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

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

Target gene identified for therapies to combat muscular dystrophy

Study published in Cell by researchers from Brazil and the United States suggests inducing overexpression of the Jagged1 gene can prevent the development of degenerative disease

Researchers investigate genes that endow tumor cells with stem cell-like properties

The expression of genes that code for pluripotency factors is associated with shorter survival and higher risk of metastasis in medulloblastoma patients

Mesenchymal cells delay the progression of breast cancer in mice

Treatment with human stem cells increased the survival rate by 50%, according to a paper published by Stem Cells International