The new member of the Pasteur Network, which comprises 33 laboratories in 25 countries, is being equipped with the support of FAPESP, which is also funding several young researchers associated with the institute.


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Innovative molecular biology technique allows for discovery of novel targets for candidate vaccines against schistosomiasis

Experiments conducted at Butantan Institute in São Paulo used phage display to screen 12,000 proteins found in Schistosoma mansoni, the worm that causes the disease. The method deployed bacteriophages, viruses that infect bacteria, to identify key parasite peptides.


Climate change
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Chile-Brazil collaboration is studying impact of climate change in one of the world’s most untouched places

Working in partnership with scientists at the University of Magallanes in Chile, Brazilian researchers are conducting studies of the Chilean subantarctic region.

Brazilian researchers analyzed more than 200 articles on the subject and identified the types of training most indicated for these cases. Their findings are reported in the journal Psychiatry Research.


Computational modeling
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Brazilian scientists design innovative heart valve

Study developed at Center for Mathematical Sciences Applied to Industry aims to perfect device for cardiovascular treatments.

International cooperation
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French Guiana joins Amazon+10 Initiative

An agreement to this end was signed in Belém in the Brazilian Amazon during the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron and Laurent Linguet, President of the University of French Guiana. The aim is to foster international cooperation that furthers the development of the Amazon region.

Sodium niobate is a type of ceramic with properties of interest to green chemistry; scientists from the Center for the Development of Functional Materials and collaborators have developed a new strategy for obtaining it.

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Mental health
2024-04-10

Most patients treated by public psychiatric outpatient clinics are women aged 45 on average

In Brazil, researchers analyzed data for 8,384 clinical appointments that took place in a two-year period at Hospital de Base in São José do Rio Preto (São Paulo state) and found the situation to be similar to those in publicly-funded psychiatric outpatient clinics elsewhere in the country. The results, reported in Frontiers in Psychiatry, list the most common mental health problems and most frequently prescribed drugs.


Innovation
2024-04-10

Water filtration and DNA extraction help fish farmers protect animal health

A startup supported by FAPESP has developed a solution to prevent disease in fish tanks by means of environmental monitoring.


Computation
2024-04-10

System uses artificial intelligence to detect wild animals on roads and avoid accidents

The researchers trained computer vision models to identify Brazilian mammals must susceptible to roadkill in real time and are partnering with toll road operators to test the system in real-world situations.


Internationalization
2024-04-10

International Research Center of France’s leading public-sector scientific research organization is unveiled at the University of São Paulo

FAPESP signed a memorandum of understanding to fund projects that will be conducted at the IRC.

 
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