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.

Less fat, more hair, young skin

A study shows that caloric restriction diet reduces body fat and increases fur production in mice. This research from the University of São Paulo, in Brazil, was published in Cell Reports

Brazilian researcher proposes new definition of glass

Glass is a non-equilibrium, non-crystalline state of matter that appears solid on a short time scale but relaxes toward the liquid state. New definition was published in the Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids

Study helps understand how defense cells combat bacteria

Researchers find that different types of inflammasomes – protein complexes responsible for initiating an inflammatory response in macrophages – can regulate each other to amplify signals of infection

Study allows establishing a timeline of obesity

In experiments with mice, research group showed that a diet rich in saturated fats damages the system of the brain that controls hunger well before it alters the profile of intestinal bacteria

Genetic alterations that make a type of brain cancer more aggressive were identified

Research focusing on glioblastomas contributes to prognosis and helps find therapeutic targets. The results of the study were published in the journal Tumor Biology