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.

Enzyme may indicate predisposition to cardiovascular disease

Study suggests that people with low levels of PDIA1 in blood plasma may be at high risk of thrombosis; this group also investigated PDIA1’s specific interactions in cancer.

Software locates sugarcane genes of interest

Brazilian researchers develop a program for high-performance computers to map specific portions of plant DNA faster and less expensively for use in breeding more productive and stress-resistant varieties.

Applications open for School of Advanced Science on the Molecular Basis of Inflammatory Diseases

Graduate students and researchers from any country have until June 23 to apply for this event, which is supported by FAPESP and will take place at the University of São Paulo’s Ribeirão Preto Medical School in Brazil.

Innovative packaging may soon be mass-producible

Scientists affiliated with the Food Research Center in Brazil are working to improve industrial feasibility of disruptive technologies such as the packaging that warns costumers when food starts spoiling.

Devices help predict seizures and treat patients with epilepsy

Implantable devices now being tested were developed in Australia and could improve the quality of patients’ lives. These novel devices were presented to the congress of BRAINN.

Freshwater stingray venom varies according to sex and age

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.