Archivo de Science

Archivo Science

Havana. Photo: Desmond Boylan (Detail).

U.S. government prevents scientific collaboration with Cuba

  Barely a year after the U.S. secretary of health and human services affirmed in Havana that she was “optimistic about the steps being taken,” medical institutions linked to the new government of that country banned its scientists from traveling … Continued

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More than a million persons will be immunized in Cuba as part of the Vaccination Campaign against Seasonal Flu. Photo: Vicente Brito / Escambray.

Cuba to vaccinate more than a million persons against flu

Cuba will start a Vaccination Campaign against Seasonal Flu from July 28 to next September 30. During that period 1.04 million doses will be applied to children from six months to two years old, to all the pregnant women and … Continued

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Sponge and coral communities in the Guanahacabibes National Park, Cuba. Photo: Jesse Cancelmo / Cuba’s Twilight Zone Reefs and Their Regional Connectivity.

Cuban coral reefs in “excellent health”

A research by Cuban and U.S. scientists on the island’s coral reefs revealed their “excellent health” and the existence of more than 130 species of fish and 260 of sponges living in those coastal zones. The expedition, which covered 1,430 … Continued

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Leslie Fermín Molerio León Photo: Courtesy of Molerio Léon

Leslie Fermín Molerio León: Knowledge, Expertise and Willpower

Early this year, Leslie Fermín Molerio León, master in Science in Isotopic Hydrology, was elected Goodwill Ambassador of the Academy of Sciences of New York, a condition granted by that institution to only 200 scientists in the world (among 20,000 … Continued

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Photo: Taken from Saberia.

Morón’s meteorite

There are reports, reliably confirmed, of the fall of half a dozen meteorites on Cuban territory, almost all of them concentrated in the western part of the island. On June 10, 1994, a meteor fell on Palmarito farm, close to … Continued

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Mayabeque. Photo by Santiago Batisdona

Erosion in 82 percent of Cuban beaches

Signs of erosion were found in 82 percent of the 499 beaches Cuba has based on an assessment to design a state plan to face climate change, according to data reported by the island’s media before World Environment Day which … Continued

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The “R/V Weatherbird II” during its marine studies. Photo:

U.S. scientists to study Cuba’s coastal waters

U.S. scientists will investigate the state of Cuba’s coastal waters together with Cuban colleagues and students. A team from the Tampa-based University of South Florida (USF) will travel to the island on May 9 on board the R/V Weatherbird II … Continued

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Photo by Ronald Suárez

Scorpion injections

José Luis Casañas had already been stung on purpose by bees as a pain reliever. That’s why, when he heard that Cuban scientists were using scorpion venom to combat cancer, he also wanted to try it. “If it’s good for … Continued

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Photo: Yander Zamora

CIMAvax: from Havana to New York, a Bridge for Life

Statistics, as cold as irrefutable, are moving. Cancer represents one of the most complex challenges of biomedical, social and economic sciences. According to the World Health Organization (WHO),1 that disease – or system of diseases – represents the second cause … Continued

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Peter Courtland Agre. Photo:

U.S. Nobel Prize enters Cuban Academy of Sciences

Scientific links between Cuba and the United States have a new ambassador. University professor and researcher Peter Courtland Agre, Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2003, has entered the island’s Academy of Sciences as a corresponding member. Formed as a biologist, … Continued

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