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 investigate how caloric restriction benefits cellular functioning

Experiments with animals show dietary intervention makes mitochondria – organelles that produce energy for cells – work better

Cellular mechanisms underlying rare syndrome discovered

Researchers at the University of São Paulo's Human Genome and Stem-Cell Research Center have reconstructed the cellular process that causes Richieri-Costa Pereira syndrome

Researchers analyze aircraft landing gear noise

A group at a Brazilian university, partnering with engineers from Boeing, are using computer simulations to identify sources of noise produced by aircraft undercarriages

Novel mechanism of uric acid's inflammatory action described

Inflammation caused by uric acid does not depend on high plasma levels of the substance or a mechanical lesion due to uric acid crystals, according to scientists at the Center for Research on Redox Processes in Biomedicine

New technology to separate CO2 from gas mixtures

A technique based on composite ceramic membranes promises to be more efficient than those currently available. The study was performed by scientists in Brazil and Portugal