Category: Press Releases

Can image processing assist in determining seed vigor?

Research examines the feasibility of digital image processing in determining seed vigor through the method of analyzing plant biophysical characteristics. The results show that the determination of leaf length and seedling area obtained by digital image processing is effective to evaluate the vigor of rice seeds. Read More →

How can the bioactive physalis compound help in cancer treatment?

Study tested the toxicity of Goldenberry extract by in vivo and in vitro assays. The compound showed toxicity in mammary tumor cells. The work serves as a starting point for further research in the treatment of cancer involving natural compounds, as the formulation associated with Physalis extract showed toxicity against this cell type. Read More →

Does facial skeletal asymmetries have the same components in Class I, II, and III individuals?

The term facial asymmetry is used when there is an imbalance regarding the homologous parts of the dentofacial complex, affecting the proportion between the structures. This study highlights how symmetry significantly influences facial appearance and analyzes different patient groups showing different intensities of asymmetry. Read More →

Malocclusion, bullying and oral health-related quality of life: are they associated?

This study investigated the presence of malocclusion and bullying and the effect of these factors in oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) of Brazilian adolescents. As result, bullying and previous orthodontic treatment had a statistically significant association with OHRQoL, demonstrating the psychosocial importance of orthodontic treatment. Read More →

Parenteral nutrition administered by familial caregivers at home: Is it possible?

This study aimed to present the experience of training familial caregivers how to use parenteral nutrition at home for children and adolescents participating in a multi-professional intestinal rehabilitation program at a university hospital. The project concluded that such a practice is feasible in the public health system in Brazil. Read More →

What it if rains? Research advances in weather forecasting during launching missions of the Brazilian Space Program

Study characterizes the precipitation events that can occur during the dry quarter in the region of the Alcantara Launch Center. Data collected over 37 years was used to confirm their average features and obtain the large-scale organization of the convective activity during higher precipitation events. The results presented could be helpful for short-term weather forecasting during launching missions. Read More →

Can Dachshund dogs develop retrobulbar meningioma?

A study of a female Dachshund breed with altered neurological signs resulted in a diagnosis of multifocal lesion. At necropsy, it was found to be a rare tumor in the retrobulbar region, affecting only 3% of dogs. The research draws attention to the importance of including this possibility of pathology during diagnosis. Read More →

What are the challenges to prevent suicide among Brazilian children and adolescents?

Scientific evidences have pointed out for the increase of suicides among children and adolescents worldwide, including Brazil. This study presents risk factors related with this phenomenon, as well as reflections that can indicate pathways to support suicide preventions among this specific population. Read More →

Winds of change at the Alcantara launch center: study brings Brazilian Space Program another step ahead

The present article details an experiment using a scale model of the Launching Pad Area in a subsonic wind tunnel, using the particle image velocimetry (PIV) technique to collect results in different wind flow incidence configurations. The results identify the peculiarities of the region’s typical wind action, and its effects on launch structures and operations on one of the world’s most strategically located space launching bases. Read More →

Is there aesthetic difference between the different orthodontic wires used with porcelain braces?

Study evaluated people’s opinion regarding the aesthetics of orthodontic wires when using porcelain braces. The results showed that the population perceives differences between the metallic wires and those covered by aesthetic materials, preferring the coated wires. Read More →