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Joaquim Ruiz

Have we Forgotten About Basic Science?

Policy & Global Development

Can we say that Mendel’s laws are central to genetics and Chargaff’s rules central to molecular biology? I think we can. I believe that many advances—both scientific and technological—in many areas of knowledge rest on foundations involving those principles. Why differentiate between...

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...

Premios Nobel de Fisiología o Medicina 2015

  • Adolfo Martínez

    Mao, Chinese Traditional Medicine and the 2015 Nobel Prize

    Mao Zedong himself ordered the creation of a secret research program called Project 523 with the goal of drawing from traditional Chinese medicine to develop a drug that could be immediately used to combat malaria In the mid-twentieth century, at the height of the Vietnam war, an enemy common...

  • Adolfo Martínez

    The Nobel Prize and the “Morados de Chiapas”

    In 1923, the son of a German coffee-grower that resided in Chiapas developed a mysterious skin disease. He was taken to Germany, to the Institute of Tropical and Naval Research in Hamburg, where he was diagnosed with onchocerciasis. This was the first news on the existence of the disease in...

Mark Nieuwenhuijsen

Diesel or Petrol? Much More Than Just a Simple Question of Emissions

Environmental Health

[This article has been jointly written by David Rojas-Rueda and Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, researchers at the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), a centre allied with the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal). Both of them will be among the panellists in...

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