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.

Researchers produce artificial compounds with anti-tumor activity

Complexes that associate essential metals with organic ligands could be used in cancer drugs

Study lays groundwork for use of carbon nanotubes in aerospace structures

Brazilian researchers collaborating with US colleagues make material more resilient for use in satellites and spacecraft

Acetone sensor could soon help diabetics self-monitor blood sugar levels

Study performed at the Center for Research and Development of Functional Materials aims to construct a non-invasive device that measures blood glucose by breath analysis

Method identifies epileptic patients who can benefit from surgery

Model based on genetic information predicts which patients have mesial temporal lobe epilepsy that is refractory to treatment with drugs

Enzyme helps bacteria defend themselves against oxidants secreted by immune system

Article published in PNAS describes how researchers identified biological substrates of bacterial enzyme Ohr, a potential target for drug development