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January 30th, 2023

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2023 World NTD Day

VISAVET partner of this initiative under the slogan #100percentCommitted to ending neglected tropical diseases

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January 26th, 2023

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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

January 25th, 2023

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The UCM Health Surveillance research group passes its second external evaluation with an excellent rating

The Spanish Research Agency awards 96 of the 100 possible points to the group on the 30th anniversary of its creation

The Health Surveillance research group, assign to the VISAVET Centre of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), has received an excellent rating in the second external evaluation by the Spanish Research Agency (AEI) under the Ministry of Science and Innovation. The group, directed by Professor Lucas Domínguez Rodríguez, Full Professor at the UCM, is made up mainly of teaching researchers from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the UCM and includes members from other institutions such as the Carlos III Health Institute, the National Institute of Agricultural and Food Research and Technology, the Institute for Research in Hunting Resources, and Universities of Burgos, Extremadura, Minnesota and the European University of Madrid.… Read more

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January 25th, 2023

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Telediario 1

Gripe aviar en visones

Interview in Telediario 1 of Radio Televisión Española

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January 20th, 2023

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Víctor Lorente Leal

New Methodologies for the Diagnosis of Bovine Tuberculosis

PhD Thesis defense by Víctor Lorente Leal at the VISAVET Centre of the Complutense University of Madrid

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a serious infectious disease of bovids that is subjected to eradication programmes around the world due to its negative effect in animal health and production, as well as its zoonotic potential. Despite the great advances in the eradication of the disease, bTB is still an ongoing problem in certain regions of the EU and Spain. The main objective of this doctoral thesis was the development of novel diagnostic and characterisation tools that can contribute in enhancing the efficiency of the eradication efforts. This was achieved through the development of sensitive a… Read more

January 19th, 2023

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Nature Biotechnology

Engineered live bacteria suppress Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in mouse lung and dissolve endotracheal-tube biofilms

Investigation published in Nature Biotechnology

Engineered live bacteria could provide a new modality for treating lung infections, a major cause of mortality worldwide. In the present study, we engineered a genome-reduced human lung bacterium, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, to treat ventilator-associated pneumonia, a disease with high hospital mortality when associated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms. After validating the biosafety of an attenuated M. pneumoniae chassis in mice, we introduced four transgenes into the chromosome by transposition to implement bactericidal and biofilm degradation activities. We show that this engineered strain h… Read more

January 17th, 2023

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Characterization of the Fecal and Mucosa-Associated Microbiota in Dogs with Chronic Inflammatory Enteropathy

Investigation published in Animals

Chronic inflammatory enteropathies are the most common cause of chronic vomiting and diarrhea in dogs. The pathogenesis of this disease is known to be multifactorial, where intestinal barrier dysfunction, immunological dysregulation and gut microbiota changes play a central role. Most sequencing studies assessing the intestinal microbiota in canine species have been made to evaluate fecal samples. Therefore, in this study, we aimed to characterize the intestinal bacterial microbiota from duodenal biopsies and fecal samples in dogs with inflammatory bowel disease at the diagnosis time and to co… Read more

January 13rd, 2023

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Máster de formación permanente en Inteligencia para la Seguridad

Nuevas amenazas sanitarias del S.XXI. Módulo del programa: Dimensiones y Fundamentos de la Seguridad

Conference in Máster de formación permanente en Inteligencia para la Seguridad

January 8th, 2023

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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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