Category: Press Releases

Antimicrobial capacity of lemongrass in food product is proven

Lemongrass may be considered an interesting alternative to obtain extracts rich in bioactive compounds, with antioxidant activity and antimicrobial capacity. This was the conclusion of a study on the extraction of bioactive compounds from lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus), carried out by researchers from the Federal University of Santa Maria. Read More →

Eminence is not an exclusive attribute of the male gender

The author notes that in the few works on eminent, women they have encountered great difficulties in their careers, which begin in the family where the priority in family education has been to form a family first and foremost; in college, even being as bright as their male colleagues are not being promoted in front of their male colleagues, especially in scientific careers and finally, in the professional field, we can see the so-called “glass ceiling”, as a subtle way of discrimination that also affects the attainment of the rank of eminence by women in their creative works. Read More →

There are obstacles to creative approach on scientific areas?

Creativity is a crucial issue in science. Scientific research should not be restricted to the logical development and application of known ideas, but should promote new ideas to expand knowledge beyond the existing frontiers. No researcher is immune to cognitive bias that might exist in his/her publications. The confirmation bias, for example, is a common error on scientific articles. Read More →

Will creativity and innovation be the news skills for the 21st Century?

Both creativity and innovation have been valued as important skills for the 21st century. However, a number of difficulties have been highlighted in the scientific literature on constructs. Are they distinct, synonymous, or complementary? The three theoretical strands will be addressed in the text, in an attempt to answer this question. Read More →

Social perspectives in organization studies

In its third issue of volume 15, BAR – Brazilian Administration Review, a scholarly journal published quarterly by ANPAD, presents four articles and one interview with a renowned scholar. The articles in this issue cover topics that are intimately related to a more social perspective in organization studies – sustainable sharing economy, sustainability indicators for higher education, value co-creation in co-operative organizations, and citizen sourcing in the public sector. Read More →

Mexican weed plant Cosmos bipinnatus reduces enteric methane emission from dairy cattle

Small doses of a mexican weed plant called Cosmos bipinnatus are able to reduce enteric methane emissions from dairy cattle. This is the conclusion of a study conducted by researchers from the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Mexico, in Toluca City, the Universidad de Colima, in Tecoman, Colima, Mexico, and the Molina Center for Energy and the Environment, in La Jolla, California, United States of America. Read More →

Research proposes models for site-specific nitrogen fertilization in spring wheat

The evaluation of the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) carried out by active optical canopy sensor can be used for the nitrogen fertilization in a varied dose in wheat, allowing the adjustment and variation of the nitrogen rate applied in different parts of the field. Read More →

Social Media and health governance

For the first time, Ciência & Saúde Coletiva brings to its readers articles discussing the relevance of social networks in the mobilization, integration and decision making in health, evidencing the emergence of new and complex patterns of sociability and governance. Read More →

Study evaluates the effect of two different heat inputs in laser beam welding of a high strength aluminum alloy

In this study, the effect of two different heat inputs in laser beam welding of a high strength aluminum alloy AA6013-T4 was evaluated from macrostructural and microstructural points of view. The results, published by the research team from the Brazilian Institute for Advanced Studies in the Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management, indicate that the heat input is not a convenient method to parameterize the laser beam welding parameters aiming the same weld features. Read More →

Can YouTube help with healthy nutrition?

Research conducted by nutritionists of the University of São Paulo point YouTube as a viable and recommended tool for promoting healthy nutrition among teenagers and adults, the results show that users not only access but also watch the videos about health until the end. Read More →