Brazil
Ruth Nussenzweig, Malaria Researcher, Dies
Ruth Nussenzweig, Malaria Researcher, Dies
Jim Daley | Apr 5, 2018
The microbiologist’s research led to the development of the first human malaria vaccine.
Image of the Day: Giant Virus
Image of the Day: Giant Virus
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 28, 2018
The Tupanvirus is named for the South American Guarani God of Thunder.
Shotgun Sequencing Outdone by Amplicon
Shotgun Sequencing Outdone by Amplicon
Catherine Offord | Aug 8, 2017
The shotgun approach, typically thought to be the superior method, may substantially underestimate diversity in environments that have not already been classified, researchers find.
A Snake Species Not Seen Alive for 64 Years Appears in Brazil
A Snake Species Not Seen Alive for 64 Years Appears in Brazil
Ignacio Amigo | Jun 1, 2017
Locals helped researchers find the extremely rare boa.
Snake Secrets
Snake Secrets
The Scientist Staff | May 31, 2017
See a boa species that scientists hadn't witnessed alive in more than 50 years.
Drastic Cuts to Brazil’s Federal Science Budget
Drastic Cuts to Brazil’s Federal Science Budget
Kerry Grens | Apr 4, 2017
The 44 percent drop in funding is disproportionately large compared to overall reductions in government spending.
WHO: No Zika Cases Among Olympics Attendees
WHO: No Zika Cases Among Olympics Attendees
Ben Andrew Henry | Aug 29, 2016
The World Health Organization reports zero laboratory-confirmed infections stemming from the Games in Rio, noting, however, that some cases may have gone undetected.
Improving Zika Virus Detection in Infants
Improving Zika Virus Detection in Infants
Catherine Offord | Jun 29, 2016
Head circumference is not an accurate indicator of viral infection in newborns, researchers report.
Potential Route for Zika from Mother to Fetus
Potential Route for Zika from Mother to Fetus
Catherine Offord | May 31, 2016
Placental macrophages called Hofbauer cells are particularly vulnerable to infection by the virus, a study shows.
Brazilian Zika Strain Seen in Africa
Brazilian Zika Strain Seen in Africa
Tanya Lewis | May 23, 2016
The viral strain circulating in Brazil is found in the Cape Verde islands.