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Brazil advised to break patent on AIDS drugs

The Brazilian health agency has advised its government to make generic HIV drugs to ensure the country's fight …

23/08/05

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Brazil gets tough on 'biopirates'

Fines of up to US$20 million are among the penalties outlined in a law that Brazil hopes will deter the …

22/06/05

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Brazil seeks public views on biodiversity research rules

The Brazilian public has been given the opportunity to comment on proposed amendments to laws governing research …

22/03/05

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Brazil opens microbe bank for bioprospectors

A new 'bio-bank' containing hundreds of bacteria, fungi and yeast species offers a boost for Brazilian researchers …

14/03/05

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Gene maps of three deadly parasites 'nearly complete'

Researchers say 'genetic maps' of three deadly parasites should stimulate development of vaccines and drugs to …

13/12/04

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New hopes for a vaccine against Chagas disease

Researchers claim to have made significant progress towards a vaccine for Chagas disease, which affects 12 million …

08/07/04

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Scientists hunt for West Nile virus in South America

An international team of scientists is investigating whether the deadly West Nile virus has reached South America.

17/06/04

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Sequencing opens door for bacterial disease vaccine

Researchers have sequenced the genome of the bacteria that causes leptospirosis, a disease that affects both …

08/04/04

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Stem cells offer hope for Chagas sufferers

Brazilian researchers have raised hopes that stem cells could be used to treat Chagas disease, which affects about …

30/03/04

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Latin America gets new bioinformatics network

A new network has been launched that aims to boost collaboration in bioinformatics research and training in Latin …

28/11/03

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Brazil eases restrictions on biodiversity researchers

The Brazilian government has introduced new rules exempting scientific researchers from tough conditions imposed …

12/11/03

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Pasteur Institute supports research in South America

France's Pasteur Institute has announced that it will assign one place in each of its post-graduate courses to a …

07/11/03

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