A study by the FAPESP-funded Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center shows that toxins produced by young female stingrays cause more pain, whereas toxins produced by adult stingrays cause tissue necrosis.
Brazil reports more than 7,000 cases a year of poisoning as a result of the bite of the brown recluse spider; there are also reports of occurrences in Spain, Portugal and Italy.
Study by scientists at the Center on Toxins, Immune-Response and Cell Signaling (CeTICS) paves the way for the identification of new cancer markers.
Study conducted at the Center for Research on Toxins, Immune-Response and Cell Signaling identifies, sequences and describes the structure of sarconesin, a peptide that eliminates various types of bacteria.
Researchers from Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil presented results of research on cellular and bacterial signaling and virus characterization
Researchers who developed a toadfish venom antiserum have discovered that the venom contains a peptide that has anti-inflammatory activity and may be used to treat multiple sclerosis
A vivarium with the capacity to breed up to 3,000 adult fish for use in scientific investigation has opened at a research center supported by FAPESP