How will the SARS-CoV-2 emergency end? Will we be immunized after the disease has passed? Will a vaccine be developed? We don’t have all the answers, but published research can give us some clues. In February, we published this infographic but right now we have more information to put youRead More →

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As we mention in the title, allergies and helminths could be closely related. Allergies are categorized as a hypersensitive response. As the name implies, they occur when the immune system is hypersensitive to harmless agents. What we commonly know as allergies (asthma, rhinitis, dermatitis…) are really type I hypersensitivities. FourRead More →

Micromartyrs (1) Surely most of you know someone who has been told by his doctor that he has a bacteria in his stomach producing acid reflux, heartburns… this bacteria is Helicobacter pylori. First of all, some notes about Helicobacter pylori: By Y tambe (Y tambe’s file) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], viaRead More →

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Noble rot sounds like an oxymoron, right? It is the name given to a singular infection produced by the fungus Botrytis cinerea on the grapes. Although it can cause disasters in agriculture, it is also very valuable. First of all, we introduce the fungus Botrytis cinerea is the name of the anamorphic*Read More →

Nowadays, talking about vaccines is trendy. Although we have a lot of information about the topic, most people still don’t understand how and why vaccines work (yes, they do!). In order to understand it, it is necessary to know how does the immune system acts. In fact, the immunology asRead More →