Research at the cutting edge of knowledge

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) supports Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers (RIDCs) selected for funding for a period of up to eleven years. Each RIDC is expected to establish hub of excellent research in focus area, and must actively seek out and develop opportunities to have its research results contribute to high-impact applications, as well as contributing to education and dissemination of knowledge.

Violence, public safety and institutional trust

Researchers at the RIDC-NEV are studying how laws and rules are implemented and how this defines the legitimacy of institutions that prevent violence and guarantee democracy, such as the police and the judiciary.

Ointment to counter the effects of brown recluse spider bites is tested on humans

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.

Pathway to resolve allergic asthma is discovered

Researchers identify the function of a protein that controls allergic diseases. Study could lead to development of medications for autoimmune disorders and other diseases, such as certain types of cancer

Patterns of expression identified in proteins secreted by human melanoma cells

Study by scientists at the Center on Toxins, Immune-Response and Cell Signaling (CeTICS) paves the way for the identification of new cancer markers.

New treatment reduces pain in patients with fibromyalgia

Medical device developed at the Optics and Photonics Research Center applies laser and ultrasound simultaneously with analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects.