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Data de publicação: 23/02/2023 - 12:14
The Laboratory of Clinical Research in Neuroinfections (LapClin-Neuro) of the Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases (INI/Fiocruz), coordinated by researcher Ana Claudia Celestino Bezerra Leite, joined in February, in this year, the Global Virus Network (GVN), a collaboration network for research on viruses, present in 36 countries and with 67 affiliated centers of excellence. The laboratory's participation aims to enhance...
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Data de publicação: 23/02/2023 - 11:43
Researcher at the Latin American Center for Studies on Violence and Health Jorge Careli (Claves/Ensp), Cecília Minayo received the international award from The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS Awards 2022 – 2024) in the Social Scientist category. The award was granted in recognition of the researcher's contribution to studies on violence and its impacts on health, in addition to the application of qualitative approaches in public...
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Data de publicação: 13/02/2023 - 15:00
Researchers from the Centre for Data and Knowledge Integration for Health and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) unveiled the AESOP Early Warning System for Outbreaks with Epi-Pandemic Potential at the 6th Global Science Technology and Innovation Conference (G-STIC) in Rio de Janeiro, with support from the Brazilian Ministry of Health, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), that co-organizes the...
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Data de publicação: 13/02/2023 - 12:11
A project coordinated by researcher Paulo Basta, from Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca (Ensp/Fiocruz), will examine samples of the quality of water for human consumption and sediments in the villages of Maturacá and Ariabu, in the Yanomami Maturacá Indigenous Land (TI), in São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, aiming to reduce the incidence of acute diarrheal disease (ADD) and infant mortality from...
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Data de publicação: 09/02/2023 - 11:33
The animation Amazon without mining, which has been a huge success and attracting many viewers since its debut in October 2022, now has another version to reach different audiences abroad. Now, VideoSaúde Distribuidora Fiocruz, in partnership with a research group from the Polytechnic School of Health Joaquim Venâncio (EPSJV/Fiocruz) and the National School of Public Health (Ensp/Fiocruz), provides a version of the production with...
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Data de publicação: 07/02/2023 - 16:57
  Fiocruz brings from February 13th to 15th to Rio de Janeiro the annual meeting of the Global Community of Sustainable Technology and Innovation, G-STIC, which for the first time will be held in the Americas. Names such as Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Qu Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), both online, and Nísia...
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Data de publicação: 06/02/2023 - 17:57
Researchers from the Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (SinBiose/CNPq) published this Thursday (2/2) the Trajectories database, in the journal Scientific Data, of the Nature group. The database brings together 36 environmental, socioeconomic, and epidemiological indicators for the period between 2000 and 2017 for all 772 municipalities in nine states of the Brazilian Legal Amazon. The data is available openly and free of charge for...
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Data de publicação: 03/02/2023 - 15:59
An idea that emerged during the visit of the United States Consul General in Rio de Janeiro, Jacqueline Ward, to Fiocruz in 2021, took shape and will come to fruition this year. The participation of three researchers from the Foundation in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), an exchange initiative funded by the U.S. State Department, was one of the topics at the meeting with a new delegation from the U.S. diplomatic...
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Data de publicação: 02/02/2023 - 10:16
The Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases (INI/Fiocruz) and the scientific journal The Lancet Regional Health – Americas, held last Wednesday (01/25), an event to launch the special edition of the booklet Multinational Mpox in the Americas: Lessons from Brazil and Mexico, with articles on monkeypox. The group was welcomed by the infectologist and researcher, Beatriz Grinsztejn – head of Lapclin Aids of INI/...
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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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