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Journalistic disclosure of research conducted at the laboratory of research on metabolism and diabetes, Gastrocentro (diagnostic center of digestive diseases), Faculty of Medical Sciences, UNICAMP

Grant number: 12/17118-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Journalism
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2012
Effective date (End): November 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Communications
Principal Investigator:Simone Pallone de Figueiredo
Grantee:José Ricardo Bueno Manini
Home Institution: Núcleo de Desenvolvimento da Criatividade (NUDECRI). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil  

Abstract

The aim of this project is to disclose, by means of scientific journalism, the research activities conducted by the Laboratory of Research on Metabolism and Diabetes, Gastrocentro (Diagnostic Center of Digestive Diseases), Faculty of Medical Sciences, at Unicamp. Due to the numerous research conducted by LIMED, some scientific projects were chosen to be primarily disclosed and published on the journal website ComCiência (www.comciencia.com.br), a webpage and some social networks, such as Twitter and Facebook. Both the webpage and Facebook/Twitter accounts should be created in the course of this work. Research conducted by the Laboratory of Research on Metabolism and Diabetes are focused on the understanding of information related to obesity, diabetes and the metabolic activity of patients who need to undergo bariatric surgery. The bariatric surgery, which aims to reduce the size of the stomach, may be considered the biggest and more important advancements in the treatment of diabetes. These studies encompass not only the clinical descriptions but also investigate the metabolic and hormonal mechanisms which improve the health of operated patients. Because the bariatric surgery has such an enormous importance, these studies may contribute to the improvement of the medical care of candidates to the surgery and even to the postoperative period. The scientific journalistic work described in this project may be of great importance. Researchers and people interested in the topic of obesity and diabetes will gain access to information and research which are conducted by this scientific laboratory of vast relevance. (AU)