ED. 104 | OCTOBER 2004

S&T POLICY

Promising beginning

Competitiveness Forum is going to structure national policy for biotechnology

Brazil's DNA

Researchers from Unicamp create index to assess socioeconomic evolution

Correction to course

Debate sponsored by the Uniemp Institute highlights central role of companies in the generation of new technologies

Digital Noah's Ark

Network integrates data on plants, animals and microorganisms from collections from São Paulo and abroad

Mission Accomplished

Fapesp closes year 2003 with financial recovery above forecast

SCIENCE

Versatile Minds

Physicists help to solve problems in genetics, in medicine, and in team leadership

One mutation, three diseases

The same alteration in a gene can cause distinct pathologies in the neurons that control movements

Fertile deserts

Method identifies functional sequences of DNA in the midst of wildernesses devoid of genes

Plants that migrate

Cerrado shares over half its species of trees with the Atlantic Rain Forest and the Amazon Forest

The relief from salt

Silver nitrate against the accumulation of liquid between the pulmonary membranes

TECHNOLOGY

A fiber for all handiwork

Dry Curauá leaves have wide use; from car parts to clothes and medicines

Green Station

Bromeliads and lichens are used to detest the presence of metals in the polluted air of Sao Paulo

Educated Choices

Children discover the healthiest foods through the incentive of an educational game

Electronic watcher

A company develops a system that identifies car number plates and compares them to a data bank

HUMANITIES

Where danger dwells

Studies show how violence conditions the day to day life in slum tenements and in the peripheral districts of Sao Paulo

Shocking Pink Color

Exhibition in the Art Museum (Pinacoteca) and a thesis, shed light on women artists

The body as fiction

Post doctoral study on corporal anthropology and carried out in the form of a website