US Scientist Criticizes Blockade of Cuba
CUBA, November 12, 2008. US scientist Eli Sercarz, who has a doctorate on Immunology from the University of Harvard and who is one of the top figures in his field, said that the US almost-fifty-year-old economic blockade of Cuba obstructs exchanges between Cuban and American scientists.
According to Granma news daily, Sercarz is participating for the fourth occasion in a biennial event on Immunotherapy organized by the Cuban Center of Molecular Immunology.
Sercarz described the blockade as “foolish” and “contradictory” and noted that an increase of bilateral exchanges between Cuban and American scientists would benefit the peoples of both countries.
This year, the event on Immunotherapy that is taking place in Havana is dedicated to studies related to cancer, self-immune disease and the immune system.
Sercarz is a specialist on self-immunity and cancer, diabetes and multiple sclerosis. He is the director of the Immune-regulation of the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies in California. (Cubaminrex- ACN)