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.

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

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

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