Tag Archives: Tuberculosis

New paper: Review on NSAIDS for TB

Lengthy, antimicrobial therapy targeting the pathogen is the mainstay of conventional tuberculosis treatment, complicated by emerging drug resistances. We have been working on Host-directed therapies, mainly in non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), since 2010.  In collaboration with our colleagues from the … Continue reading

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Do you want to work with us? we are looking for post-docs

We are looking for a bright, motivated post-doc to apply to theMarie Curie Sklodowska Programme 2016-17 European Fellowships. You can see most of our work in this blogsite, check our research lines,, our papers and the pictures! We want an … Continue reading

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Specialization Course in Clinical TB Management

A new edition of the  Specialization Course in Clinical TB Management will be soon launched in the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). Coordinated by Pr. Pere-Joan Cardona, and counting with Dr. Vilaplana as professor, this online course is open to … Continue reading

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We wish you all happy season’s holidays – and a healthy, fruitful 2017!

2016 is about to come to its end, and before going on season’s holidays, we would like to share with all of you our achievements. This year, we have worked a lot, but also achieved a lot! We had 2 … Continue reading

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Fundraising event for TB patients

Promoted by Dr. Vilaplana, the UTE has been fundraising money to buy personal care products for TB inpatients staying at the Serveis Clinics Unit (SSCC), in Barcelona. This clinic is specialized in managing TB patients at risk of poverty or … Continue reading

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Successful start of our 2 new trials in Tbilisi, Georgia

We spent last tweek in Tbilisi, Georgia, to prepare the start of our 2 new CT to evaluate hostdirected therapies: ibuprofen and the nutraceutical Nyaditum resae. A pilot CT will evaluate ibuprofen as coadjuvant treatment for Pre-XDR and XDR-TB; and … Continue reading

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806 Thanks to our friends from Súria!

The first fundraising event to help us to continue our research was held on the past 11th June 2016 by our friends from Súria, who organized a dance party in the restaurant “Brasseria La Pobla” with a great attendance success. … Continue reading

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