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Alberto García-basteiro

Not a Problem of the Past: Tuberculosis Is Still Alive and Killing


[This article has been published in Spanish in La Vanguardia] Every 60 seconds, 20 people in the world develop tuberculosis and 3 die from tuberculosis Every 60 seconds , 20 people in the world develop tuberculosis and 3 die from the disease. The causative agent is the...

Carlota Dobaño

What’s Hot in Malaria Vaccines?


Carlota Dobaño is Associate Research Professor and Head of the Malaria Immunology Group at ISGlobal I am sure you have heard various announcements recently about new and promising malaria vaccines that are achieving high levels of protection. However, as we have been reading articles...

Laia Font

What Do You Know About the Water You Drink? Reflections on World Water Day

Environmental Health

9% of the people in the world today do not have access to clean drinking water, a situation that leads to over 500,000 deaths from diarrhoea every year The World Health Organisation estimates that 9% of the people in the world today do not have access to clean drinking water , a...

Elisabeth Cardis

Fukushima, 6 Years Later: Consequences and Lessons

Environmental Health

[This article has been published in Spanish in Materia-El País by Adelaida Sarukhan  and  Elisabeth Cardis ] On March 11, 2011, an earthquake of magnitude 9 shook the east of Japan (...) and led to one of the worse nuclear accidents in history On March 11, 2011 , an...

Anna Lucas

International Women’s Day: Inequality and Maternal Health in the 2030 Agenda

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

[This article has been published in Spanish in Planeta Futuro-El País] The maternal health success story, as evidenced by a mortality rate that was almost halved, actually masked another story: the progress made did not affect everyone equally During the years covered by the...

Quique Bassat

Why We Need a Better Method for Ruling Out a Diagnosis of Meningitis

[This article has been published in Spanish in Planeta Futuro-El País] The mere mention of a possible diagnosis of meningitis is enough to send shivers down the spine of anyone familiar with the potentially devastating effects of this dreaded infection. And the reaction requires...

Climent Casals-pascual

Lost in Translation... or How to Make Your Research Matter

Antibiotic Resistance,Training & Education

I would love to tell you what I do for a living. Not sure you’ll be interested, though; it’s been a while since biomedical research lost its glamour . Yes, we all make an effort to communicate what we do with our lives (professionally speaking, that is), hoping that someone will...

Antoni Trilla

The Permanent Threat of Avian Influenza


[ Este artículo ha sido publicado en la sección de Ciencia -Big Vang- de La Vanguardia ] Desde 1997 los sistemas de vigilancia, prevención y control de enfermedades transmisibles de todo el mundo están en alerta ante la aparición de virus de la gripe aviar que han dado el salto de...

Èrica Martínez

Climate Change in Catalonia: How Is It Affecting Our Health?

Environmental Health

In the Third Report on Climate Change in Catalonia, ISGlobal researchers compiled the scientific evidence on the health effects associated with the changes in our climate The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that the existence of climate...

Adelaida Sarukhan

Exciting new Science and Big Challenges for the Next Generation of Malaria Scientists


[We are sending daily posts from Kampala, Uganda, during the week-long Keystone Symposia meeting, 'Malaria: From Innovation to Eradication' , organized in collaboration with MESA. Additional funding was given by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the US NIH/NAIAD. This blog was posted...

Nota: Las personas que integran ISGlobal persiguen ideas innovadoras con total independencia. Las opiniones expresadas en este blog son, por tanto, a título personal y no necesariamente reflejan el posicionamiento institucional.

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