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Data de publicação: 10/06/2021 - 09:41
"Data and information will be fundamental to understand the dynamics of health inequality reduction processes and establish better public policies and institutional arrangements to respond to and prevent upcoming crises, while contributing to the Unified Health System [SUS, acronym in Portuguese for the Brazilian public health system] improvement", said Nísia Trindade this Monday (September 7), during the event organized by...
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Data de publicação: 09/06/2021 - 09:40
The Bulletin of the Fiocruz COVID-19 Observatory, released last Friday (June 4th), concluded there is a rising trend for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in 12 states, in addition to the Federal District, in epidemiological week 21, between May 23rd and 29th. All regions have worrying figures, mainly those in the South and in the Central-West Brazilian regions. About 96% of SARS cases are caused by the new coronavirus. The relation...
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Data de publicação: 07/06/2021 - 13:01
The Independent Panel on Pandemic Preparedness1 released on 11 May adds to the mounting calls for a new Pandemic Treaty that would address gaps in the global governance of threats to global health security. The emerging debate has quickly turned to focus on questions of structure and forms — a United Nations treaty or a framework convention under the auspices of the WHO, and verification and enforcement mechanisms — as well as...
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Data de publicação: 02/06/2021 - 17:37
International education webinar brings a circle of conversations with Brazilian researchers and their experiences in Germany and a German researcher experiencing our research institutions. In a new edition of the PrInt Fiocruz-Capes International Seminar, the Brazil-Germany International Education Initiative organizes an online event to be held on June 8, 2021 at 10:00 am. Seeking to stimulate the interest in scientific and cultural...
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Data de publicação: 02/06/2021 - 17:18
Fiocruz and its Immunobiological Technology Institute (Biomanguinhos/Fiocruz) signed, on Tuesday (6/1), the contract for Technology Transfer of the COVID-19 vaccine (recombinant) with AstraZeneca for the 100% national production of the immunizing agent. The contract formalizes the transfer of knowledge that has already been passed on by the technological partner to speed up the production of the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) at the...
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Data de publicação: 01/06/2021 - 14:08
The operational activities pertaining to international exchange feature drafting agreements, contracts, and/or memoranda of understanding with institutions from partner countries, procedures for time spent abroad, orientation on applications for special passports and requests for third party notes, and receiving foreign colleagues at the Foundation. International Agreements These are formal instruments for establishing and strengthening...
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Data de publicação: 31/05/2021 - 15:07
Three projects, seven minutes of exhibition for each plus a private room to discuss them, exchange knowledge and pursue partnerships. The first edition of Translation Together Connect Series, last Friday (May 28), was a sort of pilot program for the webinars that are expected to become monthly, in an attempt to bring together members of this global alliance and boost projects in the field of translational science. Three Fiocruz researchers,...
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Data de publicação: 31/05/2021 - 10:16
This Wednesday (26/5), at a Deliberative Session at the Plenary, the Chamber of Deputies approved Bill 2077/2019 that establishes the title of Public Health National Heritage and awards it to Fiocruz. The title is granted to governmental and private non-profit institutions who provide relevant and remarkable services to public health and that have technical, scientific, educational, wellfare activities, activities of social participation,...
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Data de publicação: 31/05/2021 - 09:35
The past few years have been frustrating for the international climate change agenda. The United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP25) took place in 2019 in Madrid, but it was far from peaceful, after its cancellation in Brazil and in Chile. Many issues were left to be solved the following year, but in 2020, for the first time, the Convention did not happen, because of the pandemic. There is much catching up to be done and high...
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Data de publicação: 28/05/2021 - 11:43
In a paper published (5/25) on Nature Medicine, researchers of the Fiocruz Genomic Network and of partner institutions point to the cause of the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the state of Amazonas and of the successive replacements of lineages of Sars-CoV-2. The study shows that these factors have been boosted by a combination of reduced social distancing measures and the appearance of a new, more transmissible form of the virus,...
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Data de publicação: 25/05/2021 - 10:24
The rapid spread of some Sars-CoV-2 variants has been associated with reports of COVID-19 reinfection, based, for example, on the P.1 high prevalence in the first two months after its emergence. Given this scenario, researchers from Fiocruz Pernambuco and Foundation's Genomics Network members sought to verify what the real mechanisms behind reinfection might be. The initial hypothesis was that a greater competence of the new variants would...
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Data de publicação: 24/05/2021 - 17:32
Beatriz Grinsztejn, head of the INI’s Laboratory of Clinical Research on STDs and AIDS, was granted last Wednesday (March 19) the Ward Cates Spirit Award by the HIV Prevention Tests Network (HPTN). Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the United States, attended the event. The award was given by Myron Cohen, the main investigator of the network. More than one thousand...
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Data de publicação: 24/05/2021 - 16:54
If the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect worldwide, recovery provides an opportunity for long-overdue changes to finally happen. It is not enough to think of returning to normality as it was before, because this would not be good for anyone, it is necessary to correct the course and direct science, technology, and innovation towards meeting social, environmental, and health objectives. It was on this line of reflection that the...
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Data de publicação: 21/05/2021 - 10:47
The Observatory of Sustainable and Healthy Territories of Bocaina (OTSS), a partnership between Fiocruz and the Traditional Communities Forum (FCT), was appointed as one of the 10 most innovative initiatives for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation in Brazil by 2021. The selection was announced by the Civil Society Working Group for Agenda 2030 (WG 2030 Agenda) and the Institute for Democracy and Sustainability (IDS Brasil...
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Data de publicação: 19/05/2021 - 12:35
A study coordinated by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) is helping to understand why some critically ill patients submitted to mechanical ventilation manage to leave the ICU, while others do not survive. The research indicates that the presence of the human endogenous retrovirus K (HERV-K) is associated not only with worsening disease but also with early mortality. From March to December 2020, the study Human endogenous retrovirus K...
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Data de publicação: 19/05/2021 - 10:50
The dengue virus is one of the greatest threats to public health in globe tropical regions, and especially in Brazil, where annual epidemics lead to thousands of Brazilians sickness. In the year 2019 alone, there were 2.1 million cases. However, something very intriguing happened in the years 2017-2018, right after the zika, dengue and chikungunya virus’s triple epidemic in 2016. Dengue fever case numbers were reported well below average...
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Data de publicação: 18/05/2021 - 15:23
A mixture of expectation and hope took over Botucatu, in the interior of São Paulo, this weekend. The city was chosen to be the stage for an unprecedented research that kicked off last Sunday (5/16), with the mass vaccination against COVID-19 of the entire adult population. More than 63,000 Botucatu residents were immunized in just one day, exceeding the expectation that 60,000 people would receive the first dose this Sunday. Minister of...
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Data de publicação: 14/05/2021 - 15:43
The name of the most recent seminar of the Fiocruz Global Health Center (CRIS in the Portuguese acronym), last Wednesday (May 12th), came from a question: Ibero-America - A New Space for Health Diplomacy? And it ended with an answer. For most of the event’s attendees, diplomats and experts on both sides of the Atlantic, the pandemic accelerated a process of cooperation that had already been taking place in the region, put health under the...
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Data de publicação: 13/05/2021 - 13:09
There is little data available on the mental health of young indigenous people. In this context, between December 2020 and January 2021, scientists from the Research Center Leônidas & Maria Deane (Fiocruz Amazonia) carried out a diagnostic study that involved eight regions of the Amazon and that resulted in a better understanding of the effects of COVID-19 in this population group. “The study focused on the...
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Data de publicação: 13/05/2021 - 11:57
Fiocruz is taking part of the survey COVID-19: our care, our actions, their effects, with the goal of getting to know better the treatments and preventive actions that people from all over the world have been experiencing in the context of the disease. Spearheaded by the Antenna Foundation, a Swiss NGO that offers technological and medical solutions to populations in need, the survey boasts the collaboration of universities and research...
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Data de publicação: 11/05/2021 - 08:58
Although studies suggest that children and adolescents attending summer camps and social events may carry COVID-19 into their homes, work by researchers at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), the University of California (UCLA), and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) indicates that they more often become infected by adults than act as transmitters. A preview of the article SARS-CoV-2 Infection Dynamics in Children...
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Data de publicação: 10/05/2021 - 14:01
Establishing a dialog between scientific development and social development was one of the proposals presented by Fiocruz’s president, Nísia Trindade Lima, in the event What Needs to be Done?: Biomedical and Public Health Research in Brazil and the US Post-COVID, promoted by Yale University. The president emphasized the social nature of the pandemic and the need to consider the organization of social protection as a fundamental...
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Data de publicação: 06/05/2021 - 17:33
“If you ask me whether we were prepared for this pandemic, I say that, obviously, we were not. If the question is whether we should be prepared for the next pandemics, I clearly say yes. We heard a lot of talk about the resilience and strengthening of healthcare systems, but we must turn speeches into actions.” This was one of the statements made by Carissa Etienne, director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), last Friday...
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Data de publicação: 06/05/2021 - 17:00
Promoting the discussion on new strategies to increase research, technological development, and innovation at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), with speakers from development agencies and national and international academic centers dedicated to new methodologies for the governance of science and technology, technological and scientific prospecting, knowledge and innovation management. It is for this purpose that the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (...
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Data de publicação: 06/05/2021 - 08:01
The pandemic brought challenges, but also opportunities, according to lecturers on the 6th annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology, and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), also known as the STI Forum. In Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic, the forum’s first session, on Tuesday May 4th, specialists on the fields of sciences, technology and economics analyzed the scenario and looked for ways to recover and...
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