Brazilian researchers develop a program for high-performance computers to map specific portions of plant DNA faster and less expensively for use in breeding more productive and stress-resistant varieties.
International research group demonstrates the involvement of singlet molecular oxygen in vasodilation, causing a sharp decline in blood pressure in severe inflammatory processes such as sepsis.
US economist and sustainability expert Jeffrey Sachs stressed the need to integrate science, engineering and public policy in a video address to the annual meeting of the Global Research Council in São Paulo.
Research funding agencies should not confine themselves to conventional means of communication if they want to reach the younger generation, says ERC President Jean-Pierre Bourguignon.
Peptide developed in Brazil is capable of binding to the blood-brain barrier that protects the central nervous system and could help create novel imaging tests to diagnose Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Global Research Council’s annual summit turns its spotlight to women’s participation in research. Gender Working Group posts survey online to collect data from all five continents.
The proposal is to find a balance in funding between research that delivers societal and economic impacts and research that advances knowledge.
Analysis of 31 partnered research programmes conducted by nine funding agencies is presented to 8th Annual Meeting of Global Research Council in São Paulo.
Large-scale science facilities set to come on stream in Latin America in the years ahead can help scientists in the region take the lead and enhance the impact of their research.
Researchers and heads of funding agencies from several countries highlight ways and means of fostering large-scale long-term scientific collaborations in Latin America.
The goal is to identify the fingerprint of distilled beverages involving soil, water, climate and microbial terroir.
Reservoir cascade steadily improves water transparency by retaining matter in suspension that affects light absorption, as measured by a study conducted in Brazil.
Rapid resprouting and flowering of Bulbostylis paradoxa is proof of the Cerrado biome’s superb resilience and its capacity to evolve through fire.
The results of a project involving Brazilian and British researchers show that integrated crop-livestock-pasture systems improve soil quality, increase cattle yields and benefit the environment.
Violet pigment produced by microorganisms found in the environment, such as Chromobacterium violaceum, displays various biological activities.
Study shows that mechanically stretched carbon nanotubes extract heat efficiently and could be used to cool flexible electronic devices, for example.
The Center for Research in Optics and Photonics, supported by FAPESP, has developed a device for the noninvasive treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancer, the most frequent type worldwide.
A review article authored by Brazilian researchers evaluated several compounds with therapeutic potential against gastric tumors.
Service can include other functions, such as the control of traffic lights, parking meters, and water and gas consumption.
Novel therapy developed in Israel uses a laser-activated photosensitizing drug to attack early-stage prostate cancer, according to a presentation delivered to an international event on biophotonics supported by FAPESP.
Survey covering 163 municipalities showed that toothache, bleeding and periodontal disease affected 50.57% of respondents, a proportion considered high by specialists.
Although artisanal mining has declined in the region, it continues to account for high levels of mercury in the largest tributary of the Amazon, according to a study supported by FAPESP’s SPRINT program.
A genetic and computational analysis of birds suggests that the Andean and Atlantic tropical forests, which are now almost a thousand kilometers apart, were connected via the Cerrado in the distant past.
Present in the most aggressive cases of a disease known as SPTCL and accounting for 60% of all cases, these mutations make the immune system attack the organism instead of protecting it.
A long noncoding RNA protects cancer cells and increases their proliferation. The discovery could lead to treatment for drug-resistant types of melanoma.