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Research funded by FAPESP aligned with the SDGs

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Research funded by FAPESP aligned with the SDGs

Cellular alterations increase the vulnerability of obese and diabetic individuals to infections
SDG 3
Cellular alterations increase the vulnerability of obese and diabetic individuals to infections

A study published in Scientific Reports identifies changes to neutrophils that appear to explain why people suffering from obesity and type 2 diabetes are more likely to contract infectious diseases.


Giant animals lived in Amazonian mega-wetland
SDG 15
Giant animals lived in Amazonian mega-wetland

Lake systems existing in regions over 10 million years ago survived the Amazon River reversal due to Andean uplift.


Melatonin may help boost the success of bone marrow transplants
SDG 3
Melatonin may help boost the success of bone marrow transplants

The hormone that tells an organism when it is dark and prepares us for sleep also regulates the supply of stem cells in the bone marrow, according to a study involving Brazilian researchers.


Study reveals a link between penile cancer and mitochondrial genome mutations
SDG 3
Study reveals a link between penile cancer and mitochondrial genome mutations

Performed under the aegis of the Center for Cell-Based Therapy (CTC), the study is the first to investigate mitochondrial DNA in search of alterations associated with penile tumors.


Startup uses facial recognition technology to monitor human behavior
SDG 3, SDG 9
Startup uses facial recognition technology to monitor human behavior

System developed by Hoobox interprets facial expressions and other behavioral cues and can be used to assess the status of patients in intensive care, babies in cribs or passengers in self-driving cars.


Stem cells help repair brain injury due to stroke
SDG 3
Stem cells help repair brain injury due to stroke

Biomaterial kept mesenchymal stem cells alive and considerably reduced the size of the lesion caused by stroke in a study involving mice. The procedure could help repair brain areas in even larger lesions.


Innovation without borders
SDG 9
Innovation without borders

Technological solutions developed by Brazilian firms with support from FAPESP’s PIPE program are conquering markets in the US, Europe and China.


Researchers create a new molecule to treat heart failure
SDG 3
Researchers create a new molecule to treat heart failure

This innovation has been developed by researchers based in Brazil and the US. It not only halts the progression of the heart failure but also improves the heart’s capacity to pump blood.


Climate change may affect ecological interactions among species
SDG 13
Climate change may affect ecological interactions among species

Predator-prey equilibria are being disrupted by climate change, according to a study led by Brazilian researchers and published in Nature Climate Change.


FAPESP holds a workshop on Brazilian scientific diaspora in London
SDG 17
FAPESP holds a workshop on Brazilian scientific diaspora in London

The event assembled researchers and students who live and work in Brazil and the UK. FAPESP President Marco Antonio Zago addressed FAPESP-sponsored funding schemes to attract scientists from other countries to Brazil.


New collaboration between the United Kingdom in Engineering and Physical Sciences
SDG 17
New collaboration between the United Kingdom in Engineering and Physical Sciences

FAPESP and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council of the United Kingdom announce that they will jointly fund bilateral research studies.


Technology developed in Brazil will be part of the International Space Station
SDG 9
Technology developed in Brazil will be part of the International Space Station

Presented during FAPESP Week London, instrument created in São Paulo will be improved in collaboration with Russia and will measure solar flares; launch is scheduled for 2022.


Scientist says migration policies should be evidence-based
SDG 16
Scientist says migration policies should be evidence-based

At FAPESP Week London, Paul Statham of the University of Sussex stated that migration policies are highly restrictive because they are driven by domestic politics and not by understandings based on the facts.


Improving the flow of information can reduce the impact of floods
SDG 16
Improving the flow of information can reduce the impact of floods

Project conducted by researchers from Brazil, the United Kingdom and Germany, with support from FAPESP and other agencies, investigates the flow of information between parties involved in flood monitoring.


Who governs the major cities?
SDG 16
Who governs the major cities?

Researchers from the Center for Metropolitan Studies are working with colleagues from other countries to explain how São Paulo, London, Paris, Mexico City and Milan are governed.


Genetic study seeks to prevent foodborne infection caused by <i>Salmonella</i>
SDG 3
Genetic study seeks to prevent foodborne infection caused by <i>Salmonella</i>

Project presented at FAPESP Week London identifies genes that allow bacteria to survive in the digestive tract of poultry and thus infect humans.


Cloning can help increase productivity in Brazilian livestock breeding
SDG 9
Cloning can help increase productivity in Brazilian livestock breeding

Study presented during FAPESP Week London involves increasing the efficiency of viable embryo generation, improving the rates of successful gestation and increasing cattle productivity.


Lithium-air batteries can store energy for cars, houses and industry
SDG 9
Lithium-air batteries can store energy for cars, houses and industry

Growth in the offer of renewable energy sources will mean increased demand for devices optimal for energy storing; São Paulo and UK researchers presented advances in new battery development at FAPESP Week London.


Venoms are sources in the search for new medicines
SDG 3, SDG 9
Venoms are sources in the search for new medicines

The study of natural toxins and their derivatives may help in the development of medicines to treat diseases like cancer and osteoarthritis, says coordinator of the Center of Excellence in New Target Discovery.


Carbon gas storage cavern may begin operation in 2022
SDG 12, SDG 13
Carbon gas storage cavern may begin operation in 2022

The Research Center for Gas Innovation is developing technology to separate CO2 and methane in oil and gas exploration and store it in offshore salt caverns.


Study investigates the underlying mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases
SDG 3
Study investigates the underlying mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases

Scientists from the University of Birmingham and the School of Medical Sciences at the Santa Casa de São Paulo are using cell reprogramming techniques to grasp at how Wolfram and Niemann-Pick syndromes act on the brain.


Deciphering biological structures in search of medicines
SDG 3
Deciphering biological structures in search of medicines

Glaucius Oliva speaks at FAPESP Week London about the line of work of the Center for Research and Innovation in Biodiversity and Drug Discovery and how the UK collaboration helps developing structural biology in Brazil.


&ldquo;Arapuca,&rdquo; a device developed in Brazil for international neutrino experiment, is enhanced
SDG 9
&ldquo;Arapuca,&rdquo; a device developed in Brazil for international neutrino experiment, is enhanced

One of the makers of the light detector to be used in the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) presented a new version, X-Arapuca, that will make the capture of photons even more efficient, at FAPESP Week London.


International collaboration makes research more productive
SDG 17
International collaboration makes research more productive

Sir Mark Walport, chief executive of UK Research and Innovation, emphasizes FAPESP’s role in increasing scientific output through collaboration between the United Kingdom and Brazil, at FAPESP Week London.


Diets consisting of fewer calories improve cell performance
SDG 3
Diets consisting of fewer calories improve cell performance

Animal experiments have shown that caloric restriction causes cellular changes that can prevent diseases, the subject of a session at FAPESP Week London.


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