Bacteria might help other bacteria to tolerate antibiotics better

by UPF - Universitat Pompeu Fabra

A study by the the Dynamical Systems Biology lab reveals that when the two species of bacteria coexist, their response to the antibiotic is opposite to when they are alone.

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Antonio Juárez 'We still use the same antibiotics as decades ago, and this has helped bacteria become resistant'

by Fundació Bosch i Gimpera

Dr. Antonio Juárez signed his first knowledge transfer contract thirty years ago, and since then he has continued to collaborate with companies and institutions in the field of microbiology. Now his ...

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Researchers decipher the structure and mechanism of action of a key complex involved in bacteriophage T7 infection

by Parc Científic de Barcelona

Scientists from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), at the Barcelona Science Park, and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have combined cryomicroscopy and crystallogra...

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Tractivus raises 431,000 euros and consolidates its growth

by Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge

The company will soon initiate preclinical validation tests of its implantable medical devices

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Antibiotics in water and the risk of drug-resistant bacteria

by European Commission - Joint Research Centre

A JRC report brings together data on antibiotic levels in water, showing that small concentrations have found their way into a range of Europe's waterbodies.

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Magnesium helps bacteria to survive antibiotics

by UPF - Universitat Pompeu Fabra

The results provide a new perspective for the study of new antibiotics or even for increasing the effectiveness of currently used antibiotics.

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Two promising avenues in the fight against antibiotic resistance

by Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya

IBEC’s Bacterial infections: antimicrobial therapies group have published two papers offering new hope in the urgent search for antimicrobials.

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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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High incidence of 'A. baumannii' resistant to all antibiotics among patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

A new study shows there is a high incidence of Acinetobacter baumanniibacteria that are resistant to all existing antibiotics among isolates collected from patients with ventilator-associated pneumoni...

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Identified the key that may enable the design of new antibiotics

by Vall d’Hebron

A study of the Infection Systems Biology Laboratory, of the Microbiology Group of Vall d'Hebron Research Institute recently published in Nature Communications would lay the groundwork for the design o...

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Clínic-IDIBAPS shows the effectiveness in mice of a new complementary therapy to treat sepsis

by Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica

Researchers have seen that CD6 acts by sticking to the inflammatory products that bacteria generate. Consequently, inflammation decreases and so do mortality. This is what they have been able to prove...

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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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