Research tests the seroconversion of dogs immunized with the Leishmune and Leish Tec vaccines in tests of the Ministry of Health

Researchers at the National Institute of Infectology Evandro Chagas and the Oswaldo Cruz Institute of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Rio de Janeiro demonstrated that in a non-endemic area, dogs vaccinated against canine visceral leishmaniasis (LVC) with vaccines developed in Brazil were not capable of seroconverting in the protocol of tests used by the Ministry of Health. Read More →

Readings of Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Slaveholding Brazil

In nineteenth-century slaveholding Brazil, the edition in Portuguese of Uncle Tom’s Cabin attenuated its critical and transformative potentiality. The translator made interventions that allowed readers of the Lusophone world to conceive the end of slavery in a much more distant future. Read More →

Study suggests computational model to predict air pollution after a rocket launching

The study suggests a new approach to predict major atmospheric pollutants emissions after a Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV) launching, using a weather/air quality computational model. Propellant combustion may release a huge amount of hydrogen chloride (HCl), carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2) and particulate matter, posing risk to the environment. Read More →

Meteorological Tsunamis: should we worry about them?

Have you ever heard about meteorological tsunamis? Why it should be important to better understand these natural phenomena? Dr. Iael Perez and Dr. Dragani Walter from the Servicio de Hidrografia – CONICET, Argentina, explain these phenomena in detail after investing on an interesting study conducted in Mar del Plata. Read More →

How do an individual’s social network, self-monitoring and future orientation relate to ethical decision-making?

The study endeavors to answer the following research question: how do subsidiaries build their networking sites in emerging economies, such as Brazil? The objective of this article is to ascertain how subsidiaries build their networks within a host country that is an emerging economy. Read More →

Health systems in Brazil and regionalization policies

There is currently a crucial moment in the implementation of the Unified Health System (SUS), since its performance is questioned on all sides, in general, magnifying a superficial view of its failures and denying many of its successes. Read More →

Currency wars remain beyond the analytical reach of legal scholars in the age of globalization

“Currency wars”, which have dominated the media and the international political debate over the last few years, must be understood from a broad analytical framework, according to a study examining the so-called “war of 2010-2013” and other relevant aspects of the impacts over monetary policy. Read More →

The emergence of the alternative metric that can make the measurement of world academic production more fair and egalitarian

The growing use of social networks for various purposes, including the dissemination of scientific communication, has required the creation of a new method of measuring and analyzing the flow of information in these environments. Altmetria emerged as a subarea of Metrics Information Studies to meet this need, and can complement traditional methods of evaluation, thus making it more fair and egalitarian. Read More →

Outsourcing and precariousness of work in the social assistance policy

This paper presents the work conditions of psychologists hired by private organizations to work at the Sistema Único de Assistência Social (Unified System for Social Assistance). Among other things, it concludes that this “outsourcing” process has been allowing temporary contracts, high turnover rates, late payment of salaries, dismissal of large groups of employees and lack of continuing education, which impacts the health of the workers and the quality of the services offered. Read More →

Medical practice precariousness at the Unified Health System — SUS

The medical practice in the Unified Health System is a study topic published in the journal Estudos de Psicologia (Campinas), which reveals the working conditions of these professionals and the impacts on personal health, analyzed through interviews and self-confidence. Read More →