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Montevideo, December 12th 2018 - 07:30 UTC

Tag: Pasteur Institue

  • Thursday, November 29th 2018 - 11:12 UTC

    Cannabis-based meds plant opens in Uruguay

    Uruguay was the first country to legalize marijuana in 2013. The legal sale of marijuana for recreational purposes began in July, 2017.

    ICC Labs Inc., a subsidiary of Canada’s Aurora Cannabis Inc., opened Wednesday in Montevideo and became the subcontinent's first producer of cannabis-derived pharmaceuticals with a capacity “to supply almost the entire South American continent,” according to the company's CEO Alejandro Antalich.

  • Monday, February 9th 2015 - 13:26 UTC

    Researchers fear Ebola virus has mutated and are studying contagion degree

    Virologist Noel Tordo said that much more has to be learnt but “for the moment the way of transmission is still the same. You just have to avoid contact”

    More than 22,000 people have been infected and about 9,000 are known to have died in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since what evolved into the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola was identified last March.

  • Thursday, April 25th 2013 - 21:26 UTC

    Uruguay GM lambs which have a luminescence reaction when exposed to UV conditions

    One of the nine GM ‘luminous’ lambs reacts with green fluorescence

    Uruguay has a ‘flock’ of nine six-month ‘brilliant’ lambs which behave as any other sheep but are really genetically modified and are planned to help with medicine research. They were born in a farm belonging to the Animal Reproduction Institute of Uruguay (Irauy) a non profit organization connected to the Genetically Modified Animals Unit from the Pasteur Institute, a branch in Montevideo of the renowned French scientific organization.