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Data de publicação: 28/09/2022 - 16:09
In a recent qualification course on the diagnosis of tegumentary leishmaniasis and patient care, health workers from Belize, a country in the East coast of Central America, were trained in Porto Velho. Attendants were able to follow, in practical terms, all phases of the care provided to previously scheduled patients, from reception and medical consultation at the dermatology clinic of the Rondônia Center for Tropical Medicine (Cemetron)...
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Data de publicação: 26/09/2022 - 11:04
Social and environmental determinants of health are the main investigation subject of a vast research program led by the Centre for Data and Knowledge Integration for Health (Cidacs/Fiocruz Bahia) together with researchers from Brazil, the United Kingdom, and Ecuador. Brazilian and European investigators had already been dedicated to studies that evaluate the impacts of public policies on social inequalities in health in Brazil since 2017,...
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Data de publicação: 23/09/2022 - 15:58
Between January and August 2019, sixteen indigenous children died in Alto do Rio Purus, in the state of Acre. The youngest was only a one-month-old baby. All died of diarrhea. These cases are worthy of notice and science show that it is not a temporary crisis. We are talking about a chronic condition caused by the living and health conditions of indigenous children in Brazil. According to an article published in the October issue of The Lancet...
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Data de publicação: 23/09/2022 - 11:18
Through its Institute of Technology in Immunobiologicals (Bio-Manguinhos), Fiocruz was granted by the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency, last Tuesday (20 September) the definitive registration for the OPXV/MPXV/VZV/RP Multiplex Molecular Kit for the diagnosis of monkeypox and other diseases with similar symptoms, in a differential manner. The Institute, therefore, becomes the holder of the first registration of a diagnostic product for the...
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Data de publicação: 22/09/2022 - 13:19
Over the last century, poliomyelitis affected hundreds of thousands of people, causing irreversible paralysis and claiming lives. Global vaccination efforts against this infectious and contagious disease, however, managed to drastically reduce its dissemination and impact. These efforts are currently being put to the test by recent challenges such as the Covid-19 pandemic, natural disasters, and armed conflicts, in addition to vaccine hesitation...
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Data de publicação: 20/09/2022 - 16:26
Researchers at the Carlos Chagas Institute (Fiocruz Paraná) have used techniques such as artificial intelligence (AI) to assess the influence of exposome on skin health. It is the combination of environmental, behavioral and hormonal factors (such as UV radiation, smoking and pollution) that cumulatively can affect the skin's biological functions and accelerate its aging. The study won the Vichy Exposome Grant 2022, one of the most...
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Data de publicação: 14/09/2022 - 11:52
The Management Report, published on June 2, offers a thorough picture of the efforts undertaken by Fiocuz to offer quick responses to the Brazilian population in the fight against COVID-19. From the generation of knowledge and the diffusion of technical information for the population and managers to the unprecedented technology transfer that made it possible to manufacture vaccines that are 100% Brazilian, therefore ensuring the immunization of...
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Data de publicação: 06/09/2022 - 15:12
The "Letter to Candidates for the Presidency and Society" aims to contribute to the electoral debate, based on ten guidelines, which summarize a set of proposals for fields directly related to Brazilians' health and the country's development  
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Data de publicação: 06/09/2022 - 14:37
The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) publishes its Letter to Candidates for the Presidency and Society. With the title Sustainable Development with Equity, Health and Democracy, the document seeks to contribute to the electoral debate, based on ten guidelines, which summarize a set of proposals for fields directly related to Brazilians' health and the country's development. The letter was sent to the campaign coordinators of all...
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Data de publicação: 31/08/2022 - 17:06
Image obtained by researchers at the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz) shows the moment in which a cell undergoes a degeneration process after infection by the monkeypox virus. Cell alteration caused by viral infection (photo: Milene Dias Miranda, IOC/Fiocruz) To capture the cytopathic effect in monolayer, as it is called scientifically, inoculation of the clinical sample from an infected patient into Vero lineage cells, a model often...
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Data de publicação: 31/08/2022 - 15:35
In 1848, Phineas Gage, a 25-year-old American railroad worker had his skull pierced by an iron bar, which caused damage to his frontal lobe. After that, Gage showed changes in his personality, attributed at the time to possible injuries to his left frontal region. On August 15, 2012, 24-year-old Brazilian E.L. suffered a similar accident at a construction site: a rebar fell from the 5th floor piercing the right side of his skull and his frontal...
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Data de publicação: 31/08/2022 - 11:12
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Data de publicação: 30/08/2022 - 11:43
By analyzing the data of the beginning of the vaccination against COVID-19 in Brazil, in 2021, a study published on Wednesday (August 17th) in The Lancet Regional health - Americas indicates that primary health care was determining to mitigate the inequalities in the vaccine coverage in Brazil. The research was led by a Fiocruz researcher, in a collaboration with researchers from PUC-Rio (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro), the...
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Data de publicação: 25/08/2022 - 16:26
This Monday (29/08) begins a new series of four webinars that Fiocruz and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) carry out on infectious diseases. The meetings are the result of a joint effort to promote scientific collaboration, enhance mutual understanding and strengthen national health capacity. Foundation and CAS researchers will discuss microbiology, pandemic prevention and control. Check the schedule and list of webinar participants...
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Data de publicação: 23/08/2022 - 11:29
A study from Fiocruz Minas observed that vitamin B12 regulates inflammatory processes that, during infection by the Sars-CoV-2 virus, are deregulated and lead to the COVID-19 worsening. The research compared blood samples from hospitalized patients with severe and moderate forms of the disease with blood samples from healthy people (volunteers without COVID-19), analyzing the expression of all genes by the defense cells, the leukocytes, in each...
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Data de publicação: 22/08/2022 - 16:13
At a moment when researchers of Fiocruz program in Antarctica are getting ready for their new expeditions by the end of the year, the Foundation was visited, on the last August 15th, by the new secretary of the Interministerial Committee for the Sea Resources (Secirm/ Brazilian Navy), rear admiral Marco Antonio Linhares. Greeted by Fiocruz president, Nísia Trindade de Lima, and by the vice-president of Production and Innovation in Health...
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Data de publicação: 22/08/2022 - 15:34
Director of the Institute of Tropical Medicine of Antwerp (ITM), in Belgium, Marc-Alain Widdowson visited Fiocruz (8/8) to talk about the possibility of international cooperation between the institutions. After visiting the architectural monuments of the Foundation, Marc-Alain met with the vice-president of Education, Information and Communication (Vpeic/Fiocruz), Cristiani Machado, and with the vice-president of Research and Biological...
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Data de publicação: 16/08/2022 - 12:33
In a courtesy visit on the morning of last Tuesday (August 11th), the new British general consul in Brazil, Anjoum Noorani, had a meeting with Fiocruz’s president, Nísia Trindade Lima, to know more about the forms of cooperation between the United Kingdom and the Foundation, catch up on common interests and debate future opportunities that are aligned to the principles of the British government. The consul was accompanied by the...
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Data de publicação: 12/08/2022 - 11:39
While he prepares himself to take the executive director office of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) in the next month, Luis Pizarro was in Fiocruz last Monday (August 8th) to debate the content of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a strategic alliance between the organization and the Foundation. Throughout the day, partnerships in matters such as Open Science and data sharing, development of vaccines and diagnosis,...
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Data de publicação: 12/08/2022 - 10:34
On this Wednesday (August 10th), the CUIDA Chagas project launches its digital platforms aiming at increasing the visibility of Chagas disease and promoting its activities. Besides the website (www.cuidachagas.org), CUIDA Chagas starts its way on social networks with a Facebook page and Instagram account. The project, coordinated by the Evandro Chagas National Infectiology Institute (INI/Fiocruz), has a partnership with the Instituto Nacional de...
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Data de publicação: 10/08/2022 - 18:52
On July 8, Fiocruz welcomed a delegation from the University of Lille, France, with the goal of strengthening cooperation between the two institutions. Professor Didier Gosset, ambassador of the university and advisor to the presidency, and the director of International Development, Joseph Armando Soba, were received by members of the Vice-Presidency of Education, Information and Communication (VPEIC) and of the Fiocruz Global Health Center (...
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Data de publicação: 10/08/2022 - 11:18
Researchers of Fiocruz Bahia analyzed blood biomarkers to understand the causes of the worsening of COVID-19 in patients with pre-diabetes mellitus. An association was observed between the levels of the cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6) and the development of severe cases of the disease. The study also observed that patients did not present severe sequelae three months after recovering. Led by researchers Natália Machado and Viviane...
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Data de publicação: 10/08/2022 - 09:46
Beatriz Grinsztejn, an infectious disease physician and researcher of the Evandro Chagas National Infectiology Institute (INI/Fiocruz) took office yesterday (August 2nd) as the elected president of the International Aids Society(IAS) for the 2024-2026 period. Grinsztejn is the first Latin American woman to hold the post. The announcement was made during the ending ceremony of the 24th International AIDS Conference, in Montreal (Canada) - an...
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Data de publicação: 04/08/2022 - 12:03
Wednesday (July 27) was the last day of the visit of a delegation from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) to Fiocruz. The group visited the Foundation to discuss the detailed design of the COVID-19 Genomic Surveillance Network Improvement Project. After a series of meetings and visits to Fiocruz laboratories and units, the terms were established in the draft of the meetings, signed on Wednesday. The document is a basis for the...
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Data de publicação: 04/08/2022 - 10:54
On August 8, from 11am to 1:30pm (Brasília time), the Virtual Seminar Social Participation and Health Emergencies will be held. The event will include the launch of the new trilingual course Tools for addressing public health emergencies in the context of civil society, available on the Fiocruz Virtual Campus in Portuguese and in English and Spanish on The Global Health Network (TGHN). In addition to the course, the Policy Brief...
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