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 you
The Black Death is an historical example of infectious disease with a rapid onset, local persistence for more than 4 centuries and eventual extinction due to causes that are not currently understood. Few days ago Nature published an interesting paper that sheds light on the journey through Europe of the
Pollution. When we hear this word we are probably reminded of car and industry emissions, petrol leakages or toxic waste in rivers. These terms are wide and may refer to many substances that are a threat to our health or the environment. A variety of classifications apply to pollutants; they
What do Franz Schubert, Emily Brontë and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec have to do with each other? All three died young due to diseases of bacterial origin that today are treated with antibiotics. The discovery of penicillin in 1928 by Alexander Fleming marked the beginning of the era of antibiotics.
Microorganisms and factories, how are they related? It is well known that proteins of human origin have a high pharmaceutical value; they are very appreciated and cannot be obtained as other natural resources. Diabetics, for example, traditionally acquired their to doses of insulin (hormone responsible for the regulation of blood
Some years yes, others do not; Why is the flu virus affecting us different every year and the vaccine does not always work well? The two questions have the same answer: The flu virus (called Influenza) is constantly changing. These constant changes occur through two phenomena of which we will