For many years, Costa Rica has designed and promoted a strategy to attract foreign investment and position itself as an ideal destination for companies...
US surgeons have successfully implanted a heart from a genetically modified pig in a 57-year-old man, a medical first that could one day help...
Many of the current regulations related to horseshoe crabs focus on commercial fishing, ignoring their rapidly growing role in the medical device and vaccine industries.
Costa Rica has reduced its dependence on imported goods at times of increasing global demand.
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.
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 in coronavirus cases.
TEC researchers found that blackberries are highly efficient in preventing cell damage caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation, the main cause of skin cancer.
The research group already patented their findings, therefore if the project concludes with a commercially distributed antibiotic, recognition and a share of the profits will be distributed equally among the three universities.
A Health Ministry official acknowledged there are still concerns by various groups on issues such as the testing of new drugs and vaccines, and with tests conducted on vulnerable members of the public such as children, people with disabilities and seniors.
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