professionals and in the possibilities of action, however, it highlights the need for improvements in the wage and the working hours. Read More →

Cinnamon essential oil and eugenol as alternatives to control bacteria in processed foods?

Cinnamon essential oil may be a viable alternative to control the formation of biofilms in food processing. Bacterial biofilms were reduced in the treatments using cinnamon essential oil and also their major compound under certain study conditions. Read More →

Why are vaccines important for physicians and medical students?

The study sought to identify medical students’ and physicians’ perceptions with regard to the importance of vaccines and the risks of refusing vaccines. The results showed that although the two groups recognize the importance of vaccines, medical students and physicians do not adequately get themselves vaccinated. Furthermore, they have doubts about vaccine schedules, vaccine safety and vaccine refusal. Read More →

The experience of libraries with metadata can help in the management of companies

Metadata are usual elements for libraries, to catalog your collection and to data processing, so as to structure systems and websites. But it can also be used by enterprises to manage business information. Those are called business metadata, and it’s the subject a paper part of a PhD research in Information Science in Unesp. Read More →

Is there a relation between cell immunity and phenoloxidase activity in bees exposed to stress conditions?

Bees are commonly infected by the deformed wing virus (DWV), which in low titers may be asymptomatic. Researchers discovered a relation between cell immunity and phenoloxidase activity in bees submitted to stress conditions. They demonstrated that this element can serve as an important indicator of bee infections. Read More →

Impaired transport conditions as a cause of respiratory diseases in goats

What is the impact of poor transport conditions on respiratory diseases in goats and other animals? In this study, researchers have shown that there is a clear association between transport stress and the development of bacterial infections in these animals. Read More →

What professors and students think about stimulating creativity in graduate education?

The goals of graduate education are to generate creative researchers and to produce knowledge that offers original contributions because the society relies on innovative ideas to survive and move forward. The study investigated what professors and students think about the extent to which creativity has been stimulated and developed in graduate educati Read More →

Can schizophrenia be prevented?

Schizophrenia is one of the most severe and disabling mental disorders and its effective treatment remains challenging. Patients often present devastating impacts in their quality of life and the disorder diagnosis commonly evokes a corrosive pessimism even among health professionals. The article reviews the history of the debates around this possible prevention. Read More →