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The metaphor of culture as a space or environment of meaning is widely employed. Going beyond metaphor, we present a model of culture as a 3-dimensional Euclidean space, using data from Brazil on cultural models of life goals. The dimensions of this space are defined by degree of sharing of culture (cultural competence); alternate configurations of...
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This study presents a four-year follow-up of an introduced population of Physa acuta Draparnaud, 1805, from initial stages to an established population. This introduction occurred on a small impacted stream of Vila do Abraão, the main village of Ilha Grande (Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). The population size increased during the study, an...
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Background: Evidence on how pre-drinking (i.e., drinking in private or in unlicensed settings before going out) varies across cultures and its implications for defining policies and prevention strategies is needed. We explored the perceived impact that various alcohol policies could have on pre-drinking practices amongst Brazilian and British stud...
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Since colonization in Brazil, populations resistant to its agrarian model have fought for the right to land, alternative agricultural production, and usufruct of the landscape. Such prerogatives indicate the possibility of hybrid landscapes in the rural sphere and show horizons that favor healthy production, non-exploitation of rural workers, and p...
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Climate change and uneven urbanization processes have intensified the occurrence and magnitude of disasters. The purpose of this article is to discuss the integration between the National Policy for Protection and Civil Defense and the empowerment of women and communities in Brazil, revealing the innovative potential of gender-sensitive disaster ma...
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Inadequate pre-slaughter handling practices may compromise animal welfare and pork quality. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of transport period (TT), unloading period (UT), and pre-slaughtering period (WT) on animal thermophysiological indicators and pork pH using a multivariate approach. This study was conducted in a slaughterhouse locate...
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Peanut production is growing annually in Brazil, but with frequent droughts throughout the country, it is necessary to identify an earliness germplasm for the improved environmental adaptation of peanuts. Here, a mini-core collection of peanuts was studied to select germplasms for further use in breeding, with a focus on dry environments. Twelve ag...
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Subsoiler performance can be influenced by crop residue in the soil through different types of vegetation cover. In any of these cover systems, the use of subsoilers for decompaction changes soil physical properties. The present study aimed to evaluate soil physical properties in different management systems using several subsoiling speeds and soil...
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The leaf area is a parameter of fundamental importance in studies on plant growth and physiology. The objective of this study was to build allometric equations for the accurate and fast estimation of sapodilla leaf areas. In total, 250 leaves of different shapes and sizes were collected from sapodilla matrices trees growing at the Universidade Fede...
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In Brazil, positive and negative information is spread about agribusiness. In this context of positive and negative information, the population forms its attitudes towards Brazilian agribusiness. Attitudes are related to objective knowledge, that is, accurate scientific information or consolidated data the individual has in his/her memory, and self...
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Background Unmet need is a metric used to assess the performance of health care systems throughout the world. One of the primary objectives of the Brazilian health care system is to identify ways to improve the health outcomes of all citizens. To accomplish this challenging goal, the health care system in Brazil will need to identify and eliminate...
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Fungi of the genus Geastrum are known as earthstar fungi, due to the stelliform morphology of their basidiomes. In the Amazon domain, there are 25 catalogued species of Geastrum, with several new records in recent years. Here we report three new species records of Geastrum for the Brazilian Amazon. Geastrum calycicoriaceum and G. rubropusillum were...
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Abstract Mining in Brazil is one of the pillars that support its GDP (gross domestic product). Its execution requires technique and expertise. In a mining venture, the value chain drives the business to achieve its goals. Mine planning has a great influence on its performance, as it is through it that the organization is based to offer its products...
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Brazil is South America's largest country and economy, represented mainly by agricultural commodities. Its vast rainforest and biodiversity are at constant risk from human actions that are seen by scientists contributing to climate change. This article dissects how Brazil influences and is directly and indirectly affected by climate change and poss...
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The present study aimed to evaluate the physical properties of cowpea genotypes grains. The study was conducted at the Laboratory for Storage and Processing of Grains and Seeds at the North Federal Institute of Minas Gerais (IFNMG) in Januária, MG, Brazil. The treatments were composed of 17 elite lines and 11 cultivars of cowpea. The experimental d...
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Coffee is one of the main commodities of global agribusiness and of outstanding economic and social relevance for Brazil. The lack of labor and its high cost are factors that worry coffee producers, mainly during the conilon coffee harvesting, which is performed manually. This study aimed to evaluate the efficiency of a self-propelled harvester und...
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The complex epidemiological profile of Brazil, the aging population and the proportion of individuals with disabilities have led to a substantial increase in the demand for rehabilitation. The spatiotemporal distribution of the offer of physiotherapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy in the Brazilian public healthcare system from 2007 to 201...
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This paper aimed to introduce the GapMET software, developed by the authors, and evaluate the accuracy of its six methods for gap-filling the main meteorological variables monitored by weather station in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, using reference time series from neighbour weather station and/or remote sensing products. The methods were test...
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This cross-sectional study aimed to analyze the sociodemographic and lifestyle characteristics associated with the consumption of in natura or minimally processed and ultra-processed foods (UPFs) by adolescents in the Metropolitan Region of Greater Vitória, in Espírito Santo, Brazil. The data were obtained between 2016 and 2017. Logistic regression...
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This paper aims to assess the magnitude and profile of deaths from post-COVID conditions in Brazil. Descriptive study based on preliminary data from the 2021 Mortality Information System. Records with ICD code B94.8 as the Basic Cause and with code U09 in some lines of part I or II of the declaration were considered for analysis. The distribution o...
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Persons experiencing homelessness in São Paulo, Brazil, were seropositive for Bartonella spp. (79/109, 72.5%) and typhus group rickettsiae (40/109, 36.7%). Bartonella quintana DNA was detected in 17.1% (14/82) body louse pools and 0.9% (1/114) blood samples. Clinicians should consider vectorborne agents as potential causes of febrile syndromes in t...
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Os resultados de pesquisas acadêmicas sobre a visitação em áreas protegidas mostram que não existe um "visitante médio" e que o oferecimento de diversidade de condições de visitação é crucial para que a ampla diversidade de públicos presente nestas áreas tenha suas expectativas atendidas. No Brasil encontram-se uma série de estudos avaliando o perf...
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This article aims to describe the distribution of cancer among the benefits granted by the General Social Security Registry, from 2008 to 2014, in Brazil. Ecological study using data given by the National Social Security Institute. The proportion of accidental (work-related) and social security (general) benefits granted by cancer in Brazil was det...
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The article addresses the most basic nuances and key issues involved in the high mortality of doctors, nurses, technicians and nursing assistants, as a result of COVID-19 in Brazil. This is a study based on data from the Federal Councils of Medicine and Nursing (CFM and Cofen, respectively) and the study on the death inventory of the Oswaldo Cruz F...
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The aim was to assess the presence of socioeconomic inequalities in the management of back pain among Brazilians. Cross-sectional study with data from the National Health Survey (2019). The management of back pain care was assessed using five outcomes: regular exercise; physiotherapy; use of medications or injections; integrative and complementary...
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This study investigated the magnitude and trends of cause-specific mortality among children 5 to 14 years of age in the state of Rio de Janeiro (RJ) from 2000 to 2019. We performed an ecological study, using data from the Mortality Information System (MIS). We calculated mortality rates per 100,000 children by chapters, groups, and categories of ca...
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This study aimed at assessing the association between psychosocial aspects and fruit and vegetable consumption in adolescents. Cross-sectional study developed with 327 adolescents from a public school in Brazil. A questionnaire developed for adolescents was applied to assess the influence of self-efficacy, family, peers, and body image on the consu...
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This study compares temporal trends in violent deaths of children and adolescents and analyzes differences in incidents of violence classified and not classified as a crime. We analyzed data from the Mortality Information System and State of Maranhão Public Security Department for the period 2014 to 2020. Child and adolescent were defined as aged 0...
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Mexico, the second-largest economy in Latin America after Brazil, has a gender gap index score of 76.4% in 2022 compared to 75.7% in 2021 and is ranked 31 out of 146 countries for 2022. Mexico has become one of the world's leaders in gender-political equality, which shows that the gender ceiling is cracking, and it is yet to see if gender parity is...
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When a compositional simulation of a petroleum reservoir is coupled with a geomechanical assessment, the simulation results are noticeably more realistic. The primary objective of this paper is to assess different production scenarios that consider the porous media's geomechanical response. To do this, the constant bottom-hole pressure is applied f...
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Os judeus deixaram várias marcas no sertão nordestino do Brazil. Eu mesmo tenho outros artigos e capítulos e conferências importantes para publicar no Researchgates. Este trabalho, com introdução em livro, feita por Anna Maria Cascudo, a filha do mestre Cascudo, é ovacionado há anos por judeus e outros simpatizantes da causa anti-hitler. O filme em...
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RESUMO As fachadas correspondem as faces externas de todas as edificações e exercem papel fundamental no que diz respeito à proteção do edifício contra os diversos agentes de degradação. Um correto funcionamento e desempenho das fachadas garantem a manutenção da vida útil da edificação. A degradação que ocorre nas fachadas pode ter diferentes compo...
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We evaluated COVID-19’s impact on HIV care indicators among INI/FIOCRUZ’s HIV Clinical Cohort in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: (1) Adequate care visits: two visits ≥ 90 days apart; (2) Adequate viral load monitoring: ≥ 2 viral load results ≥ 90 days apart; (3) Consistent viral suppression: all viral loads < 40 copies/mL; and (4) ART medication possession...
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Millipedes are known by their importance in ecological systems, although some species are regarded as agricultural pests in some poly- or monocultures. Canola (Brassicaceae: Brassica spp.) is an important feedstock for biodiesel production and a potential ingredient in the food industry, but with several arthropod pests causing damage to its cultiv...
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Integrated systems are conservationist and sustainable systems with great prominence on the national scene for reducing financial and productive risk in the agricultural sector and reducing environmental damage. One of the successes of these systems is to see the cultivation environment in an integrated way, knowing each of its components; soil, pl...
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Triassic cynodonts from South America are key taxa in the investigation of the emergence of mammalian characters. One of the most iconic species from the Carnian is Prozostrodon brasiliensis, found in Late Triassic strata from southern Brazil. This non-mammaliaform cynodont represents the earliest-diverging member of Prozostrodontia, a clade that e...
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Not differently in different countries, the Brazilian punk rock scene is more commonly associated with whiteness. However, there has been an increasing number of people of colour reclaiming their place as fans and artists in the scene. Our goal is to discuss precisely how some Brazilian riot grrrls deal with matters such as intersectional feminism...
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The evolution of family farming cannot be analyzed only from the perspective of production. Since it is also a kinship unit, the family farm reveals social tensions that contribute to the migration of young people, especially for young women. This study presents an analysis of the factors that contribute to this migratory process, considering youth...
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In 1839, the Escola de Farmácia de Ouro Preto pioneered the teaching of pharmaceutical sciences in Brazil. At the end of the 19th century, the Escola de Farmácia possessed a French collection of anatomical models, some made of wax and paper-mâché. Themodels were a critical part of teaching anatomy, particularly in an era of paradigm changes about h...
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During the colonial period (16th - 19th centuries), Brazil was a multilingual country, home to Portuguese, Indigenous peoples, and Africans. Portuguese was learned as a second language by the Africans brought to Brazil by the slave trade, mainly under the influence of the Bantu languages the slaves spoke. From this language contact, an Afro-Brazili...
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Coastal areas are important for feeding, resting, and nesting of several bird species. Although globally birds on rocky shores are broadly studied, little is known of this diversity in Brazil, especially in areas adjacent to oil exploration. Information on bird diversity in coastal areas is essential to establish a baseline knowledge to identify po...
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The aim of this study was to test two models and two sizes of microlysimeters to determine soil water evaporation as a function of the removal of water by drainage at the bottom of the units. The experiment was conducted at the experimental field of the State University of Mato Grosso (UNEMAT) in Tangará da Serra, Mato Grosso, Brazil. Soil water ev...
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Scientific literature has suggested positive associations between the Mediterranean diet (MD) and the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in young populations. However, to our knowledge, this relationship is unexplored during a situation of social isolation (i.e., lockdown). The objective of the current study is to examine the relationship betwe...
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The purpose of the study was to generic drug registration process in Russia. It can be concluded that the world pharmaceutical economy, the fastest growing and largest emerging markets economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) countries are showing positive growth and increasing direct foreign investment by creating signifi...
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The study aimed to identify the factors associated with symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress in Brazilian mothers of children and adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a cross-sectional study carried in 2020 with the participation of 822 mothers who answered an online questionnaire containing sociodemographic variables and the Dep...
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In recent years, the SARS-CoV-2 viruses emerged and spread around the world, leaving a large death toll and long-lasting impact on survivors. As of January 2023, Brazil is still among the countries with the highest number of registered deaths. This continental-size and pluralistic country experienced a heterogenous implementation of non-pharmacolog...
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We were delighted to read the high-quality research article by Martino et al., 1 titled "Attitude and knowledge of medical students toward donation after circulatory death". Martino et al. aimed to investigate and analyze the acceptance of organ donation in Brazil. They conducted a survey of medical students attending a public university in Brazil...
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Vocational rehabilitation is an intervention to enhance the return to work and improve quality of life. The aim of this study was to evaluate sociodemographic and occupational factors associated with the length of stay in work among workers with work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMDs) who had undergone rehabilitation through the Brazilian pu...
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This is an anthology of articles that offers a Brazilian national and international perspective, plus results from research into and case studies of sexual harassment in college environments. The field of study of gender violence at universities is promising, with many studies, discussions, and interventions still needed on scales micro and macro,...
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The Global Positioning System (GPS) consists of a constellation of satellites that transmit radio frequency signals to many users with varied applications. For meteorological purposes, the based-ground GPS receivers can provide high-quality column or precipitable water vapor (PWV), as obtained by radiosondes, but with high temporal resolution and l...
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Background: HPV infection represents an important etiologic factor for Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OPSCC). The different ethnic backgrounds could be related to different susceptibility to Human Papilloma-virus (HPV). The aim of our study was to assess the whole of genetic ancestry in HPV status in OPSCC patients. Methods: We conducted a...
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This study aimed to explore the impact of anxiety and functional impairment measures on a sample of undergraduate psychology students. Learning performance was evaluated during the emergency remote teaching during the frst wave and in the post-vaccination period of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil. Data modeling revealed that psychometric indicators...
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Pteridium is a cosmopolitan genus of ferns that possess nectaries on its fronds (fern leaves), thereby attracting ants. Foliar (or extrafloral) nectaries are nectar-producing glands that are not related to pollination, but rather attract ants and other arthropods. Foliar nectaries are found in 101 fern species, belonging to 11 genera and six famili...
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This paper explores China's increasing media engagement with Latin American partners. It examines the case of Mundo China (MC), a China-news segment broadcast by the Brazilian news channel BandNews TV and co-produced in partnership with CCTV. By conducting content analysis, we assess how China is presented, contrast the framing of China before and...
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Objective: To identify factors associated with the domains of sexual function and psychophysical correlates of pregnant women at habitual risk. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional, quantitative study carried with 354 pregnant women at usual risk in the interior of Ceará, Brazil. A form and the Sexuality in Pregnancy Questionnaire were used for...
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Coffee is traded on a stock exchange on which the goods are priced and influence their value both in the physical market and in the futures market, which causes doubts in coffee growers about the most opportune moment for trading. Then, the goal of this work was to consider the most favorable and unfavorable months over the years for the arabica an...
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This article aims to analyze the evolution and trends of the logging process on dry land in the state of Amapá, Brazil, based on data from production, exports and logging concessions, elements that articulate the characterization of the logging process in progress. The methodological procedures were developed based on the selection and formatting o...
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The seventh human coronavirus was discovered and reported primarily in Wuhan, China. After intense seasons with repercussions in all areas of humanity, the pandemic demonstrates a new perspective. In Brazil, the pandemic concept had impacts in vast areas, including healthcare hospitals. This present study aims to describe and synthesize data from a...
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Acinetobacter baumannii is widely recognized in clinical environments due to its infectious capacity, antimicrobial adaptability, and lethality. Analyzing the prevalence of this agent in intra- and extra-hospital environments may reveal target indicators for appropriate management interventions. In this observational cross-sectional study, we evalu...
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Artigo de pesquisa em políticas de saúde mental entrando no mérito dos Hospitais de Custódia no Brasil.
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The use of remote sensing and digital processing of images is increasingly present in the monitoring and analysis of environmental data, mainly due to the ease of obtaining orbital images and the advanced methods of image classification. Temporal evaluation of restoration of native vegetation surrounding springs is important for the protection of w...
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Green growth is a novel theme, gaining prominence in the current era. Therefore, this study investigates the impact of green innovation and financial globalisation on green growth in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) economies. The study employs the CS-ARDL model for the analysis. The findings confirm that the long-run estim...