Principal Investigator:
Mayana Zatz 
Education and Knowledge Diffusion Coordinator: Eliana Maria Beluzzo Dessen 
Technology Transfer Coordinator: Maria Rita dos Santos e Passos Bueno

University of São Paulo (USP) 
Rua do Matão, 106 travessa 13
05508-090 - São Paulo, SP - Brasil
55 11 3091 7966 / 0878

Albert Einstein Hospital
Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Fleury SA
Heart Institute (INCOR/USP)
Utrecht University
Zerbini Foundation

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Human Genome and Stem-Cell Research Center

Zika combats advanced-stage central nervous system tumors in dogs

The viral therapy was tested in three elderly animals with spontaneous brain tumors by a group affiliated with the Human Genome and Stem Cell Research Center.

Researchers create functional mini-liver by 3D bioprinting

Technique developed at Human Genome and Stem Cell Research Center, hosted by the University of São Paulo, produced hepatic tissue in the laboratory in only 90 days and could become an alternative to organ transplantation in future.

New molecule reduces the aggressiveness of pediatric cancer

A microRNA inhibitor identified by researchers at the Human Genome and Stem Cell Research Center reduced the sizes of aggressive tumors and improved survival in mice.

Brazil will have the technology to transplant pig organs into humans

Gene-edited pigs may reduce Brazil’s transplant waiting list. Still in its initial stages and presented at FAPESP Week London, a project will assess how patients awaiting kidney transplants react to porcine blood.

Zika virus eliminates advanced human tumor in central nervous system of rodents

Researchers at the University of São Paulo have applied for patent on pharmaceutical kit and plan to move on to clinical trial phase in near future

Identified genetic factors that make babies susceptible to complications from Zika

Study of twins exposed to Zika virus during pregnancy was conducted at the University of São Paulo’s Human Genome and Stem-Cell Research Center in Brazil. Results are published in Nature Communications

Cellular mechanisms underlying rare syndrome discovered

Researchers at the University of São Paulo's Human Genome and Stem-Cell Research Center have reconstructed the cellular process that causes Richieri-Costa Pereira syndrome

White on the father’s side, black on the mother’s side

Researchers have retrieved the genetic history of people who live in quilombo remnants in São Paulo State. Analysis of Y chromosomes showed that approximately 65% were European in origin. On the mother’s side, ancestry was mainly African