The embassy of Mexico today made the presentation of its annual prize of Science and Technology, awarded by distinguished scientists from Latin America, to the Uruguayan doctor Rafael Radi for his contributions in the use of oxygen in the nervous and cardiovascular systems, among others.
The Uruguayan was decorated for his "significant contribution" to international scientific knowledge "of great impact" internationally.
In that sense, Radi explained to Efe that from his beginnings in medicine he works in molecular and biochemical bases of the diseases, centralized in the use of oxygen by the tissues and the altered use in them.
"The center of the work was based on understanding how the nervous system, cardiovascular and other organs use oxygen to generate energy and stay healthy and at what time the use of oxygen and respiratory and oxidative phenomena are altered," he said.
He added that these investigations have made contributions in relation to brain aging, neurodegenerative, cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases.
"What we do has a very strong biochemical and molecular base that transits to the human being," he said.
Radi was selected from a total of 52 proposals from Latin America, which he described as a "mobilizing and surprising" event.
"It has been very good for what it means for the country in an international context, where this award is given to any Ibero-American scientist and is very competitive, beyond personal and institutional recognition, is the opportunity to generate scientific and technological cooperation ties real, "he said.
The charge of business of the Embassy of Mexico in Uruguay, Sergio Sierra, told Efe that this is the 28th edition of the award that "is a bridge and technical language" for the recognition of Ibero-American specialists.