Category: Press Releases

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 →

Analysis brings a retrospect of more than 20 years of hipmagnesemia cases in cows

Vertical horizontal photo. A black-haired cow with two calves on her side. They are in a very green pasture.

When magnesium levels in the blood are low, hypomagnesemia occurs. The disease occurs in ruminants and is responsible for important economic losses in beef herds in Argentina. The analysis of 20 years of cases of this disease demonstrates similarities in patterns of seasonality, management and associated climatic conditions, dietary factors, among others. Read More →

More benefits, fewer risks: Tranexamic acid reduces bleeding and prevents complications in laparoscopic bariatric surgery

Flowchart of the patient analysis in English. At recruitment, starting from the total number of patients (62), 1 was excluded, 0 did not meet the criteria, 0 refused to participate. Allocation: starting from "Control - non-randomized (61)" comes out two arrows forming two horizontal columns. First column: allocated to control group (31), received tranexamic acid (0), follow-up (31), analysis (31). Second column allocated to the group that received tranexamic acid (30), received tranexamic acid (30), follow-up (30), analysis (30).

Medicine’s accessibility, easy administration protocol and absence of thrombogenic adversities indicate that tranexamic acid is a safe and low-cost strategy, applicable to all phases of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery, optimizing recovery and reducing hospital stay of patients. Read More →

Hybrid grape seeds can inhibit the initial phase of some types of cancer

Hybrid grapes have chemopreventive and antioxidant properties, especially in green seeds, which showed higher content of chemical compounds that contribute to such properties compared to more mature grapes. The discovery opens possibilities for future studies to isolate the active molecule and further develop pharmaceuticals. Read More →

No to the militarization of management in public school

Bolsonaro talking to students and teachers in the gymnasium of a military school

The Nacional Program of Civic-Military Schools implemented by the Bolsonaro government in 2019, prescribes an authoritarian proposal for education and threatens our democracy. This study analyzed the conservative demands articulated in this Program and the reasons why the molds of the military schools have been praised as a solution to educational problems. Read More →

Children and the use of social media in the fight against COVID-19: Is it possible to talk about child activism?

Photo with color effect. A child looks into the camera, the image is up to her shoulders. The face is yellow, with well-defined shadows. Long, straight hair tied up in two braids. Hair, neck and shoulders are in a light blue tone, with dark shadows and white lighting. Around her, blue streaks that become darker as she moves away.

The presence of children in social media has been the subject of several researches and also of concern of parents and specialists about the risks related to this practice. For this reason, a new possibility for understanding this phenomenon is presented, called children’s digital activism, with a focus on coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More →

InsulinAPP application is effective and safe for the management of hyperglycemia on a hospitalist-managed ward

Imagem retangular na horizontal. Uma mão segurando um celular e a outra mão apontando para a tela. Na tela do celular um gradiente azul. No fundo círculos brancos e linhas tracejadas coloridas (azul, verde, amarelo, laranja, vermelho).

This retrospective study assessed metrics related to inpatient glycemic control using InsulinAPP, an application available for free in Brazil, on the hospitalist-managed ward of a local institution. The results indicated that the InsulinAPP using human insulin formulations was effective and safe for the management of hyperglycemia in this setting. Read More →

Substance present in turmeric may be a new therapeutic option in the treatment of ulcerative colitis

In an evaluation of the colon tissue of rats with induced ulcerative colitis, the use of curcumin, a substance present in turmeric, contributed to the reduction of the inflammatory process. The results reveal an optimistic outlook for the application of curcumin and its potential as a pharmaceutical product. Read More →