Leandro Corrêa

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Climatic droplet keratopathy (CDK) is a degenerative corneal disease of unknown etiology. We described CDK for the first time in Latin America in the Argentinean Patagonia (El Cuy). A deeper knowledge of CDK pathogenic mechanisms will provide new therapeutic strategies. For that reason we investigated the prevalence of CDK in El Cuy and its existence in(More)
BACKGROUND Conjunctival amyloidosis is a very rare condition, generally unilateral, and presents mostly as an isolated condition without systemic compromise. Our purpose is to present a new case of systemic amyloidosis with a bilateral conjunctival involvement. CASE PRESENTATION A 66-years-old caucasian female complaining of conjunctival hemorrhage and(More)
Three new species of Melanophryniscus are described from the Serra do Mar mountain range of the state of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil. All species are found at intermediate to high altitudes and share phytotelm-breeding as their reproductive strategy. The new species are distinguished from other phytotelm-breeding Melanophryniscus based on different(More)
Mountains of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest can act as islands of cold and wet climate, leading to the isolation and speciation of species with low dispersal capacity, such as the toadlet species of the genus Brachycephalus. This genus is composed primarily by diurnal species, with miniaturized body sizes (<2.5 cm), inhabiting microhabitats in the leaf(More)
PURPOSE To present a case of a complicated posterior melanocytoma that was successfully treated with intravitreal bevacizumab. CASE REPORT A 50-year-old Caucasian man was referred with sudden-onset metamorphopsia and decreased vision in his right eye over the course of the last 2 months. His best-corrected visual acuity was 20/80 and poorer than Jaeger 14(More)
Microorganisms abound everywhere. Though we know they play key roles in several ecosystems, too little is known about how these complex communities work. To act as a community they must interact with each other in order to achieve such community stability in which proper functions could help to adapt and survive to unbearable conditions. Thus, to eectively(More)
Metagenomics is an emerging field in which the power of genome analysis is applied to entire communities of microbes. It is fo-cused on the understanding of the mixture of genes (genomes) in a community as whole. The gene prediction task is a well-known problem in genomics, and it remains an interesting computational challenge in metagenomics too. A large(More)
The main objective is developing a pipeline for obtaining functional gene modules in metagenomics data. FUNctional Network analysis of MetaGenomics Proposed study Pipeline proposed The main objective is developing a pipeline for obtaining functional gene modules in metagenomics data. How to do this? FUNctional Network analysis of MetaGenomics Proposed study(More)
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