Issue # 132 _ February 2007
What are we good at?
Studies indicate 11 areas of knowledge in which Brazilian research shines in the world
Award granted to researcher from Unicamp calls attention to the fall of women interest in computing
Breathing spell for the vaccine
Specialists declare 2007 the year of the fight against pneumococcal disease
"Bodies... the exhibition" shows a fascinating and painstaking spectacle of the human anatomy
Bacillus in the tribe
Tuberculosis is 20 times more common amongst Indians than in the rest of the population.
Poison in vitro
A Butantan team develops a recipe to cultivate jararaca glands in the laboratory.
The mother of all jararacas
The ancestor of the snakes that cause most accidents in Brazil was small and had a varied diet.
Textures of the forest
Genetic classification solves the evolutionary mystery of vines and could provide guidance for the preservation of tropical rainforests.
In small doses
Unesp researchers develop a less toxic and slow acting bait for the control of ants.
Safety sensors with optical filters identify the contours of people and animals.
Biodegradable foam could substitute various types of plastic
The company Braskem is producing resins using nanotechnology that result in plastics that are more resistant.
Portrait in black and white
Image of the Black in Brazil was forged with the arrival of photography in the 19th century.
One is too few. Two is fine
Studies demystify prejudices about families with homosexual parents