Connecting immunology research to public health: Cuban biotechnology

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The close connection between immunology and public health has been successful in reducing infant mortality and infectious diseases in Cuba. The next challenge is to find treatments for chronic diseases of adulthood and to extend life expectancy.

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  • 06 February 2008

    In the version of this article initially published, the URL for the 2006 product survey of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association is incorrect. The correct URL should be http://www.phrma.org/files/Biotech%202006.pdf.

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Lage, A. Connecting immunology research to public health: Cuban biotechnology. Nat Immunol 9, 109–112 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/ni0208-109

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