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Data de publicação: 10/12/2021 - 12:09
For one week Fiocruz will be at Expo Dubai. Starting on December 28th, visitors will be able to learn a little more about the Foundation's work and even take a virtual tour of Campus Manguinhos at the Brazil Pavilion. The World Expo takes place every five years and brings themes such as technology and sustainability. It began on October 1st, surrounded by care so that visitors can have interactive participation, but without crowds. The...
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Data de publicação: 21/10/2021 - 13:21
Este relatório apresenta resultados preliminares da pesquisa “Covid-19, risco, impacto e resposta de gênero”, desenvolvida no Brasil pela Fiocruz e instituições parceiras1. Diversos temas relacionados aos impactos da pandemia da Covid-19 na vida das mulheres são contemplados pela pesquisa, mas este relatório concentra-se no tema da insegurança alimentar. São apresentados relatos...
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Data de publicação: 25/04/2017 - 15:22
The newsletter of the Center for International Relations in Health (Cris) is prepared by the Coordination of Social Communication for Fiocruz (CCS), an advisory board of the Presidency of Fiocruz with the support of the Institute of Scientific and Technological Communication and Information in Health (Icict/Fiocruz). Editorial supervision: Elisa Andries (CCS) - elisa.andries@fiocruz.br Edition: Cristina Azevedo (CCS) -...
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Data de publicação: 06/12/2021 - 13:46
The search for a coordinated solution to a common problem brought together representatives from Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Bolivia this Tuesday (9/11) in the auditorium of the Immunobiological Technology Institute (Bio-Manguinhos). Organized by the Presidency Pro Tempore of Brazil in Mercosur, the Technical Seminar on Access to COVID-19 Vaccines: National Strategies and Possibilities of Expansion of the Regional Productive...
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Data de publicação: 17/12/2021 - 12:41
Continuing an institutional movement to promote science through the dissemination of actions, research, events and courses in other languages, Fiocruz has just incorporated two new courses to the Global Health Training Centre. This time they were "What is Open Science?" and "Open Access", which were translated from Portuguese into English and Spanish. They integrate the series on Open Science developed by the Fiocruz Virtual...
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Data de publicação: 16/12/2021 - 09:50
A project resulting from a partnership between the Ministry of Health, Fiocruz, Lacen-PR, and the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp) was one of those selected by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for funding, as part of the creation of two global networks aimed at fighting antimicrobial resistance. With Ana Paula Assef, head of the Hospital Infection Research Laboratory (LAPIH) at the Oswaldo Cruz Institute...
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Data de publicação: 03/01/2022 - 13:05
A third AstraZeneca vaccine dose significantly increases neutralizing antibodies levels against the Ômicron variant (B.1.1.529), a new study indicates. The research was conducted independently by researchers from different institutions, including Fiocruz and Oxford University. And these results were published in preprint form on the bioRxiv platform (Omicron-B.1.1.529 leads to widespread escape from neutralizing antibody responses) on...
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Data de publicação: 23/12/2021 - 10:44
As with other COVID-19 immunizers, a booster dose of AstraZeneca vaccine is also required after the complete vaccination schedule. This is indicated by a new study involving Brazil and Scotland, and published in the scientific journal The Lancet on Monday (12/20). The research, of which Fiocruz is part, shows the decrease in vaccine protection over time and in face of the new variants’ emergence. The assessment, carried out at a time of...
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Data de publicação: 10/12/2021 - 13:11
Fifteen years after visiting Fiocruz as a tourist, Pietro Lazzeri returned to the Foundation on Tuesday (12/07), this time as Switzerland ambassador. In office for six months, he met with Fiocruz members at the Fiocruz Global Health Center (CRIS/Fiocruz), where he proposed to expand technical and scientific cooperation. He also visited Bio-Manguinhos, where he found out that some of the machines used in the production of the COVID-19 vaccine...
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Data de publicação: 14/12/2021 - 16:48
A research published today by The Lancet - one of the most prestigious scientific journals focused on the medical field in the world - brought together experts to explain how the economic downturn will affect for years and will be worse in developing countries. Without a consensus for preventive action, families and communities will be disproportionately affected. In the long run, inequalities in health, physical and...
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Data de publicação: 23/12/2021 - 09:52
The ties between Fiocruz and the United States Consulate in Rio de Janeiro should become closer next year. On 12/16, the consul Jacqueline Ward and the president of Fiocruz, Nísia Trindade Lima, met at the Official Residence. On the agenda, scientific cooperation between Brazilian and American institutions, the XVI National Malaria Research Meeting and a parallel symposium organized by the Foundation and the National Institute of Allergy...
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Data de publicação: 19/01/2022 - 13:53
At a moment in which the world is watching a new peak of COVID-19 cases, preliminary analysis of a study on safetey and immunogenicity indicate that the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine as a booster shot increases the immune response against the variants of concern Beta, Delta, Alpha, and Gamma. An analysis made separately with samples of the research also shows an increased response of antibodies against the Omicron variant, which is behind the...
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Data de publicação: 04/01/2022 - 15:30
A study published on medRXiv, this Wednesday (December 29th), shows that the four vaccines applied in Brazil provide a high degree of additional protection against symptomatic infections and severe cases of COVID-19 in people who had already contracted Sars-CoV-2 previously. The study, led by Julio Croda and Manoel Barral-Neto, Fiocruz researchers, also reinforces the importance of a full vaccination scheme, even for those people. Vaccine...
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Data de publicação: 03/03/2022 - 16:40
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Data de publicação: 10/01/2022 - 14:43
This Friday (January 7), Fiocruz received assent from the National Agency of Sanitary Surveillance (Anvisa) for the alteration in the register of the COVID-19 vaccine (recombinant), which requested the addition of the Foundation as a producer of the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API). After the transference of the AstraZeneca technology and with the approval of Anvisa, the Foundation is now the first institution in the country that is...
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Data de publicação: 19/01/2022 - 17:26
Science, technology and innovation to create resiliency, recover the planet from the impacts of COVID-19 and prepare it to face future health crises, including the ones resulting from environmental problems. This was the focus of the Global Sustainable Technology and Inovation Conference (G-Stic), an international reference in the debate that relates science, technology and innovation to the 2030 Agenda, which took place in Dubai from January...
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Data de publicação: 19/01/2022 - 17:49
We all had some degree of hope that the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022 would bring us the much-awaited retraction of the pandemic. However, the emergence of the new Omicron variant dragged us away from the end of the tunnel we were longing for. Many countries, including some with powerful health systems, excellent living conditions, and high levels of vaccination, are hitting record numbers of contagions every day. So far, the...
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Data de publicação: 31/01/2022 - 14:22
Researchers of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in the United States, in a partnership with the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz) and with the University of São Paulo (USP) and other institutions, have given an important step towards the finding of a treatment for yellow fever. Considered a worldwide trend, synthetic monoclonal antibodies have been the subject of studies all over the planet. These antibodies are laboratory...
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Data de publicação: 03/02/2022 - 15:13
Celebrated last Sunday (January 30), the World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day draws attention to infections that affect more than one billion people worldwide, and yet receive little in terms of attention and investment. These diseases, such as Chagas disease, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, hanseniasis, schistosomiasis and worm-related illnesses, affect mostly poor people, resulting in death or in great health problems, worsening people’s...
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Data de publicação: 03/11/2021 - 11:51
Last Thursday (28 October) Fiocruz signed, during a ceremony that took place at the headquarters of AstraZeneca, in Cambridge, United Kingdom, a joint declaration of commitment for the acquisition of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) with the goal of producing 60 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine (recombinant) in order to make up the deliveries of the Foundation for 2022. The commitment signed by the institutions aims to guarantee wide...
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Data de publicação: 22/11/2021 - 13:51
With two actions this week, Fiocruz became even more engaged in the fight against Hansen's, a neglected disease that had its situation aggravated during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday (11/17), the Foundation signed a Cooperation Agreement for joining the global campaign Don't Forget Hansen's Disease, with the state government and other partners, in addition to lighting the castle with purple at night as one of the actions to...
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Data de publicação: 03/01/2022 - 15:54
Boletim Internacional
Data de publicação: 07/10/2021 - 11:26
The Institute of Drug Technology (Farmanguinhos/Fiocruz) is closer to starting Pediatric Praziquantel production, indicated for schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease that affects about 200 million people worldwide, half of whom are children. Result of the International Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium, the drug is in the clinical trials last phase. Pilot batches are expected to be produced in March 2022 and the product available in 2024...
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Data de publicação: 16/10/2021 - 17:55
Sociologist and Fiocruz president, Nísia Trindade Lima, presented last Friday (October 8th) the conference Pandemic and Social Inequalities: Challenges for Global Health. The event was part of the Global Health Colloquium Series, a biannual series of lectures by Princeton University's Program in Global Health. Nísia thanked the university and Brazil Lab for the invitation, a hub that connects researchers and professors...
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Data de publicação: 17/11/2021 - 18:03
In another huge step to the internationalization of education, Fiocruz updated the ordinance that regulates the dual-degree stricto sensu graduation program regime with foreign higher education institutions regarded as of strategic relevance for the Foundation, no. 508, of 2021. The initiative allows students to get dual-degrees or titles in master's and doctorate's degrees. With this regime, when finishing the program, the student...
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