A clinical trial with Heberferon will begin this year in Cuba in about 300 patients with renal carcinoma, announced Dr. Iraldo Bello, expert who developed the product at the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB by its Spanish acronym).
Twenty Cuban patients with Parkinson's disease underwent deep brain stimulation surgery, since this type of medical intervention was resumed in November 2016 at Lucía Íñiguez Hospital, in the Cuban city of Holguín.
Heberferon, the new Cuban drug for the treatment of skin cancer obtained from biotechnological formulations, has been applied to some 800 patients in the country, the product researcher announced.
A therapeutic vaccine aimed at reducing the viral load of patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which has an impact on the quality of life of patients, is currently in phase one of the clinical trial, in which its safety is studied.
Cuba's advances in the use of biotechnology for agricultural development, with results superior to many countries in the world, were highlighted during the second day of the first BioProcess Congress, which takes place in this city.
A total of 471 888 children will be immunized throughout Cuba against poliomyelitis in the 56th National Anti-Polio Vaccination Campaign, which first stage will be held from February 20 to 26.
Representatives from Cuba and France will sign a cooperation agreement today to create a joint scientific cooperation program.
The William Soler Pedriatric Hospital in Havana has reduced infant mortality in congenital heart conditions from 3.5 per one thousand live births in 1980 to less of 0.5 since 2015 according to the institution's statistics.
The Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment announced on Wednesday the presentation of the 2016-2020 National Program on Biological Diversity.
With the presentation of case studies and results on the use of Heberferon for treatment of basal cell skin carcinoma, a promotional workshop for the extension of that drug began in this Cuban province.
The Regional Cooperation Agreement for the Promotion of Nuclear Science and Technology in Latin America and the Caribbean published on its website on Sunday an article on a sampling expedition of the Caribbean Sea.
On the occasion of the World Cancer Day, celebrated every February 4th, Cuba will develop for the seventh time a campaign of education, prevention and diagnosis of pre-malignant and malignant skin lesions.
The Executive Council of the World Health Organization (WHO) granted the Doctor Lee Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health to the Cuban Henry Reeve Contingent of Doctors Specialized in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics.
The Center for Research and Development of Medicines (CIDEM by its Spanish acronym), belonging to BioCubaFarma business group, has 48 projects in research of products for human use, announced an expert of that institution.
Cuba reduced its infant mortality rate to 4.3 per thousand live births in 2016, thus staying among the best countries in the world in this health indicator, according to Minister of Health Roberto Morales.