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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...

Adelaida Sarukhan

World Antibiotic Awareness Week: How do We Fight the Battle?

Antibiotic Resistance

ISGlobal has joined the World Antibiotic Awareness Week . Bacterial resistance to antimicrobial drugs is a serious problem that threatens our ability to treat infectious diseases and poses a serious risk to the progress made in global health in the past decades. Bacterial resistance to...

Clara Ballesté

Antibiotic Resistance. Ideas Worth Spreading in an Innovative Way

Antibiotic Resistance

I was lucky enough to give a talk at the TEDx Sant Cugat 2016 event (...) about  the resistance that many bacteria are developing to antibiotic drugs On 7 July last, I was lucky enough to take part in an experience that proved to be intense, challenging and enriching, and...

Silvie Huijben

Drug Resistance Research: Running to Stand Still Yet Taking Big Steps Forward

Antibiotic Resistance

Twenty-seven researchers coming from eight different disciplines, all working on the same problem, yet most didn´t know each other or each other´s field until last week. We didn´t read each other’s papers nor did we bump in to each other at conferences. This is the strange reality of drug...

Elisabet Guiral

Avoiding Bacteria is in Your Hands

Antibiotic Resistance

[This article has been jointly written by Jordi Vila, director of ISGlobal's Antibiotic Resistance Initiative and chief of the Clinical Microbiology Department at the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, and by Elisabeth Guiral, researcher at ISGlobal] While the title of this...

Jordi Vila

Antibiotics: an Uncertain Future

Antibiotic Resistance,#ObjectHealth

The persistent abuse and misuse of antibiotics over past decades and the extraordinary adaptive ability of bacteria have led to the emergence of multidrug-resistant bacterial pathogens, that is, bacteria that can cause infection in humans and are resistant to almost all the antibiotics...

Ignasi Roca

Fighting Antibiotic Resistance Without Superpowers: What Can You Do?

Antibiotic Resistance

Urgent action on three fronts is needed to remedy this situation: curbing the use of antibiotics in humans and animals, closely monitoring the emergence and spread of resistant bacteria, and developing new antibiotic therapies Today, November 18, is European Antibiotic Awareness Day , an...

Pau Rubio

Superheroes vs. Superbugs: Superwisdom in the Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic Resistance

First words, first steps, the first kiss…. Only one thing is as valuable to us as the things we do for the first time and that is the things we do for the last time—the last steps, the last kiss, the final words…. How would we do things if we knew that we were doing them for the last time? For...

Jordi Vila

Who is to Blame for the Rise in Antimicrobial Resistance?

Antibiotic Resistance

A couple of days ago Keiji Fukuda, Assistant Director-General for Health Security in the World Health Organisation ( WHO ), sounded a general alarm with the publication of a working paper entitled Antimicrobial resistance: Global report on surveillance. In his statement, Dr Fukuda warned...

Jordi Vila

7 Facts About Antibiotic Resistance (infographic)

Antibiotic Resistance

[This entry has been written by Jordi Vila and Ignasi Roca ] The discovery of antibiotics and their application in the treatment of infectious diseases at the end of the nineteenth century is seen as one of the most important breakthroughs in the history of biomedicine. The advent of...

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