February 2022

A study discovers new clues about the persistence of S. aureus in the hospital environment

A group from IDIBELL and the Bellvitge University Hospital has shown that a genetic variant of the bacterium would be associated with higher production of biofilm, a self-protection system that allows it to persist in the environment.

The generation of a stem cell-derived neurofibroma model opens the door to new treatments development

Neurofibromas are tumors of the peripheral nervous system, which develop in people with a hereditary disease, and they are the main cause of death among those people.

Two naturally occurring antibodies are responsible for the deterioration of valvular heart implants of animal origin

A study just published in the journal Nature Medicine, led has discovered that two antibodies naturally present in humans are responsible for triggering the immune response that causes the deterioration of heart implants of animal origin

A worm model allows the study of adverse effects of the most common chemotherapy against solid tumors and improves its effectiveness

Using the earthworm C. elegans as a model, a group of researchers from IDIBELL and ICO has shown that a diet rich in glucose accentuates the effect of cisplatin and that dopamine protects against the neurotoxic effects of the drug.

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