International study quantified and characterized charcoal and soot produced by incomplete burning of trees and transported by river to the Atlantic.
Available online for free, polyploid mapping system developed in Brazil helps breeders of sugarcane, kiwi, blueberry, sweet potato and forages, among other crops.
A microRNA inhibitor identified by researchers at the FAPESP-supported Human Genome and Stem Cell Research Center reduced the sizes of aggressive tumors and improved survival in mice.
In an article published in PNAS, Brazilian researchers stress the need for agricultural management that favors the maintenance of wildlife.
Use of the composite is also being tested in manhole covers for sewers, water mains, power conduits, etc.
Study suggests these two species of large herbivores have complementary ecological functions, favoring seed dispersal and growth of adult trees.
Researchers in Brazil altered the chemical structure of alkaloids from cat’s claw, aiming to obtain more potent compounds for the treatment of tumors and inflammations; scientists plan to develop a modified strain of U. guianensis and use its own metabolism to scale up the production of therapeutic compounds.
Researchers classify 258 protected areas in Brazil as “moderately vulnerable” and 17 as “highly vulnerable”. Areas at greatest risk are in the Amazon, Atlantic Rainforest and Cerrado biomes.
Larvae of a fungus gnat found in Iporanga, São Paulo State, Brazil, have bioluminescent properties previously observed only in species native to North America, New Zealand and Asia. This study paves the way for new biotech applications.
Systems that assess and train decision-making skills have been developed by a startup supported by FAPESP and tested on athletes belonging to top-tier Brazilian sports clubs. The researchers responsible say the technology can also be used in sectors such as healthcare.
Brazilian researchers calculated the amount of nutrients in sugarcane leaves, which are normally left on the ground after harvest, and the equivalent in fertilizer required to maintain crop yield if the straw is removed.
Tests in rats showed enhanced efficacy of the drug as well as the absence of side effects, such as stomach bleeding. This innovation could be used to treat temporomandibular joint inflammation.
USP has been chosen to partner with the new Engineering Research Center, which will start operating in 2020, with an investment of up to USD20 million in ten years.
A report published in PLOS ONE describes key roles of various microorganisms in the development of the larvae of Scaptotrigona depilis. Researchers warn that this symbiotic relationship is threatened by the indiscriminate use of pesticides.
Technology created by startup with FAPESP’s support helps customize formulations of microorganisms that promise to enhance livestock health and performance.
Construction of hydroelectric dam contributed to rise in cost of living and electricity for local population, and exacerbated problems in housing, water supply and sanitation, according to study supported by FAPESP.
An international group of ecologists contests an article published in Science, which among other controversial statements proposed “reforestation” of the Cerrado, Brazil’s savanna biome.
Paper endorsed by 407 scientists in Brazil estimates the value of ecosystem services linked to nature conservation, such as pollination, pest control and water security.
Patient with advanced refractory lymphoma was treated in Brazil by researchers at a center funded by FAPESP. The technique known as CAR T-cell therapy was used for first time ever in Latin America.
A system of cameras tracks eye movements, processes images and inputs them into a computer, where special software translates the data and sends commands to telemetry-controlled devices.
Brazilian tech startup develops app that will feature advanced tools for hive quality monitoring and georeferencing.
Researchers tested a material known as polyether siloxane, a flexible transparent hydrogel that can absorb large amounts of water without dissolving and is ideal for controlled-release drug delivery.
Scientists show that CRP3, normally produced in arteries, is expressed in saphenous vein grafts following coronary artery bypass surgery. The finding suggests that this molecule participates in adaptation to the increased blood flow and pressure resulting from arterialization.
Experiments using human brain cells and mice suggest that lithium delays cellular aging, one of the factors in neurodegenerative disorders.
Phylogenomic analysis shows that pathogen isolated in Brazilian hospital does not belong to the genus Leishmania. Researchers are investigating whether this species alone can cause severe disease or intensifies symptoms in co-infected patients.