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A WORLD OF SCIENCE

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Cuban science: a jewel in the Caribbean crown

My visit in 2000 to Cuba's research institutes in biotechnology, medicine, agriculture and the basic sciences, and my meetings with Cuban scientists, left absolutely no doubt in my mind that Cuba's progress in science has not been achieved overnight. [More]

Biotechnology, the heart of Cuban science
In 1981, Cuba fell prey to a serious epidemic of dengue fever. The National Centre for Scientific Research summoned a Meeting of Directors from 12 research centres to deal with the crisis.
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The best health in the developing world
In the late 1950s, a Cuban infant had a one chance in ten of dying, mainly from diarrhoea and respiratory diseases. There were just over 6000 doctors and one medical school at the time.
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Of tobacco, sugar and neem
Cuban S&T is intimately linked to development and the agricultural sciences are no exception. [More]

Basic research confined mainly to universities
Research in the basic sciences is conducted primarily at the universities.
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