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The mystery of reinfections

February 19, 2021 12:55 pm Published by

Evidence that SARS-CoV-2 can infect the same person more than once is challenging our understanding of the virus and how we combat the disease

Stuttering progress

February 19, 2021 12:52 pm Published by

Advanced testing of COVID-19 vaccines continues at an accelerated pace, despite occasional interruptions caused by safety concerns

Global pandemic tactics

February 19, 2021 12:52 pm Published by

With a wide range of strategies adopted to slow the spread of the disease, some countries have fared better than others

Monitoring the evolution of COVID-19

February 19, 2021 12:48 pm Published by

Blood levels of a particular protein can indicate the severity of coronavirus infections and guide the response of the attending health care team

Coronavirus and the brain

February 19, 2021 12:48 pm Published by

A study confirms that the novel coronavirus can infect different types of brain cells, and may be capable of directly damaging the brain

A little less unequal

February 19, 2021 12:47 pm Published by

Four women were honored in three of the six Nobel Prize categories this year, the second-highest number in the history of the prestigious award

The blood parasites of a dinosaur

February 19, 2021 12:45 pm Published by

Brazilian paleontologists have identified fossilized blood parasites in the back leg bone of a titanosaur that lived some 85 million years ago

Center for Artificial Intelligence

February 19, 2021 12:44 pm Published by

The Center for Artificial Intelligence, an engineering research center funded by FAPESP was inaugurated on October 13 at the University of São Paulo

A jawbone made from fat cells

February 19, 2021 12:44 pm Published by

The researchers were able to regenerate the TMJ bone and cartilage of pigs, whose jaws are similar to those of humans, using stem cells obtained from the animals’ own fat

COVID-19 miracle remedies

February 19, 2021 12:23 pm Published by

A preprint describing a potential treatment for the novel coronavirus caught the attention of Dutch biologist Elizabeth Bik, who runs a blog on scientific integrity

Ancient dunes

February 19, 2021 12:21 pm Published by

The sand dunes on the banks of the São Francisco River, the most extensive inland dunes in Brazil, began to form more than 20,000 years ago

João Steiner’s legacy

February 19, 2021 11:56 am Published by

The USP astrophysicist studied black holes and created partnerships giving Brazil access to large international telescopes