ED. 191 | JANUARY 2012

S&T POLICY

A arte de fazer parceiros

Study suggests that personal contact between researchers is essential for encouraging international collaboration

Green Germany

Government, companies and research centers move forward together to expand the use of renewable sources

The Durban platform

Conference achieves global commitment to reduce greenhouse gases as from 2020

The rise of ethanol

Joint efforts of researchers from São Paulo is helping to multiply the use of bioenergy

The art of making partners

Study suggests that personal contact between researchers is essential for encouraging international collaboration

Bridges between disciplines

Specialists advocate technological convergence, a strategy that brings various areas together within cutting edge fields

SCIENCE

Uma planta enganadora

A study questions the origin of pine trees

When the thymus gland is unwell

Extra copy of the gene harms the maturation of the cells that defend against Down syndrome

One road, many forests

The construction of a ring road around Greater São Paulo triggers an operation to replant forest

A deceptive plant

A study questions the origin of pine trees

The architecture of tissues

Connections with neighbors help to define the function of cells in the organism

TECHNOLOGY

Bone mimetism

Cellulose and glass membranes stimulate cell regeneration

The beauty of vitroceramics

Images reflect the production of one of the world's leading research centers on vitreous materials

Accurate Indication

Federal University of Minas Gerais partners with company to produce information technology systems

HUMANITIES

When external issues increasingly become internal

Globalization has brought public opinion closer to international decisions, but its representation in the Legislative Power is still controversial

What do you hunger for?

Eating habits help understand the dynamics of relations in colonial Brazil

Health cultures

Specialist lists the therapeutical uses of plants and animals in Brazil