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New mechanism discovered that protects macrophages from Salmonella Typhimurium infections

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.

Developed: the most extensive map of G protein-coupled receptors in humans

An international consortium of scientists, participated in by researchers from the University of Barcelona and the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), has developed the most extensive map to date on the interactions of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) in human being

Nanosafety, the importance of correctly characterizing nanomaterials

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.