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Data de publicação: 24/01/2023 - 16:03
Fiocruz, in partnership with the company Microbiológica and the Center of Innovation and Preclinical Studies (CIEnP), is trying to develop an oral antiviral against COVID-19. The substance, named MB-905 by the researchers, was purified from kinetin and has been shown to be effective in inhibiting the replication of Sars-CoV-2 in human liver and lung cell lines, and in helping to halt the inflammatory process triggered by the virus. The...
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Data de publicação: 24/01/2023 - 14:57
Released this Thursday (01/19), a study by the COVID-19 Fiocruz Observatory points out that, in 2020, there was a 40% excess of maternal deaths, when compared to previous years. Even considering the expected increase in overall deaths as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was still a 14% excess. The research, which estimated the excess of maternal deaths caused directly and indirectly by COVID-19 in Brazil in the year of 2020, was...
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Data de publicação: 24/01/2023 - 11:21
Fiocruz set up, this Monday (1/23), a Situation Room to articulate actions to support the Brazilian Ministry of Health (MS) and the Special Secretariat for Indigenous Health (Sesai, in the Portuguese acronym) in face of the health emergency that affects indigenous populations in Yanomami territory. Some researchers from the area of indigenous health and infectious disease specialists from Fiocruz are already there to support the first actions...
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Data de publicação: 17/01/2023 - 12:36
Late 1922. Scientist Olympio da Fonseca Filho returned to Brazil after specializing in mycology [the study of fungi] in the United States. With him, a collection of more than 800 specimens of these organisms that would give rise to the current Collection of Cultures of Filamentous Fungi (CCFF) of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz). IOC/Fiocruz Fungi Collection houses historical samples and maintains centennial specimens preserved in...
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Data de publicação: 10/01/2023 - 15:44
Established through the cooperation between Fiocruz and the National Institute of Health of Mozambique (INS), in Africa, the Post-Graduate Program in Health Sciences completed, at the end of 2022, its fifth academic master's class, with the graduation of 11 more masters. Created in 2008, the course has reached the milestone of 61 master's graduates. The program focuses on health professionals from Mozambique, mainly from the INS, aimed...
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Data de publicação: 06/01/2023 - 11:23
Despite vaccine availability, rotaviruses still account for the majority of severe cases of diarrhea in children under 5 years of age in low- and middle-income countries, causing more than 200,000 deaths each year. This is what has been pointed out by a large study conducted by the Global Pediatric Diarrhea Surveillance Network, coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO) with the participation of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz...
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Data de publicação: 06/01/2023 - 10:23
The annual meeting of the Global Sustainable Technology and Innovation Conference (G-Stic) will take place for the first time in the Americas, from February 13th to 15th, more precisely in Rio de Janeiro. Co-hosted by Fiocruz, the theme of the event will be “For an equitable and sustainable future: Innovative technological solutions for a better post-pandemic recovery”, gathering important names in the fields of science, technology,...
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Data de publicação: 03/01/2023 - 15:21
Published this Monday (1/2) in the Official Gazette of the Union, Ordinance 1.421/2022 designates the executive director of Fiocruz, Mario Moreira, for the position of acting president of the Foundation, in which he should remain until April 2nd. During this period, a new electoral process will be carried out for the Presidency, in view of the appointment of Nísia Trindade Lima as Brazilian Minister of Health. At Fiocruz since...
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Data de publicação: 03/01/2023 - 10:45
The Institute of Science and Technology in Biomodels (ICTB/Fiocruz) is the technical-scientific unit of Fiocruz responsible for studies, development and production in the field of laboratory animal science (LAS). For ethical reasons, all activities are carried out according to the 3Rs principle (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement), and the use of alternative methods to replace or reduce the number of animals in research is an important...
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Data de publicação: 30/12/2022 - 15:00
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Data de publicação: 30/12/2022 - 10:06
An article led by the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz) reported the first case in Brazil of meningoencephalitis caused by the fungus Penicillium chrysogenum. Rarely pointed out as an etiological agent of diseases in humans, the microorganism caused severe infection in a patient’s brain and meninges in the city of Rio de Janeiro, leading to her death. The report was published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases. '...
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Data de publicação: 28/12/2022 - 10:21
In the first two years of the pandemic, 40,830 children and teenagers lost their mothers to COVID-19 in Brazil. The conclusion is from an unprecedented study carried out by researchers from Fiocruz and the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), released by the Observatory of Children’s Health (Observa Infância). The article with the results was published with open access (12/19) in the Springer Nature Journal Archives of Public...
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Data de publicação: 28/12/2022 - 09:54
After four webinars, the series of virtual meetings between the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Fiocruz in 2022 came to an end this Thursday (12/22). In the last months, scientists from both institutions have met to exchange knowledge and debate infectious diseases, deepening themselves into the topics "Microbiology", "Prevention", "Technology" and “Viruses”. The meetings, a result of a mutual...
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Data de publicação: 26/12/2022 - 12:23
A reference in the implementation and expansion of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to HIV in Brazil, Mexico and Peru, the ImPrEP project just had its main results presented in the December 21 edition of The Lancet HIV, one of the most prestigious world scientific publications. The full article is free and signed by the ImPrEP Study Group. In recognition of the importance of the study, the journal published a specific editorial about it,...
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Data de publicação: 22/12/2022 - 14:24
Nísia Trindade Lima has been president of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) since 2017. She holds a PhD in Sociology (1997), a Master's in Political Science (1989), from the University Research Institute of Rio de Janeiro (Iuperj, current Iesp), and a degree in Social Sciences from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (Uerj, 1980). Her doctoral thesis entitled “Um Sertão Chamado Brasil” won the Prize for Best...
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Data de publicação: 22/12/2022 - 14:06
The first woman to be Fiocruz president, a position she has held since 2017, Nísia Trindade Lima is also the first woman to head the Brazilian Ministry of Health from January 2023. The announcement was made on December 22 by president-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in Brasilia. The executive director of the Foundation, Mario Moreira, was named acting president of Fiocruz, remaining in this position until April 2nd....
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Data de publicação: 19/12/2022 - 15:51
Vitamin B1 plays a relevant role for good brain functioning, and chronic deficiency of this nutrient can generate a number of neurological and cognitive problems. This is because the lack of B1 in the body, for a prolonged period, leads to the death of neurons and other cells, compromising functions of different regions of the brain, including the hippocampus, the structure responsible for the constitution of new memories. Until then, scientific...
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Data de publicação: 14/12/2022 - 16:36
Overcoming frontiers and expanding its international reach, the Fiocruz Virtual Campus, in a first-time agreement with the National Institute of Health Mozambique, will begin holding qualification courses for the African institution offered in the remote modality. The initiative is developed within the Coopbrass Project - Health Research and Education Network: South-South Cooperation between Fiocruz and Mozambique Institutions - and intends to...
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Data de publicação: 05/12/2022 - 12:23
The partnership between Fiocruz and the University of Oxford has been expanding since 2019, when a Memorandum of Understanding was signed to formalize concrete collaboration lines. Beginning with the creation of an institutional hub on The Global Health Network (TGHN) platform, now the Foundation has taken up the task of articulating a Latin-American network to strengthen research in health. The launch took place during the TGHN Conference, on...
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Data de publicação: 05/12/2022 - 11:51
The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation was one of the winners of the sixth edition of the 2022 Capes-Elsevier Awards, announced Tuesday night, November 29, in Brasilia. The award recognized 13 learning and research institutions for their national contribution and production. Fiocruz won in three categories: Science production cited in public policies; Contribution to COVID-19 research; and Impact of international collaboration. Representing Fiocruz...
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Data de publicação: 02/12/2022 - 11:06
A national collaboration between researchers from Fiocruz and from 25 other Brazilian institutions grouped in the Brazilian Consortium of Cohorts related to the zika virus (ZBC Consortium), with support of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), assessed the impact of infection by the zika virus during pregnancy on the health of the babies. Published in The Lancet Regional Health - Americas last Monday (November 28), the...
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Data de publicação: 30/11/2022 - 16:27
Fiocruz attended the 150 years of Oswaldo Cruz and the 200 years of Louis Pasteur symposium, organized by the National Academy of Medicine (ANM, in the French acronym). Fiocruz president, Nísia Trindade Lima; the vice-president of Research, Innovation and Production in Health (VPPIS/Fiocruz), Marco Krieger, and Cláudio Tadeu Daniel-Ribeiro, scholar and researcher of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz), represented the...
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Data de publicação: 30/11/2022 - 15:10
The Pasteur Network Annual Meeting 2022 was held this Monday and Tuesday (11/28 and 29), bringing together representatives of the scientific community linked to the network around the world to discuss challenges and paths for public health. The meeting took place in Rome, Italy, and had the participation of Fiocruz representatives. Among them, the professor and researcher Wilson Savino, who moderated the plenary session 2, about “...
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Data de publicação: 29/11/2022 - 15:34
Between 7 and 19 December, Montreal, Canada, will be hosting the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CDB), known as the Biodiversity Summit. Researchers Manuela da Silva, Márcia Chame, Marcelo Pelajo and Guilherme Franco Netto will be part of the Brazilian delegation, representing Fiocruz. Marcia Chame is coordinator of the Institutional Platform for Biodiversity and Wildlife...
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Data de publicação: 29/11/2022 - 12:22
On November 23rd, Fiocruz and Servier Institute signed a memorandum of understanding that establishes the foundations for technical cooperation in order to hold the second edition of the International Fiocruz/Servier Award, the first of its kind in the field of oncology. Overall, €150,000 will be going to three innovative research projects that focus on cancer treatment. The announcement is expected to be launched by the end of January 2023...
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