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The muon enigma

July 20, 2021 3:27 pm Published by

Two recent experiments reveal anomalous behavior in these mysterious particles that, if confirmed, could lead to a revision of the dominant theory of matter

The first bonding

July 20, 2021 1:51 pm Published by

Instructional home visits by nurses help teen mothers bond with their babies and contribute to child development

Limited use

July 20, 2021 12:20 pm Published by

ANVISA authorizes the use of three COVID-19 drugs, but they are expensive and designed only for specific situations

Focus on the genome

July 20, 2021 12:14 pm Published by

Brazil is still behind in monitoring Sars-CoV-2 genetics, but an injection of funding for research networks and the acquisition of materials could improve the situation

Risk of death is higher among the poor in Chile

July 20, 2021 12:10 pm Published by

People under 40 living in poorer municipalities in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago, Chile, are 3.1 times more likely to die from complications associated with COVID-19 than those who live in more affluent regions

Lasting consequences

July 20, 2021 12:10 pm Published by

People who survive SARS-CoV-2, even those not hospitalized, can suffer the effects of the infection for months after the most intense symptoms subside

The virus and the loss of smell

July 20, 2021 12:10 pm Published by

The loss of smell that affects up to two-thirds of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 is a consequence of both the direct action of the virus and the inflammation it triggers in the olfactory system, according to a team of researchers

Mask effectiveness tests

July 20, 2021 12:10 pm Published by

Researchers compared the quality of 227 types of face masks sold in Brazil, measuring their ability to block the novel coronavirus

Toads in the mist

July 20, 2021 12:09 pm Published by

In well-preserved remnants of the Atlantic Forest, a team of zoologists identified a peculiar new species of toad