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A great part of the research projects sponsored by FAPESP - and that constitute the collection of this Virtual Library - are covered by either Brazilian or foreign communication vehicles specialized in science or of general interest. Some of the most important of these materials are presented here.

Startup designs molecules for treatment of mental disorders, cancer and other diseases

Startup designs molecules for treatment of mental disorders, cancer and other diseases

May 04, 2022

Brazil’s Northeast region probably dried up during Earth’s last minimum axial tilt thousands of years ago

Brazil’s Northeast region probably dried up during Earth’s last minimum axial tilt thousands of years ago

May 04, 2022

Combination of weak muscles and abdominal obesity can be an early sign of functional decline in men

Combination of weak muscles and abdominal obesity can be an early sign of functional decline in men

May 04, 2022

Enzymes discovered in capybara gut can accelerate utilization of agroindustrial waste

Enzymes discovered in capybara gut can accelerate utilization of agroindustrial waste

May 04, 2022

Study points to physical principles that underlie quantum Darwinism

Study points to physical principles that underlie quantum Darwinism

April 27, 2022

An online tool for studying brain development created from the largest-ever patient MRI database

An online tool for studying brain development created from the largest-ever patient MRI database

April 27, 2022

Animals essential to seed dispersal are the first to disappear owing to deforestation

Animals essential to seed dispersal are the first to disappear owing to deforestation

April 27, 2022

Largest ever genomic study of schizophrenia identifies 120 genes associated with the disease

Largest ever genomic study of schizophrenia identifies 120 genes associated with the disease

April 27, 2022

Regulated temperature drop may help chickens cope with infection

Regulated temperature drop may help chickens cope with infection

April 20, 2022

Chiral gold nanoparticles increase vaccine efficacy by more than 25%, study suggests

Chiral gold nanoparticles increase vaccine efficacy by more than 25%, study suggests

April 20, 2022

Study shows how mitochondria regulate lifespan by activating the immune system

Study shows how mitochondria regulate lifespan by activating the immune system

April 20, 2022

Research reveals how gut microbiota imbalance can lead to Parkinson’s disease

Research reveals how gut microbiota imbalance can lead to Parkinson’s disease

April 20, 2022

Deforestation of Indigenous lands could prevent Brazil from achieving climate change mitigation targets

Deforestation of Indigenous lands could prevent Brazil from achieving climate change mitigation targets

April 20, 2022

Risk of obesity is 45% higher among adolescents whose diet is based on ultra-processed food products

Risk of obesity is 45% higher among adolescents whose diet is based on ultra-processed food products

April 13, 2022

Study proves that domestic dogs play a key role in maintaining transmission of visceral leishmaniasis

Study proves that domestic dogs play a key role in maintaining transmission of visceral leishmaniasis

April 13, 2022

Researchers test novel strategy to accelerate drug development

Researchers test novel strategy to accelerate drug development

April 13, 2022

At least a quarter of Sun-like stars cannibalize orbiting planets, study suggests

At least a quarter of Sun-like stars cannibalize orbiting planets, study suggests

April 13, 2022

Sustainable soil management and novel inputs help reduce use of mineral fertilizers in agriculture

Sustainable soil management and novel inputs help reduce use of mineral fertilizers in agriculture

April 13, 2022

Innovation in industry is essential to economic growth in Brazil

Innovation in industry is essential to economic growth in Brazil

April 06, 2022

Researchers discover bacteria capable of killing fungus that causes yield-reducing disease in sugarcane

Researchers discover bacteria capable of killing fungus that causes yield-reducing disease in sugarcane

April 06, 2022

Metabolic syndrome impairs pulmonary function and immune response in over-sixties, study shows

Metabolic syndrome impairs pulmonary function and immune response in over-sixties, study shows

April 06, 2022

Extant species of Atta leaf-cutting ants may have benefited from expansion of the Cerrado

Extant species of Atta leaf-cutting ants may have benefited from expansion of the Cerrado

April 06, 2022

Aquatic plants can be effective in removing contamination of estuary by iron mine tailings, study shows

Aquatic plants can be effective in removing contamination of estuary by iron mine tailings, study shows

March 30, 2022

Structures involved in communication among pathogenic fungi could be targets for novel treatments

Structures involved in communication among pathogenic fungi could be targets for novel treatments

March 30, 2022

Pen-like sensor detects bisphenol-A in water quickly and inexpensively

Pen-like sensor detects bisphenol-A in water quickly and inexpensively

March 30, 2022

Discovery could contribute to diagnosis and treatment of skin disease caused by false fungus

Discovery could contribute to diagnosis and treatment of skin disease caused by false fungus

March 23, 2022

Stroke patients face higher risk of heart attack, study suggests

Stroke patients face higher risk of heart attack, study suggests

March 23, 2022

Whole-genome database will help refine diagnosis of genetic diseases in Brazil

Whole-genome database will help refine diagnosis of genetic diseases in Brazil

March 23, 2022

Deforestation is starting to affect fish diversity in Amazon streams

Deforestation is starting to affect fish diversity in Amazon streams

March 23, 2022

A model that mimics malformation associated with severe epilepsy paves way to novel therapies

A model that mimics malformation associated with severe epilepsy paves way to novel therapies

March 23, 2022

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine as booster magnifies antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 by a factor of 25

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine as booster magnifies antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 by a factor of 25

March 23, 2022

Scientists discover possible biomarker for vascular disease

Scientists discover possible biomarker for vascular disease

March 16, 2022

Study reveals strategy for novel treatment of aggressive type of breast cancer

Study reveals strategy for novel treatment of aggressive type of breast cancer

March 16, 2022

Diversity of coralline red algae is greater than expected and could increase further

Diversity of coralline red algae is greater than expected and could increase further

March 16, 2022

Smartphone app helps communities monitor floods and supplies data for disaster prevention

Smartphone app helps communities monitor floods and supplies data for disaster prevention

March 16, 2022

Scientists use biodegradable material to encapsulate fertilizers

Scientists use biodegradable material to encapsulate fertilizers

March 16, 2022

Even mild or moderate COVID-19 can affect the cardiovascular system in young adults, study shows

Even mild or moderate COVID-19 can affect the cardiovascular system in young adults, study shows

March 16, 2022

Edible, biodegradable, anti-microbial plastic boasts higher tensile strength than petroleum-based plastic

Edible, biodegradable, anti-microbial plastic boasts higher tensile strength than petroleum-based plastic

March 09, 2022

Study proposes to involve high school students in mapping natural disaster hazards and impact prevention

Study proposes to involve high school students in mapping natural disaster hazards and impact prevention

March 09, 2022

Brazilian researchers investigate the link between diabetic kidney disease and cardiovascular problems

Brazilian researchers investigate the link between diabetic kidney disease and cardiovascular problems

March 09, 2022

Attendance of online classes by school students with mental health problems fell during pandemic

Attendance of online classes by school students with mental health problems fell during pandemic

March 09, 2022