Cell membranes change the structure of water at least twice as far as expected

by Universitat de Barcelona

Water provides the driving force for the assembly and stability of many cellular components. It is not a passive solvent for biological molecules, but an active component, which drives the organizatio...

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Scientists discover the origin of a microbial infection with lethal effects

by Universitat Rovira i Virgili

URV researchers are taking part in this research work that is paving the way to finding effective treatments that can counteract the virulence of necrotizing fasciitis caused by a bacterium in water

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World Water Quality Alliance launched to tackle global water crisis

by European Commission - Joint Research Centre

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission launched the World Water Quality Alliance (WWQA) in Ispra, Italy.

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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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Change your diet to save both water and your health

by European Commission - Joint Research Centre

Shifting to a healthy diet is not only good for us, but it also saves a lot of precious fresh water, according to a JRC study published in Nature Sustainability.

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Exposure to common THM levels in drinking water not associated with breast cancer

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

Exposure to trihalomethanes (THMs) in residential water is not associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. This is the main conclusion of a new study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Heal...

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Micro-swimmers that remove disease-causing bacteria from water

by Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya

IBEC researchers, together with their collaborators from the Max Planck for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, have engineered tiny robots that can remove disease-causing bacteria, such as E. coli, fro...

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A cheap system quickly detects contaminants in water at low concentrations

by Universitat Rovira i Virgili

A team from URV researchers working with the Florida International University have developed a new system that is cheaper and faster than any previous ones, and which detects contaminants from drugs a...

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Healthy diets make cities more sustainable

by European Commission - Joint Research Centre

The water used to produce food available in urban areas generally doesn’t make it into city sustainability estimates, which only take into account direct water use and parameters such as waste colle...

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Public Health of Castilla La Mancha opts for the Legipid rapid test for detecting Legionella in water

by Biótica

Legipid is capable of detecting and quantifying the concentration of Legionella in a building in just 1 hour. It is based on capturing this bacterium thanks to some magnetic particles that have specif...

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