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Data de publicação: 16/12/2019 - 11:04
Researchers of the World Mosquito Program (WMP) presented on 11/21 new evidence of the reduction of arbovirus-caused diseases in areas where Aedes aegypti with Wolbachia were released, in Brazil, Indonesia, Vietnam and Australia. Wolbachia is an intracellular bacterium that, once present inside mosquitoes, prevents dengue, zika and chikungunya viruses from developing within these insects, therefore reducing the transmission of the diseases....
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Data de publicação: 02/12/2019 - 15:03
Fiocruz will have its own virtual space on the international platform The Global Health Network from December 3rd. The virtual environment (you can acess here) will be a knowledge sharing space, which aims to strengthen networks and increase Fiocruz's international presence, contributing to improve regional and global public health research capacities. The launch will take place at Fiocruz campus, in Rio de Janeiro, during the...
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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...
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Data de publicação: 23/11/2017 - 14:13
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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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Data de publicação: 22/04/2019 - 16:12
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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: 11/06/2018 - 11:14
Patricia Brasil, Fiocruz researcher in infectious diseases, receiving the 2018 Christophe Mérieux Prize at the Institut de France (Photo: Fondation Merieux).   The leading researcher at the Infectious Diseases Laboratory of the National Institute of Infectology (INI/Fiocruz), Patrícia Brasil, was the winner of the 2018 Christophe Mérieux Prize, offered by the Fondation Christophe et Rodolphe Mérieux...
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Data de publicação: 18/11/2019 - 14:00
Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), the University of the Republic of Uruguay (UdelaR) and Pasteur Institute of Montevideo signed a memorandum of understanding for future partnerships between the institutions. The meeting was held at UdelaR’s headquarters in Montevideo, on October 28. The meeting was attended by the director of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz), José Paulo Gagliardi Leite; Fiocruz’s Vice-Presidents...
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Data de publicação: 24/07/2019 - 16:20
Arboviruses are transmitted through insect bites and cause several diseases. Among the most well-known in Brazil are dengue fever, zika and chikungunya. Other arboviruses, such as mayaro and o’nyong-nyong, less known but also with potential to cause epidemics, have drawn the attention of the scientific community, with the appearance of the first cases of these diseases in areas where there was previously no trace of them. A work group...
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Data de publicação: 18/07/2018 - 15:17
The Memorandum of Understanding of the Brazil-China cientific partnership was signed in February, in Shenzhen.   The Chinese Academy of Sciences and Fiocruz scientists will hold their first academic workshop after the signing ceremony that laid the grounds for the creation of the China-Brazil Infectious Disease Research and Prevention Center (IDRPC).  The seminar entitled “First IDRPC Academic Meeting” will...
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Data de publicação: 05/10/2021 - 16:32
The Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases (INI/Fiocruz) is now open for enrollment, up to November 1, into the Fourth International Course on Immunohistochemistry, Molecular Pathology and Histopathology for the Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases. Coordinated by Rodrigo Caldas Menezes, Luiz Cláudio Ferreira and Leonardo Pereira Quintella, the training is aimed at healthcare professionals, especially those that work or...
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Data de publicação: 11/12/2019 - 16:09
Fiocruz received a Dutch delegation that was in Brazil for prospection meetings involving big data in the areas of health and life sciences, on the 11/29. In addition to representatives of the Dutch government, the group also included professionals from different universities in Holland.  The delegation was able to get to know Fiocruz’s actions regarding big data, such as the National Laboratory of Scientific Computing (LNCC) and...
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Data de publicação: 15/10/2018 - 15:53
Every time the topic of congenital malformation caused by Aedes aegypti is brought up, we think of microcephaly caused by zika virus. But, according to new scientific findings, dengue fever, spread by the same well-known vector in Brazil, can increase the chances of neurological problems in an unborn child in 50%. These conclusions were derived from investigations conducted by researchers from Fiocruz Bahia Centro de Integraç...
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Data de publicação: 15/08/2018 - 13:38
 “A chance for a radical cure for malaria by combining a new drug in a single dose with a diagnosis that ensures if the treatment is right for the person," was how Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has defined a treatment that can be implemented from tests developed by Instituto Elimina/Elimina Institute, a consortium of about 30 organizations - which include the Ministry of Health, Fiocruz and...
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Data de publicação: 31/07/2017 - 12:00
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Data de publicação: 16/10/2018 - 10:19
Fiocruz president, Nísia Trindade Lima, and The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) vice-president, Zhang Yaping, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Fiocruz headquarters, last Wednesday, September 26th. The MoU is the third memorandum entered into between Fiocruz and Chinese scientific institutions, and represents another step in cooperation between these two developing countries. The first document was signed in November...
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Data de publicação: 11/06/2018 - 10:15
Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that carry Wolbachia bacteria have the reduced ability to transmit Mayaro arbovirus. The finding is in an article published in the latest issue of the online scientific journal Scientific Reports, which integrates the Nature group and covers all areas of natural sciences. The study was conducted by a group of researchers from the René Rachou Institute (Fiocruz Minas), located in the city of Belo Horizonte, and...
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Data de publicação: 02/05/2017 - 14:34
On the path that leads to Castelo Mourisco - a construction that started during Oswaldo Cruz’s time, in 1905, and is a symbol of the health work in fighting yellow fever and smallpox - the Rio de Janeiro TV Globo news team awaits to begin the interview. The camera lenses frame the current president of Fiocruz, Nísia Trindade, while reporter Mônica Sanches inquires about the currently most commented disease in Brazil. Shortly...
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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...
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Data de publicação: 22/03/2018 - 15:47
The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation launched another important initiative to the fight against arbovirus: the course of clinical management of chikungunya in English and Spanish. Open and free, the course is available on the platform of the Virtual Campus for Public Health of the Pan American Health Organization (Paho) Registration is open until May 31. This is an initiative of Fiocruz Mato Grosso do Sul and Federal University of Mato Grosso do...
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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: 26/11/2018 - 16:07
For the first time, Fiocruz will be one of the cohosts of the Global Sustainable Technology & Innovation Conferences (G-STIC), that takes place in Brussel, Belgium, between 28 and 30 of November. Aiming to promote new technologies with the potential to solve the biggest contemporary challenges in sustainability area, the event will gather heads of state and government, opinion leaders, policy makers and internationally renowned delegates of...
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