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...
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...
Data de publicação: 11/06/2018 - 09:56
From the left, Jeffrey Berthony, immunologist and researcher at Fiocruz Minas and George Washington (GWU), Flávia Ribeiro, infectious agent and researcher at the Research Center of Hospital das Clínicas, and David Diemert, infectious disease specialist and professor at GWU (Photo: Fiocruz Minas)
Researchers of the Hospital das Clínicas of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), George Washington...
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...
Data de publicação: 26/02/2018 - 15:59
The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation signed on Monday (Feb 26) a Memorandum of Understanding with Shenzhen Third People's Hospital, Beijing Genomic Institute (BGI), Laboratory of Pathogenic Microbiology of the Institute of Immunological Microbiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and the telecommunications company ZTE, in Shenzen, China. The document establishes the foundations for a scientific cooperation agreement that will allow the...
Data de publicação: 31/01/2018 - 10:56
Fiocruz hosted last November 1st a meeting with a commission of 15 delegates of the European Union (EU) on its campus in Rio de Janeiro. Issues such as the trade agreement between the EU and the Southern Common Market (Mercosur), the importance of public investment in science and technology, and international cooperation in health have been on the agenda. During the event, the coordinator of the Fiocruz Global Health Center, Paulo Buss,...
Data de publicação: 22/11/2017 - 12:10
Widely used in the treatment of diseases like some cancers such as breast, gastric and bone, monoclonal antibodies also have high potential for application against the zika virus. The evidence was demonstrated in a study led by US scientists, in partnership with the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz) and the University of São Paulo (USP), published on October 4, in the international journal Science Translational Medicine. Despite the...
Data de publicação: 11/09/2017 - 11:06
Fiocruz scientists in Pernambuco have discovered a substance capable of blocking the production of zika virus in epithelial and neural cells. The finding was published in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents and shows antiviral activity of the substance 6-methyl mercaptopurine riboside (6MMPr) against the zika virus type circulating in Brazil.
The cells are marked in blue color, and infected cells are marked in...
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...
Data de publicação: 28/07/2017 - 16:38
One year and a half after the start of the international health emergency of microcephaly related to congenital zika virus infection, a new study coordinated by specialists from the National Institute of Women, Children and Adolescents Health Fernandes Figueira (IFF/Fiocruz) found that ocular abnormalities can be the only initial finding of infants whose mothers were infected during pregnancy. According to researchers, the finding...
Data de publicação: 28/07/2017 - 14:43
A delegation of health and genomics experts from China visited the Fiocruz campus in Rio de Janeiro, in the last week of June, to discuss future scientific partnerships between Brazil and the Asian country. In several appointments, meetings and lectures, the two parties discussed areas of mutual interest, getting closer to a scientific cooperation agreement.
In a special session jointly organized by the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/...
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...
Data de publicação: 14/06/2017 - 16:07
The zika virus was already circulating in Brazil in the first quarter of 2014, more than one year before infection cases were detected in the country, according to new data from an international study, revealed in Nature, conducted by Fiocruz researchers in partnership with the Broad Institute and institutions of several countries. The research also revealed that Brazil was the source of the outbreak in the Americas.
Data de publicação: 25/05/2017 - 12:40
The Fiocruz Pernambuco researcher Celina Turchi was selected as one of the one hundred most influent persons in the world by Time magazine for her work organizing a task force to fight the zika virus. The traditional list of one hundred personalities is selected annually and includes names from all society areas, from public authorities to the arts, including young entrepreneurs and religious leaders. The...
Data de publicação: 02/05/2017 - 14:46
Nísia Trindade Lima, president of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, participated in a meeting held at the British Council Brazil, in March 7, in Brasília, for the official presentation of the four Fiocruz projects approved by the Public Notice Institutional Links Zika Virus. During the meeting, Nísia presented the Social Sciences and Humanities Network, facing the zika epidemic in Brazil, focused on the social repercussions of...
Data de publicação: 02/05/2017 - 14:43
Representatives of Oswaldo Cruz Foundation met with a delegation of the European Union (EU) on the end of March at the Fiocruz's headquarters in Rio to discuss possible cooperation partnerships on antimicrobial resistance.
The delegation was led by the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis. In addition to the Commissioner, the European Union Ambassador in Brazil, João Titternigton Gomes...
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...
Data de publicação: 25/01/2017 - 16:52
Brazil´s most important health institution, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), has a new President. Nísia Trindade Lima, a highly awarded researcher, teacher, sociologist and former vice-president of Fiocruz, is the first woman to chair the institution in its 116-year history.
After winning the internal elections with 59.7% of votes over second-place-runner Tania de Araujo-Jorge’s 39.6%, Nísia was nominated on...