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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.

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Science for the management of marine resources

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More than 400 delegates from fifteen countries have confirmed their participation at the 10th Congress on Marine Sciences, MarCuba 2015, which will be held from November 16 – 20 at Havana’s Convention Center.
Guillermo García Montero, president of the organizing committee, told reportersthat the eventwill include foursymposiumsdedicated tohighly topical issues, such as humanimpactsandrisk management, climate change, conservation and biodiversity,and biotechnologyandfood security.

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Course on the latest developments in kidney transplantation

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Five U.S. professors, mostly belonging to this prestigious institution, one of the busiest hospitals in terms of transplants in the United States, will give lectures and exchange with around 80 course participants from across the island, representing health facilities engaged in transplant activity, nephrologist Dr. Alexis Pérez Rodríguez, a member of the organizing committee, told Granma.

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Good practices by the University of Computer Sciences

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The Level 2 distinction awarded the University of Computer Sciences, in recognition of its Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) software production and development, must be added to the already long list of achievements realized by the institution this year.

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Economic blockade negatively impacts Cuban healthcare system

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THE damages caused by the U.S. blockade to the Cuban healthcare system are incalculable, but the island’s government is committed to finding the solution to any medical emergency, despite the expense, stated Pedro Luis Veliz, director of the National Council of Scientific Health Societies. Many people are often unaware of the efforts undertaken by the country to provide free healthcare to the population, added Luis Veliz, also president of the Cuban Society of Intensive and Emergency Medicine.

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The work of many hands

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Thus in August 1965, the National Observatory, run by the Revolutionary Navy at that time, became part of the Academy of Sciences of Cuba (ACC). Days later, Dr. Antonio Nuñez Jiménez, president of the ACC, signed a resolution which created the Institute of Meteorology, through the merger of staff from the former Observatory and those belonging to the Meteorological Department created by this body 15 months earlier.

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Cuban medicine achieves over 95% heart surgery survival rate

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Cuba has achieved a heart surgery survival rate of over 95%, including coronary and vascular operations and those linked to congenital heart defects, a figure which places the island among the most advanced countries in this field. The information was provided during the Cardiovilla 2015 International Congress, which is being held in the Euro Star Hotel in Cayo Santa María.

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8,295 patients treated with stem cells

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By the end of the first half of this year, the total number of patients treated with stem cells in Cuba had reached 8,295, Dr. Porfirio Hernández, deputy director of Research at the Institute of Hematology and Immunology, told Granma. First used in Cuba in February 2004, the advanced procedure is now offered in 14 of the 15 provinces of the country, with the specialties of orthopedics and traumatology, and angelology, seeing the most cases treated with 4,059 (49%) and 3,511 (42%), respectively.

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Cuban hepatitis B medication undergoing clinical trials

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A Cuban medication to treat chronic hepatitis B, HeberNasvac, created by scientists at the Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center (CIGB), is currently undergoing clinical trials in collaboration with the French company Abivax. The product has been undergoing safety and efficacy tests for several years, stated a CIGB specialist.