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.
Animal experiments have shown that caloric restriction causes cellular changes that can prevent diseases, the subject of a session at FAPESP Week London.
Glaucius Oliva speaks at FAPESP Week London about the line of work of the Center for Research and Innovation in Biodiversity and Drug Discovery and how the UK collaboration helps developing structural biology in Brazil.
Description of the mechanism could enhance the efficiency of photodynamic therapy, a medical treatment for cancer and bacterial infection, and permit the development of more efficient sunscreens.
The compound called GA-Hecate also acts on bacteria, fungi and cancer cells and will be tested against Zika and yellow fever viruses.