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- Rice Was First Domesticated in Rondônia State 4,000 Years Ago
Rice as a cultivated crop thousands of years ago wasn't something exclusive to China as it may have seemed. Around the year 2,000 BC, the inhabitants of a marshy region in what today is Rondônia were already cultivating different varieties of the grain, that were part of an agriculture mix which also included corn and squash.
Published on 10/19/2017 - 10h35
- Hydropower Plant Caused Evolutionary Adaptations in Lizards
The construction of a hydropower plant in the state of Goiás accidentally led to an open-air laboratory with an evolutionary bent.
Published on 09/08/2017 - 10h50
- Fires Help Maintain Diversity Among Species in the Brazilian Cerrado
The only way to maintain diversity among species in Brazil's tropical savanna region known as the "Cerrado" - one of Brazil's richest yet most endangered biomes - is to set it on fire once in a while.
Published on 09/01/2017 - 11h03
- Activity at Brazilian Research Institutes Comes to a Standstill
Scientific research in Brazil has been cast aside. Federal resources available to the sector in 2017 will be the lowest in over a decade.
Published on 08/28/2017 - 09h40
- Brazil "Imported" Yellow Fever Virus From North of South America
The genetic material analysis of the yellow fever virus responsible for the most recent outbreaks in Brazil, which started in December 2016, suggests the virus came from afar – from countries such as Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago, at the far North of South America.
Published on 08/18/2017 - 11h50
- Obesity Rates Skyrocket Among Young People in Brazil
The Brazilian people have been starting the fight with the scales earlier. Over ten years, obesity has advanced across all age groups, but has almost doubled among young people aged 18-24 - from 4.4% to 8.5%.
Published on 08/09/2017 - 09h50
- Book Tells Story of a Pre-Cabral Brazil, Seeking to Put an End to Stereotypes
The number of stereotypes a student would have "learned" concerning the natives who originally lived on Brazilian soil is strongly correlated to how long ago they went to school.
Published on 08/07/2017 - 09h57
- Brazilian Lab Runs Diagnostic Imaging Test for Zika Infections
A Fiocruz laboratory, in the State of Paraná, is conducting an unprecedented diagnostic imaging test in Brazil for the zika virus.
Published on 07/26/2017 - 09h31
- Brazil's Health Surveillance Agency Creates Rules to Grow Medicinal Marijuana
After allowing patients to use cannabidiol-based products and approving the first medication with THC in the country - both substances derived from marijuana - Anvisa, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency, intends to draw up a new rule by the end of the year to regulate the cultivation of Cannabis for research and production of extracts or future medication.
Published on 07/24/2017 - 09h35
- Brazilian Government Likely to Sanction Bill that Allows Weight Loss Drugs
The president of Brazil, Michel Temer, is likely to put though the bill that allows the production, sale and consumption of appetite inhibitors made from amfepramone, fenproporex and mazindol.
Published on 06/23/2017 - 12h16