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March 30th, 2023

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España está en una situación de riesgo ante la mayor pandemia conocida de PPA

Interview in interempresas.net of Interempresas Media

March 24th, 2023

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Microbial Genomics

Global scenario of the RmtE pan-aminoglycoside-resistance mechanism: emergence of the rmtE4 gene in South America associated with a hospital-related IncL plasmid

Investigation published in Microbial Genomics

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) mechanisms, especially those conferring resistance to critically important antibiotics, are a great concern for public health. 16S rRNA methyltransferases (16S-RMTases) abolish the effectiveness of most clinically used aminoglycosides, but some of them are considered sporadic, such as RmtE. The main goals of this work were the genomic analysis of bacteria producing 16S-RMTases from a ‘One Health’ perspective in Venezuela, and the study of the epidemiological and evolutionary scenario of RmtE variants and their related mobile genetic elements (MGEs) worldwide. A t… Read more

March 24th, 2023

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Red de Investigación en Sanidad Animal (RISA)

La secuenciación masiva al servicio de la Tuberculosis

Actualidad redrisa.es published this online article

El día 24 de marzo es una fecha señalada; en 1882, tal día como hoy, el Dr. Robert Koch anunciaba el descubrimiento del “bacilo tuberculoso” o Mycobacterium tuberculosis, la bacteria causante de la tuberculosis (TB). Para muchas personas esta enfermedad infecciosa suena a algo lejano y propio de las películas o novelas victorianas. Sin embargo, la realidad es bien distinta: la TB es posiblemente una de las enfermedades infecciosas más relevantes para el ser humano. Con excepción de la irrupción temporal de la COVID-19 durante la pandemia, la TB es, con diferencia, la principal causa de mortali… Read more

March 24th, 2023

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The increasing use of molecular diagnostics in the fight against bovine TB

Online communication in World TB day. Diagnostics and science: a One Health perspective

March 18th, 2023

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International Journal of Molecualr Sciences

Drug Repositioning as a Therapeutic Strategy against Streptococcus pneumoniae: Cell Membrane as Potential Target

Investigation article published in International Journal of Molecualr Sciences

A collection of repurposing drugs (Prestwick Chemical Library) containing 1200 compounds was screened to investigate the drugs` antimicrobial effects against planktonic cultures of the respiratory pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae. After four discrimination rounds, a set of seven compounds was finally selected, namely (i) clofilium tosylate; (ii) vanoxerine; (iii) mitoxantrone dihydrochloride; (iv) amiodarone hydrochloride; (v) tamoxifen citrate; (vi) terfenadine; and (vii) clomiphene citrate (Z, E). These molecules arrested pneumococcal growth in a liquid medium and induced a decrease in bact… Read more

March 14th, 2023

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La popular bacteria que ya no responde a los antibióticos: crece el miedo a la disentería

Interview in Salud of El Español

EEUU ha emitido una alerta por el aumento de una cepa de `Shigella` resistente a los medicamentos. En 2022, España dio también voz de alarma… Read more

March 11st, 2023

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Curso de formación en los aspectos teóricos, prácticos y de base legal en el diagnóstico de la tuberculosis bovina. 24ª edition

Communications in this event:

- Resultado individuales y colectivos de la validación de la prueba de la tuberculina. Recomendaciones y plan de acción

- Traslado al cebadero. Jornada práctica. Realización de la prueba de IDTB. Parte 1: Rasurado, 1ª lectura e inuculación intradérmica de la PPDs. Parte 2: Interpretación de la prueba. Validación individual de la prueba práctica

- Estudios epidemiológicos en la explotación/zona. Las encuestas epidemiológicas

- Control de la tuberculosis. Importancia de los animales salvajes como reservorio de la tuberculosis. La vacunación como herramienta de control de la tuberculosis

- Interferencia diagnóstica en la tuberculosis. Estudios de sensibilidad y especificidad

- Epidemiología molecular de la tuberculosis. Aplicación práctica de la base de datos mycoDB.es

- Diagnóstico microbiológico de la tuberculosis. Identificación del agente etiológico. Manual y normativa aplicable. Toma de muestras

- Pruebas de diagnóstico de la tuberculosis basadas en la respuesta inmune: intradermotuberculinización, detección de interferón-gamma y serología para la detección de anticuerpos

- Actividades del EU-RL for Bovine Tuberculosis

- Aspectos generales de la inmunología de la tuberculosis. Respuesta inmune natural y adquirida. Diagnóstico anatomopatológico de la tuberculosis. Estudio de las lesiones macroscópicas e histológicas. Descripción del cuadro lesional

March 8th, 2023

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Frontiers in Public Health

One Health surveillance - cross-sectoral detection, characterisation, and notification of foodborne pathogens

Investigation published in Frontiers in Public Health

Several Proficiency Test (PT) or External Quality Assessment (EQA) schemes are currently available for assessing the ability of laboratories to detect and characterise enteropathogenic bacteria, but they are usually targeting one sector, covering either public health, food safety or animal health. In addition to sector-specific PTs/EQAs for detection, cross-sectoral panels would be useful for assessment of the capacity to detect and characterise foodborne pathogens in a One Health (OH) perspective and further improving food safety and interpretation of cross-sectoral surveillance data. The aim… Read more

March 6th, 2023

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A useful tool for the safe diagnosis and control of the two main pandemics of the XXI century: COVID-19 and African Swine Fever disease

PLoS ONE publish this investigation article

The COVID-19 pandemic and the disease triggered by the African Swine Fever virus are currently two of the main problems regarding public and animal health, respectively. Although vaccination seems to be the ideal tool for controlling these diseases, it has several limitations. Therefore, early detection of the pathogen is critical in order to apply preventive and control measures. Real-time PCR is the main technique used for the detection of both viruses, which requires previous processing of the infectious material. If the potentially infected sample is inactivated at the time of sampling, th… Read more

March 1st, 2023

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Aging cell

Treatment with the senolytics dasatinib/quercetin reduces SARS-CoV-2-related mortality in mice

Aging cell publish this investigation article

The enormous societal impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly harsh for some social groups, such as the elderly. Recently, it has been suggested that senescent cells could play a central role in pathogenesis by exacerbating the pro-inflammatory immune response against SARS-CoV-2. Therefore, the selective clearance of senescent cells by senolytic drugs may be useful as a therapy to ameliorate the symptoms of COVID-19 in some cases. Using the established COVID-19 murine model K18-hACE2, we demonstrated that a combination of the senolytics dasatinib and quercetin (D/Q) signi… Read more

March 1st, 2023

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Preventive Veterinary Medicine

Struggling to improve farm biosecurity: Do free advice and subsidies hit the target?

Preventive Veterinary Medicine publish this investigation article

Biosafety measures (BSMs) often aim at reducing the likelihood of cross-species interactions at the wildlife-livestock interface. Examples include means to segregate wild ungulates from cattle at waterholes or at feeders. Subsidies or incentives for BSM implementation are expected to contribute to improved BSM acceptance. However, several recent experiences led us to write a cautionary commentary on the variable success of incentives in farm biosafety promotion. We list examples where, after offering farm-specific biosecurity action plans for free or subsidizing 100% of the cost of a given BSM… Read more

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