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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 “...
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...
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...
Data de publicação: 25/11/2022 - 16:27
Researchers of the Laboratory of Entomology Diversity of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz) identified a new species of stick insect in Petrópolis, in the mountainous region of the state of Rio de Janeiro. It has been named Cladomorphus petropolisensis, after the city where it was collected. The finding was published in the 10-year anniversary issue of Animals. The last species of genus Cladomorphus in the region was described in...
Data de publicação: 25/11/2022 - 15:48
A survey by the World Health Organization (WHO) has placed Fiocruz among the world’s 15 main vaccine manufacturers. The 2022 Global Vaccine Market Report gives information on the dynamics of the vaccines market, based on the data provided by the WHO Member States. Subtitled A shared understanding for equitable access to vaccines, the report “aims to capture lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic and to highlight the opportunity for more...
Data de publicação: 22/11/2022 - 14:50
In an article published last week in the scientific journal The Lancet, experts from different countries, such as Brazil, South Africa and the United States, draw attention to the inequities faced in the COVID-19 pandemic with regard to human rights at national and global levels. In an analysis of these inequalities, pointing out differences in access to vaccination and medication, for example, the authors propose alternatives for a new story in...
Data de publicação: 22/11/2022 - 12:43
Restrictions to the distribution of biological material placed by the legislation of countries such as India, South Africa and Brazil do not include lineages intended to be used as type lineage, i.e. material for the validation or valid publication of names of species of bacteria. This issue is the central theme of the paper entitled How legislations affect new taxonomic descriptions, published on Trends in Microbiology in November. The...
Data de publicação: 21/11/2022 - 09:47
A scientific paper written by researchers of the BR COVID-19 Observatory, with the participation of scientists from Unesp, Fiocruz, Unicamp, UFABC and USP, presents a thorough statistical analysis to measure, in figures, the fundamental role played by mass vaccination against COVID-19 and the efficacy of this sanitary strategy implemented amidst much misinformation and hesitancy during the sanitary crisis installed in Brazil. The analysis...
Data de publicação: 18/11/2022 - 12:36
Last Saturday (November 12) the Fiocruz Genomic Network announced the appearance of a new Omicron variant in the state of Amazonas. The variant seems to be responsible for the recent increase in the number of cases in the state. According to researcherTiago Gräf, of the Genomic Network, Amazonas has been a sentinel territory for COVID-19 monitoring. “What happens in the state tends to also happen in other regions, and it may be...
Data de publicação: 17/11/2022 - 13:52
The Fiocruz president, Nísia Trindade Lima, and researchers Lucia Souto, Maria do Socorro de Souza and José Gomes Temporão were appointed, this Wednesday (November 16th), to the Health Technical Group in the transition team of the elected President of the Republic, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The announcement was made by the vice-president-elect and coordinator of the government transition, Geraldo Alckmin, at the...
Data de publicação: 16/11/2022 - 15:13
An article published in Nature magazine includes a list of 57 recommendations with a high degree of consensus amongst experts to end the threat to public health represented by COVID-19. The work was drawn up by a panel consisting of 386 scientists from 112 countries. Led by the Barcelona Global Health Institute (ISGlobal), the study boasts the participation of ten Brazilian scientists, of which five are from Fiocruz (Mauricio Barreto, Tania...
Data de publicação: 08/11/2022 - 12:13
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the New Partnerships Initiative, Expanding Health Partnerships (NPI EXPAND), SITAWI (Finance for Good) and the Leônidas & Maria Deane Institute (ILMD/Fiocruz Amazônia) partnered to support the Response to COVID-19 in the Brazilian Amazon Region. The Response to COVID-19 in the Brazilian Amazon - Phase 2 is an initiative that involves civil society organizations in...
Data de publicação: 01/11/2022 - 14:40
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Data de publicação: 31/10/2022 - 16:42
The Fiocruz Observa Infância made a survey on infant malnutrition which showed that the rates for babies below one year old have been rising in Brazil. Data show that in 2021 the Unified Health System (SUS, the Brazilian public health system) recorded an average of eight infant hospitalizations per day due to malnutrition, a consequence of nutritional deficiencies in this age group. There were a total of 2,979 hospitalizations for this age...
Data de publicação: 31/10/2022 - 15:28
An unpublished study led by Fiocruz Amazônia evaluated the excess maternal deaths in Brazil during the first 15 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Epidemiologist Jesem Orellana, of the Leônidas and Maria Deane Institute (ILMD/Fiocruz Amazônia), together with researchers from Brazilian, Colombian and North-American universities, showed the very worrying increase in maternal deaths in Brazil, especially during the trimester from...
Data de publicação: 31/10/2022 - 13:51
Last Monday (24 October), Nísia Trindade Lima, president of Fiocruz, was granted the official certificate of the 2022 Brazilian Women Making a Difference Award. The award is granted by the US embassy and consulates in Brazil, as acknowledgement to relevant women all over the country. The certificate was handed to Lima by Mark Carr, cultural attaché of the United States Consulate in Rio de Janeiro, who visited the Foundation in the...
Data de publicação: 27/10/2022 - 14:40
A study by researchers from Fiocruz and from Estácio University shows a 19% excess of deaths in 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 in the country. The group of infectious and parasitic diseases was the one that stood out the most from among the defined causes of death. The goal of the analysis was to estimate excess mortality in Brazil and in the states during that period, assuming it was different for each group of causes of death...
Data de publicação: 21/10/2022 - 12:29
Fiocruz researchers participated, on Tuesday (Oct/18), in the 8th Global Forum of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP), an event that, for the first time, took place in South America. The 2022 edition of the Forum, which was supported by Rio de Janeiro’s Local Government, had as its theme Food to Feed the Climate Justice: urban food solutions for a fairer world. For three days, more than 500 delegates from 162 cities around the world...
Data de publicação: 19/10/2022 - 11:47
Flock (Revoada), the documentary that records the health expeditions of the Leônidas & Maria Deane Institute (ILMD/Fiocruz Amazônia) in the Triple Border region of the state of Amazonas, during the critical period of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, is one of the nominees for the Award of Latin American Independent Film Festival (Mira), which will take place in Germany from 20 to 23 October. The film will have its world premiere at...


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