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Chagas and the Kissing Bug
Carlos Chagas left Minas Gerais to become a doctor at Faculdade de Medicina do Rio de Janeiro. Back to his hometown, he was in charge of researching on malaria; however, with a good dose of perspicacity and observation, he revealed all the links of the epidemiologic chain of a disease still unknown. So, Chagas’ disease came into view, in a way never seen before in medicine: nobody had ever described a disease completely, including the host, the vector, the infectious agent, and the epidemiologic cycle. For this reason, Carlos Chagas came to be one of the great names of Brazilian Science. 
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Elodea: Algae? No! Aquatic plant!
Elodea sounds like a name of a plant never seen before, doesn’t it? But you should know you have already seen it in an aquarium somewhere. 
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Human Reproduction

DNA is a long molecule, which stays in the nucleus of the cell where it is “written” all the information needed for the cell to work well. If it is a cardiac cell, DNA will give instructions so it works as a cardiac cell; if it is a brain cell, the instruction is to work as a brain cell. 
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