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Data de publicação: 15/05/2023 - 15:44
The first seizure of illicit fentanyl in Brazil, which occurred in March, in Espírito Santo, raised the alarm about strategies to control and prevent the circulation and use of the drug in the country. The risks and challenges of Brazil, however, must be interpreted in the context of important differentiating factors from the scenario of the United States, a country facing a severe opioid crisis. The analyses and recommendations are part...
Data de publicação: 04/05/2023 - 11:15
Considered highly safe, the yellow fever vaccine saves thousands of lives annually, especially during outbreaks of the disease. However, vaccination coverage in the population is not always complete and there are certain groups that cannot receive the immunizer due to possible adverse reactions, such as pregnant women, the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, or those who are allergic to egg elements (one of the vaccine compounds). Thus...
Data de publicação: 04/05/2023 - 09:59
The 6th Meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development took place at ECLAC's headquarters in Santiago, Chile, from April 25 to 28. This year, the Fiocruz Strategy for the 2030 Agenda (EFA 2030) participated in the conference with the organization, alongside the NGO Gestos, of a parallel event on The role of social technology for post-pandemic recovery: Partnerships and means to...
Data de publicação: 03/05/2023 - 13:22
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Data de publicação: 02/05/2023 - 10:48
Treatments that stimulate the immune system in order to fight cancer have been the focus of scientific studies worldwide. At Fiocruz Minas, a team of researchers has shown that it is possible to prevent the growth of malignant breast tumors by altering the profile of one of the body's defense cell types, macrophages, using iron oxide nanoparticles. The study was recently published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics. A team of...
Data de publicação: 28/04/2023 - 10:37
On Saturday, April 22nd, the president of Fiocruz, Mario Moreira, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for international cooperation with the Portuguese ministries of Science, Technology and Higher Education, of Health, and of Economy and Maritime Affairs. The signing took place during the XIII Luso-Brazilian Summit, in Lisbon. Moreira is part of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's entourage on a trip to Portugal, where he is accompanying the...
Data de publicação: 28/04/2023 - 10:21
An article recently published in the journal The Lancet Psychiatry provides a systematic analysis of the burden of diseases caused by addiction to amphetamines, marijuana, cocaine and opioids in South America from 1990 to 2019. The Global Burden of Diseases (GBD) study group estimated the incidence, prevalence, mortality, years of life lost (YLL), years of life with disability (YLD), and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) related to...
Data de publicação: 28/04/2023 - 10:09
The first thesis developed under the system of international co-supervision research at the Graduate Program in Tropical Medicine of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz) shed light on an important public health problem: The spread of HIV at the border between Brazil and French Guiana. Through data collection and interviews, the study highlighted factors that contribute to the virus infections and AIDS cases. Flávia gave a...
Data de publicação: 27/04/2023 - 16:32
Fiocruz Pernambuco has been concentrating efforts on the development of new diagnostic tests for tuberculosis (TB) that are efficient, practical, fast and accessible to the entire population, especially to the most vulnerable groups and to SUS health services. These actions are part of the Study of clinical and laboratory evaluation of rapid, point of care, easy to use and accessible diagnostic testing in regions with high rates of tuberculosis...
Data de publicação: 27/04/2023 - 09:28
A world-leading international trial into the immune-boosting benefits of the tuberculosis vaccine, BCG, has found it does not protect healthcare workers against COVID-19. The BRACE trial, led by Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and published in the New England Journal of Medicine this Wednesday (4/26), tested whether the BCG vaccine could protect healthcare workers against SARS-CoV-2 in the first six months after vaccination. In...
Data de publicação: 25/04/2023 - 12:13
After a period of successful malaria control actions in the early 2010s, Roraima began to register, over time, an increase in notifications of the disease. Mainly associated with the advance of illegal mining, the disease began to affect mostly indigenous people, especially the Yanomami. This is what a study conducted by the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz), Federal University of Roraima (UFRR), and the Graduate Program in Biodiversity and...
Data de publicação: 25/04/2023 - 11:49
On World Chagas Disease Day (4/14), the Institute of Drug Technology (Farmanguinhos/Fiocruz) and the German multinational Bayer signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Moorish Castle, the Foundation's headquarters, in Rio de Janeiro. The document establishes the basis for assessing a future cooperation agreement for the supply of the drug Nifurtimox to the Brazilian government, a significant step towards the treatment of the disease....
Data de publicação: 25/04/2023 - 09:54
A study estimated, through the development of a mathematical model, that the implementation of public policies to prevent the transmission of HTLV-1 through breastfeeding in Brazil would prevent the infection of more than a thousand children per year. The research was conducted by scientists at Imperial College London, in collaboration with research groups in Brazil, including Fiocruz Bahia, and published in the Lancet Global Health. Brazil'...
Data de publicação: 20/04/2023 - 16:38
On World Chagas Disease Day (4/14), Fiocruz supports and participates in the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) campaign with the release of a video, produced by the CUIDA Chagas Project (Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases/Fiocruz), in partnership with the Organization. With the theme It is time to integrate the care for Chagas disease into Primary Health Care, this year's campaign talks about the importance of...
Data de publicação: 20/04/2023 - 12:33
Fulfilling the motto “Brazil is back in foreign policy”, already in the first hundred days of the Lula presidency, Brazil rejoined Celac and UNASUR actively participated in the executive committee of the World Health Organization, where it presented an unprecedented proposal for a resolution on the health of indigenous peoples; and actively participates in the preparation of a treaty on pandemics and the reform of the International...
Data de publicação: 14/04/2023 - 14:55
A delegation of American congressional staffers and U.S. government representatives visited Fiocruz to learn about projects that have received funding from the country. These include studies on tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and COVID-19. During the visit, on April 3rd and 4th, the group visited the Foundation's units, plant and laboratories, attended meetings, as well as gathered information about what has been done and what can still be built with...
Data de publicação: 13/04/2023 - 15:04
Fiocruz is part of the executive group created by the Ministry of Health (MS) to monitor the actions for the strengthening of the Health Economic-Industrial Complex, announced last Monday (3/4), with the aim to expand the national production, reduce Brazil's dependence and ensure universal access to health. It is expected that, with this action, 70% of the needs of the Unified Health System (SUS) regarding drugs, equipment, vaccines and...
Data de publicação: 13/04/2023 - 10:36
Fiocruz and the CAS-TWAS Center of Excellence for Emerging Infectious Diseases (CEEID), through the Institute of Microbiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), signed this morning 4/13 in Beijing a Memorandum of Understanding that creates the Sino-Brazilian Infectious Diseases Research and Prevention Center (IDRPC). The agreement takes place during President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's first visit to China after taking office...
Data de publicação: 10/04/2023 - 13:39
The construction of a large research collection in the Guarani language, the phytochemical analysis of medicinal plants, and the installation of a therapeutic garden and different educational products for the Guarani and Kaiowá people in Mato Grosso do Sul will be able to turn into a reality through a study coordinated by researchers Islândia Carvalho, from Fiocruz Pernambuco, and Paulo Basta, from the Sérgio Arouca National...
Data de publicação: 06/04/2023 - 16:28
The idea of Open Science is to make all scientific process transparent, inclusive, and democratic, as much as possible. And this is a goal for Fiocruz since 2016. But to have a real Open Science includes changing some stagnated ideas in science itself. One of the most urgent points that need dialogue is the role and place of women in scientific production.  Fiocruz's research body has 56% of women, according to its Science and...
Data de publicação: 06/04/2023 - 12:18
Fiocruz and the World Mosquito Program (WMP) announced last Thursday (3/30), in Brasília, a new partnership that will expand the access in Brazil to mosquitoes with Wolbachia, a method that reduces the incidence of dengue, chikungunya, and zika. The event was attended by the Secretary of Health Surveillance and Environment (SVSA/MS), Ethel Maciel, the Acting President of Fiocruz, Mário Moreira, the CEO of WMP Global, Scott O'...
Data de publicação: 31/03/2023 - 15:35
Fiocruz received, last Wednesday (3/22), the visit of the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy and Environment of the United States, José W. Fernandez, and his delegation, which also had the consul in Rio de Janeiro, Jacqueline Ward. Representatives of the US government and Fiocruz met and discussed topics such as bilateral cooperation in health and environment in the region, the challenges and lessons learned in the preparation...
Data de publicação: 30/03/2023 - 15:29
The Irish Minister of International Development and Diaspora, Sean Fleming, visited Fiocruz on March 15th to discuss partnership projects between the country and Fiocruz. At the center of discussions is the possibility of developing a center in Ireland similar to the International Platform for Science, Technology and Innovation in Health (Pictis), in Aveiro/Portugal. The platform is a center for research, innovation, technological development,...
Data de publicação: 30/03/2023 - 15:17
Representatives of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz) and Columbia University, in the United States, met to initiate a dialogue aimed at cooperation in the research on climate change. The delegation from the American institution was received at the Mourisco Castle, in Manguinhos, Rio de Janeiro. The meeting included presentations by the Deputy Director of Reference Laboratories, Outpatient Clinics and Biological Collections, Elizabeth...
Data de publicação: 24/03/2023 - 13:35
The homicide rate of women in Brazil increased 31.46% in the period from 1980 to 2019, from 4.40 (1980-1984) to 6.09 (2015-2019) per 100,000 women, reveals the study Female homicides in Brazil and its major regions (1980-2019): An analysis of age, period, and cohort effects, to be published in the journal Violence Against Women. Conducted by researchers from Fiocruz, the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), the National Cancer...


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