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.

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.

Solutions to the social challenges of cities depend on the capacity of local governments

Researchers at the Center for Metropolitan Studies analyze the different dimensions of inequality and how public policies affect them.

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.

Chemotherapy drug paclitaxel also acts as an immune response modulator

By finding that the cancer drug also activates a key cellular receptor in the innate immune system, a study at the Center for Research in Inflammatory Diseases (CRID), in Brazil, may lead to new treatment strategies.

Study describes enzyme’s key role in immune response to Chagas disease parasite

Study shows that the expression of PI3Kγ protein increases during infection by T. cruzi, an essential response in avoiding excessive inflammation and controlling parasitemia.

Novel activity of iron in all human cells is discovered

Labile iron prevents oxidation when it interacts with peroxynitrite, shows a study conducted at the Center for Research on Redox Processes in Biomedicine. The discovery has an impact on various biological processes.

NeuroMat is the leading producer of mathematics content on Wikipedia

The Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics has created more than 4,000 Wikipedia entries and improved more than 21,000.

English version of social science textbook published as Paths of Inequality in Brazil

This book presents the first major overview of the changes undergone by Brazilian society in the last 50 years. The conclusions have been updated to take into account the international debate on democratic transitions as well as the ongoing Brazilian economic crisis.

Patent mining indicates promising routes for research

Methodology developed by Brazilian scientists uses big data tools, has been validated in an analysis of studies on hemophilia, and can also be used to search for partnerships and technology transfer opportunities.

New material could revolutionize solar fuel generation

International group of researchers including Brazilian scientists obtain new material from iron ore with application as a photocatalyst.

New molecule considered promising antimalarial candidate

Molecule designed by the Center for Research and Innovation in Biodiversity and Drug Discovery killed malaria parasite in mice and in vitro culture.

Substance produced by blowfly maggots can heal chronic wounds

Study conducted at the Center for Research on Toxins, Immune-Response and Cell Signaling identifies, sequences and describes the structure of sarconesin, a peptide that eliminates various types of bacteria.