ED. 190 | DECEMBER 2011

S&T POLICY

Endless pioneering efforts

Showing independence and daring, Ricardo Brentani promoted molecular biology and strengthened cancer research in Brazil

For a history of science in São Paulo

In his last interview, Ricardo Brentani showed what has given the USP School of Medicine international status over the last 50 years

The target audience's approval

Opinion poll indicates that readers are satisfied with Pesquisa FAPESP

Para uma história da ciência em São Paulo

In his last interview, Ricardo Brentani showed what has given the USP School of Medicine international status over the last 50 years

SCIENCE

The matriarchs of the forest

Co-existence with the mother increases the reproductive success of the male muriquis

The heart's sensor

An enzyme makes cells expand and opens the way to cardiac insufficiency

A more selective attack

Drugs guided by blood vessels make monkeys lose weight and may be a selective way of treating tumors

Science, a (not very) feminine word

A century after her award, Marie Curie is still one of the few women on the list of Nobel Prize laureates in the area

Reinforcements for medicine

Substances and molecular analyses innovate in treatment and diagnoses

The great oxygenation event

Rocks indicate that oxygen only started accumulating in the atmosphere 2.5 billion years ago

An X-ray lamp

Gas disk around a black hole lights up every seven days

As matriarcas da floresta

Co-existence with the mother increases the reproductive success of the male muriquis

O sensor do coração

An enzyme makes cells expand and opens the way to cardiac insufficiency

Ataque mais seletivo

Drugs guided by blood vessels make monkeys lose weight and may be a selective way of treating tumors

TECHNOLOGY

Touched-up Beauty

Plant extracts and nano-encapsulated active ingredients are the trend among small Brazilian companies

Plastic House

Polymers substitute clay bricks and railway sleepers

Inspired on birds and elephants

The objective of the new machines is to save energy on all possible fronts

Inspiradas em aves e elefantes

The objective of the new machines is to save energy on all possible fronts