ED. 238 | DECEMBER 2015


Ways to restore the forests

Initiatives test solutions for restoring the vegetation in degraded areas

An ID card for researchers

Brazilian institutions begin to adopt the ORCID identifier code, a global digital signature for scientific and other academic authors

Women’s odds in academia

Research suggests that having a higher ratio of women in a field does not guarantee female scholars an edge in reaching the top career level

Work rewarded

Prizes for researchers multiply in Brazil and abroad

Land of new ideas

A conference and competition in Germany promote innovative proposals from other countries


Exercises to restore the heart

Researchers explain how aerobic and strength training reverse the damage caused by heart failure

The fate of cells

Size and shape of mitochondria affect cell maturation

A recipe for cellulose

Brazilian researchers believe a code exists that regulates the formation of plant cell walls

The golden age of the cynodonts

Species first discovered in Africa, and now in Brazil, lived during the peak of diversity of mammal precursors

Cannibalistic stars

Group from Brazil and Argentina explains how a class of pulsars evolves until it consumes other celestial objects.

Irreversible disorder in the world of atoms

International team measures the increase in entropy in carbon nuclei for the first time


Vinasse to generate energy

In addition to its use as fertilizer, ethanol waste can be used to produce electricity

The global market is the goal

BrPhotonics invests in research and development to develop advanced optical devices for export

Innovative molecules

Biolab completes development of two new drugs in hopes of expanding its presence in the international market


Housing as a commodity

Research shows that in developed and poor nations alike, public housing has become an investment asset

Power games on the silver screen

Researcher identifies reflections of political and economic interests in newsreels from the developmentalist era

The unusual menu of the Paracas people

A population that lived more than 2,000 years ago on the coast of Peru ate a farmer’s carbohydrate-rich diet