Category: Press Releases

How can an educational intervention promote healthy eating habits during pregnancy?

The present study evaluated an intervention involving the use of regional foods during pregnancy based on a clinical trial. The intervention group (educational booklet) presented a statistically significant association in comparison with the control group (pregnant women who received nutritional orientation during low-risk prenatal care) and increased knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding regional foods. The results show that the intervention is recommended for promoting healthy eating. Read More →

Do you know excess energy intake by western diet may lead to inflammation and even apoptosis?

Researchers concluded that Western diet causes endogenous oxidative DNA damage depending on excessive energy intake, activate PARP-1 and form molecules in the pathway, which lead to inflammation. In excess, it may result in apoptosis. Continued consumption of this diet may trigger the development of a variety of diseases, including cancer. Read More →

How cropping systems affect soybean yield?

Cropping systems had more than 50% incidence of soybean root rot. Among them, the pasture-soybean-pasture system is the least indicated to be applied in succession to soybean cultivation. The higher compaction of the soil and predisposition to root rot of soybean, caused by the application of the system, caused a loss of 23 kg per hectare of soybean for each 1% in the increase of root rot. These results were collected by researchers from the State University of Santa Catarina (UDESC), in Lages, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Read More →

Surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion may cause changes in periodontal tissue

The study had as objective to evaluated the periodontal status of adults submitted to surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion. The clinical attachment level, gingival recession, attached gingiva and bleeding were evaluated on the premolars, molars and incisors, before and at 5 days and 6 months after surgery. The surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion may cause changes in the periodontal tissue. Read More →

Study shows more accurate and cheaper technique for meteorological forecasts

The study briefly presents some basic concepts on the microwave radiometry and radiometer calibration research in remote sensing applications and shows why it is a more accurate and cheaper technique for meteorological forecasts. The results were published by the research team from the Brazilian National Center for Monitoring and Warnings of Natural Disasters in the Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management. Read More →

Transcultural clinic: migration and exile

Faced with the challenges posed by the current growing migratory flows, the study presents a report of a differentiated clinical care, according to a transcultural framework. Since uprooted families may have difficulties in dealing with suffering in a new land, a transcultural reading of the symptom is proposed, associating traditions, representations and cultural etiologies to a specific therapeutic technique. Read More →

Study predicts performance of materials that reduce electromagnetic interference in electronic devices

Research indicates materials that attenuate electromagnetic interference in electronic devices and might be applied in its manufacture. The results were published by the research team from the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA) and Instituto de Ciência e Tecnologia (ICT) da Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp), in the Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management. Read More →

What is the prevalence of internet addiction among Brazilian adolescents?

It was observed that 24% and 10% of the students studying at public and private schools, respectively, met criteria for Internet dependence. Additionally 82% of the students attending private schools stated their parents do not set any limits to the use of the Internet. Among those from public schools, this number was 60%. Read More →

Research tests ideal temperature for encapsulation of probiotics

The air inlet temperature of 130°C in the spray dryer provided greater encapsulation efficiency of the microparticles Lactobacillus acidophillus La-5 and Bifidobacterium Bb-12. In addition, this temperature also made the physicochemical characteristics more desirable in these particles, such as low water activity and humidity, which ensure better microbiological stability. Read More →

Does sleep quality help adolescents absorb material covered at school?

A study about the association between the perception of sleep quality and absorbing material addressed in the classroom showed that the adolescents who reported having slept poorly were more likely to have difficulty absorbing the subjects addressed at school, regardless of gender, age, time of day at school, study time outside the classroom, and the amount of hours slept. Read More →