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From 23 to February 25 event was held Expociencia Holguin-2012, the scene where they were presented the main achievements in science in the eastern province, among which stands out the black bean variety biofortalecido

Maria Torres, head of the Science and Innovation Unit of the Provincial Delegation of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), said that is resistant to bean golden mosaic virus, a disease causing most damage to the crop .

He added that it has significant content of iron and zinc, while a specific input from the Extension Unit, Agricultural Research and Training de Velasco, the import substitution program.

Moreover, Israel May CITMA delegate in the territory, told ACN that the event is room for the public about the main results of the scientific community of the territory in 2011.

He added that this fourth edition, based on the fairgrounds in the city of Holguin, visualized mainly the impact of science and innovation in the economy, society and the environment and dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Academy of Sciences of Cuba.

May added that the structure Expociencia Subject areas of the province, as food production, industry, tourism, energy, health, sports, education, culture, construction, water resources and protection environment.

The proposal was also 15 lectures, a round table devoted to advances in public health and panels devoted to tourism, sugar production, culture, science Holguin visibility and impact studies of hazard, vulnerability and risk .

The delegate stressed that CITMA Health sector was the largest generator of scientific impacts the previous year in areas such as pediatric surgery, transplantation, oncology, laparoscopic surgery and Parkinson's.

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