X-ray imaging shows that nanostructured silica acts as protective vehicle to deliver antigen intact to intestine so that it can trigger an immune response. Material developed with FAPESP funding could give rise to polyvaccine against six diseases.
Enzyme found in pineapple stems stimulates the gut to produce enkephalin, an opioid peptide normally released by the brain.
Technique developed in Brazil uses infrared light to release photoactive material and cancer drug inside tumor cells and kill them with hyperthermia.
Research center supported by FAPESP simplifies and cheapens the fabrication of glass-ceramic material that can be used in ocular prosthetics and dentin hypersensitivity treatment, among other applications.
A study by researchers affiliated with a research center supported by FAPESP can help scientists develop new glass and glass-ceramic materials and predict glass stability during use.
Research conducted by Brazilian and Italian scientists ordered the structure of polythiophene to enhance the optical and electronic properties of this organic conductive polymer.
Inclusion of a parameter that measures an animal’s capacity to transmit its genetic traits resulted in gains of up to 16% compared with a traditional method of selection.
Native LED technology will enable hospitals to save money and free up beds in maternity wards.
Researchers at the Center for Development of Functional Materials developed a method to identify the ideal shape of nanoparticles with specific properties or characteristics.
Researchers have retraced the pathogen’s route as it spread from the state of Pará by analyzing tissue samples from dead monkeys. Their findings are published in Scientific Reports.
The project is one of several initiatives undertaken by the Regional Leadership Summit (RLS) involving researchers from Brazil and six other countries. RLS-Sciences met at Brazil’s National Space Research Institute.
Scientists at the Center for Research on Inflammatory Diseases (CRID) show why pediatric patients with sepsis suffer from more inflammation and organ injury than adults. New treatment strategies may be tested.
Use of a device created by the FAPESP-funded Center for Development of Functional Materials, could be made compulsory in Argentina, where 250 deaths from CO poisoning are reported each year.
In a study with mice, a gene therapy developed in Brazil kills cancer cells and avoids adverse side effects when combined with chemotherapy.
Discoveries by Brazilian and German researchers may facilitate early sexing of pirarucu (arapaima) and its reproduction in captivity while also paving the way for genetic improvement.
Studies show that in addition to skeletal muscle, the heart, liver and central nervous system are affected. The systemic action of proinflammatory cytokines explains only part of the phenomenon.
Ranavirus is linked to amphibian decline or extinction in other parts of the world, but in Brazil, it has been reported only in captive animals.
An international research consortium mapped the global distribution of tree-root symbioses with fungi and bacteria that are vital to forest ecosystems. The study was featured on the cover of Nature.
With support from FAPESP’s program aimed at small businesses, Brazilian entrepreneurs have created the Eyer, a device coupled to a smartphone that detects retinopathy at a far lower cost than conventional equipment.
Initiatives should include more integration with the world economy and promotion of strategic sectors, according to US researchers from MIT and Brazilian authors of a recently published book.
Computed tomography scans of fossils from two extinct species point to evolutionary adaptations and kinship with extant howler, spider and woolly monkeys.
Raymond Schinazi, the US-based researcher famous for helping develop drugs against HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B and C, says Brazil has significant potential to create innovative health startups.
Scientists affiliated with the Food Research Center in Brazil are working to improve industrial feasibility of disruptive technologies such as the packaging that warns costumers when food starts spoiling.
In experiments with mice, Brazilian scientists demonstrated that a moderate training protocol reduced liver fat and made the organ more sensitive to insulin, even before loss of body weight occurred.
Article signed by researchers affiliated with institutions in the US, UK, Ghana and Brazil highlights recent progress in diagnosis and treatment but warns that more screening of newborns is needed.