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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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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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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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The TERAVAC-VIH therapeutic vaccine is the result of Cuban biotechnology. Photo: Jorge Luis Baños / IPS

TERAVAC-VIH: Cuban solution against AIDS?

It’s called TERAVAC-VIH and is currently in the phase of clinical trial on human beings. It is the project for the vaccine against the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV/in Spanish the acronym is VIH), in which scientists from Havana’s Genetic Engineering … Continued

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Cuban children viewing the documentary Nuestro Martí using the Google Cardboard technology. Photo: EFE.

Google premiers in Havana documentary about José Martí

The giant information technology company Google premiered in Havana a documentary about the life of José Martí, Cuba’s National Hero. Nuestro Martí (Our Martí) is the title of the audiovisual presentation narrated by Historian Eusebio Leal and produced to be … Continued

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Cuban and U.S. scientists to plant corals in the Caribbean

The scientific cooperation between researchers from the Florida Aquarium in the United States and the National Aquarium of Cuba has had results at the close of 2016 with a program for the restoration of coral reefs that would help to … Continued

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Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo: Boston Globe.

U.S. and Cuba sign agreement to prevent oil spills

The Cuban and U.S. governments signed this Monday in Havana an agreement on environmental protection, for the preparation and response in the face of contamination due to oil spills and the spill of other harmful substances in the Gulf of … Continued

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Dr. Candace S. Johnson, president of the Roswell Park Institute, where the Cuban lung cancer vaccines is undergoing trials. Photo: The Buffalo News.

Cuban cancer vaccine’s trial starts in the United States

The first clinical trial in the United States of the Cuban lung cancer vaccine began in the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. The trial of the CIMAvax-EGF, which had been announced last October, was confirmed this Friday … Continued

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CRIOEVA equipment, created by Engineer Elio Villarreal Acevedo. Photo courtesy of the author.

Cryosurgery: Cuban medicine’s next novelty?

An inexpensive, effective procedure valid for more than 150 pathologies and 19 specialties, capable of saving millions of dollars with the substitution of traditional surgical procedures, could be the result for Cuba of a Cryosurgery and Cryotherapy Project that is … Continued

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Cuba and United States in favor of protecting nature

In addition to the Memorandum of Understanding signed this Tuesday between Cuban and U.S. authorities on the conservation of wildlife and protected land areas, another was signed this Wednesday on seismology and a third on meteorology and climate. The three … Continued

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