The origins and shaping of modern anti-infective therapy

The germ theory of disease was initiated in the 19th century by Louis Pasteur. Lord Lister promoted the idea of antisepsis while Semmelweis focused on hand washing identifying the spread of infection by objects (in this case contaminated hands) moving from infected patient to uninfected ones. This gave the conceptual basis for infectious disease and its management and set the stage for development of modern anti-infective therapy, one of the major medical advances of the 20th century.


A science education project: the translation into Catalan and publication of the book Your Amazing Immune System – How it Protects Your Body

Despite the importance of immunology and immune system function for understanding how the human body deals with infection, little has been done to educate the general public about these subjects. For this reason, in 2010 the Esteve Foundation collaborated with the Societat Catalana d’Immunologia (SCI, Catalan Immunology Society) and the European Federation of Immunological Societies…


El científico ante los medios de comunicación. Retos y herramientas para una cooperación fructífera

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El aprendizaje basado en problemas en sus textos. Ejemplos de su empleo en biomedicina

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Bioestadística para periodistas y comunicadores

If interpreting a statistic or research is often difficult for health professionals, the task can become be even more difficult for journalists reporting on science. In the field of health there is little certainty, everything is a possibility, and one of the basic functions of the reporter is to clearly explain this uncertainty. Precisely because…