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Costa Rican universities designing emergency ventilators to help patients with COVID-19
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Costa Rican universities designing emergency ventilators to help patients with COVID-19

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 26, 2020

Separate projects at the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and the Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC) could help the country be better prepared for an increase…

Costa Rican researchers look to beat cancer with blackberries
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican researchers look to beat cancer with blackberries

L. Arias - December 12, 2016

Extensive studies have proved that blackberries are high in antioxidant concentrations, but researchers of the Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC) are now trying to identify the exact elements that…

Costa Rican ants might have the secret to better antibiotics
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican ants might have the secret to better antibiotics

L. Arias - November 6, 2016

An international team of researchers from the University of Costa Rica (UCR), Harvard University and University of Wisconsin-Madison announced the discovery of a molecule produced by Costa…

Costa Rica approves regulations to restart medical research on humans
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Costa Rica approves regulations to restart medical research on humans

L. Arias - July 22, 2015

Medical research involving human subjects could resume soon in Costa Rica following the publication in the official newspaper La Gaceta of regulations outlining the procedures for approval, development,…

‘Acid Test’: the case for using psychedelics to treat PTSD, depression
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‘Acid Test’: the case for using psychedelics to treat PTSD, depression

Tom Shroder | Special to The Washington Post - September 6, 2014

This article is excerpted from Tom Shroder's "Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy and the Power to Heal," which comes out Sept. 9. The book focuses on researchers' attempts…

President Solís says medical marijuana bill is under consideration
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President Solís says medical marijuana bill is under consideration

The Tico Times - August 12, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís faced questions on two hot button topics during his weekly press conference at the Casa Presidencial Tuesday afternoon: medical marijuana and the conflict…

Tico lawmaker presents bill to legalize medical marijuana
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Tico lawmaker presents bill to legalize medical marijuana

The Tico Times - August 12, 2014

Citizen Action Party (PAC) lawmaker Marvin Atencio wants to make Costa Rica the first country in Central America to legalize medical marijuana and generate millions of dollars…

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Court OKs bill authorizing medical research on humans

L. Arias - March 21, 2014

In a second and final round of debate next week, the Legislative Assembly will discuss and vote on a bill that allows and regulates medical research on…

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