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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.

New level of collaboration between São Paulo State and the Netherlands

New level of collaboration between São Paulo State and the Netherlands

Virtual simulation and 3D modeling assure high performance of projects

Virtual simulation and 3D modeling assure high performance of projects

Understanding emotions in the brain could lead to the discovery of new molecules

Understanding emotions in the brain could lead to the discovery of new molecules

Climate change may drive 10% of amphibian species in Brazil's Atlantic Rainforest to extinction

Climate change may drive 10% of amphibian species in Brazil's Atlantic Rainforest to extinction

Trees reveal the evolution of environmental pollution

Trees reveal the evolution of environmental pollution

Company develops biometrics for use by Brazilian electoral system

Company develops biometrics for use by Brazilian electoral system

Brazil creates National Marine Biotechnology Research Network

Brazil creates National Marine Biotechnology Research Network

Bees coordinate strategy for defending colony

Bees coordinate strategy for defending colony

Experiment obtains entanglement of six light waves with a single laser

Experiment obtains entanglement of six light waves with a single laser

Patent mining indicates promising routes for research

Patent mining indicates promising routes for research

Research suggests cannabidiol can reduce symptoms of depression

Research suggests cannabidiol can reduce symptoms of depression

New phase proposed in the relationship between figs and wasps

New phase proposed in the relationship between figs and wasps

Construction of Giant Magellan Telescope advances in Chile

Construction of Giant Magellan Telescope advances in Chile

Tree species richness in Amazonian wetlands is three times greater than expected

Tree species richness in Amazonian wetlands is three times greater than expected

Indigenous people in the Amazon are frequently in pain but do not complain

Indigenous people in the Amazon are frequently in pain but do not complain

Study proposes a road map to expand and intensify Brazilian agriculture

Study proposes a road map to expand and intensify Brazilian agriculture

Fermilab highlights FAPESP’s support for DUNE

Fermilab highlights FAPESP’s support for DUNE

Researchers discover genetic variation that hinders weight loss in obese adolescents

Researchers discover genetic variation that hinders weight loss in obese adolescents

Low-protein diet during pregnancy increases prostate cancer risk in offspring

Low-protein diet during pregnancy increases prostate cancer risk in offspring

Startup develops interactive virtual models for real estate industry

Startup develops interactive virtual models for real estate industry

Detection of neutrinos and dark matter are the focus of an international event

Detection of neutrinos and dark matter are the focus of an international event

Key gene to accelerate sugarcane growth is identified

Key gene to accelerate sugarcane growth is identified

Study advances understanding of how autoimmune diseases develop

Study advances understanding of how autoimmune diseases develop

Research portrays 2,000 years of rainfall history in Brazil

Research portrays 2,000 years of rainfall history in Brazil

Pineapple enzyme and bacterial nanocellulose make a powerful dressing for wounds

Pineapple enzyme and bacterial nanocellulose make a powerful dressing for wounds

New material could revolutionize solar fuel generation

New material could revolutionize solar fuel generation

Transgenic mosquito could be key to combating arboviruses

Transgenic mosquito could be key to combating arboviruses

Brazilian startup develops advanced artificial ventilation monitoring system

Brazilian startup develops advanced artificial ventilation monitoring system

Alternative process purifies proteins used as biosensors

Alternative process purifies proteins used as biosensors

Cold fronts may increase stroke mortality

Cold fronts may increase stroke mortality

RNA molecules appear to regulate action of male hormone in prostate cancer

RNA molecules appear to regulate action of male hormone in prostate cancer

Immigrants seeking asylum have increased by factor of 34 since start of decade

Immigrants seeking asylum have increased by factor of 34 since start of decade

Expeditions to Amazonia reveal new species of toads, lizards, birds and plants

Expeditions to Amazonia reveal new species of toads, lizards, birds and plants

IoT technology for remote forest monitoring

IoT technology for remote forest monitoring

Automotive industry is undergoing deeper changes than it has for decades

Automotive industry is undergoing deeper changes than it has for decades

Study describes enzyme’s key role in immune response to Chagas disease parasite

Study describes enzyme’s key role in immune response to Chagas disease parasite

Campo rupestre, Brazil’s montane savanna, is a hotspot of plant life diversity

Campo rupestre, Brazil’s montane savanna, is a hotspot of plant life diversity

Study investigates the reproductive habits of the fungus that causes athlete’s foot

Study investigates the reproductive habits of the fungus that causes athlete’s foot

Identified genomic regions that might allow an increase in meat production

Identified genomic regions that might allow an increase in meat production

Brazilian savanna’s germination patterns are unique

Brazilian savanna’s germination patterns are unique

Model aids understanding of how amyotrophic lateral sclerosis affects neurons

Model aids understanding of how amyotrophic lateral sclerosis affects neurons

Test promises to diagnose cystic fibrosis more accurately

Test promises to diagnose cystic fibrosis more accurately

Innovative management system for tilapia fish farms cuts feed costs

Innovative management system for tilapia fish farms cuts feed costs

History of side-necked turtle diversification revealed

History of side-necked turtle diversification revealed

Bacteria enhance safety of artisanal cheese

Bacteria enhance safety of artisanal cheese

Construction of bikeways in São Paulo drives increased bicycle use

Construction of bikeways in São Paulo drives increased bicycle use

Biomarker for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease identified

Biomarker for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease identified

Study shows who “owns” Brazil’s above-ground carbon stocks

Study shows who “owns” Brazil’s above-ground carbon stocks

Risk of dengue transmission is measured using number of female mosquitoes

Risk of dengue transmission is measured using number of female mosquitoes

Research in Brazil shows how a moderate dose of alcohol protects the heart

Research in Brazil shows how a moderate dose of alcohol protects the heart

Antidiabetic drug is tested against head and neck cancer

Antidiabetic drug is tested against head and neck cancer

Startup makes omega-3 nanocapsules for food industry

Startup makes omega-3 nanocapsules for food industry

System monitors volume of waste in public garbage bins and schedules collection times

System monitors volume of waste in public garbage bins and schedules collection times

Oldest mammal in Brazil lived in the age of dinosaurs

Oldest mammal in Brazil lived in the age of dinosaurs

Platform uses artificial intelligence to diagnose Zika and other pathogens

Platform uses artificial intelligence to diagnose Zika and other pathogens

Antarctic fungi found to be effective against citrus canker

Antarctic fungi found to be effective against citrus canker

App GetNinjas optimizes digital marketing results

App GetNinjas optimizes digital marketing results

Fungicide impairs silk production: the growing use of pesticides worldwide has caused environmental problems

Fungicide impairs silk production: the growing use of pesticides worldwide has caused environmental problems

Sun coral invades the Brazilian coast owing to its amazing capacity for regeneration

Sun coral invades the Brazilian coast owing to its amazing capacity for regeneration

Startup uses artificial intelligence to analyze vehicle driver behavior

Startup uses artificial intelligence to analyze vehicle driver behavior

Bacterium that causes citrus canker has defense system against amoebae

Bacterium that causes citrus canker has defense system against amoebae

Investigating social and environmental problems in Brazil, Africa and Eastern Europe

Investigating social and environmental problems in Brazil, Africa and Eastern Europe

Insect produces foam to protect itself from heat

Insect produces foam to protect itself from heat

Almost instant magnetization of matter by light

Almost instant magnetization of matter by light

Overweight and obesity make up for more than 15,000 cancer cases per year in Brazil

Overweight and obesity make up for more than 15,000 cancer cases per year in Brazil

New network is installed to investigate space weather over South America

New network is installed to investigate space weather over South America

Research enhances enzyme that degrades plastic

Research enhances enzyme that degrades plastic

Novel technique detects Zika and dengue in patient samples without using equipment

Novel technique detects Zika and dengue in patient samples without using equipment

Extrasolar asteroid has been orbiting the Sun for 4.5 billion years

Extrasolar asteroid has been orbiting the Sun for 4.5 billion years

Artificial intelligence for soil fertility control

Artificial intelligence for soil fertility control

Most popular form of manioc has been consumed for 9,000 years

Most popular form of manioc has been consumed for 9,000 years

Key enzyme for production of second-generation ethanol discovered in Brazilian Amazon

Key enzyme for production of second-generation ethanol discovered in Brazilian Amazon

Japanese scientists discuss development of innovative aircraft materials

Japanese scientists discuss development of innovative aircraft materials

Malaria parasite uses environmental signals to regulate life cycle

Malaria parasite uses environmental signals to regulate life cycle

Setting conservation priorities with an eye on the past

Setting conservation priorities with an eye on the past

Infrared (FTIR) tiny spectrometer on a chip

Infrared (FTIR) tiny spectrometer on a chip

Climate geoengineering research should include developing countries

Climate geoengineering research should include developing countries

Novel technique achieves 32-fold increase in bactericidal capacity of nanoparticles

Novel technique achieves 32-fold increase in bactericidal capacity of nanoparticles

Scientists calculate radiation dose in bone from victim of Hiroshima bombing

Scientists calculate radiation dose in bone from victim of Hiroshima bombing

Conservative reaction in Brazil may be response to improvement in income distribution

Conservative reaction in Brazil may be response to improvement in income distribution

Startups supported by FAPESP participate in World Bank program

Startups supported by FAPESP participate in World Bank program

Loss of biodiversity endangers wellbeing of present and future generations

Loss of biodiversity endangers wellbeing of present and future generations

Deforestation favors action of fungus that is decimating amphibians

Deforestation favors action of fungus that is decimating amphibians

Protein that inhibits fungal infection is identified

Protein that inhibits fungal infection is identified

Blowfly (Chrysomya megacephala) uses saliva to keep cool

Blowfly (Chrysomya megacephala) uses saliva to keep cool

Brazilian research on glass gains high visibility

Brazilian research on glass gains high visibility

Chip developed by Brazilian researchers will be linchpin of LHC upgrade

Chip developed by Brazilian researchers will be linchpin of LHC upgrade

Biomarker panel can guide treatment of brain cancer

Biomarker panel can guide treatment of brain cancer

Music intensifies effects of anti-hypertensive medication

Music intensifies effects of anti-hypertensive medication

Novel cancer vaccine strategy is successfully tested

Novel cancer vaccine strategy is successfully tested

Water leak detection system uses machine learning

Water leak detection system uses machine learning

Excess CO2 in air intensifies active expiration during sleep

Excess CO2 in air intensifies active expiration during sleep

Thermoelectric nanodevice based on Majorana fermions is proposed

Thermoelectric nanodevice based on Majorana fermions is proposed

Conversion of pasture into cropland increases greenhouse gas emissions

Conversion of pasture into cropland increases greenhouse gas emissions

Bacteria and fungi play key roles in social insect colonies

Bacteria and fungi play key roles in social insect colonies

Neuroimaging techniques help identify brain alterations in patients with epilepsy

Neuroimaging techniques help identify brain alterations in patients with epilepsy

Machine traffic control reduces costs in agriculture

Machine traffic control reduces costs in agriculture

Electronic structure of uranium compounds is revealed

Electronic structure of uranium compounds is revealed

Megafauna extinction shortened dispersal distances of large seeds

Megafauna extinction shortened dispersal distances of large seeds

Pollution by heavy metals reaches remote islands

Pollution by heavy metals reaches remote islands

Genetic factors associated with acute viral bronchiolitis are identified

Genetic factors associated with acute viral bronchiolitis are identified

Test detects prior infection by Zika virus

Test detects prior infection by Zika virus

Amazon deforestation is close to tipping point

Amazon deforestation is close to tipping point

Monitoring of patient care procedures cuts hospital infection rates

Monitoring of patient care procedures cuts hospital infection rates

Climate change heightens risk of mosquito-borne disease outbreaks

Climate change heightens risk of mosquito-borne disease outbreaks

Study reinforces link between lack of vitamin D and metabolic syndrome

Study reinforces link between lack of vitamin D and metabolic syndrome

Ultra-strong material is produced from a nineteenth-century idea

Ultra-strong material is produced from a nineteenth-century idea

Antimicrobial used in toiletries could become option against malaria

Antimicrobial used in toiletries could become option against malaria

New Amazonian fish family discovered for first time in 40 years

New Amazonian fish family discovered for first time in 40 years

Once degraded, Cerrado does not regenerate naturally

Once degraded, Cerrado does not regenerate naturally

Toothpaste alone does not prevent dental erosion or hypersensitivity

Toothpaste alone does not prevent dental erosion or hypersensitivity

Study investigates brain structure of transgender people

Study investigates brain structure of transgender people

Biomarkers to personalize treatment of head and neck cancer

Biomarkers to personalize treatment of head and neck cancer

Software will monitor tree fall hazard in urban centers

Software will monitor tree fall hazard in urban centers

Wasps Polistes satan that share food with neighbors

Wasps Polistes satan that share food with neighbors

Algorithms and digital images are used to find out whether papayas are ripe

Algorithms and digital images are used to find out whether papayas are ripe

Structure of an antitumor agent analyzed with synchrotron light

Structure of an antitumor agent analyzed with synchrotron light

Malaria vaccine yields promising results

Malaria vaccine yields promising results

Deforestation may intensify global warming even more than previously predicted

Deforestation may intensify global warming even more than previously predicted

Software solution controls water pressure in distribution networks

Software solution controls water pressure in distribution networks

Lack of fish conservation policy threatens several species

Lack of fish conservation policy threatens several species

Personalized treatment for childhood nephrotic syndrome

Personalized treatment for childhood nephrotic syndrome

Yellow fever virus is detected in urine and semen almost a month after infection

Yellow fever virus is detected in urine and semen almost a month after infection

Young physicist wins prize for contribution to quantum field theory

Young physicist wins prize for contribution to quantum field theory

International survey identifies groups that are vulnerable to severe mental illness

International survey identifies groups that are vulnerable to severe mental illness

Zika virus could help combat brain cancer

Zika virus could help combat brain cancer

Brazilians create model to evaluate possibility of life on Jupiter’s icy moon

Brazilians create model to evaluate possibility of life on Jupiter’s icy moon

Computer models estimate movements of agricultural pests

Computer models estimate movements of agricultural pests

Not one but at least seven species of silky anteater identified

Not one but at least seven species of silky anteater identified

Disease-bearing mosquitoes gain from shrinkage of green spaces in São Paulo

Disease-bearing mosquitoes gain from shrinkage of green spaces in São Paulo

Brazilian firm develops more cost-effective forest restoration technologies

Brazilian firm develops more cost-effective forest restoration technologies

Ultrafine aerosol particles intensify rainfall in Amazon region

Ultrafine aerosol particles intensify rainfall in Amazon region

Research helps understand role of protein kinases involved in cancer

Research helps understand role of protein kinases involved in cancer

Sensors and big data provide farmers with decision-making support

Sensors and big data provide farmers with decision-making support

Compounds isolated from rattlesnake venom show activity against hepatitis C virus

Compounds isolated from rattlesnake venom show activity against hepatitis C virus

Sex pheromone from insect that transmits citrus greening (HLB) is identified

Sex pheromone from insect that transmits citrus greening (HLB) is identified

Ultra-wideband technology is used for indoor vehicle location

Ultra-wideband technology is used for indoor vehicle location

Smartphone app for site-specific early warning of floods and thunderstorms

Smartphone app for site-specific early warning of floods and thunderstorms

Scientists identify potential target genes to halt progression of thyroid cancer

Scientists identify potential target genes to halt progression of thyroid cancer

How rock produced by meteor impact or nuclear explosion is formed

How rock produced by meteor impact or nuclear explosion is formed

Novel material cuts cost of substance purification for industry

Novel material cuts cost of substance purification for industry

Software analyzes bone loss caused by problems in contact between teeth

Software analyzes bone loss caused by problems in contact between teeth

Study helps improve efficacy of treatment for brain and skin cancer

Study helps improve efficacy of treatment for brain and skin cancer

Researchers supported by FAPESP participate in top physics breakthroughs of 2017

Researchers supported by FAPESP participate in top physics breakthroughs of 2017

Impact of ecotourism on wildlife demands a thorough investigation, ecologist argues

Impact of ecotourism on wildlife demands a thorough investigation, ecologist argues