Viruses adapt to ‘language of human cells’ to hijack protein synthesis

by Centre for Genomic Regulation

​The first systematic study of its kind describes how human viruses including SARS-CoV-2 are better adapted to infecting certain types of tissues based on their ability to hijack cellular machinery ...

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The unexpected repair function of neutrophils

by Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares - CNIC

Scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) have discovered that neutrophils, the most abundant cells of the innate immune system, have many more functions in the body...

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Scientists discover a new mechanism for cellular defence against viral and bacterial infections

by Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica

A study published in the journal Science and coordinated by researchers of IDIBAPS and the UB describes a new immune defence mechanism unknown until now. It is a mechanism orchestrated by lipid drople...

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Infections Contribute to More Than Half of Child Deaths in Developing Countries

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

CHAMPS, the world’s largest child health surveillance network, presents its initial findings on child mortality in low-income countries

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Researchers analyze influenza epidemiologic supervision in Catalonia and detected cases in childhood and adolescence

by Universitat de Barcelona

The viral infections of the upper respiratory tract are an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and, among them, influenza is one of the most important ones, with severe cases ranging ...

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IDIVAL patents a multivalent vaccine against listeriosis, tuberculosis and pneumonia

by Instituto de Investigación Marqués de Valdecilla

​After the last outbreak of listeriosis occurred in Spain, the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, has established itself in Spain as one of the pathogens causing more virulent food infections.

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IDIBELL and Bellvitge University Hospital develop a new treatment to fight against hospital infections

by IBEC - Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya

The new treatment would prevent more than 4 million patients admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) worldwide from developing infections that need antibiotics

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The brain’s immune system, a weak link against a fungus that has a 100% fatality rate

by Universidad del País Vasco

The study by the Fungal and Bacterial Biomics research group at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has been published in the Cellular Microbiology journal

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A high percentage of patients with Chagas Disease are also infected with the intestinal parasite 'S. stercoralis'

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

In patients with Chagas Disease, the odds of being infected by the intestinal worm Strongyloides stercoralis increases by two-fold, according to a study led ISGlobal, an institution supported by the

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The European project ANTI-SUPERBUGS PCP kicks off to join the fight against superbugs

by IBEC - Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya

The microbiology services play a fundamental role in the identification and monitoring of "superbugs", but time of diagnosis remains as an unresolved issue that affects all prevention and treatment st...

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