Category: Press Releases

What is the need to perform caudectomy procedures in sheep?

Although there is growing concern about animal welfare, procedures that cause pain and suffering in animals are still frequently performed by farmers, such as tail docking in sheep. This research collected the opinion of sheep breeders on tail docking to study the real need for this practice. Read More →

Food and Nutrition Policies from Lula to Temer: from strengthening to weakening in times of institutional ruptures

A study analyzed the public policies of food and nutrition in Brazil between the Lula and Temer governments, through bibliographical and documentary research. The findings evidenced an expansion and qualification of these public policies, mainly in the Lula and Dilma governments, with setbacks in the Temer government. Read More →

Seed and peel of umbu fruit have nutrients and compounds with bioactive potential

Native fruit of the Brazilian caatinga, the Umbu has a great socioeconomic importance for family farmers and microenterprises of the producing region. It has been transformed into different products like jellies, sweets, pulps and juices. Researchers performed an X-ray of the fruit and observed that it contains nutrients and compounds with bioactive potential in its seed and peel as well as their edible part. Read More →

The impact of delays in customers satisfaction: Study brings light to one of the most competitive points of commercial aviation

Researchers analyze the on-time performance of the major airline company at the largest hub airport of United Kingdom. The results of the analysis show that their well-succeed system of delay/disruption management fulfills or exceeds the passengers’ expectations, lowering the negative impressions caused by such inconvenience, and keeping customers loyalty. Read More →

Why do people believe in conspiracy theories?

In contemporary society, people are confronted with events that threaten social order, such as terrorist attacks, wars and economic crises. Such events have been giving rise to conspiracy theories, which can be defined as explanatory beliefs used to understand the actions of groups or organizations that unite in a secret agreement and try to reach a hidden goal, which is perceived as illegal or malicious. Read More →

University library (dis)building strategies for the inclusion of users with special needs

The study aimed to diagnose inclusive practices in Brazilian and Portuguese university libraries, particularly regarding the role of an accessible campus in the inclusion of users with special needs. Through online questionnaire applied to the directors, the conclusion is that the libraries have no accessible infrastructure to promote the inclusion of these users. Read More →

What are the main results and the advantages and disadvantages of using fixed-time artificial insemination protocols in swine?

Fixed-time artificial insemination can be an efficient technology to optimize swine production processes by defining the best time to perform a single artificial insemination. Still, some limitations of this biotechnology need to be considered by producers. In this literature review, researchers analyze the latest protocols for fixed-time artificial insemination in swine production, pointing out its advantages and limitations. Read More →

What is the current situation of the Brazilian nutritionist’s job market after 80 years?

The research investigated the job market of the nutritionist in the last decade, addressing the expansion of the number of professionals and working conditions. It evidenced a significant increase in the number of professionals and in the possibilities of action, however, it highlights the need for improvements in the wage and the working hours. Read More →

Cinnamon essential oil and eugenol as alternatives to control bacteria in processed foods?

Cinnamon essential oil may be a viable alternative to control the formation of biofilms in food processing. Bacterial biofilms were reduced in the treatments using cinnamon essential oil and also their major compound under certain study conditions. Read More →

Why are vaccines important for physicians and medical students?

The study sought to identify medical students’ and physicians’ perceptions with regard to the importance of vaccines and the risks of refusing vaccines. The results showed that although the two groups recognize the importance of vaccines, medical students and physicians do not adequately get themselves vaccinated. Furthermore, they have doubts about vaccine schedules, vaccine safety and vaccine refusal. Read More →