Calls for Applications

Cooperation between Brazilian research foundations and UK Academies stimulates the mobility of young UK scientists to visit research groups in Brazil to short-term (from 7 days to 12 months) and medium to long term (from 6 months to 36 months). For the São Paulo state, it is also offered an opportunity for young investigators from the UK to start a research career in a university or research institution in the State of São Paulo. The required documentation for the proposals must be submitted to FAPESP before October 23, 2015 (http://www.fapesp.br/en/8951<span

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INTERVIEW Etelvino José Henriques Bechara: On fireflies and mental illnesses

Pesquisa FAPESP

http://revistapesquisa.fapesp.br/en/2015/03/23/etelvino-jose-henriques-bechara-on-fireflies-and-mental-illnesses

INTERVIEW
Etelvino José Henriques Bechara: On fireflies and mental illnesses

Chemist explains how highly reactive compounds known as free radicals act in cells, psychiatric disorders and glowing termite mounds

CARLOS FIORAVANTI | ED. 229 | MARCH 2015

While awaiting the response to his request for reinstatement to the University of São Paulo Chemistry Institute (IQ-USP), Etelvino Bechara said he had been without a laboratory, money with which to pursue research and students with whom to divvy up the work.  Despite all that, he never stopped exploring the paths that opened before him – ever since leaving Caparaó, the small town in Minas Gerais State where he was born and learned to read and write with adults at night school under lantern light.  On a day in

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