Category: Press Releases

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 →

Agency and Rationality as Objects of Philosophical Enquiry

MANUSCRITO brings a new selection of essays dedicated to questions about rationality and agency collecting contributions by some of the most important contemporary philosophers in the field. Many of them were first presented at a conference on the same topics held at the Center for Logic and Epistemology (CLE) of the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in June 2018. Read More →

Enzyme endo-β-mannanase is associated with the poor physiological quality of coffee seeds Coffea arabica L.

Endo-β-mannanase enzyme activity may indicate poor physiological quality of dried Coffea Arabica L. coffee seeds. This was the conclusion of a study conducted by researchers of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Company Embrapa Café, in Brasília, in partnership with researchers from the Federal University of Lavras, in Lavras, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Read More →

Co-word analysis applied to highly cited papers in Library and Information Science (2007-2017)

The conceptual structure in the category Library Science and Information Science of Web of Science, in the period 2007-2017, is identified, using the analytical tool Essential Science Indicators (ESI). Based on highly cited papers, the methodology consisted in the application of co-words analysis and multivariate analysis techniques and visualization through science mapping. Read More →

Is physical exercise beneficial even in malnutrition?

It was demonstrated that physical exercise have benefits against malnutrition. Weight loss, known as the biggest feature of malnutrition, was reversed. Oxidative stress markers in the liver and blood, and liver health indicators that are known to be affected by malnutrition were also improved. Yet, how could exercise be beneficial to a “sick” organism? Read More →

The organization of the knowledge of humanity is fundamental for the survival of Society

We study the theoretical intersections between foundational authors on classification and indexing that helped developing the theoretical-methodological framework of knowledge organization. We highlight and analyze the theoretical convergences of Harris, Dewey, Cutter, Otlet, Kaiser, and Ranganathan to clarify the historical and theoretical contributions to the epistemological foundations of knowledge organization. Read More →

Electrostatic interaction determines protein coating of alginate microparticles by ionic gelation

Varying the pH significantly influences the protein coating of alginate microparticles by ionic gelation and consequently the protection and release of the encapsulated material. Varying the amount of calcium, on the other hand, did not show influence protein adsorption during the coating phase with a protein layer. These were the results found by researchers from the Federal Technological University of Paraná, in Londrina, and from the Institute of Food Technology, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. Read More →

What is the impact of asthma on the quality of life of parents and caregivers of children who have the disease?

This study aimed to evaluate the levels of quality of life of parents and caregivers of children diagnosed with asthma. The results demonstrate that the quality of life of individuals who take care of asthmatic children are significantly inferior compared to those responsible for healthy children or even children with asthma remission due to the care the disease requires. Read More →