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Niños en Brasil son adictos a alimentos ultraprocesados

Fuente: SciDev   [SÃO PAULO] Los niños brasileños con sobrepeso que consumen frecuentemente alimentos ultraprocesados como galletas, bizcochos y salchichas, tienden a volverse adictos a ellos de...

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Brazil’s new president has scientists worried. Here’s why

Source: Science MagazineBrazil has long been a frontrunner in climate change policy and environmental diplomacy. The international conventions on climate change and biological diversity, for example,...

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Brazil says it has covered 84% of vacancies left by the Cuban doctors

Source: MercoPressAs Cuban doctors in Brazil begin to head home amid a diplomatic spat between Havana and the Brazilian far-right president-elect, the health ministry of the country said nearly 84% of...

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Brasil: conservar sí rinde frutos socioeconómicos

Fuente: SciDEv   [SÃO PAULO] Brasil podría fomentar su prosperidad socioeconómica, reducir las tasas de pobreza y desigualdad, y crear miles de nuevos empleos si invirtiera en la protección de las...

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Detectan vacíos científicos en proyecto de hidrovía amazónica

Fuente: SciDev   [LIMA] El dragado del lecho fluvial que se realizará en parte de los cuatro principales ríos de la Amazonía peruana, para un proyecto de navegación concesionado por el estado, traería...

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Nudging Big Pharma’s Tropical Neglect

Source: Science for BrazilWhen will profits-hungry drug companies finally widen their attention from treating complex lifestyle-related diseases affecting citizens in wealthy countries, to the...

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Leishmaniasis visceral en Brasil: crece impacto social y económico

Fuente: SciDev   El impacto social y económico que provoca en Brasil la leishmaniasis visceral —una enfermedad infecciosa, letal si no se trata, transmitida por la picadura de mosquitos del género...

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Científicos identifican sistema usado en tala ilegal de Amazonía

Fuente: SciDev   [CURITIBA] Usando datos inflados o falsos los madereros brasileños consiguen talar ilegalmente una gran cantidad de árboles del bosque amazónico sin ser descubiertos por las...

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Measles epidemic in northern Brazil linked to exodus of Venezuelans

Source: MercoPressThe Health Ministry said the majority of cases are in two Brazilian border states. The Health Ministry said the majority of cases are in two Brazilian border states.Brazil's Health...

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Cáncer ligados a sobrepeso podrían duplicarse en Brasil

Fuente: SciDev   [SÃO PAULO] Los casos de cánceres asociados con la obesidad o el sobrepeso —como mama, colon y próstata, entre otros— representaron un poco más de 15.000 de los 470.000 diagnósticos...

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If you listen closely, the drumbeats of Amazonian tribes sound like human speech

Source: Science MagazineFour years after Frank Seifart started documenting endangered dialects in Colombia, the guerillas came. In 2004, soldiers from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia swept...

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Brasil: invertir en ciencia para afrontar la crisis

Fuente: SciDev   Por medio de documento dirigido a los candidatos a la Presidencia de Brasil, la Academia Brasileña de Ciencias (ABC) urge aumentar la inversión en ciencia, tecnología e innovación, e...

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Yellowfever outbreak in urban Brazil

Source: Mercopress Travelers to Brazil are being warned to vaccinate themselves against yellow fever due to an outbreak of the disease in urban areas, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned...

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UK/Brazil launch the Year of Science and Innovation 2018/19

Source: MercoPressThe UK-Brazil Year of Science and Innovation 2018-19, will be celebrated by a cocktail reception on 27 February at the Museum of Tomorrow during the visit of the British Royal...

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Yellow fever in Brazil: extended vaccine fractionation because of lack of supplies

Source: MercoPressThe Brazilian Ministry of Health has reported that from July 1, 2017 to February 15 of this year, 409 cases of yellow fever were confirmed in the country, 183 in São Paulo, 157 in...

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Dam building binge in Amazon will shred ecosystems, scientists warn

Source: Science MagazineLIMA—Once upon a time, thousands of dorados, a giant among catfish, would swim more than 3000 kilometers from the mouth of the Amazon River to spawn during the austral autumn...

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Massive vaccination, 23.8 million, against yellow fever in Sao Paulo and Rio do Janeiro

Source: MercoPressBrazil launched a mass immunization campaign that will deliver fractional doses of yellow fever vaccine to residents of 69 municipalities in the states of Rio de Janeiro and São...

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Desarrollan sensor para diagnóstico precoz de malaria

Fuente: SciDev   [SÃO PAULO] Una tira de papel de cromatografía, similar a las usadas en las pruebas de embarazo, es la base de un biosensor desarrollado por investigadores brasileños para el...

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Nuevos problemas en bebés nacidos con síndrome de zika

Fuente: SciDev   [SÃO PAULO] Los niños nacidos con anomalías causadas por el virus zika adquirido durante el embarazo de sus madres pueden desarrollar problemas insospechados de salud a medida que...

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Calculan impacto del dengue en el PIB brasileño

Fuente: SciDev   [CURITIBA] La epidemia de dengue en Brasil causó pérdidas en su economía equivalentes a US$307 millones en 2013, correspondientes al 0,02% del Producto Interno Bruto del país.Al menos...

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Chemicals less and less effective against Asian rust in Brazil's soybean fields

Source: MercoPressOver almost two decades, a plant disease known as Asian rust has infiltrated soybean fields across Brazil -- the world’s biggest exporter of the versatile oilseed used in countless...

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Brazil and US scientists discover molecule that has destroyed millions of citrus groves

Source: MercosurResearchers have identified the molecule that attracts the insect that transmits citrus greening disease, a development expected to help farmers control a plague that has destroyed...

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Gran hidroeléctrica de Brasil causa extinción de abejas

Fuente: ScieDev.net   Las abejas de las orquídeas van camino a la extinción en el archipiélago de pequeñas islas formadas alrededor de la hidroeléctrica Balbina, como consecuencia de su construcción...

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Brasil emprende el mayor programa de privatizaciones en dos décadas

Fuente: El Pais Acorralado por el agujero en las cuentas públicas y las dificultades políticas para avanzar en su plan de reformas liberales, el Gobierno brasileño de centroderecha ha dado un golpe de...

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Geckos evolve rapidly in Brazil after new dam constructed

Source: Science MagazineThe construction of a dam in central Brazil has spurred remarkably fast evolution of geckos in the region. In just 15 years, the lizards’ heads have grown larger—an adaptation...

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