Category: Press Releases

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 →

Methodology for development of “in-house indicators” for scholarly journals in consolidation

Adherence to quality criteria required by indexing agencies is an essential condition for managers in order to achieve performance success of scientific journals under their responsibility. In a recent study researchers verified and tested “household indicators” for journals still under consolidation, based on data sources under the grasp or domain of such managers. Read More →

How to produce in vitro plants from scutellum of immature Brazilian wheat embryos

Researchers adapted an in vitro culture regeneration protocol for Brazilian wheat genotypes testing different concentrations of growth regulators 2,4-D and picloram. They also found that BR18-Terena and PF020037 wheat genotypes are the most adaptable for in vitro regeneration by somatic embryogenesis. Read More →

Are eating disorders linked to transmission by parents of high anxiety attachment models?

One study aimed to investigate in eating disorders (ED) patients the prevalence of High Anxiety Attachment Internal Working Models (HAIWMs) and their transmission by parents. The Separation Anxiety Test was administered to 55 patients with an ED, a control sample, their mothers and fathers. The two groups differed significantly, with a prevalence of HAIWMs in the patients and their parents compared to the controls. Read More →

Specialized breastfeeding service reveals main post-discharge problems of women

In a cohort study with 1,673 women, receiving follow-up in a specialized breastfeeding service, it was noted that low milk production and incorrect breastfeeding techniques were perceived as the main difficulties in the first postpartum month. Understanding the challenges women experience helps focus nursing care on the post-discharge period. Read More →

Belief in one’s own ability to make a change favors recovery from alcoholism

The ability to get rid of addiction is a skill to be learned, a goal to be renewed throughout life. In this sense, adherence to psychosocial treatments such as those offered by the Brazilian NHS represents an effective recovery strategy. Read More →

Reducing bullying in school improves teacher-student relationship and this increases school engagement

Student evaluations indicate that education in Brazil is precarious, thus, one needs to identify how different aspects intertwine to engage students. It has been found that bullying perpetration reduces school engagement and suffering or practicing bullying impairs teacher-student relationship, which directly interferes with school engagement. Read More →