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.

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. Results were published in Tumor Biology

In search of markers for early ALS diagnosis

Researchers endeavoring to identify genetic markers for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis verify the importance of analyzing the spinal cord more carefully in cases of the disease

Study explains why patients with shingles feel pain

Article published in The Journal of Neuroscience shows role of cytokine TNF in genesis of herpetic neuralgia. Discovery could lead to novel therapeutic approaches

Researchers investigate how caloric restriction benefits cellular functioning

Experiments with animals show dietary intervention makes mitochondria 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