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Data de publicação: 19/02/2020 - 15:55
A research by Fiocruz Minas has shown that Lamp, the test used to detect a series of infectious diseases, can also be used to diagnose human visceral leishmaniasis. The study by the PCPP, the Group of Clinical Researches and Public Policies on Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, was recently published in the BioMed Research International magazine. To verify the efficacy of the Lamp test, the researchers used the technique on blood samples that...
Data de publicação: 19/02/2020 - 14:39
The Department of Policies for Pharmaceutical Drugs and Assistance (NAF) of the National School of Public Health (Ensp/Fiocruz) has been redesignated as a Collaborating Center of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), part of the World Health Organization (WHO), in the area of Pharmaceutical Policies, at the end of 2019. Granted for the sixth time in a row, the redesignation is valid for a four-year period. The role played by NAF as a PAHO...
Data de publicação: 19/02/2020 - 14:38
The Department of Policies for Pharmaceutical Drugs and Assistance (NAF) of the National School of Public Health (Ensp/Fiocruz) has been redesignated as a Collaborating Center of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), part of the World Health Organization (WHO), in the area of Pharmaceutical Policies, at the end of 2019. Granted for the sixth time in a row, the redesignation is valid for a four-year period. The role played by NAF as a PAHO...
Data de publicação: 19/02/2020 - 14:21
A group of researchers made a critical analysis of the current system of clinical classification of chikungunya cases. According to the scientists, with the emergency of the chikungunya virus transmission in the Americas beginning in 2013, it became clear that the classification of cases as acute, sub-acute and chronic has been insufficient, as it does not include the classification needs presented in some patients. In addition, this...
Data de publicação: 18/02/2020 - 15:35
On February 8, the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed the results of its 2020 Dr. Lee Jong-wook Public Health award, won by the coordinator of the Global Network of Human Milk Banks (rBLH in the Brazilian Portuguese abbreviation) and researcher of the National Institute for the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents Fernandes Figueira (IFF/Fiocruz), João Aprígio Guerra de Almeida.   The award given by WHO pays...
Data de publicação: 12/02/2020 - 11:36
With the inauguration of the new Comandante Ferraz Antarctica Station on January 15, Fiocruz now relies on a permanent laboratory in the continent. Fiolab is the result of a cooperation agreement signed with the Secretary of the Interministerial Commission for Marine Resources (Secirm/Brazilian Navy), and will be a biosafety laboratory prepared to respond to the country’s needs regarding epidemiological and public health surveillance and...
Data de publicação: 12/02/2020 - 11:10
Fiocruz takes part on a meeting of hundreds of scientists from all over the world at the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO), in Geneva, on February 11 and 12, to discuss how research can be used to intensify efforts to combat the new coronavirus. Fiocruz's president, Nísia Trindade Lima, is one of the chairpersons of the last day sessions, which will define the priorities of a global research agenda. President...
Data de publicação: 06/02/2020 - 10:25
It is not easy to surprise a scientist as experienced as Carlos Medicis Morel, general coordinator of the Center for Technological Development in Health (CDTS) of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), former president of the institution and former director of TDR, Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases of the World Health Organization (WHO). But this is exactly what happened in February 2017, when the researcher visited...
Data de publicação: 04/02/2020 - 14:33
Fiocruz is the reference institution in Brazil for testing the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and has been working closely with the country´s Ministry of Health (MoH) to ensure timely and reliable diagnostic and response. On January 24, Fiocruz created a Health Situation Center dedicated to expanding knowledge and monitoring of the situation of the new coronavirus. The meetings bring together researchers, managers and technicians of the...
Data de publicação: 04/02/2020 - 11:40
Starting this week, Brazil will gain a weight boost in the national response to a possible introduction of the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the country. Together with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), specialists from the Laboratory of Respiratory And Measles Virus of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz), which acts as the National Reference Center in Respiratory Viruses for the Ministry of Health, promoted the training of...
Data de publicação: 31/01/2020 - 14:14
With support of Fiocruz, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics has issued on January 29th a Call for Action to research funders, governments, and others involved in health research systems for a more ethical and collaborative approach to conducting research during emergencies such as infectious disease outbreaks. The latest novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, illustrates how suddenly new threats can emerge, and the important role that...
Data de publicação: 02/01/2020 - 13:36
Archaeopaleontological collection aims to preserve and provide for scientific research unique and unrecoverable material from ancient times, which can be confronted with current samples and, thus, to support the formation of specialists and studies on the history of diseases from the past to the presente, the distribution of parasite and host species and their pathways for dispersal and migration, biological, ecological and cultural...
Data de publicação: 16/12/2019 - 15:38
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Data de publicação: 16/12/2019 - 12:29
Four years after the launching of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by the United Nations (UN), there is a consensus among specialists that the expected progress is not taking place. This means it will not be possible to achieve the goals agreed by the countries without changing things. With the goal of accelerating the progress in the search for solution against today’s great problems, the Global Sustainable...
Data de publicação: 16/12/2019 - 11:59
The National Institute for Quality Control in Health (INCQS/Fiocruz) participated (11/5 to 7) of the 3rd General Meeting of the WHO-National Control Laboratory Network for Biologicals, in Johannesburg, South Africa. During the meeting, it was discussed the possibility of turning INCQS/Fiocruz into an effective member of the Network. The chief of the Bacterial Vaccines sector of the Immunology Department, Alexandre Dias, was the representative...
Data de publicação: 16/12/2019 - 11:27
Paulo Carvalho, researcher at the Carlos Chagas Institute / Fiocruz Paraná, was one of the two winners of the Pasteur Network Talent 2019 award. The award ceremony took place during the 51st annual meeting of directors of the International Network of the Pasteur Institute, held from 12 to 15 November at the Pasteur Center in the Republic of Cameroon. The goal of the award is to acknowledge and support career development for researchers...
Data de publicação: 16/12/2019 - 11:04
Researchers of the World Mosquito Program (WMP) presented on 11/21 new evidence of the reduction of arbovirus-caused diseases in areas where Aedes aegypti with Wolbachia were released, in Brazil, Indonesia, Vietnam and Australia. Wolbachia is an intracellular bacterium that, once present inside mosquitoes, prevents dengue, zika and chikungunya viruses from developing within these insects, therefore reducing the transmission of the diseases....
Data de publicação: 12/12/2019 - 16:30
“For the first time in almost 70 years, Brazil has achieved the Anvisa [the Brazilian agency for food and drug administration] registration of a new drug against malaria vivax” - this was how Dhélio Batista Pereira, public health researcher at Fiocruz Rondônia and at the Center for Tropical Medicine Research (Cepem), announced the most recent victory in the fight against a disease that affects about 7.5 million people...
Data de publicação: 12/12/2019 - 16:16
This November, Nutrition students and professionals of the city of Beira, in the province of Sofala, Mozambique, took part in a training course on anthropometric measurements and in field interviews taught by Fiocruz. The goal was to qualify them to make a 24-hour Diary, a technique consisting of defining and quantifying all foods and beverages ingested in the period prior to the interview (in this case, in the last 24 hours), to assess the...
Data de publicação: 11/12/2019 - 16:09
Fiocruz received a Dutch delegation that was in Brazil for prospection meetings involving big data in the areas of health and life sciences, on the 11/29. In addition to representatives of the Dutch government, the group also included professionals from different universities in Holland.  The delegation was able to get to know Fiocruz’s actions regarding big data, such as the National Laboratory of Scientific Computing (LNCC) and...
Data de publicação: 10/12/2019 - 15:39
Quem somos (inglês)   O Programa de Computação Científica da Fiocruz (Procc/Fiocruz) é uma inciativa da Fiocruz para trabalhar em favor do desenvolvimento e da aplicação de métodos matemáticos e estatísticos inovadores em pesquisas no campo das biociências, prioritariamente as desenvolvidas na Fundação. Seu objetivo é manter a alta...
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Data de publicação: 09/12/2019 - 15:41
Queen Mary University of London, Fiocruz, and Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) have pledged £40,000 each in seed funding for the development of research collaborations following workshops which aimed to establish scalable projects to generate impact in Brazil. The funding will be used to create the “Brazil Accelerator Fund”, applications are opened to the staff of the institutions till january 31st.. At...
Data de publicação: 09/12/2019 - 15:30
The experience of Fiocruz when it comes to health and knowledge production, and how this expertise can benefit developing countries, was subject of an exclusive panel at the Nairobi Summit, an event organized jointly by the governments of Kenya and Danmark and by the United Nations Population Fund (Unfpa) that took place on 11/12. The Summit brought together governments, society, scholars and activitists from all over the world to evaluate the...
Data de publicação: 09/12/2019 - 13:45
A Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz), a Queen Mary Universidade de Londres (QMUL) e a Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) firmaram uma parceria para o financiamento inicial de £40.000 cada uma, para o desenvolvimento de colaborações de pesquisa. O financiamento será usado para criar o 'Brazil Accelerator Fund', com inscrições abertas para as três instituiç...
Data de publicação: 09/12/2019 - 13:36
Formulário de incrição para o edital Fiocruz, QMUL e FGV - Brazil Accelerator Fund.


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