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At the forefront of the sciences in Cuba

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FROM the 1980s onward, Havana residents witnessed the building of various scientific facilities to the west of the city, including the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), founded on July 1, 1986, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, modern productive capacities, and specialized personnel.

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Preparations to celebrate World Health Day in Cuba

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UNDER the slogan: “Stay Super, Beat Diabetes”, Cuba is preparing to celebrate World Health Day on April 7, with activities to spread awareness and prevent chronic non-communicable diseases, specifically diabetes mellitus.

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Potential for scientific exchange between Cuba and the United States highlighted in Havana

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The Director of the Center of Molecular Immunology in Cuba, Dr, Agustín Lage, noted the potential for scientific exchange between Cuba and the United States, while announcing further steps to strengthen links in this sector.
Dr. Lage announced during a press conference this Sunday morning in Havana, that Cuban biotechnology products could begin to be used by U.S. patients, as more than 30 Cuban patents have been approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Improving quality of life for 27 years

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Thanks to the creation and development of original and patented neurological and general biological restoration programs, over 130,000 people from 94 countries across the world have been successfully treated at the International Center of Neurological Restoration (CIREN), since its creation February 26, 1989, by Fidel Castro.

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Scientific research crucial to development

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The need to make scientific research an essential part of the country’s productive forces, contributing tangible results to socio-economic development, was emphasized by First Vice President Miguel Díaz–Canel Bermúdez, during discussion of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment’s (Citma) annual report for 2015.

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Cienfuegos remains committed to solar energy

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A new solar farm under construction in the municipality of Palmira, Cienfuegos, is now 70% complete. The uninterrupted efforts from Monday through Saturday are conducted by the Works of Architecture Enterprise (ECOA-37).

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Cuba develops biopharmaceuticals to treat cancer

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Cuba currently has a total of 28 drugs registered, or in various stages of investigation, for the treatment of cancer, which include therapeutic vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, interferons and peptides, developed in different scientific institutions linked to the country’s biotechnology sector.

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Cuba celebrates World Wetlands Day

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The day marks the date of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Convention) in 1971. This year’s theme is “Wetlands for our Future: Sustainable Livelihoods,” selected to demonstrate the vital role of wetlands in the current and future wellbeing of humanity, and to promote their rational use.

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Modern seismic station installed in Santiago de Cuba

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The first of five modern seismic stations, located in the municipality of Guamá, Santiago de Cuba province, is now ready to be connected to the national network, Enrique Arango, deputy director of the National Center for Seismological Research (CENAIS), reported. He explained that the modern installation, powered by renewable energy sources, will transmit information regarding tremors in real time, thus contributing to early warning of the occurrence of these unpredictable natural phenomena.

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Recognition for Cuban medical researchers

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With the aim of highlighting the achievements made in research, scientific production and the introduction and extension of technology in clinical and surgical care, Cuba awards the Annual Health Prize in recognition of sector professionals who have made significant contributions to the sciences. The research paper entitled “First epidemic of hemorrhagic dengue in the Americas, 1981: new insights into the causative agent”, by Dr. Rosmeri Rodríguez Roche, of the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine, was awarded the Grand Prize, as the complete genome sequence of the dengue virus type 2 epidemic of the eighties was discovered.