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.

Neuroimaging techniques help identify brain alterations in patients with epilepsy

A multicenter study involving BRAINN, a research center funded by FAPESP, analyzed the brains of over 3,800 volunteers in search of anatomical alterations specific to each epilepsy subtype

Brazilian research on glass gains high visibility

Scientists linked to a FAPESP-funded research center author six of the 25 most downloaded papers from the website of Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, a prestigious publication on amorphous and glassy materials

Ultra-strong material is produced from a nineteenth-century idea

Researchers in Brazil and US used 3D printing to produce structures with high mechanical strength based on mathematical models created by Karl Schwarz in 1880

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

Research dispels misconception of superconductivity in niobium compound

Physics manuals have considered niobium boride to be superconductive for more than six decades. This assumption has now been contested in a study conducted by researchers from Brazil and the United States