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The best high school students at ICVS.

The best high school students fromBraga, Viana do Castelo and Vila Real visited different schools/labs of UMinholast week in the “Melhores alunos na UMinho” initiative. ICVS/School ofMedicine received 12 of these students, which participated in differentscientific activities, namely in the field of Microbiology, Neuroscienceand Microsurgery.  In this Porto Canalreport you can find statements by Carla Martins, pro-rector for theInternationalization of Education, Rui O ...

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First National Survey on Haemophilia

Haemophilia is a rare genetic disorder that affects about 700 people in Portugal (World Federation of Haemophilia, Annual Report 2015). Researchers from ICVS and School of Medicine at University of Minho, in collaboration with the Centre of Haemophilia at Centro Hospitalar São João and the Portuguese Haemophilia Association, are conducting a National Survey aiming to analyze the sociodemographic, psychosocial and clinical characteristics of people with Haemophilia, with a particular fo ...

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Globally prevalent mutations in Plasmodium falciparum modulate susceptibility to artemisinin-based combination therapies.

Main findings Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) have been highly effective in recent years in treating Plasmodium falciparum infections and reducing the global burden of malaria. The parasite transporter protein, P. falciparum multidrug resistance 1 protein (PfMDR1), has been long observed in molecular epidemiological studies to associate with altered parasite susceptibility to multiple ACT partner drugs. Leveraging recent advances in P. falciparum genome editing via the use of zi ...

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L’Óreal For Women in Science Award granted to ICVS scientist

Isabel Veiga, researcher with the University of Minho’s Life and  ICVS, was awarded a L’Óreal Portugal Medal of Honour at the Pavilion of Knowledge in Lisbon. The scientist will receive € 15 thousand to study the resistance mechanisms the malaria parasite acquires, leading to nearly half a million deaths per year.  This award is the result of a partnership between L’Óreal Portugal, UNESCO and the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologi ...

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The importance of microbiota in the first 1000 days.

The importance of microbiota in the first 1000 days.  

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