Constância Ayres, from Fiocruz in Pernambuco, Brazil, presented studies showing that a species of Culex, known as stilt or muriçoca, is the largest virus vector, which requires changes in combat actions. Announcement was made at the 68th Annual Meeting of SBPC, in Bahia.
Scientific organization focused on developing countries awarded the president of ABC, Jacob Palis, with the Abdus Salam medal and the Brazilian mathematician Arthur Avila with TWAS - Lenovo Award.
By adopting the closing document WS Forum ended its work on Saturday. At the session held in the Houses of Parliament head of state János Áder urged for the active participation of researchers, politicians and other members of the society in solving global problems. UNESCO DG Irina Bokova said that because of challenges never experienced WSF offering options for dialogue is an extremely important event.
The Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC), the Brazilian Mining Association (IBRAM), the Brazilian Speleological Society (SBE) and the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science (SBPC) have the pleasure to announce the Special Seminar in Ecology, Mining and Sustainable Development, which will take place at ABC, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 18-19 November 2015.
Government makes deep cuts in research budgets as economy stumbles. Check out the report written by Herton Escobar and published by "Science" magazine.
Professor Wilmar Dias da Silva, who is a full member of Brazilian Academy of Science, writes about his advisor, Ivan da Mota e Albuquerque, that recently passed away.
The highlights of the volume 85(4) are the study of a potential larvicidal against Aedes aegypti, the antioxidant activity of four varieties of coconut water and much more.
The Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability invite applications for the Future Earth Engagement Committee.
To get in the mood of World Science Forum, event that will take place in Rio de Janeiro from 25 to 27/11, read BAS News's exclusive interview with Chunli Bai, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and of The World Academy of Sciences for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries (TWAS).
In Brazil to the WSF 2013, the president of Unesco's General Conference since 2011 and economist Katalin Bogyay combines her experience as a journalist and broadcaster to her current occupation: diplomacy.
The 'Davos of Science' has just been held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, between 24th and 27th November 2013. Also known as the World Science Forum (WSF), this is a biannual meeting of scientists and decision-makers in the world of politics and industry.
In the interview that follows, the president of the World Science Forum József Pálinkás tells us why the forum was created; how scientists can influence political and economic decisions of a country through it; and the importance of the Brazilian edition of the event.
Local supply chains, more contextualized education and much more science and technology -he essential ingredients for the sustainable development of Amazon for the director of the National Institute for Amazonian Research (Inpa) and member of the BAS, Adalberto Val.
Israeli historian Dan Bitan and Palestinian chemical Hasan Dweik, who were in Rio for the WSF 2013, work together on projects of scientific cooperation between the two communities and created a friendship that overcomes the (many) disagreements.
That's the opinion of Marcia McNutt, Science's editor-in-chief and key-speaker of the World Science Forum 2013. In an exclusive interview to BAS News she evaluates that, on the other hand, the mainstream media doesn't give enough space to exclusively scientific topics and also talks about women in leadership positions and integrity in the field of research.
Despite the ocean's importance for the planet, it usually takes a back seat in political discussions about global issues, like climate change. The World Ocean Assessment, coordinated by Alan Simcock, aims to change that as said at the sixth World Science Forum, in Brazil.
Brazil needs to improve productivity to ensure sustainable growth; China needs to bridge the gap between rural and urban populations.
The biologist Anne Glover, who in 2012 assumed the important task of being the first person to hold the position of chief scientific adviser of the President of the European Commission, argues that science should be "experienced" to approach people.
Discussing how the whole society can work together together to reduce damages and strengthen financial resilience to catastrophic claims.
The President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, József Pálinkás, comments about the World Science Forum 2013, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro on November 24-26.
The President of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences calls the scientific community to sign the manifest available on the Internet
Understanding that the exploitation of mineral resources requires a massive use of the scientific knowledge available and seeking to draw scenarios for the future demands on these mineral resources.
The challenges faced by Brazilian companies to carry out research and development (R&D) were presented in the lectures by businessmen and academicians, during the Grand Meeting of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences..
Science academies should mobilize the best brains worldwide and from different disciplines to assist in defining, addressing and solving grand challenges in health, food, water, energy, biodiversity, climate, disaster management and education.
What can science do to help in solving the world's big and complex challenges? And, more importantly, what are those challenges?
January 2013. At the start of his term as TWAS president, Bai Chunli details the Academy's role in promoting science for sustainability in a changing world.
The second edition of the booklet presents the new activities of Brazilian Academy of Sciences and its history, actions, and expectations for the future.
In front of an audience of 2,000 scientists, heads of academies and representatives of international organizations, Hu Jintao affirmed that "Science and technology is the crown jewel of human wisdom.
The first winner of the TWAS-Celso Furtado Prize in Social Sciences has been announced at the TWAS General Meeting being held in Tianjin, China: Ricardo Paes de Barros, from Brazil.
The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) has announced the election of 49 new members, in an election that took place at the Academy's 12th General Conference and 23rd General Meeting in Tianjin, China, on Monday, 18 September 2012.
The Fulbright Program and the Brazilian government's Science Without Borders Program have teamed up to provide 30 new grants for senior and junior U.S. researchers in the STEM area.
Spring 2012 IAMP EC meeting will held on 2 - 5 May 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in conjunction with the IAMP Workshop on Non-Communicable Diseases hosted by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.
On the last day of World Science Forum 5th Budapest World Science Forum on 19 November, the participants of the Forum adopted a declaration that can be read here.
TWAS will continue to build scientific capacity and promote scientific excellence in a world that is likely to experience unprecedented change in the years ahead, says Jacob Palis, the president of TWAS.
The brilliant chemist is a Corresponding Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Linus Pauling research professor and honorary president of the Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research and immediate past president of TWAS.
Announced at the Academy's 22nd General Meeting in Trieste, Italy, each TWAS Prize carries a cash award of USD15,000. The winners will lecture about their research at TWAS's 23rd General Meeting in 2012.
Brazilian Academy of Sciences will be present at the event in Budapest from from 17 to 19 November 2011and will host the 2013 World Science Forum in Rio de Janeiro, with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, UNESCO, ICSU and AAAS.
The Brazilian mathematician Jacob Palis was awarded with the Einstein Scholarship of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and with the title of Honorific Professor of the Beijing University.
The Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC) and the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science (SBPC) put together a study group who elaborated contributions for the dialogue about the possible alterations to the Brazilian Forest Code.
In this document the authors describe the distribution, the availability and the contamination of the water resources in Brazil as well as the water policy needed to cope with these problems.
The 22nd General Meeting happenned in Trieste, Italy, on 21-23 November, with the attendance of more than 250 people from 40 countries.
Presents proposals to implement the participation of Brazilian Science in the study of neglected diseases, aiming towards the development of the country
This publication presents proposals for the implementation of national development strategies which involve harmony between regional development and environmental conservation.
A proposal forwarded to the candidates for presidency of the republic of Brazil, in a joint initiative between the Brazilian Academy of Science (ABC) and the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science (SBPC).
A document developed by a study group from ABC as a contribution towards the debate on the issue, created due to the a request from the Ministry of Education (MEC).
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