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Fiocruz International News - August and September 2017

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Fiocruz News

Bimonthly newsletter of the Fiocruz Global Health Center (Cris/Fiocruz)

September / 2017
The Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI), an organization specialized in education, science and culture that brings together Iberian  and Latin American countries, and Fiocruz have signed a protocol of technical cooperation intentions on August at the Fiocruz’s headquarters in Rio de Janeiro. The document aims to develop joint programs and scientific exchange, encouraging actions in the fields of health, science, technology and social development.
A delegation from the Argentine Department of Health was at Fiocruz with the aim to evaluate a strategic cooperation agreement, especially in the field of production of pharmaceuticals. The group assessed possibilities of partnerships in fields such as yellow fever vaccine, coordinated use of capacities for the production of reagents and diagnostic kits, production of medicines and the organization of a joint symposium on technoscience development in health care.
Fiocruz scientists 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.
The 2004 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Aaron Ciechanover, was at Fiocruz to have two conversations with students, researchers and the public at large. The Israeli biochemist shared lessons from over 40 years of work.
"Brazil is at risk of suffering its largest scientific diaspora in history, with the drainage of its most qualified and talented brains to more advanced countries, where ST&I is the driving force behind wealth, development and social welfare", say researchers.
Applications are open until September 29 for the selection process of the Master of Science Program in Clinical Research in Infectious Diseases of The National Institute of Infectology Evandro (INI/Fiocruz).
The International Cooperation Program for Postgraduate Studies in Health Sciences is the result of a partnership between Fiocruzand the National Institute of Health of Mozambique (INS). The initiative, which offers Master's and PhD degrees, graduated more 14 students in July. With that, it has had more than 40 students over nine years of partnership.

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Bimonthly report of the Fiocruz Global Health Center (Cris/Fiocruz), edited by the Fiocruz Coordination of Social Communication

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