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Costa Rica begins clinical trials of equine plasma for coronavirus patients
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Costa Rica begins clinical trials of equine plasma for coronavirus patients

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 7, 2020

Costa Rica on Monday began clinical trials of antibody-rich plasma that has been extracted from horses with the purpose of treating COVID-19 patients. According to Román Macaya,…

News briefs: JobLink virtual job fair is underway
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Costa Rica
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News briefs: JobLink virtual job fair is underway

The Tico Times - August 11, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has transformed life in Costa Rica, which has enacted measures to protect the capacity of its health system. Here’s what you should know as…

Costa Rica-made plasma shown to inhibit coronavirus, ready for clinical trials: UCR
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica-made plasma shown to inhibit coronavirus, ready for clinical trials: UCR

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 28, 2020

Costa Rica is set to begin clinical trials on antibody-rich plasma that has been extracted from horses with the purpose of treating COVID-19 patients. Two versions of…

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: Convalescent plasma treatment shows encouraging results
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Coronavirus in Costa Rica: Convalescent plasma treatment shows encouraging results

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 6, 2020

Costa Rica is easing coronavirus measures throughout most of the country, even as the number of cases continues to rise. Here's what you should know today: Costa…

Costa Rica pioneering three plasma-based strategies to treat COVID-19
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Costa Rica pioneering three plasma-based strategies to treat COVID-19

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 17, 2020

The Clodomiro Picado Institute of the University of Costa Rica (UCR) is preparing to pioneer three strategies that could be used to treat patients with COVID-19. The…

WHO, Costa Rica partner to combat snakebite mortality
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Global health
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WHO, Costa Rica partner to combat snakebite mortality

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 27, 2019

At the 72nd Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO), Costa Rica launched a global plan to cut snakebite mortality in half by 2030. The roadmap will…

Costa Rica’s snakebite research pioneers save lives worldwide
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Changemakers
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Costa Rica’s snakebite research pioneers save lives worldwide

Mitzi Stark - May 23, 2018

The Clodomiro Picado Institute is spread along the main road of Dulce Nombre de Coronado, northeast of San José. Its green-blue buildings appear to be another office…