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Clinical trials key to developing new medicine

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A total of 98 clinical trials are being conducted at this time around the country addressing different diseases, reported Dr. Alberto Hernández Rodríguez, director of the National Clinical Trials Coordination Center (Cencec), during the International Workshop on Design and Management of Clinical Trials, held in Havana’s Conference Center.

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A young Cuban of our times

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My conversation with Dr. Enmanuel Vigil Fonseca was a pleasant one. His commitment to helping create a better world place him on the front line of important battles and show that young Cubans also have the chance to help build the Revolution. In this regard he notes, “I chose to become a doctor to help people. My parents had other jobs and ever since I was a young boy I have felt admiration for these people in white coats, who lovingly care for the sick.”

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Awarding seven decades of commendable work

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The honorary title of Hero of Labor of the Republic of Cuba was awarded to Dr. Alberto Fernando Hernández Cañero, founding director of the Institute of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, this Thursday, November 3, who at the age of 96 is proud to have spent more than seven decades devoted to this specialty.

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Cuban science: A sword and shield against the blockade

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The Cuban scientific community demanded an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on the island – as well as destabilizing and interventionist actions – as vital to advancing toward full normalization of relations in conditions of absolute equality between the two nations.

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Collaboration for agricultural development

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Increasing crop yields, improving living conditions for men and women in rural areas, and strengthening the application of scientific and technological knowledge in the fields are the strategic lines the country is pursuing to promote agricultural development. Given the importance of this sector to the Cuban economy, and of course the people’s food security, many initiatives are underway to develop the entire system, especially at its most basic level.

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Promising research results

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This discovery now means that the next phase of clinical trails on humans can take place. If successful and the neuro-protective qualities of JM-20 are proven, this could lead to the creation of the first product with effective therapeutic properties to treat the condition and its associated effects. The molecule and its derivatives are protected under a 100% national patent.

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Operation Miracle: an example of humanism and solidarity

Fidel Operación Milagro

On July 9, on the initiative of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez, late president of Venezuela, Operation Miracle – a program providing comprehensive medical care to patients suffering from a variety of eye conditions – was founded.

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Industrial production and development discussed

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Details on the implementation of Ministry of Industry policies, progress on projects underway, and investments projected were presented to the National Assembly of People’s Power prior to the 8th Legislature’s 7th Period of Ordinary Sessions.

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Constructing the country to which we aspire

Asamblea construir pais

The 274 updated Economic and Social Policy Guidelines of the Party and the Revolution, approved during the 7th Party Congress this past April, were among the topics discussed July 4, the opening day of commission meetings, prior to the 7th period of Ordinary Sessions of the 8th Legislature. Commissions are organized to focus on the following issues: Food and Agriculture; National Defense; Delivery of Services; Children, Youth, and the Rights of Women; International Relations; Industry, Construction, and Energy; as well as Education, Culture, Science, Technology, and Environment.

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A scientific facility committed to life

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The Molecular Immunology Center (CIM) is part of a Cuban plan to develop treatments for cancer and other autoimmune diseases using biotechnological methods, creating important medicines benefiting the population’s health, and contributing to the growth of exports.