A farm to the fork study: Banning of colistin in Portuguese poultry farms results in reduction of colistin-resistant bacteria in poultry meat A new research study developed by researchers from the BacT_Drugs Lab at UCIBIO - FFUP - University of Porto, brings good news for poultry production and food safety related to bacterial resistance to colistin, a last-resort antibiotic reserved to severe/hard-to-treat human infections. Three to eight months after adoption of colistin ban on Portuguese farms, the authors screened marketed chicken meat for colistin resistant bacteria.
Inauguration of NMR infrastructure & i4HB Meeting with Researchers The Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, the president of Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), Helena Pereira, the Rector of NOVA University, João Sàágua, and the Dean of NOVA ST, Virgílio Machado, met last Friday, September 24, with the researchers from the recently approved Associate Laboratory (LA) Institute for Health and Bioeconomy i4HB at the FCT NOVA campus.
UCIBIO at European Researchers Night 2021 On September 24th, researchers across Europe will get closer to the general public. This year there will be both online and in loco activities. UCIBIO will be in the European Researchers Night with various activities developed by UCIBIO researchers: In loco activities (National Museum of Natural History and Science): 1. De resíduos a biopolímeros / From wastes to biopolymers Sabia que as bactérias produzem plástico?
New study unveils the mechanisms of 3 inhibitors to an important human drug metabolizing enzyme Researchers from the Structural and Molecular Biology research group at UCIBIO-FCT NOVA, have just published a new study describing a new crystal structure of the complex human aldehyde oxidase and its most potent inhibitor raloxifene, widely used in biochemical assays. This structure elucidates the unusual substrate-dependent mechanism of inhibition with potential impact on drug–drug interactions.