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Data de publicação: 18/12/2020 - 16:04
Boletim Internacional
Data de publicação: 18/12/2020 - 14:24
Representatives of Fiocruz and of the British Embassy met on December 15 to discuss cooperation in health between the Foundation and institutions of the United Kingdom. At the meeting, requested by the embassy’s business manager, Liv Davidson, and with the presence of the British consul in Rio de Janeiro, Simon Wood, the attendees discussed current partnerships and possible new ones. The main cooperation of Fiocruz with British...
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Data de publicação: 18/12/2020 - 12:21
After five years of research, a project led by Fiocruz has reached encouraging results in the search for a therapy to prevent congenital zika syndrome. In an article published on Antiviral Research, the authors show an intense protective effect of sofosbuvir, the antiviral drug currently indicated to treat hepatitis C. In trials with Rhesus monkeys, considered to be the experimental model closest to humans, the drug prevented zika virus...
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Data de publicação: 18/12/2020 - 11:42
Most times a pregnant woman goes through a viral infection, such as a common cold, the baby remains protected in the womb. This protection is provided by the placenta, the organ that connects mother and baby and works as a barrier against microorganisms. However, there are pathogens that can overcome this barrier. One example is the zika virus. In 2015 and 2016, it caused a public health emergency of international relevance due to its...
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Data de publicação: 03/12/2020 - 13:47
The analysis of a historical series of 16 years (2004 to 2019) of the incidence of dengue fever in 20 countries of Central and South America has concluded that the dynamic of dengue fever occurrence in the region was changed after zika virus epidemics, possibly due to crossed immunity between the two virus, that belongs to the same family. In the study, researchers analyzed data of notified cases suspected of dengue fever, reported to the...
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Data de publicação: 02/12/2020 - 12:51
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Data de publicação: 26/10/2020 - 15:43
Research by Fiocruz Pernambuco, in collaboration with the Colorado State University (CSU), USA, has found scientific evidence of the importance of sexual transmission of the virus in the zika epidemic in Pernambuco. This is the first Brazilian study to reach this conclusion, and the second worldwide to show that sexual transmission of the zika virus played a much more significant role in the epidemic than what was initially thought. The first...
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Data de publicação: 11/09/2020 - 12:22
Researchers of Fiocruz and Visuri, reference institutions in research and development of technology for health, have developed a portable device, the OmniLAMP, for the molecular diagnosis of COVID-19 through the detection of SARS-CoV-2 genetic material. Using the RT-LAMP technique, which transforms RNA into DNA and amplifies it isothermically, the equipment makes it possible to run tests with safety levels similar to those of the PCR (polymerase...
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Data de publicação: 31/08/2020 - 12:47
A study by the World Mosquito Program (WMP), from the University of Monash, in Australia, in a partnership with the Tahija Foundation and the University of Gadjah Mada, in Indonesia, points to a reduction of 77% in the incidence of cases of dengue fever, virologically confirmed, in the areas where Aedes aegypti with Wolbachia were released, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, when compared with areas that did not receive the method. This is the first gold...
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Data de publicação: 06/08/2020 - 12:28
Covid-19 has shown Brazil’s fragility in promoting an industrial policy in the health area: facing the pandemic involves prevention, services preparation, drugs, equipment, diagnostic tests, and the future vaccine. When one of these parts fails the entire strategy to contain the disease’s expansion will be jeopardized. This is Carlos Gadelha’s evaluation, a researcher and coordinator of Prospection Actions at Fiocruz. “...
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Data de publicação: 04/08/2020 - 10:54
Many of us have greatly been affected by Covid-19 - from loss of jobs, closure of schools, travel bans, movement restriction and much more. However, some groups of people have been more affected other than others, and the more vulnerable in the community, societies and groups have borne the greatest brunt. The disease has affected men, women and people of other genders differently.   Various questions and concerns were raised during a...
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Data de publicação: 30/07/2020 - 19:03
In partnership with an international research group, Fiocruz has obtained funding to conduct real-time analyses of gender dynamics during the Covid-19 pandemic. The research will be made possible through a $1.6 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to Simon Fraiser University (Canada), which is passing on some of the resources to other institutions to include more countries in this analysis. Ahead of the study, researcher...
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Data de publicação: 26/06/2020 - 18:05
Even in the midst of a pandemic that has affected the everyday life of virtually everyone, Brazilians are still living with the consequences of the last national public health emergency: the zika virus, which has led to the birth of 3,534 babies with congenital zika syndrome (CZS) since 2015. A new strain of the zika virus was recently discovered in Brazil by researchers of the Center for the Integration of Data and Knowledge for Health (Cidacs...
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Data de publicação: 04/06/2020 - 13:47
In line with the history and spirit of Dr Oswaldo Cruz, the foundation that carries his name and celebrates its 120th anniversary continues to provide Brazil and the world with innovative and high-quality health services thus fulfilling the bold vision of its creator. In the pantheon of Brazilian national heroes in the field of science, Dr Oswaldo Cruz stands out as the most prominent figure. He was an ambitious man and knew exactly what he...
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Data de publicação: 27/05/2020 - 11:58
In 2016, for the first time in Latin America, Brazil was the epicenter of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The unusual increase in babies born with microcephaly and other neurological disorders initially attracted the attention of bedside doctors in the Northeast; months later, the world looked at the country and its babies with concern. This was clearly a public health emergency, but it demanded a coordinated and...
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Data de publicação: 26/05/2020 - 14:34
Fiocruz celebrates its 120th anniversary this Monday, May 25. The date comes right when Brazil and the world are facing the biggest public health, economical, social, humanitarian and political challenge of the 21st century: the Covid-19 pandemic. The institution was founded with the name Instituto Soroterápico Federal [Federal Soroterapic Institute], with the purpose of fighting epidemics such as the bubonic plague, yellow fever, and...
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Data de publicação: 14/05/2020 - 14:19
A research led by the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz) points out that the circulation of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) started up to four weeks before the first cases were registered in countries in Europe and the Americas. The study, which uses a statistical methodology of inference from death records, indicates that, while countries were monitoring travelers and confirming the first imported Covid-19 cases, community transmission of...
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Data de publicação: 31/03/2020 - 13:18
On March 24, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation launched an express approval process at the Brazilian Registry of Clinical Essays (ReBEC) for clinical research on the Covid-19. The so-called fast track may reduce the normal approval period, which normally takes up to a couple of weeks, to less than 48 hours. Scientists all over the world will be able to have quick access to the modeling of ongoing studies, thus avoiding re-working and...
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Data de publicação: 31/03/2020 - 12:52
In an interview to the Fiocruz News Agency (AFN), Nísia Trindade Lima comments on the context of the Covid-19 pandemics and the challenges of its arrival in Brazil. The Fiocruz president also lists some of the actions taken by the institution as a response to this public health crisis, from the production of tests to health care to those infected. All departments and units of the Foundation are mobilized to face the epidemics....
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Data de publicação: 30/03/2020 - 11:09
Articles on the new coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2) can be published in just 24 hours in the journal Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, one of the oldest and most respected scientific journals in Latin America. Considering the importance of rapid data sharing during the pandemic, the journal provided an express way for the dissemination of research. Already used for work on Zika, chikungunya, yellow fever and Ebola, the Fast Track system...
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Data de publicação: 17/03/2020 - 13:56
Ten out of ten infectologists in the planet believe that one of the basic actions to avoid contamination by the Covid-19, more commonly known as coronavirus, is to stay away from large groups of people. This has led to the cancellation of numerous events such as sports events, concerts, conventions, and lessons in schools and universities. Even the healthy habit of going to the cinema has turned into a risky action. Now, what happens when you...
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Data de publicação: 16/03/2020 - 16:39
Health inequalities and challenges that science is facing nowadays were the common thread for the inaugural lecture for class 2020 at the Fiocruz National School of Public Health, held on March 4. Dr. Deisy Ventura, professor at the Faculty of Public Health of the University of São Paulo, was one of the main speakers in the event, which also had presentations from demographer Paulo Jannuzzi, from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and...
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Data de publicação: 06/02/2020 - 10:25
It is not easy to surprise a scientist as experienced as Carlos Medicis Morel, general coordinator of the Center for Technological Development in Health (CDTS) of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), former president of the institution and former director of TDR, Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases of the World Health Organization (WHO). But this is exactly what happened in February 2017, when the researcher visited...
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