ICYMI: August 5, 2016

Published on August 5, 2016

Updated on November 1, 2019

ICYMI: August 5, 2016


Feature Story

Cuban researchers battle lung cancer with a vaccine

TUESDAY, August 2, 2016 (CNN) — On what appears to be a residential street on the outskirts of Havana, the tan building with a guard gate seems out of place.

The building is the Centro de Immunologia Molecular, the Center for Molecular Immunology (CIM), known locally as a thriving hub of biotechnology.

Sliding glass doors lead to a modern-looking lobby with a single receptionist desk, some furniture, and a timeline boasting the center’s achievements. A quote from Fidel Castro is emblazoned on the wall. This facility was his idea, after all — and Cuba would need it.

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