Antibiotic resistance: concerning situation in sub-Saharan African children

Health - Jun 20
Health

Focusing on enterobacteria, two studies by the University of Geneva and the HUG highlight the alarming situation in this region of the world in terms of antibiotic resistance. Enterobacteriaceae are commensal bacteria of the digestive flora that can be responsible for serious infections. HUG Two meta-analysis undertaken by the Geneva University Hospital (HUG) and the University of Geneva have revealed very worrying numbers of children in Sub-Saharan Africa who are carriers of multi-resistant bacterial strains.

Life Sciences - Jun 19

Interaction with Insects Accelerates Plant Evolution

Life Sciences

A team of researchers at the University of Zurich has discovered that plants benefit from a greater variety of interactions with pollinators and herbivores. Plants that are pollinated by insects and have to defend themselves against herbivores have evolved to be better adapted to different types of soil.

Life Sciences - Jun 19

Building a blueprint of metabolic health - from mouse to human

Life Sciences

In a new study, scientists have uncovered the complex genetic and environmental interactions influencing metabolic health and have validated their findings in actual human data.

Health - Jun 19

Mapping the biology of spinal cord injury in unprecedented detail

Combining advanced molecular mapping technologies and AI, researchers have published an open-source 'atlas' in Nature, providing a comprehensive understanding of spinal cord injury biology in mice and paving the way for new therapies.

Environment - Jun 17

Using radar to study glaciers

Environment

Researchers are using radar to scan the snow and ice on the Jungfraujoch. Sometimes, scaling an icy peak is the only way for scientists to fully understand satellite data.

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