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Academic Tuberculosis Program
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Research Lines:

  • Cellular and Mollecular Biology in Gastroenterology – in progress

  • Atherosclerotic ischemic cardiopathy: Genetic variability and cardiovascular risk factors

  • Headache

  • Cirrhosis of the liver and its complications

  • Cerebrovascular diseases

  • Inflammatory bowel diseases - multidisciplinary approach

  • Lymphoproliferative disorders

  • Neuromuscular dieorders

  • Epidemiology of community infections and infections associated with health cae in children and adolescents

  • Epidemiology of diabetes and metabolic diseases

  • Epidemiology and etiopathogeny of the inflammatory conditions of joints in children and adolescents

  • Epidemiology and etiopathogeny of respiratory disorders in children and adolescents

  • Genetic and clinical epidemiology of viral hepatitis

  • Epilepsies

  • Epidemiological an clinical study of genetic diseases in children and adolescents

  • Non-invasive study of microcirculation

  • Studies of the illnesses of the nervous system in development

  • Epidemiological, clinical and physiopathological studies of the diseases and the common health problems during childhood and adolescence

  • Etiopathogeny of bronchial asthma

  • Etiopatogeny and epidemiology of the inflammatory joint disease

  • Prognostic factors in type 2 diabetes mellitus

  • Physiopathology of the oesophague movement disorders

  • Physiopathology and clinic of the collagenoses

  • Physiopathology and clinic of diabetes mellitus and metabolic diseases

  • Physiopathology and clinic of acute or septical patient

  • Respiratory physiopathology

  • Physiopathology, epidemiology and clinic of the trombophilias

  • Hypertension: clinical and epidemiological studies

  • Immunology of the mucus membranes

  • Cutaneous immunopathology

  • Infections in immunosuppressed patients

  • Marker genes in cardiovascular diseases

  • Aggression and progression mechanisms in kidney diseases

  • Work micropolicies and health care

  • Forecasting models in severely ill patients

  • Respiratory monitoring

  • Neuroimmunology - deactivated

  • Clinical nutrition

  • Experimental nutrology

  • Pulmonary oncology

  • Clinical research in tuberculosis

  • Genetic polymorphysms in animal and human populations

  • Rehabilitatio of the locomotor system

  • Retroviruses in neurology

  • Sepsis

  • Normal and pathologic respiratory system – from the molecule to the patient

  • Bone marrow transplant

  • Tuberculosis - increasing challenge





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Silva, José Roberto Lapa e

Research Director


+55 21 3938-2235



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