Data de publicação: 11/09/2017 - 11:06
Fiocruz scientists in Pernambuco have discovered a substance capable of blocking the production of zika virus in epithelial and neural cells. The finding was published in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents and shows antiviral activity of the substance 6-methyl mercaptopurine riboside (6MMPr) against the zika virus type circulating in Brazil.
The cells are marked in blue color, and infected cells are marked in...
Data de publicação: 06/09/2017 - 14:37
Despite an ocean of distance, Brazil and Mozambique have been working together to train a generation of new African scientists dedicated to local health issues for almost a decade. The International Cooperation Program for Postgraduate Studies in Health Sciences is the result of a partnership between Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) and the National Institute of Health of Mozambique (INS). The initiative, which offers Master's and PhD...
Data de publicação: 06/09/2017 - 14:27
Professionalization, financial sustainability and internationalization are the main challenges of Brazilian journals, mainly in the area of the history of science and health, according to scientific editor of the journal História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos, Marcos Cueto. He drew a panorama of scientific publication in the area in Brazil for an audience of editors of scientific journals from different nationalities...
Data de publicação: 06/09/2017 - 14:24
In recent decades, Brazil has implemented a successful program aimed at training of highly qualified human resources.
According to information from the Center for Management and Strategic Studies, we observed a significant increase in the number of PhDs graduated between 1997 and 2014, from 3,500 to 16,729 doctors / year. In this context, it is worth noting the importance of the Programa Institucional de Bolsas de Iniciação...
Data de publicação: 06/09/2017 - 14:16
The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation and the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI), an organization specialized in education, science and culture that brings together Iberian and Latin American countries, have signed a protocol of technical cooperation intentions on August 7 at the Fiocruz’s headquarters in Rio de Janeiro. The document aims to develop joint programs and scientific exchange, encouraging actions in the fields of...
Data de publicação: 06/09/2017 - 14:05
The 2004 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Aaron Ciechanover, was at Fiocruz on August 11th to have two conversations with students, researchers and the public at large. The Israeli biochemist shared lessons from over 40 years of work and offered suggestions and thoughts on research methods, professional ethics and the current state of international science.
Aaron Ciechanover was received in Manguinhos by the President of Fiocruz, N...
Data de publicação: 05/09/2017 - 15:21
Applications are open until September 29 for the selection process of the Master of Science Program in Clinical Research in Infectious Diseases of The National Institute of Infectology Evandro (INI/Fiocruz). The course aims to train high education professors and Master's Degree investigators qualified for the development of Clinical Research in Infectious Diseases (clinical-operational, clinical-behavioral, clinical-environmental and...
Data de publicação: 31/07/2017 - 22:33
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Data de publicação: 31/07/2017 - 11:41
A study led by the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz) in partnership with the Pasteur Institute in France points to the potential of re-emergence of the urban transmission of yellow fever in Brazil, reinforcing the importance of preventive measures such as vaccination and vector control. In laboratory, scientists measured the efficacy of urban and wild mosquitoes in Rio de Janeiro with regards to the potential of transmitting the yellow...
Data de publicação: 31/07/2017 - 11:30
Ambulatorio Souza Araujo [Souza Araujo Ambulatory], a care unit that provides care to patients with Hansen's disease within the sphere of the Unified Health System (SUS), and Laboratório de Hanseníase [Hansen's Disease Laboratory], both linked to the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz), remain in line with international standards of excellence. The recognition was evaluated by the Joint Commission International (JCI...
Data de publicação: 31/07/2017 - 11:14
During the next five years, researchers Letícia Cardoso, from the National School of Public Health (Ensp/Fiocruz), and Fátima Pina, from the Institute of Communication and Scientific and Technological Information in Health (Icict/Fiocruz), will be committed to answer the following question: can cities in Latin America be healthier? The question is raised on the basis of the international project Building healthier, equitable and...
Data de publicação: 28/07/2017 - 16:38
One year and a half after the start of the international health emergency of microcephaly related to congenital zika virus infection, a new study coordinated by specialists from the National Institute of Women, Children and Adolescents Health Fernandes Figueira (IFF/Fiocruz) found that ocular abnormalities can be the only initial finding of infants whose mothers were infected during pregnancy. According to researchers, the finding...
Data de publicação: 28/07/2017 - 16:22
Repeated discontinuities, tendencies to think in the short term to contain emergencies only, a sometimes tense and sometimes complementary relationship between different cultures, and in the midst of it, a series of practices and efforts to create an inclusive and egalitarian health: these are the four main characteristics of the history of health in Latin America, according to one of its greatest experts, Peruvian historian Marcos Cueto,...
Data de publicação: 28/07/2017 - 14:43
A delegation of health and genomics experts from China visited the Fiocruz campus in Rio de Janeiro, in the last week of June, to discuss future scientific partnerships between Brazil and the Asian country. In several appointments, meetings and lectures, the two parties discussed areas of mutual interest, getting closer to a scientific cooperation agreement.
In a special session jointly organized by the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/...
Data de publicação: 28/07/2017 - 14:35
The HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (ImPrEP) project in Brazil, Mexico and Peru, was officially launched with a ceremony held on July 12 at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation campus in Rio de Janeiro. Coordinated by the National Institute of Infectology Evandro Chagas (INI/Fiocruz), the project aims to contribute to the implementation of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as a strategy for HIV prevention in the three countries, focusing on population groups...
Data de publicação: 29/06/2017 - 15:06
Fiocruz, along with more than 100 Brazilian and international organizations, published an open letter in late May defending policies aimed at reducing drug-related harm, rather than repressive and violent approaches.
The document is named "The Letter from Manguinhos," a neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro where the main campus of Fiocruz is located, which often suffers from drug-war shootings.
The text criticizes the...
Data de publicação: 23/06/2017 - 16:46
Two colloquiums at the Fiocruz campus in May discussed public health formation and the role of forming institutions in the governance of health services, programs, and systems in Brazil and Cuba.
Public health teachers, directors, and students of institutions in Brazil, Cuba, and other Latin American countries gathered from May 8 to 10 to share and discuss experiences, opportunities, and challenges at the...
Data de publicação: 22/06/2017 - 16:24
Held from May 22 to May 31, the 70th World Health Assembly, which elected an African as the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the first time, had an active participation of Fiocruz in several forums and meetings, discussing and promoting its understanding of global health. The zika virus infection, antimicrobial resistance (AMR), access to vaccines and medicines, advances in the conduction of the 2030 Agenda, and...
Data de publicação: 21/06/2017 - 15:03
Almost 130 years after the abolition of slavery in Brazil, racial inequality remains structurally rooted in the country. The mortality rate due to conditions sensitive to primary care (avoidable deaths) is between 17% and 23% higher in Brazilians who self-declared to be black or pardos. However, the expansion of primary care plays an important role in reducing social inequities in health, and can help reversing these numbers.
Data de publicação: 21/06/2017 - 11:30
Relatório sobre as eleições de 2017 para o Conselho Executivo da WFCC
Data de publicação: 14/06/2017 - 16:07
The zika virus was already circulating in Brazil in the first quarter of 2014, more than one year before infection cases were detected in the country, according to new data from an international study, revealed in Nature, conducted by Fiocruz researchers in partnership with the Broad Institute and institutions of several countries. The research also revealed that Brazil was the source of the outbreak in the Americas.
Data de publicação: 25/05/2017 - 12:40
The Fiocruz Pernambuco researcher Celina Turchi was selected as one of the one hundred most influent persons in the world by Time magazine for her work organizing a task force to fight the zika virus. The traditional list of one hundred personalities is selected annually and includes names from all society areas, from public authorities to the arts, including young entrepreneurs and religious leaders. The...