Teste de Gravidez com recurso a anfíbios para deteção da hormona gonadotrófica coriónica humana de hCG – atividade laboratorial

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Nuno Paula Santos Maria Inês Pereira Rafaela Ribeiro Monteiro José Manuel Carvalho Aldina Fátima Pereira

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Scientific literacy and the contextualization of science in history have served as the basis for the present practice report. Based on the work of the Argentine physician Carlos Galli Mainini, concerning the determination of human chorionic gonadotrophin hormone (hCG), using male amphibians, the students were able to recreate one of the first pregnancy tests based on the identification of hCG in human female urine. This work also allowed us to reflect on the ethical implications of the use of animal models in scientific research. Moreover, to think about the impact that social, economic and political context have on a certain epoch on science development and its consequences on society.
Keywords: hCG, Galli Mainini, anphibians, pregnancy test

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PAULA SANTOS, Nuno et al. Teste de Gravidez com recurso a anfíbios para deteção da hormona gonadotrófica coriónica humana de hCG – atividade laboratorial. adolesCiência, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 2, p. 6-14, dec. 2018. ISSN 2182-6277. Disponível em: <https://www.adolesciencia.ipb.pt/index.php/adolesciencia/article/view/245>. Acesso em: 22 jan. 2019.
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Investigação & Práticas