The new website of the Graduate Program in Biology of Infectious Agents and Parasitological (PPGBAIP) at the Federal University of Pará (UFPA) is now available. The page was developed from a standard template, using usability and portability criteria.

An important achievement for the studies on Helminthology at the Federal University of Pará (UFPA).

Doctoral candidate Rosmery Macedo, of the graduate program in biology of infectious agents and Parasitological (BAIP), received the Ernst Mayr Travel Grant in Animal Systematics, on the last day 16. The prize is awarded biannually by Harvard University of the United States.

The graduate program in biology of infectious agents and Parasitological (PPG BAIP) open Notice for selection of master's degree for the biennium 2016-2017

From 2014, when it was officially recognized by CAPES, the PPG BAIP opens annually registration for the selection of the master course. Single program in the North region in the area of Microbiology and Parasitology with note 5 CAPES evaluation, the program aims to train and empower Teachers from professionals in the areas of life sciences, medical and Biomedical, using the backdrop of the reality of human and animal populations in the Amazonian context.

Irishman William Campbell and Japanese Satoshi Omura share half the prize.
Second half of 2015 is award with Youyou You, Chinese

The Nobel Prize in medicine and physiology of 2015 was granted on Monday (5) scientists William c. Campbell, Irish, and Satoshi Omura, Japanese, by creating new therapies to combat diseases caused by worms and nematodes to YouYou You, Chinese, by developing a new therapy against malaria.

Ointment with kojico triacilglicerois-based acid obtained from cupuaçu seeds can help in the treatment of the disease.

by Liana John, Biodiversa blog-sustainable planet

Fungi of the genus Aspergillus can be found anywhere and multiply with ease. Too much, by the way: when spread on peanut, soya beans or Brazil nuts they produce the notorious aflatoxins, which bind to human DNA by inhibiting its replication and causing cancer. The fungus can still cause aspergillosis, a respiratory disease, and various types of allergies.