Editorial

It is exciting to realize that the Newsletter is establishing itself as a communication vehicle between the Redoxoma group and a now expanded array of colleagues from Brazil and abroad. Welcome to all of you.

Thanks to the work of many colleagues, we have very exciting contributions, which emanate from research supported by our CEPID-Fapesp. In this issue, we can walk through intriguing paths, starting really from the beginning – with redox threads to the origin of life! And we end in a bold way, with a short essay from an experienced academic clinician, on how he interprets our redox area – leading us to think over where we should at the end direct our efforts. In

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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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