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Positive descrimination isn't working at Brazilian universities, where whites still get most research grants
- Saturday Mar 28 - 9:09am

Research Pact with AstraZeneca
- Thursday Mar 26 - 5:01pm

Open access scientific research comes to Brazil.
- Wednesday Mar 25 - 10:09am

AstraZeneca to invests in US$4 million Brazilian research projects for metabolic and cardiovascular diseases.
- Monday Mar 23 - 1:59pm

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- Monday Mar 23 - 1:42pm

How I did on Twitter this week: 2 Retweets, 1.07K Retweet Reach. How'd your week go? via
- Monday Mar 16 - 12:33pm

Experts in kinase discovery for drugs research in Brazil 10/03 to launch base for local biotech industry.
- Tuesday Mar 10 - 10:09am

New Scientific Research Chief

From Chile to Brazil: a top science policy administrator's  posting

A biochemist from Chile with an active career in science policy management at universities in São Paulo, has been named as the new head of Brazil’s federal research funding agency CNPq. Hernan Chaimovich’s appointment as president of CNPq (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) in Brasilia, has been welcomed by scientists, thanks in   …Continue Reading

Aldo Rebelo: Bark or Bite?

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Scientists and foreign observers are puzzling over the seemingly-incongruous choice of a climate change skeptic with a stridently nationalist technology agenda, as Brazil’s new Science Minister. Since January the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation has been headed by veteran leftist Aldo Rebelo. The marks a significant shift after years during which the portfolio was   …Continue Reading

Education: Promise to Pay?

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In her inaugural speech January 1st 2015, re-elected Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff promised “a country of education” as the key theme for her second administration. Academics and scientists might take that as a sign that education will finally enjoy its long-awaited day in the sunshine of presidential favour. A golden age of research should be   …Continue Reading