ED. 100 | JUNE 2004

S&T POLICY

It came out on the National News

Media widens its space for science and technology and launches a series of new products over the next few months

In Samba rhythm

Researchers make use of new language to take science to the general public

SCIENCE

Ahead of the tropical challenges

Brazil keeps ahead in the research and prevention in diseases typical of poor countries

The Amazon against malaria

Tests in the laboratory corroborate the biological action of plants from the forest used by the native populations

Subtle Change

Slowly, a subtype of the Aids virus, rather uncommon in the country, is spreading and altering the profile of the epidemic

The role of the forgotten

Stretches of RNA previously looked on as useless regulate the production of proteins linked to cancer

Imaginary Remedies

Expectation and conditioning explain why a placebo sometimes works

Witnesses of the primitive earth

Fixed jellyfishes form a new class of marine animals

Lost in space

Brazilians discover four star nurseries outside the galaxies

Factory of inventions

In the series of articles on the 70 years of the University of São Paulo, Pesquisa FAPESP shows the technological solutions created by USP’s Polytechnic School, a hothouse of professionals who have helped to modernize the country

TECHNOLOGY

Race for the chip

Brazil experiments new ways for reducing its dependence on abroad in the semiconductor area

Concentrated effort

Amplifiers, optical fibers and ultrafast networks bring a new stage for research into the Internet and telephony

Molecule factory

Partnership between the Applied Toxinology Center and a pharmaceutical company results in an analgesic that is more potent than morphine

Small and powerful

Researchers verify protective effects of a Brazilian mushroom

Passing on knowledge

Projects funded by Fapemig reach industry and make a financial return possible for the institution

Deep Stability

Researchers from USP develop an unprecedented project for a platform to extract oil on the high seas

HUMANITIES

Frans Post

Dutch painter at last wins his space together with the Flemish masters

Going South

Cooperation between institutions will reveal to the United States texts about the vanguards of the 20th century

Pernambuco's Hollywood

Thesis recalls the Recife Cycle, the youngsters who made films like the American ones for the local cinema

No time for the enchanted prince

Refined schooling of D. Pedro II's daughters was pioneering for a time when women did not study