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How science helps environmental conservation

January 18, 2021 2:09 pm Published by

Biota-Fapesp program reaches its 20th anniversary lending scientific bases to the creation of nature preservation areas and the search for sustainable development in São Paulo state

Inked

December 7, 2020 6:27 pm Published by

From the margins of society to iconic pop culture; study reconstructs the history of tattooing in Brazil

Tools for an equitable society

December 7, 2020 6:26 pm Published by

Economists study how social investment and progressive taxation combat different types of inequality, and how they can be integrated

Homegrown graphene

December 7, 2020 6:23 pm Published by

Graphene production facilities in Brazil’s Southeast and South place the country among the global producers of the high-tech material

Pizza soot

December 7, 2020 6:21 pm Published by

Pizzerias in São Paulo produce the equivalent of 9% of the fine particulate matter emitted by vehicles in the city’s Metropolitan Region

Fire and biodiversity

December 7, 2020 6:14 pm Published by

Experiment suggests that small, controlled fires increase the number of plant species in the Cerrado without decreasing the number of animals

Stunted by recession

December 7, 2020 6:09 pm Published by

IBGE’s latest PINTEC survey reveals slowing innovation momentum among Brazilian firms between 2015 and 2017

Historical vulnerability

December 7, 2020 5:58 pm Published by

Chronic health problems and poor connections with public authorities make combating the SARS-CoV-2 virus a challenge for indigenous peoples

Vital ventilators

December 7, 2020 5:53 pm Published by

Brazil’s hospitals scramble to buy ventilators for ICUs, while a FAPESP-supported firm closes a deal to supply 6,500 units to the Brazilian Ministry of Health

Science fights back

December 7, 2020 5:35 pm Published by

In just four months, 8,000 scientific articles have been published on Covid-19, more than 70 drugs tested against SARS-CoV-2, and the first vaccines trialed on humans

Banning travel alone will not stop the pandemic

December 7, 2020 5:33 pm Published by

Public health actions, such as early testing, washing hands, social distancing, and self-isolation are likely to be more effective in reducing the transmission rate of the SARS-CoV-2 virus than simply reducing national and international travel

The ideal fabric for homemade masks

December 7, 2020 5:28 pm Published by

A mixture of cotton and natural silk or chiffon is the best combination for making homemade masks capable of blocking the SARS-CoV-2 virus

Virus on the attack

December 7, 2020 5:27 pm Published by

Transmission electron microscope images provide a detailed look at how SARS-CoV-2 attacks, infects, and replicates in a culture of Vero cells