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June 28, 2022

Mexico awards science and technology prize to Uruguayan doctor

El encargado de negocios de la Embajada de México en Uruguay, Sergio Sierra (i), entrega la medalla de Ciencia y Tecnología al médico y científico uruguayo Rafael Radi hoy en Montevideo (Uruguay). La embajada de México hizo hoy la entrega de su premio anual de Ciencia y Tecnología, que se otorga a distinguidos científicos de Iberoamérica, entre ellos el médico uruguayo Rafael Radi por sus aportes en la utilización del oxígeno en los sistemas nervioso y cardiovascular. EFE

Montevideo, Dec 12 (EFE).– The Mexican Embassy here on Wednesday presented its annual science and technology award to Uruguay’s Dr. Rafael Radi for his contributions in the use of oxygen by the body’s nervous, cardiovascular and other systems.

Radi was recognized for his “significant contribution” to universal scientific knowledge.

He told EFE that ever since he entered the field of medicine he has worked on the molecular and biochemical basis of diseases, focusing on the regular – and altered – use of oxygen in the tissues.

“The core of the work was based on understanding how the nervous and cardiovascular systems and other organs use oxygen to generate energy and stay healthy and at what point the use of oxygen and respiratory and oxidative phenomena are altered,” he said.

Radi was selected from a total of 52 Ibero-American candidates.

“It has been very good as far as what it means for the country in an international context, where this award is given to an Ibero-American scientist and is very competitive,” Radi said.

“Beyond personal and institutional recognition, it’s an opportunity to generate real ties of scientific and technological cooperation,” he added.