Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Big Microscopic Endeavor

August 22, 2008

Dr. Jairo López and Dr. Víctor Hugo examine skin cells at Hospital México, which will soon build a new public dematopathology laboratory specializing in early cancer skin cancer detection. The new laboratory will speed up the time it takes for patients to get a screening and results, said Susana Saravia, spokeswoman for the Social Security System. Officials are still trying to acquire all the equipment necessary for the new lab, but the staff is already in place, Saravia said. The dermatopathology lab, which is possible thanks to an $82,500 grant from the Japanese government, will be headed by López. Dermatopathology is the study of skin diseases at the microscopic level.

 

You may be interested

Costa Rica coronavirus data for July 9, 2020
Costa Rica
21252 views
Costa Rica
21252 views

Costa Rica coronavirus data for July 9, 2020

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 9, 2020

Costa Rica confirmed 649 new cases of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 6,485 cumulative known cases, the Health…

Costa Rica previews new tower at Calderón Guardia Hospital
Costa Rica
7559 views
Costa Rica
7559 views

Costa Rica previews new tower at Calderón Guardia Hospital

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 9, 2020

Costa Rican authorities on Thursday previewed a new tower at Calderón Guardia Hospital in San José, which could be used…

News briefs: Costa Rica will handle land borders differently than airports
Costa Rica
4728 views
Costa Rica
4728 views

News briefs: Costa Rica will handle land borders differently than airports

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 9, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has transformed life in Costa Rica, which has enacted measures to protect the capacity of its health…