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.

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

Mechanism underlying malformation associated with severe epilepsy is revealed

Study suggests dysregulation of gene NEUROG2 could be linked to development of focal cortical dysplasia, one of the most common causes of drug-resistant epilepsy

Novel technique achieves 32-fold increase in bactericidal capacity of nanoparticles

Researchers affiliated with the Center for Research and Development of Functional Materials in São Paulo have developed a new method to obtain nanometric silver particles, currently used in various products

Conservative reaction in Brazil may be response to improvement in income distribution

Deployed to consolidate democracy, public policies to combat inequality have ended the relatively privileged socio-economic status of the lower middle class, says political scientist heading one of FAPESP’s RIDCs

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