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- Thursday Feb 22 - 8:00pm

Drones help conservation of rare woolly spider monkeys in Brazilian outback (PT) Programa de conservação usa drone…
- Monday Feb 19 - 11:20pm

Rio military intervention suggests Brazil flirting with a dangerous "Duterte option" for law and order at gunpoint…
- Monday Feb 19 - 11:16pm

Nudging Big Pharma’s Tropical Neglect
- Monday Feb 19 - 4:05pm

The truth behind ‚ÄėSnakebite Therapy‚Äô
- Saturday Feb 17 - 12:02pm

Nudging Big Pharma’s Tropical Neglect

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When will profits-hungry drug companies finally widen their attention from treating complex lifestyle-related diseases affecting citizens in wealthy countries, to the technically simpler task of curing infectious diseases threatening billions of poorer people in the developing world? Never ‚Äď if you believe the liberal media or some NGOs that regularly lambaste listed pharmaceutical   …Continue Reading

Legal Framework promises to slash R&D impediments

Brasília's Ministries: erratic funding and uncertain future for science.

Brazil‚Äôs federal government is making yet one more attempt to cut through the bewildering ticket of protectionist and outdated laws whose effect is to prevent academics working for publicly-funded research bodies from seeing their innovations ever being adopted by industry, or profiting from them. At the same time legal uncertainties mean that private enterprise has   …Continue Reading

Sustainable ‚ÄúTanfastic‚ÄĚ means ‚ÄúTan Plastic‚ÄĚ

She won't use an animal tested sunscreen -- but human skin tests are OK. Foto SFB

Kosmoscience: Decades of animal testing with sunscreens or lotions has frazzled enough white lab-rats to start an ethical counter-revolution among bikini-clad sun worshippers of Rio‚Äôs famed Ipanema beach. Because Los Beautiful will no longer to buy skin care products that involve any animal testing, the cosmetic industry has had to move fast to find non-invasive   …Continue Reading