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.
The nuclear medicine technique, combined with other kinds of analyses, more precisely distinguishes Alzheimer’s from other neurodegenerative diseases; the test has yet to be approved for routine use in clinical practice.
Discovery by Brazilian and US researchers could change the classification of two species, which appear more akin to jellyfish than was thought.
Adaptation to climate change and mitigation of its effects are subjects of interest to Mozambique’s National Research Fund (FNI), which has signed a cooperation agreement with FAPESP.
A study by the FAPESP-funded Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center shows that toxins produced by young female stingrays cause more pain, whereas toxins produced by adult stingrays cause tissue necrosis.
Using a protein produced by a fungus that lives in the Amazon, Brazilian researchers developed a molecule capable of increasing glucose release from biomass for fermentation.
Study shows that brain activity related to auditory perception parallels heart rate, offering new perspectives for the treatment of attention and communication disorders.
Implantable devices which could improve the quality of patients’ lives – Australian-made and still under tests – were presented to the congress of BRAINN, a FAPESP-funded Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center.
This phenomenon affects cloud production and rainfall, with consequences for the local and global climate, which researchers have warned about in the study published in Nature Communications.
A nonlethal dose of insecticide clothianidin can reduce honeybees’ life span by half; once combined with the fungicide pyraclostrobin, it alters the behavior of worker bees to the point of endangering the whole colony.
With the aim of enhancing the quality of Brazilian space research output, scientists investigated the accuracy of different satellite data collections.
A study conducted at the FAPESP-funded Research Centre for Gas Innovation pointed to the environmental and economic benefits of the cargo transportation industry in São Paulo State’s interior adopting LNG.
Londa Schiebinger, Professor of History at Stanford, says privileging male over female is an obstacle to scientific and technological development.
The decline in biodiversity is a direct result of human activity and represents a grave threat to human well-being according to the first global assessment of the state of nature.
Brazilian researchers arrived at this conclusion after conducting cardiovascular fitness tests with boys and girls aged 10-17. The results were published in Cardiology in the Young.
Study suggests that people with low levels of PDIA1 in blood plasma may be at high risk of thrombosis; this group also investigated PDIA1’s specific interactions in cancer.
The study shows the advantages of herbicide spraying and intensive fertilization in reforestation programs to mitigate the effects of climate change.
France Córdova gave an interview where she spoke of initiatives designed to stimulate women to rise to leadership positions in academia, and how science can help us dispel myths and understand the true nature of things.
Brazilian researchers combined cognitive dysfunction tests with an analysis of drug use patterns to identify patients at high risk of relapse after treatment
An increase in average temperature may render forage crops more fibrous and poorer in protein content. In the process, cattle will need to consume more food to reach slaughter weight and will produce more methane.
Device developed by Spanish researchers detects the presence of the gluten peptide most resistant to digestion in urine samples. The operation is as simple as that of a drugstore pregnancy test.