The excessive prescribing of antibiotics, their overuse in livestock raising or aquiculture, patients' failure to complete their treatments, lack of research into new drugs or hygiene and infection control problems in hospital settings are the main causes of antimicrobial resistance. The estimates made by the government of the United Kingdom indicate that by 2050, the deaths caused by resistant bacteria could reach 10 million, 1.8 million more than those caused by cancer.
The University of Barcelona is leading an international project that aims to develop a chip-sized super-resolution microscope capable of observing the inside of living cells in real time. The team, coordinated by Dr.
Nanoscience and nanotechnology are no longer unknown disciplines in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. The usage of structures and nanoparticles under 100 nm is becoming more commonplace. One example are liposomes, inside which active substances can be stored, or that can be used to transport and free any substance of interest in the body or on the skin.
Perhaps one of the most famous paintings of Salvador Dalí is The Persistence of Memory, which the artist completed in 1931, conjuring up, with its "melting" watches, Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity. However, physics was not the only science that inspired the genius from Figueres.