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United States bans most government scientists from travel to Cuba

By Richard Stone, Science Magazine, Nov. 28, 2017  HAVANA—To celebrate its 80th anniversary, the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine (IPK) here is throwing a birthday bash: a conference next week that several U.S. collaborators were planning to attend. All but one … Continue reading

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Cuba Prepares Rehabilitation Congress 2017

Havana, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The 7th International Rehabilitation Congress Cuba 2017 will begin on November 27 in this capital with a varied scientific program and wide international participation, the organizers confirmed today. The president of the organizing committee, Jorge … Continue reading

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Microbiologists from 22 Countries to Attend Congress in Cuba

Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Microbiologists, parasitologists, doctors and other specialists involved in the control of infectious diseases will participate in a congress dedicated to the 80 years of the main institution created for the study of these diseases, said … Continue reading

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Cuba Willing to Start Joint Biotechnology Projects with South Africa

Pretoria, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba expressed its willingness to contribute to and collaborate with the development of joint projects with South Africa in biotechnology, and establish lasting relations in the interest of both countries. Marta Ayala, deputy director-general of … Continue reading

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Visiting Cuba and scientific advancements

By Richard Branson , 14 November 2017, Virgin.com  While in town, I was fortunate to meet Fidel Antonio Castro Smirnov, who happens to be Fidel Castro’s grandson. In the back of a 1960s Russian Chaika, we got chatting about our shared … Continue reading

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Victoria de Girón Institute of Basic and Preclinical Sciences – A model for medical education

“AND today the Revolution has strengths and resources and organization and people – people! Who are the most important element – to begin a plan to train as many doctors as necessary,” Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz, on inaugurating … Continue reading

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Polemic and innovative topics discussed in Cuban medical congresses

Nov 10 (Granma) Havana recently hosted several medical conferences, providing spaces to discuss psychology in the health sector, urological and endocrinological diseases, and promote the exchange of knowledge about scientific developments in these specialties. The Health Psychology event (Psicosalud 2017) … Continue reading

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When altruism is more than just a word

Nov 10 (Granma) Cuban neurosurgeon Norbery Jorge Rodríguez de La Paz is currently providing medical care to the population of the Mexican state of Oaxaca, severely affected by an earthquake in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region September 7, leaving more … Continue reading

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Working to ensure patient happiness – Cuban collaborators talk about their experiences working in Barinas, Venezuela

Nov 7, Barinas, Venezuela.-Traces of the violence unleashed in April, which lasted over 100 days, and with which some hoped to paralyze the country, are still visible in main areas of the capital of this State. The scenes of burning … Continue reading

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Cuba Debates on Uro-Oncology at Congress

Havana, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and foreign specialists are debating here today on Uro-Oncology during the 21st Congress, Urologia 2017, to combine criteria on the procedures to follow in order to improve the quality of life of patients with … Continue reading

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