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Butterfly paradise’ in the South of Brazil

Butterfly paradise’ in the South of Brazil

For more than 20 years, UFRGS’ Insect Ecology Lab has been recording, cataloging, and storing butterflies from the South of Brazil. Its collection and database, which are open to researchers, have information on more than 900 species

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Music is memory: research rescues the musical production of Maestro Tasso Bangel and his band, Conjunto Farroupilha

Music is memory: research rescues the musical production of Maestro Tasso Bangel and his band, Conjunto Farroupilha

More than 600 pictures, interviews, discographies, scores, videos, audio recordings, newspaper clippings, and scientific articles were part of the research. The data is available for online and physical consultation in the archive of UFRGS’ Instituto de Artes.

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Microplastics assume “divine identity” and are omnipresent in the environment

Microplastics assume “divine identity” and are omnipresent in the environment

Research developed at UFRGS, pioneer in Rio Grande do Sul in this area, identified the predominant presence of two polymers in Lake Guaíba's water: polypropylene (55%) and polyethylene (43%)

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UFRGS' doctoral student wins award dedicated to black people with her dissertation in the field of social anthropology

UFRGS' doctoral student wins award dedicated to black people with her dissertation in the field of social anthropology

PPGAS / UFRGS doctoral student Pamela Íris Mello da Silva is one of the winners of the first Lélia Gonzalez Award. On Black Awareness Day, the award-winning research deserves, in addition to the recognition it obtained, visibility and repercussion

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Whiteness: the white privilege and the roots of racism

Whiteness: the white privilege and the roots of racism

During the Black November, the program UFRGS Science discusses whiteness and invites you to be self-critical. Being white is having privileges, and this complex theme has been the object of scientific research at UFRGS

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UFRGS’ Researchers Synthesize Fluorescent Anticancer Molecules

UFRGS’ Researchers Synthesize Fluorescent Anticancer Molecules

Compounds present good efficiency against breast and prostate cancer cells. One even shows low toxicity in healthy cells

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The assessment of administrative service quality in higher education is the topic of a study

The assessment of administrative service quality in higher education is the topic of a study

Employee of the UFRGS Engineering School developed tool to measure how the academic community perceives the quality of the administrative service

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Machines also make mistakes

Machines also make mistakes

Research group develops algorithm that enables user to prevent unwanted behaviors of Artificial Intelligence

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Researchers study the conversion of carbon dioxide into fuel

Researchers study the conversion of carbon dioxide into fuel

Researchers from UFRGS’ Institute of Chemistry analyze electrochemical CO2 conversion method for energy production

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Simplify to understand

Simplify to understand

Tool developed by UFRGS' researchers makes texts from the health field easier to understand

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Gene editing technique is capable of reverting effects of a rare disorder

Gene editing technique is capable of reverting effects of a rare disorder

Group researches new treatment to Mucopolysaccharidosis type I, a condition that causes the buildup of complex carbohydrates and affects 1 out of 100,000 people

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Study addresses care for the elderly  after stroke

Study addresses care for the elderly after stroke

Researcher developed an educational manual for family caregivers

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Researchers study, in different languages, terms specific to the area of conservation and restoration of cultural assets

Researchers study, in different languages, terms specific to the area of conservation and restoration of cultural assets

The Termisul Group builds databases available for translators, copywriters, and students in the field

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Researchers seek alternative treatment for childhood cancer

Researchers seek alternative treatment for childhood cancer

Conducted in a partnership between UFRGS, the Childhood Cancer Institute and Canadian institutions, study proposes a way to inhibit the proliferation process of cancer cells of the medulloblastoma type

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UFRGS signs pioneer contract with foreign visiting professors

Kathryn Dominique Lum and Tommy Kenneth Mikael Persson were the first to sign the contract. Overall, nine professors were selected

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Database developed at UFRGS gathers impacted genes during Zika virus infection

Database developed at UFRGS gathers impacted genes during Zika virus infection

Work should accelerate the investigations by Brazilian and international research groups related to the disease

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UFRGS students win Youth for Peace Competition in Belarus

UFRGS students win Youth for Peace Competition in Belarus

Gabriel Lee and Luiza Fernandes were the only participants from Brazil and Latin America at the event

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