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It was lunch time in #Brazil on a Saturday in 1990 when I decided it was time to be born! I grew up in a large city in #SãoPaulo called #Guarulhos, which in Tupi (native language) means “eaters” or “big-bellied people”. Here’s the proof I am “Guarulhense”:
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Our #family was not wealthy, but my parents made sure I had good #education, even if that meant sacrificing part of their own life. For that I will be forever #grateful. They made sure I learned how to #appreciate everything I had that money could not buy.
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I loved learning about #science in school. Not only because it is #fascinating, but also because my biology teacher, Diógenes (@spock_alvo), had great #enthusiasm when teaching it! His motivation would #inspire me to fall in 💜 with the 🧠! #teachinggoals
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#donotbelievetheexperts #globalbangainoffunction #SIGNTHEPETITION

"Fauci, ... has been a strong advocate for U.S. government funding of #gainoffunction experimentation. Fauci claims, ...that risky #GOF can help develop new vaccines for pandemics, ...organicconsumers.org/blog/covid-19-…
"despite the fact that 30 years of these dangerous experiments have not delivered any tangible benefits, such as cures or safe vaccines."
"Unbeknownst to the public, a shadowy international network of thousands of virologists, gene engineers, military scientists and biotech entrepreneurs are #weaponizing #viruses and microorganisms in civilian and military labs under the euphemism of #gainoffunction research.
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Hi #histSTM #histsci #histmed #twitterstorians of #biology & #biomedicine!

I haven't seen a list of digital #archive materials to use in this moment of quarantine, so I'll start one

Emphasis on collections with broad & eclectic materials.

picture: me in papery days. Image
the @CSHLLibrary has a digital repository which includes papers of individual life scientists but also lots of the material they accrued on related issues (the war on cancer, human genome project, etc.)

archivesspace.cshl.edu/repositories/2
@nlm_news maintains the "Profiles in Science" page, which has scanned and distributed papers from numerous (bio)medical researchers-- once again a great collection to run keywords through!
lhncbc.nlm.nih.gov/project/profil…
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I have been thinking quite a bit about the issues raised by the BMJ article below (& others) and the language of #commercialdeterminantsofhealth or #CDoH
It is so important that #socialscientists , including #anthropologists participate in these conversations
It is so important that we think about the role of #industry interests in shaping #health & #socialscientists can help frame these conversations in broader terms
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