More than 400 new species have been cataloged in the Amazon, says the World Wildlife Fund.
Argentine scientists have been studying whales off the coast of Patagonia for more than 30 years. Monitoring has been happening off the coast of the Península Valdés and 150,000 aerial images of 2,850 whales have been taken.
Scientists at the Universidad Nacional de la Plata are working on finding natural insecticides to control mosquitoes using the bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis.
Scientists at the Universidad Nacional de Chile have obtained promising results from a therapy to combat prostate cancer that uses activated immune system cells. They used the TAP-Cell technique on 20 patients resistant to other therapies and showed results in controlling tumors. The results were published in the British Journal of Cancer.
Chilean researchers have been prized for advancing the field of skin grafting. Inbioderm+C uses a porous membrane to embed stem cells and has been approved by Chile’s Instituto de Salud Pública (Institute of Public Health).
Mexican journalist Guillermo Cárdenas Guzmán was prized for his work “Ciencia germina en tierra maya” (Science germinates in Mayan lands) that looks at preservation and improvement of plants for applications in medical and agroindustrial industries.