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17-05-2016
A delegation from UNAN, Nicaragua, visits IRTA-CReSA
On April the 25th 2016, a delegation from the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN) visited the IRTA-CReSA. The delegation included Ramona Pérez Rodríguez, Rector of UNAN-Managua, Emilio Lopez Jarquín, Dean of the Regional Multidisciplinary Faculty UNAN-Chontales and Marvy Lucia Palacios Vargas, assistant to the Rector, accompanied by Lourdes Molina, retired professor of the Faculty of Education Sciences, and Jordi Bartolomé Filella, professor in the Department of Animal and Food Science UAB. (read more)


09-05-2016
Vet+i visit IRTA-CReSA to promotes public-private partnership with Singular Scientific and Technical Infrastructures (ICTS)
Last Tuesday April the 26th, Day of Public-Private Partnerships took place and included a visit to IRTA-CReSA Center. The Animal Health Research Centre (CReSA) is the animal health program at the Institute for Food and Agricultural Research and Technology (IRTA), a public company of the Generalitat de Catalunya, attached to the Departament d'Agricultura, Ramaderia, Pesca i Alimentació (DARP). (read more)


07-04-2016
Two CReSA PhD students, Elisa Crisci and Joan Tarradas, awarded with the Extraordinary Doctorate awards from UAB.
On Friday 8 April 2016 the ceremony of UAB 2015 Extraordinary Doctorate Awards will be held. In this edition two PhD students who did their thesis at CReSA have been awarded with this distinciton. These are doctors Elisa Crisci and Joan Tarradas. (read more)


01-04-2016
BCG tuberculosis vaccine is safe for use in goats
Vaccination of lifestock is increasingly being considered as a long-term strategy for the control of tuberculosis. In Spain, goat tuberculosis, mainly caused by the Mycobacterium bovis and Mycobacterium caprae is responsible for significant economic losses due to trade restrictions and requires the sacrifice of all animals in many of the infected herds. In addition, it has recently been shown that infected goats can be a source of TB infection to cattle farms. (read more)


26-02-2016
Global Virus Network (GVN) Launches Zika Task Force Comprised of Leading Virus Researchers from Around the Globe
GVN catalyzes international collaborations in an effort to address the urgent need to share information and research to better combat the global Zika outbreak (read more)


15-02-2016
The genus Culicoides in the Iberian Peninsula: study of the biology of the potential vectors of Bluetongue and Scmallenberg virus
Last Tuesday, February the 9th 2016, Sandra Talavera thesis dissertarion took place in the Sala de Graus of the UAB Veterinary Faculty. The thesis entitled The genus Culicoides in the Iberian Peninsula: study of the biolbogy of the potential vectors of Bluetongue and Scmallenberg virus was directed by Dr. Nonito Pagès. (read more)


08-02-2016
Doctoral thesis dissertation: Juliana Gonzalez Zabala
On Wednesday 10th of February 2016 the PhD thesis dissertation of Juliana Gonzalez Zabala will take place in the Sala de Graus of the UAB Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. The work entitled: “Conserved Hemagglutinin Peptides of Influenza Virus as Potential multivalent Vaccine Candidate: Characterization of Immune Response in different animal models” has been directed by Ayub Darji researcher of the IRTA-CReSA Exotic Diseases Subprogram. (read more)


24-12-2015
1st Congress of the Colombian Association of Science and Welfare of Laboratory Animals (ACCBAL)
From the 2nd to 4th of December the first meeting of the Colombian Association of Science and Welfare of Laboratory Animals (ACCBAL) was held in Bucaramanga, Colombia. The Congress was held in the auditorium of the Cooperative University of Colombia, and it was organized by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the same University. (read more)


18-12-2015
New vaccine against Middle East respiratory syndrome virus (MERS) tested on dromedary camels
An international research project with the involvement of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and the Animal Health Research Centre (IRTA-CReSA), has designed a vaccine shown to be effective in protecting dromedaries against the coronavirus (CoV) that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). This vaccine may reduce animal-to-animal and animal-to-human infections by significantly reducing nasal excretion of the virus, and could be also tested for the protection of persons at greater risk of infection by the virus. (read more)


15-12-2015
Lessons learned from using African swine fever Attenuated viruses
Lack of vaccines available against African swine fever (ASF) difficult even more the control of this important swine disease. The great complexity of ASF virus (ASFV) together with the lack of knowledge about the mechanisms involved in protection partially explains this absence. (read more)


10-12-2015
IRTA-CReSA advises Central America on cattle meat inspection
IRTA-CReSA researchers Dr. Miquel Nofrarías and Dr. Enric Vidal participated in a project consisting of an advisory technical mission regarding meat inspection of cattle for countries in Central America. The initiative arose form a request by the OIRSA: Regional International Organization for Agricultural Health, an organization representing different countries of Central America dealing with food safety. (read more)


03-12-2015
Presented Bernardo Bello-Orti’s PhD thesis: Haemophilus parasuis host-pathogen interactions in the respiratory tract
In the veterinary field, Glässer’s disease is a common disease that leads to considerable economic losses. This disease is caused by the bacterium Haemophilus parasuis. Many studies have focused in understanding the factors involved in disease outcome, but the pathogenesis of this bacterium is not completely understood yet. Different H. parasuis strains exist, ranging from non-virulent to highly virulent. Virulent strains have mechanisms to produce damage in the host, while nonvirulent strains only colonize the upper respiratory tract and are unable to cause disease. (read more)


26-11-2015
Postnatal Persistent Infection with Classical Swine Fever Virus and Its Immunological Implications
Despite intensive vaccination programs in some endemic countries, Classical Swine Fever (CSF) has not been eradicated, due to failures in the responses to vaccination associated with poor handling of the vaccine, among other issues. (read more)


19-11-2015
Inefficacy of a CSFV live attenuated vaccine when postnatal persistent infection takes the stage
Classical swine fever (CSF) is a devastating disease for the pig industry worldwide. The endemic countries implement vaccination programs against classical swine fever virus (CSFV) in their health policies for prevention and control. (read more)


06-11-2015
A new study shows that rabbits are not resistant to prion infection
A project carried out in IRTA-CReSA (Barcelona) and the CNB (Madrid), led by CIC bioGUNE (Bilbao), shows that rabbits are susceptible to spongiform encephalopathies, neurodegenerative diseases caused by prions. The research, which was published in the journal PLoS Pathogens, used actual prions that are found livestock species. (read more)


31-07-2015
First report of control of Torque teno sus virus viremia in pigs
A study carried out by scientists of IRTA-CReSA and MSD Animal Health demonstrates for the first time that Torque teno sus virus (TTSuV) viremia can be controlled by a combined DNA and protein immunization during naturally occurring infection. (read more)


28-07-2015
Potential of bovine fallen stock data as a surveillance tool
Researchers from IRTA-CReSA (Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food from the Government of Catalonia) in collaboration with scientists from Spain, Canada and Sweden have demonstrated that data related to fallen stock provide valuable information for epidemiological surveillance of animal population health, and constitute a potential source in the field of veterinary syndromic surveillance. (read more)


03-07-2015
Postgraduate course "Strategies in biosafety and biocontainment" open registration
This course, organized by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and with the acknowledgement and support of the Asociación Española de Bioseguridad (AEBioS), will be held from 5 to 9 October, 2015 at the UAB. Staff from the Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (IRTA-CReSA) will participate as teachers. (read more)


30-06-2015
Researchers from IRTA-CReSA participate in the National Plan on Antibiotic Resistance (PRAN)
Dr Ignacio Badiola and Dr Lourdes Migura, researchers from IRTA-CReSA, are actively involved in the Strategic and action plan to reduce the risk of selection and spread of antibiotic resistance. This National Plan (PRAN) aims to reduce the emergence of antimicrobial resistant bacteria due to inappropriate use of antibiotics in both, human and veterinary medicine. (read more)


29-06-2015
IRTA-CReSA, new Center of Excellence of the Global Virus Network
The Global Virus Network (GVN) recently announced the induction of the Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (IRTA-CReSA) as its newest center of excellence. There are now 34 GVN centers of excellence in 24 countries. (read more)


18-06-2015
IRTA-CReSA investigates the MERS-CoV in a new European project
The new European ZAPI (Zoonosis Anticipation and Preparedness Initiative) aims to shorten the time to adequately respond to emerging infectious diseases using a “one world, one health” approach. (read more)


08-06-2015
Transitory emergence of cephalosporin resistant E. coli is associated with beta-lactams treatments in pigs
A recently published study describes that the treatment of pigs with ceftiofur and amoxicillin are associated with the emergence of cephalosporin resistant (CR) E. coli during the course of the treatment. (read more)


13-05-2015
Doctoral thesis on pandemic flu
Next Friday 15th, Beatriz Vidaña Mateo, PhD student from CReSA, will defend hes doctoral thesis entitled “Pathogenesis of the 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1 ) infection in the ferret model", directed by Dr. Natalia Majó and Dr. Jorge Martínez. (read more)


22-04-2015
General assembly of PORCAT was held at CReSA
On April 13, the general assembly of the Catalan Association of Pork Producers (PORCAT) was held at CReSA. The meeting counted on the presence of Mr. Miquel Molins, General Director of Agriculture and Livestock of DAAM, Mr. Joaquim Xifra, Deputy Director of Livestock of DAAM, and Mr. Ricard Parès, Director of PORCAT. (read more)


20-04-2015
Described a novel plasmid bearing resistance to beta-lactams in Haemophilus parasuis
A collaborative study between Dr Virginia Aragón, IRTA researcher at CReSA, and Dr Junkal Garmendia, CSIC researcher at the Institute of Agrobiotechnology from Navarra, has described a new plasmid in H. parasuis bearing resistance to beta-lactams, such as penicillins and cephalosporins. This plasmid was only detected in avirulent colonizers H. parasuis strains. (read more)


09-04-2015
CReSA organizes a course on biosafety 3 and 4
Last week, from 24 to 27 March, a theoretical and practical training course on biosafety level 3 and 4 activities was held at the CReSA facilities of IRTA. Students from Italy, Germany, Kosovo, Senegal, the Netherlands and Spain participated. (read more)


23-03-2015
Paving the road for designing an African swine fever vaccine
Work lead by Dr. Fernando Rodriguez, IRTA researcher from the CReSA Animal Health Program, demonstrates the feasibility of designing a safe and efficient vaccine against African swine fever virus (ASFV) in the near future. There is no vaccine available today to fight ASF. (read more)


19-03-2015
Awarded a project from CReSA with the European PCV2 Research Award
The project authorship by Dr. Tuija Kekarainen, was awarded at the 8th edition of the European Porcine Circovirus 2 (PCV2) Research Award sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim. (read more)


20-02-2015
Animal nutrition, welfare and health: the three pillars of the Animal Health research
Last month of November, CReSA organized two technical sessions, which were addressed to veterinarians and other professionals interested on knowing the progress on animal nutrition, welfare and health on Catalonia, on the fields of the poultry and porcine sectors. (read more)


22-01-2015
XVII UAB and AVPC Swine Conference
A new edition of the Swine Conference will be conducted from January 28th to 30th of 2015, which is organized by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and the Asociació de Veterinaris de Porcí de Catalunya (AVPC - the Catalan Association of Swine Veterinarians). (read more)


08-01-2015
A partnership framework agreement signed by the Veterinary Council of Catalonia and CReSA
Both entities are committed to reinforce relationships, join efforts and agree on wide standards of practice, within a pre-established framework, with the aim to increase contacts and collaboration agreements about training activities and on scientific-technical diffusion between the Veterinary Council of Catalonia (CCVC, from Catalan Consell de Col·legi de Veterinaris de Catalunya ) and the CReSA. (read more)


16-12-2014
A delegation from the Colombian Association of Pig Producers visits the CReSA
Colombian entrepreneurs from the pig sector affiliated to the Colombian Association of Pig Producers visited the CReSA on September 26th of 2014. This encounter was organized in the framework of a technical tour through the pig sector in Catalonia during the September 21st to 27th. (read more)


10-12-2014
SESC training session for slaughterhouse veterinarians
On the first Friday of December, CReSA and the Catalan Public Health Agency (ASPCAT) has organized a continuous training session about some of the main diseases found in the last years in Europe, such as the Tuberculosis and other pathologies that may affect the humans and the animals. It has been promoted by the SESC, a Slaughterhouse support network, and there were a total of 42 participants. (read more)


27-11-2014
Epidemiological study on PCV2
Next November 27th, Mr. Sergio López Soria, researcher in CReSA, carried out the lecture and defense of his PhD thesis entitled “Puzzling over the epidemiology of porcine circovirus type 2”, directed by Dr. Joaquim Segalés i Coma. (read more)


18-11-2014
11th Annual Scientific Meeting on Microbiology
Next Friday, November 21th, the 11th Annual Scientific Meeting on Microbiology, known in Catalan as RECAM, is going to be celebrated. It is a event promoted by the Catalan Society of Biology. The aim is to debate about the more recent advances of the microbiology, to introduce different groups dedicated to the microbial sciences and to promote cooperation activities between laboratories, research centers and universities. (read more)


06-11-2014
CReSA joined the ICTS Map
The Council for Science, Technology and Innovation approved the update of the “National Scientific and Technological Infrastructure” Map, known in Spanish as ICTS Map, in which the Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA) is a new member within the Network of Biosecurity Laboratories. (read more)


03-10-2014
Technical session about the porcine research on Catalonia
Next Thursday, November 13, CReSA and IRTA are going to organize the technical session about the “Animal nutrition, health and welfare: the porcine applied research on Catalonia”. This technical session is included within the Pla Annual de Transferència Tecnològica (PATT), from the Department of Agriculture, Farming, Fishery, Food and Natural Environment (DAAM). (read more)


22-10-2014
Bacteroides spp. strains identified as probiotics for rabbit
Next Octuber 28th, Mrs. Ana Pérez de Rozas, researcher in CReSA, will carry out the lecture and defense of her PhD thesis entitled “Use of Bacteroides spp. strains as probiotics for rabbits”, directed by Dr. Ignacio Badiola Saiz. (read more)


15-10-2014
Training session about the control and impact of the PRRS
The recent platform for the control of the PRRS (ConPRRS), which it is constituted by researchers from CReSA-UAB, UACM and UdL, will organize a training session the next Thursday, on October 23, 2014, at the Faculty of Veterinary of Zaragoza. (read more)


14-08-2014
CReSA organized the first flow cytometry course
The flow cytometry course was given by the cytometry unit from CReSA in March of 2014 during four days. In total, thirty-one professionals participated, between which there was laboratory technician, PhD students and researchers from this Research Center. (read more)


11-08-2014
CReSA will be part of IRTA
The Trustees Board of the Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA), the maximum decision body of the Foundation, agreed on its dissolution for the global cession of its assets and liabilities to the Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (IRTA), a public sector company from the Generalitat de Catalunya, which it is affiliated to the Departament d'Agricultura, Ramaderia, Pesca, Alimentació i Medi Natural (DAAM). (read more)


18-07-2014
CReSA is awarded with 7 projects from the Spanish Scientific-technical Research and Innovation National Plan 2013-2016
African swine fever virus, bovine tuberculosis, viral evolution of the porcine circovirus type 2, the Rift Valley fever, influenza viruses, Glässer's disease and prion diseases are the topics of the new projects that the State Secretariat for Research, Development and Innovation (Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación), as part of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad) has decided to finance to CReSA. These projects fit within the framework of Spanish National Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2013-2016 (Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2013-2016). (read more)


18-07-2014
CReSA is awarded with 7 projects from the Spanish Scientific-technical Research and Innovation National Plan 2013-2016
African swine fever virus, bovine tuberculosis, viral evolution of the porcine circovirus type 2, the Rift Valley fever, influenza viruses, Glässer's disease and prion diseases are the topics of the new projects that the State Secretariat for Research, Development and Innovation (Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación), as part of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad) has decided to finance to CReSA. These projects fit within the framework of Spanish National Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2013-2016 (Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2013-2016). (read more)


14-07-2014
A delegation from Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia visits the CReSA
Representatives of leadings research centers in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia visited the CReSA on May 28. This encounter was organized in the framework of the First Training Workshop, promoted by the Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (Institute for Research and Technology Food and Agriculture, IRTA). This activity belongs to the CINEA project, which it is funded by the 7th Research Framework Programme “Research to Innovation”. (read more)


30-06-2014
A committee from Yamaguchi University visits CReSA
Dr. Yasuo Kiso, dean of Yamaguchi University Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, along with the Drs. Koichi Sato and Masaru Okuda, vice dean and the director of Animal Medical Center of the same faculty, respectively, visited the CReSA accompanied by Dr. Joaquim Segalés, director of this center, and the Dr. Jorge Martínez, researcher of the CReSA and the Coordinator for Exchange and International Relations of the UAB Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. (read more)


30-05-2014
Advances in the quest for virulence factors of Haemophilus parasuis
The pathogenicity of H. parasuis is poorly characterised, while prevention and control of Glässer's disease continues to be challenging. A review published by researchers of CReSA provides an overview of the current knowledge of virulence factors of H. parasuis. (read more)


26-05-2014
Immune characterization of pentraxin 3 in pigs infected with influenza virus
Researchers from CReSA, Universitat de Lleida, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center and Department of Translational Medicine (University of Milan) have characterized, for the first time, swine PTX3 (SwPTX3) in the porcine innate immune system. This protein is a candidate novel marker for acute inflammatory and infectious pathology in pigs. (read more)


08-05-2014
Awarded a porcine circovirus research project from CReSA
The project by Sergio López-Soria was awarded at the 7th edition of the European PCV2 Research Award sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim. (read more)


29-04-2014
CReSA launches its expert finder in animal health
From now on, scientists, journalists and all professionals interested in the field of animal diseases have available an online search-engine to find CReSA’s experts in their own area of expertise. (read more)


14-04-2014
CReSA researchers involved in bovine tuberculosis diagnosis training courses
On March 24, precisely the World tuberculosis day, began the second edition of the training course "Theoretical, practical and legal basis for the diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis". (read more)


07-04-2014
One-dose vaccination of sows against PCV2 induces colostral antibody transfer
A study from CReSA investigated the presence of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) DNA and antibody to the virus in the serum and colostrum of sows vaccinated prior to mating and in their offspring. (read more)


02-04-2014
CReSA renews its accreditation as a member of the UCC+i Network
CReSA has received the renewal as accredited member of the Network of Units for Scientific Culture and Innovation (UCC+i Network) from the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT). (read more)


20-03-2014
Swine practitioners from Denmark visit CReSA
On March 20, 2014, a group of Danish practitioners from the Postgraduate Programme in Porcine Health Management met with researchers from CReSA. (read more)


14-03-2014
The role of viral and host microRNAs in the Aujeszky's disease virus during the infection process
This is the first study that describes the profile of viral and cellular miRNAs expression during the infection process in the Aujeszky's disease. (read more)


07-03-2014
Recombination of PRRS viruses may produce mosaic isolates
Analysis of ORF5 and full-length genome sequences of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus isolates of genotypes 1 and 2 retrieved worldwide provides evidences supporting that recombination is a common phenomenon and may produce mosaic isolates. (read more)


28-02-2014
The new platform ConPRRS has been launched
ConPRRS is an integral and independent group with a contrasted experience in PRRS, including controlling the disease, with the aim of enhancing the salubriousness and competitiveness of the swine sector. (read more)


25-02-2014
Influenza A viruses circulating in pigs in Spain
The complete genome sequences of some swine influenza viruses circulating in Spain in different outbreaks suggest that these outbreaks could be due to the persistency of some viruses in determinate Spanish regions. (read more)


14-02-2014
“Mad cow” disease: can be transmitted to other species?
A paper recently published by researchers of CReSA, in collaboration with other institutions, suggest that caution must be taken when considering the use of any mammal derived protein in feedstuffs. The reason is the risk of transmission to other species, as dogs and rabbits. (read more)


10-02-2014
Tested successfully a new vaccine against tuberculosis that improves the protection
CReSA researchers have tested for the first time and successfully the new vaccine, designed at the Jenner Institute (UK). The study has been conducted using domestic goats, which reproduce active tuberculosis in humans with a high similitude. The new vaccine acts by reinforcing the efficacy of the BCG vaccine, the only one available to date. (read more)


06-02-2014
CReSA collaborates with Infopork
Dr. Ivan Díaz, researcher at CReSA, has been invited to collaborate periodically with Infopork’s journal and website in order to present the last scientific studies conducted in CReSA. Exceptionally, the first article addresses "the economic impact of the pork reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) in three countries: Spain, United States of America and Holland". (read more)


05-02-2014
The Department of Health is the new member of the Trust Board of CReSA
The Secretary of Public Health of Catalonia, Antoni Mateu Serra, is the representative of the Department of Health in the Trust Board, the maximum decision body of CReSA. This board has the purpose to represent, manage and administrate CReSA, and also guarantee the compliance of the objectives of the institution. (read more)


28-01-2014
CReSA participates in Circonews, the new scientific platform about PCV2 from Merial
The animal health company Merial has initiated 2014 with the starting of the Spanish scientific platform Circonews, considered by them as the most complete tool about the porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2). This website was designed to serve as a meeting point among veterinaries who seek information and updating about circovirosis. (read more)


22-01-2014
Free-living waterfowl as a source of zoonotic bacteria
CReSA researchers have identified a high prevalence of Campylobacter in a dense wild bird population area in Northeastern Spain, the Ebro Delta. This suggests that these species can act as an important reservoir of zoonotic bacteria. (read more)


20-01-2014
Launched an European network on taeniosis/cysticercosis
Institutions from eighteen European countries have recently built a strong, multi-disciplinary scientific network to advance knowledge and understanding of these zoonotic disease complexes. CReSA is one of the scientific partners. (read more)


16-01-2014
CReSA participates in the program “Research with RecerCaixa”
The initiative is driven by the Associació Catalana d’Universitats Públiques (ACUP) and the Obra Social “La Caixa” within the frame of the RecerCaixa Program, which granted research projects being developed at universities and research centers throughout Catalonia. (read more)


09-01-2014
DAG Expression: high-throughput gene expression analysis of real-time PCR data using standard curves for relative quantification
The IT manager of CReSA in collaboration with researchers of the UAB-CRAG have recently developed a freely available software for the management and analysis of high-throughput gene-expression data. (read more)


07-01-2014
Mediterranean countries meet in an OIE conference to promote animal health
Dr. Sebastian Napp, researcher at CReSA, was a member of the Scientific Committee of the conference “Risk analysis as a tool for the control of animal diseases and zoonoses in the Mediterranean basin” organized by the IZSAM (Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell’Abruzzo e del Molise “Giuseppe Caporale”), a World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) collaborating centre for Epidemiology. (read more)


20-12-2013
A partnership framework agreement signed by CReSA and CESAC
The agreement establishes a partnership in the scientific and technological fields of common interest and includes the joint participation in R&D projects, both at regionally level and at a national or international level. (read more)


19-12-2013
Sequencing of the genes responsible for the capsule production in Haemophilus parasuis
A study published in the Journal of Bacteriology, with the participation of Dr. Virginia Aragón (CReSA researcher), opens new possibilities in assisting the diagnosis and monitoring of Glässer’s disease. (read more)


12-12-2013
XVI swine conference at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Will be held the days 29, 30 and 31 January, 2014 at the Faculty of Veterinary of the UAB, Bellaterra, organized by the UAB and the Catalan Association of Swine Veterinarians (AVPCAT). (read more)


12-12-2013
A CReSA project wins the third prize in the Generating Ideas Programme organized by the PRUAB
Enric Vidal, researcher from CReSA, and Ferran Sala, researcher from the Pharmacy Service of the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital, won the third prize in the Ideas Generating Programme of the UAB Research Park (PRUAB) for the presentation of the CReSA project called SESC (Support Service for Slaughterhouses). (read more)


11-12-2013
Guadeloupe: paving the way for a centre of excellence on vector-borne and emerging diseases
EPIGENESIS–a new European project coordinated by the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), with CReSA as a partner, was just launched in Guadeloupe on 1st September and will run for 3 years. The aim is to enhance the research potential on vector-borne and emerging diseases within the Caribbean region. (read more)


05-12-2013
Institutional meeting between CRESIB and CReSA
Scientists from the Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB) and the Centre for Research in Animal Health (CReSA) met in Bellaterra to present relevant research topics and consider possible cooperation between both institutions. (read more)


25-11-2013
The disconcerting lack of knowledge about Campylobacter
The first Thursday of November, CReSA organized a session with a group of professionals involved in the study of the campilobacteriosis, the most important zoonosis in the EU. (read more)


22-11-2013
333formación launches the new Campus CReSA
333formación has launched the new Campus CReSA, an online training platform where you can learn about the latest on swine health. This campus will be managed by CReSA. (read more)


14-11-2013
Training on swine diseases in Colombia
Laila Darwich and Joan Pujols, researchers of CReSA, participated as speakers at the International Seminar on Swine Reproductive and Respiratory Diseases, held last 21-25 October in Colombia. (read more)


13-11-2013
Advance on Glasser's disease: two phosphatases Haemophilus parasuis identified
The microbiologist Paula Manrique will read her doctoral thesis next November 18, about the acid phosphatase in the Gram-negative bacterium Haemophilus parasuis, the etiological agent of Glasser's disease. (read more)


12-11-2013
CReSA becomes member of the EPIZONE European Research Group
The goal of EPIZONE is playing a key role in research on prevention, detection and control of animal diseases of poultry, swine, fish, sheep, cattle, horses and wildlife in order to reduce both the risks and the harm to animal health in the EU and beyond. (read more)


12-11-2013
CReSA strengths its relationship with the pig sector
Representatives of the National Association of Swine Producers (ANPROGAPOR), the Catalan Association of Swine Producers (PORCAT) and the Group for Swine Sanitation of Lleida (GSP Lleida) visited the CReSA to know more about the activities of the center and search for new collaborations. (read more)


06-11-2013
West Nile fever and Chikungunya viruses as potential emergent viruses in Catalonia
At the beginning of October, Dr. Nitu Pagès, researcher of CReSA, presented the first results of the study “Transmission and incidence in Catalonia of emergent diseases transmitted by mosquito”. (read more)


30-08-2013
The natural history of porcine circovirus type 2: from an inoffensive virus to a devastating disease?
A recently published review done by researchers from CReSA summarizes the current knowledge on the natural history of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) infection and its related diseases. (read more)


29-08-2013
Ecological surveillance for West Nile virus in Catalonia: early alert in public health
Epidemics caused by West Nile virus have caused serious diseases in Europe in the last years. No acute infection was detected in domestic animal populations in Catalonia during the ecological surveillance for the virus in 2007-2011. Virus was not detected in mosquitoes either. However, local virus or other closely related flaviviruses transmission was occurring among bird populations. (read more)


13-08-2013
The blurred border between porcine circovirus type 2-systemic disease and porcine respiratory disease complex
Researchers of CReSA have published a retrospective study suggesting that PCV2-lung disease is probably a negligible condition and porcine circovirus type 2 mainly contributes to porcine respiratory disease complex by means its systemic infection. (read more)


08-08-2013
Role of the European quail on the transmission of the avian influenza viruses
Researchers of CReSA have demonstrated that European quail may play a major role in avian influenza epidemiology. This is the first experimental infection investigating the susceptibility of this specie to the avian influenza virus. (read more)


15-07-2013
Visit of the public health secretary to CReSA
The past wednesday, July the 10th, Antoni Mateu, Public Health Secretary of the Health Department of the Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan Government) paid an official visit to the facilities of the Research Centre for Animal Health (CReSA), IRTA-UAB, located in Bellaterra (Cerdanyola Vallès, Barcelona). (read more)


02-07-2013
CReSA, member of the Technical Board of CESAC
Natalia Majó, CReSA researcher has been named CReSA representative of the Technical Board of the Center of Bird-raising Health of Catalonia and Aragon (Centre de Sanitat Avícola de Catalunya i Aragó, CESAC). (read more)


28-06-2013
Risk Factors for Foot-and-Mouth Disease in Tanzania
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) occurrence in Tanzania is more related to animal movement and human activity via communication networks than transboundary movements or contact with wildlife. (read more)


20-06-2013
Simultaneous porcine circovirus type 2 and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae co-inoculation
A study carried out by researchers of CReSA shows that simultaneous porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhyo) co-inoculation does not potentiate disease in pigs seropositive for both pathogens. (read more)


14-06-2013
Conclusions of the Second Conference on zoonoses and emerging diseases
Over 100 health professionals (human and veterinary fileds) discussed multiple aspects of mosquito-borne viral diseases on 23 and 24 May 2013 in Cosmocaixa Barcelona. (read more)


11-06-2013
Highly (H5N1) and low (H7N2) pathogenic avian influenza virus infection in falcons
Researchers of CReSA have demonstrated that gyr-saker hybrid falcons are highly susceptible to H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus infection, and that they may play a major role in the spreading of both HPAI and pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) viruses. (read more)


10-06-2013
Biosecurity practices in Spanish pig herds
Researchers of CReSA have evaluated the perceptions of farmers and veterinarians of the most important biosecurity measures. Farmers awarded significantly higher scores to their farms' level of biosecurity than the veterinarians servicing said farms. (read more)


06-06-2013
CReSA joins the Global African Swine Fever Research Alliance (GARA)
GARA, an initiative of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is created to establish and sustain global research partnerships that will generate scientific knowledge and tools to contribute to the successful prevention, control and where feasible eradication of African Swine Fever, an important transboundary animal diseas. (read more)


10-05-2013
Awarded a porcine circovirus research project from CReSA
The project by Dr. Marina Sibila and Dr. Segalés was awarded at the 6th edition of the European PCV2 Research Award sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim. (read more)


07-05-2013
Doctoral thesis on avian influenza virus
Next May 10th 2013, Kateri Bertran Dols (PhD student of CReSA) will carry out the lecture and defense of her research work entitled "Avian influenza infection dynamics in minor avian species", directed by Dr. Natàlia Majó and Dr. Roser Dolz. (read more)


02-05-2013
A new method of diagnosis allows the detection and differentiation of five porcine viruses in a single run.
Researchers of CReSA and the Centro Nacional de Sanidad Agropecuria (CENSA) have developed a real-time PCR system for the detection and differentiation of porcine circovirus 2 (PCV-2), pseudorabies virus (PRV1), porcine parvovirus (PPV) and swine torque teno viruses 1 (TTSuV1) and 2 (TTSuV2). (read more)


19-04-2013
Almost opposite models of immune response to PRRSV could exist depending on the strain.
Researchers of CReSA have demonstrated that inoculation with different porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) strains result in different virological and immunological outcomes and in different degrees of homologous and heterologous protection. (read more)


17-04-2013
Journalists and scientific communicators visit the CReSA
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary and the inauguration of the high biological security building, the Centre for Research on Animal Health (CReSA) organized an open day for journalist and scientific communicators on 11 April. (read more)


04-04-2013
Mariano Domingo has been named manager of the Deputy Directorate for Research Projects
Last March 1st, 2013, Mariano Domingo Álvarez assumed the position of manager of the Deputy Directorate for Research Projects of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, in the area of Livestock, Aquaculture and Fishing. (read more)


14-03-2013
European project EDENext experts meeting: control of emerging disease vectors and reservoirs
European experts on diseases transmitted by vectors will meet from 18-22 March, 2013 in Bellaterra (Barcelona). The purpose is to discuss the most recent results of the EDENext project". (read more)


11-03-2013
Assessment of the risk of a bluetongue outbreak in Europe
Researchers of CReSA studied the risk of a bluetongue outbreak in Europe caused by Culicoides midges introduced through intracontinental transport and trade networks. (read more)


22-02-2013
Identified two virulence factors of Haemophilus parasuis
Researchers of the CReSA have demonstrated that two trimeric autotransporters of Haemophilus parasuis are surface-exposed proteins that are involved in resistance to phagocytosis. These properties make these proteins promising vaccine candidates against Glässer’s disease. (read more)


20-02-2013
Demonstrated correlation between TTSuV2 and classical swine fever
Researchers of CReSA have demonstrated that viral load and prevalence of Torque teno sus virus 2 are increased in pigs experimentally infected with classical swine fever virus. (read more)


19-02-2013
Doctoral thesis on African swine fever
Next February 20th 2013, Anna Lacasta Marín (PhD student of the CReSA) will carry out the lecture and defense of her research work entitled "New advances in the development of vaccines against African swine fever", directed by Drs. Fernando Rodríguez and Francesc Accensi. (read more)


11-02-2013
Workshop on epidemiology organized by the FAO and CReSA
The workshop 'Analysis and representation of surveillance data' by the FAO and CReSA took place in Barcelona from 3rd to 7th of December 2012. (read more)


08-02-2013
Biosecurity on farms
In November 2012, CReSA organized a technical workshop about biosecurity on farms. The presentations are already available to consult (Spanish version). (read more)


01-02-2013
CReSA launches a new cytometry service
This is the only service in Catalonia that offers a FACSAria I (BD) cytometer in Biosecurity level-3 (BSL3) conditions and a cytometry service in Biosecurity level-2 (BSL2) laboratories (read more)


24-01-2013
CReSA takes part in the publication PRRS al día
Dr. Ivan Díaz, one of CReSA's researchers, is the author of this collectable publication sponsored by Progressis®. The aim of this work is to publish the last news about the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS). (read more)


28-12-2012
Representatives of technological centers visited the CReSA
Last December, 10th, a group of members of the ACTec (Catalan Association of Technology) associated centers visited the CReSA (Bellaterra, Barcelona). (read more)


14-12-2012
A step forward towards a vaccine against the African swine fever
Researchers from CReSA have demonstrated that protecting pigs against African swine fever it is not science fiction. These are the conclusions of a study recently published in the journal PLoS One. African swine fever virus (ASFV) is in continuous expansion since its last entrance in Europe through Georgia in 2007. (read more)


04-12-2012
The Councilor of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Food and Natural Environment of the Catalonian Government visits the CReSA facilities
On the 9th October 2012, the Honorable Mr. Josep Maria Pelegrí visited the facilities of the Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA), located in Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain). The CReSA is one of the research centres (CERCA) of the Generalitat de Catalunya. (read more)


30-11-2012
A new discovery in the virulence mechanisms of the porcine pathogen Haemophilus parasuis
CReSA’s researchers have found that Haemophilus parasuis can utilize the sialic acid from the host to avoid recognition by the immune system and be able to cause disease. In addition, a gene associated with the virulence of the bacterial strain has been identified. This gene could be useful in the diagnosis of virulent strains of H. parasuis. (read more)


27-11-2012
A new vaccine against human tuberculosis is successfully tested in goats for the first time
The new vaccine has been developed by researchers of Canada (McMaster University) and is currently in clinical trials phase I. The study, carried out by CReSA researchers, opens a new way for the study of new treatments. (read more)


26-10-2012
Following classical swine fever
The research trajectory of the CReSA in classical swine fever during the last 4 years has resulted in new insights in the protective response against the virus, and in the viral evolution in endemics areas. This information is the great interest for the development of new diagnostic techniques and new vaccines. These studies have resulted in the publication of six articles in prestigious international journals. (read more)


25-10-2012
Workshops about tuberculosis and prionic diseases
During the last months, the CReSA has organized two technical workshops addressed to veterinarians and other professionals interested in knowing the last new son these diseases. The presentations are already available to consult (Spanish/Catalan version). (read more)


10-10-2012
Representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Morocco visited the CReSA
Last September 2012, 22nd, Dr. Abderrahman El Abrak, Chef de la Division de la Santé Animale de l'Office National de Securité Sanitaire des Produits Alimentaires (ONSSA, Rabat, Morocco) visited the CReSA facilities located in Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès). (read more)


26-09-2012
Rift Valley fever: what do we know today?
Rift Valley fever virus (FVRV) has shown the ability to inflict significant damage to livestock and is also a threat to public health. A review published by researchers of the Centro de Investigación en Sanidad Animal (CISA-INIA) and CReSA discuss several aspects of the virus and measures proposed to limit future epidemics. (read more)


18-09-2012
More than 100 science teachers attended a workshop organized by the CReSA
The “I update workshop for science teachers” organized by the CReSA was hold in July 2012, 4. This first edition was entitled “Zoonosis: concepts, techniques and biosafety” and was very successful, with more than 100 registrations. (read more)


24-08-2012
CReSA doctoral thesis on September
Next September 2012, Tufària Mussá, Mar Costa and Júlia Vergara (PhD students of the CReSA) will defend their doctoral thesis on the research carried out on porcine viruses and/or bacteria. (read more)


27-06-2012
Workshop on influenza in Mozambique
A group of scientist from CReSA-IRTA and Hospital Clínic de Barcelona-CRESIB visited the Instituto Nacional de Saúde (INS) and Instituto de Investigãçao Agrária de Moçambique (IIAM) in Maputo, Mozambique to exchange experiences on influenza. (read more)


21-06-2012
Experimental West Nile Virus infection in hybrid falcons
For the first time, researchers of the CReSA have reported an experimental infection with West Nile Virus (WNV) in Gyr-Saker hybrid falcons and have demonstrated that can become infected with WNV. (read more)


15-05-2012
PMWS clinical expression under field conditions is modulated by the pig genetic background
Post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) is one of the porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) associated diseases. Researchers of CReSA studied the effect of 3 different genetic boar lines on the expression of PMWS in their offspring. (read more)


27-04-2012
New doctoral thesis on PRRS
Last March 2012, 28th, Mariona Gimeno (CReSA-UAB PhD student) defended her doctoral thesis entitled “Immunological and pathogenic characterization of different genotype-I porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (vPPRS) isolates” directed by Dr Enric Mateu. (read more)


24-04-2012
Dr Joaquim Segalés Coma, new director of the CReSA
Dr. Joaquim Segalés has been appointed Director of the Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA) by the Patronate of the centre, gathered in session on 17th of April, 2012. He substitutes Dr Mariano Domingo Álvarez who has directed the center since it was created 12 years ago. (read more)


23-04-2012
CReSAPIENS issue number 2 is now available
Different aspects concerning food safety are discussed in CReSAPIENS issue number 2. CReSAPIENS is a science divulgation journal aimed to divulgate the knowledge and results of research generated at the CReSA. (read more)


13-04-2012
Virus-like particles are suitable as vaccine vectors against swine viruses
Researchers of the CReSA have demonstrated the strong potential and immunogenicity of virus-like particles in pig and, therefore, their suitability as appealing vaccine vectors for veterinary viral vaccinology. This is the first immunological report on the potential use of chimeric RHDV-VLPs as antigen carriers in pigs. (read more)


30-03-2012
Rabbits also can suffer diseases caused by prions
Researchers from CReSA have participated in a recently published study which proves that rabbits are not resistant to prion infection, the opposite of what was believed for the last four decades. The paper has been published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. (read more)


23-03-2012
Porcine circovirus research projects from France and Spain awarded
For the fifth time, the European PCV2 Research Award sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim funds research projects related to Porcine Circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) infection and associated diseases. Two projects from the CReSA were awarded. (read more)


19-03-2012
The association between consumption of antimicrobials and occurrence of resistance will be studied
This study from CReSA will investigate the presence of extended-spectrum cephalosporinase (ESC) producing E. coli and S. enterica in pigs, and evaluate the possible association between consumption of different antimicrobials and occurrence of resistantce. (read more)


05-03-2012
NADIR Annual Meeting held in Barcelona
The last General Annual Meeting of the NADIR (Network of Animal Disease Infectiology Research Facilities) was held in Barcelona in November 2-4 2011, and was organized by the NADIR Executive Committee and CReSA. (read more)


23-02-2012
Schmallenberg virus: a new bovine and small ruminants virus
More than 140 veterinarians attended the informative meeting about the Schmallenberg virus. The meeting counted on Iscle Selga (Head of the Animal Health Prevention Service of the Generalitat de Catalunya) and Mariano Domingo (Director of the CReSA). (read more)


17-02-2012
Are the mosquitoes in Catalonia capable to transmit new emerging diseases?
The answer to this question is a key issue for the design of future prevention and control strategies to avoid both the introduction and dissemination of viral emerging diseases in our country, such the West Nile Fever and Chikungunya. This question pretends to be solved by CReSA researchers trough a research grant from RecerCaixa 2011 call. (read more)


15-02-2012
Swine influenza virus interacts with porcine dendritic cells
Scientists from CReSA studied the particular interaction of swine influenza virus with porcine dendritic cells. This virus causes sub-acute or acute respiratory infections on swine farms and pigs can act as “mixing vessels” for new influenza strains. (read more)


13-02-2012
Training and assessment in Mozambique about influenza
A new project will be coordinated by the CReSA to train technicians from the Instituo Nacional de Saúde (INS) and Instituto de Investigação Agrária (IIAM) in Mozambique. Training will be focused on diagnosis, surveillance and research on the influenza virus. (read more)


30-01-2012
More than 150 attendants at CReSA training seminars
During November 2011, CReSA organized two technical seminars addressed to veterinarians and other professionals interested in the lasts news on West Nile fever and the cases of the Support Service for Slaughterhouses of the CReSA. (read more)


19-01-2012
Doctoral thesis on Classical Swine Fever
On January 25, 2012, Joan Tarradas Font (PhD student of the CReSA) will defend his doctoral thesis entitled “Studies on immunopathogenesis of classical swine fever virus for developing of new vaccination methods”, directed by Dr Llilianne Ganges. (read more)


16-01-2012
New Ibero-American pig journal
The Porcine Ibero-American Network (Red Porcina Iberoamericana) has recently launched an electronic, open-access journal to spread scientific and technical information on pig production, health and food. This Network is funded by the CYTED. (read more)


28-11-2011
Doctoral thesis about new vaccine vectors
On December 2, 2011, Elisa Crisci, (PhD student of the CReSA) will defend her doctoral thesis entitled “Immunogenic properties of calicivirus-like particles as vaccine vectors”, directed by Dr Maria Montoya. (read more)


18-11-2011
Doctoral thesis about pathogenesis of avian influenza virus
On November 25 2011, Aida Chaves (PhD student of the CReSA) will defend her doctoral thesis entitled “Study of the pathogenesis of highly pathogenic influenza A virus (H7N1) infection in chickens, with special focus in the central nervous system”, directed by Dr Natàlia Majó. (read more)


14-11-2011
CReSA scientists: close to you, an exhibition
An itinerant exhibition for the general public on research in animal health is shown from 8 to 8 November, 2011 at the Veterinary School, UAB Campus (Bellaterra, Barcelona). After this period, the exhibition will be offered to schools, libraries and other institutions to be used during the 2011-2012 planning year. (read more)


02-11-2011
Published a study that evaluated vaccination campaigns against avian influenza
Researchers from the Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA) participated in a study published in Clinical and Vaccine Immunology with the objective to evaluate two vaccination campaigns carried out between 2006 and 2008 in zoos and wildlife centers. To date, this is the most comprehensive study reported concerning number of animals and species. (read more)


25-10-2011
Veterinary epidemiology course offered in Morocco
With aim of improving the development of an animal health alert system, CReSA researchers offered a training course about epidemiological surveillance in Rabat (Morocco), during September 19 to 30. The course was supported by the Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional (AECID). (read more)


06-10-2011
Elimination of bovine tuberculosis has been heterogeneous in Spain
Despite control campaigns carried out since 1956, Bovine tuberculosis eradication has not yet been achieved and prevalence has remained between 1.6% and 1.8%. Researchers from the CReSA and UAB studied the success of these campaigns in Spain and concluded that the elimination pattern was not homogeneous throughout Spain and the ratio of elimination was different among zones. (read more)


30-09-2011
CReSA is granted by the FECYT for activities of scientific culture and innovation
CReSA has been granted by the Spanish Foundation for the Science and Technology (FECYT) to carry out the annual program of activities within the Network of Scientific Culture and Innovation Units (UCC+i). (read more)


23-09-2011 Usefulness of wing form in differentiating Culicoides species

The correct identification of vector species is considered an essential issue for entomological surveillance and therefore to understand the epidemiology of arthropod borne diseases, as is the case for Bluetongue disease. Researchers of the CReSA have described significant differences in wing form among Culicoides species by means of geometric morphometric techniques in the Journal of Medical Entomology. (read more)


15-09-2011 Doctoral thesis about Torque teno virus

Next September 21st, Laura Martínez Guinó, PhD student of the CReSA, will defend her doctoral thesis entitled "New insights into the biology of Torque Teno sus viruses”, led by Tuija Kekarainen and Joaquim Segalés. (read more)


16-08-2011 Streptococcus suis polysaccharide interferes with dendritic cell functions

A study by scientists at the University of Montreal in collaboration with scientists at CReSA has determined that the capsular polysaccharides of Streptococcus suis are an important virulence factor involved in the functions of porcine dendritic cells. (read more)


09-08-2011 Seminar for cooperative veterinarians at CReSA

Last 6th July, Laila Darwich, Sergio López and Gerard Martin offered the seminar called “Swine viral diseases: PRRS, circovirus and influenza”. This event was organized by the CReSA, in association with the Federació de Cooperatives Agràries de Catalunya (FCAC) and the IRTA. (read more)


07-07-2011 Implication of the host nucleus during African swine fever virus (ASFV) infection

Researchers of the CReSA have demonstrated the relevance of the host nucleus during ASFV infection. These discoveries might have important implications when searching for antiviral strategies against ASF that is currently causing real economical problems in many sub-Saharan countries and knocking at the door of the EU. (read more)


04-07-2011 Services commissioned by the Generalitat de Catalunya

During 2010, CReSA carried out different actions for the departments of the Generalitat de Catalunya with animal health and public health responsibilities. The 2010 Annual Report is already available at the CReSA website. (read more)


23-06-2011 More than 1000 attendants at the international symposium organized by CReSA

More than 1000 people attended the 6th International Symposium on Emerging and Re-emerging Pig Diseases held at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya, Barcelona (Spain). During 4 days, veterinarians and scientists from around the world presented the latest and more relevant information on emerging and re-emerging diseases of swine, with special emphasis on porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), porcine circovirus diseases (PCVD) and swine influenza (SI). (read more)


21-06-2011 CReSAPIENS, new science divulgation journal
CReSAPIENS is a science divulgation journal aimed to divulgate the knowledge and results of research generated at the CReSA. This initiative has been funded by the FECYT, through the Call for Aid for the promotion of scientific culture and innovation 2010.(read more)


07-06-2011 Professor Zygmunt Pejsak visited the CReSA
Last 17th May 2011, Professor Pejsak, from the National Veterinary Research Institute (Pulawy, Poland) gave a lecture in CReSA entitled "Swine production and organization of research on pig health control in Poland". He showed updated pig production figures and explained the research system for animal health in Poland.(read more)


16-05-2011 DNA immunization of pigs with foot-and-mouth disease virus minigenes
One of the main challenges in animal health research is developing new and more effective and safer recombinant vaccines against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), one of the most contagious and economically devastating diseases for ungulates. Researchers of the CReSA, INIA and CBMSO have published in Virus Research the last results obtained with DNA vaccines.(read more)


11-05-2011 From genetic characterization to Glässer's disease vaccine development
“Polynucleotides of Haemophilus parasuis and its use” is a CReSA's patent (WO/2007/039070) that has allowed the selection of new antigen candidates for vaccination against Glässer's disease. Those antigens were selected using a reverse vaccinology approach.(read more)


03-05-2011 Future prospects in the development of vaccines against RNA viruses
The meeting organized by the European network EUROPRRSNET will take place in Barcelona (10-11 June 2011). Future prospects for developing vaccines against the Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) will be presented. The deadline for the abstracts submissions is May 15th, 2011. (read more)


27-04-2011 Role of T interferon-gamma in protection against classical swine fever (CSF)
A study carried out by researchers of the CReSA demonstrates that interferon-gamma induction correlates with protection by DNA vaccine expressing E2 glycoprotein against classical swine fever virus infection in domestic pigs. (read more)


19-04-2011 Quantitative assessment of the probability of bluetongue virus overwintering by horizontal transmission: application to Germany
CReSA has developed a model of stochastic risk assessment in order to assess the probability that the bluetongue virus persists after winter. To put it into practice, was implemented in Germany between 2006 and 2007.(read more)


12-04-2011 A study shows the high susceptibility of the partridge against the highly pathogenic H7N1 strain
A group of researchers from CReSA studied the susceptibility of the red-legged partridge to two strains of avian influenza virus and showed that this specie may contribute to the spread of a potential local outbreak of the virus.(read more)


07-04-2011 CReSA TV expands the audiovisual contents
"Biosecurity for the research", "Mosquito-borne diseases" and "Foodborne diseases: Salmonella and Campylobacter" are the three new videos wich CReSA has published this week in its own channel, CReSA TV. (read more)


25-03-2011 African swine fever virus is plenty of energy
Dr José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaino gave a seminar the last 18th of March in Bellaterra after visiting CReSA. He talked about the current epidemiological situation of the African swine fever virus (ASFV) in Africa, the Caucasus and the Russian Federation. (read more)


14-03-2011 CReSA researchers present the last applied research in pigs
During the XIII UAB Swine Conference, researchers of the CReSA presented the last discoveries on swine influenza epidemiology, genetic and immunological variability of the PRRSV, studies of Haemophilus parasuis colonization and new vaccine developments against Glässer's disease and African swine fever. (read more)


10-03-2011 The new General Director of Research visits the CReSA
Last March 2, 2011, Josep Maria Martorell, General Director General of Research of the Generalitat de Catalunya, and Carles Jaime, Vice-rector for Strategic Projects and Planning of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), met the members of CReSA Board. (read more)


09-03-2011 The feather pulp, an ideal sample for the early detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses in poultry
A study realized by CReSA's researchers determined feather pulp as a perfect sample to identify cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses in poultry infected. (read more)


21-02-2011 CReSA will collaborate in the avian influenza surveillance of wild birds for one year more
The Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Food and Natural Environment of the Generalitat de Catalunya has published the annual surveillance programme of avian influenza. CReSA collaborates since 2006.(read more)


16-02-2011 Emerging2011: Young person's bursary
The 6th International Symposium on Emerging and Re-emerging Pig Diseases will offer Young Person's Bursaries to the presenting authors of the accepted abstracts who are aged 35 or under and are still in training (enrolled in a PhD program). (read more)


11-02-2011 Seminar for cooperative veterinarians at CReSA
Last 25th February, Dr Joaquim Segalés and Dr Laila Darwich offered the seminar called “Process for a definitive diagnosis: from the clinical story to the lab”. This event was organized by the CReSA, in association with the Federació de Cooperatives Agràries de Catalunya (FCAC) and the IRTA. (read more)


09-02-2011 CReSA becomes part of ENIVD
ENIVD is a European network of collaboration that pretends to be an organization that aims to put as much effort on viral infectious diseases imported that threaten the population.(read more)


04-02-2011 CReSA tv: a digital channel to bring science to everybody
CReSA has launched its own channel where you can watch digital audiovisual content produced by the centre. CReSA tv will feature informative videos for all ages that will explain the main research carried out by the centre.(read more)


01-02-2011 Pathologists from CReSA have developed an atlas of avian necropsy
"Atlas de la necropsia aviar. Diagnóstico macroscópico y toma de muestras" is the name of the book written by two researchers from CReSA. Roser Dolz and Natalia Majó have developed a detailed and accurate guide to avian necropsy. (read more)


17-01-2011 CReSA takes part at the COPIT meeting
On November 19th, 2010 was held the COPIT meeting. The Eureka building of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona was the meeting point of different companies and research centers in order to establish a first contact and create attachment points for possible collaborations.(read more)


12-01-2011 A low cost experimental vaccine protects pigs against circovirus
Researchers from CReSA (Dr Fernando Rodriguez and Dr Joaquim Segalés) have published an article in the Vaccine journal demonstrating the capability of Trichoplusia ni insect larvae to produce the recombinant capsid protein (Cap) of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and the potential use of this protein to obtain a low cost experimental vaccine against this virus.(read more)


20-12-2010 A report situates CReSA at the forefront of the investigation
The College of Veterinarians of Barcelona has recently published a report focused exclusively on CReSA. Its director, Mariano Domingo and one of the researchers of the center, Natalia Majó, make a radiograph of the current situation CReSA and talk about work on the H1N1 virus.(read more)


16-12-2010 The XIII Swine Conference registration form is already available
Registration to attend the XIII UAB Swine Conference is now available. This event, organized by the Faculty of Veterinary at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, will be held in the Auditorium of the Faculty from 2 to 4 of February.(read more)


10-12-2010 The Science Week brings young people to CReSA
On the occasion of the 15th edition of Science Week, held from 12 to 22 November, CReSA has offered a total of eight tours of the center. More than 130 students could learn how it works a center of technological features which has the CReSA.(read more)


03-12-2010 Relevant facts of the research activities of the CReSA in 2009
Last year, the team of researchers of the CReSA reached the following achievements, among others: 72 scientific, indexed articles, 119 communications in congresses, 29 competitive projects in course (5 European projects funded by the 7th Frame Program among them), 5 doctoral thesis, and 38 new contracts with private companies. The Annual Report CReSA 2009 can be consulted.(read more)


30-11-2010 CReSA will participate in the third Forum Biocat
Next Thursday, 2nd of December, the Forum Biocat opens the third edition. Representatives of different companies and organizations in the biotechnology sector, biomedical and medical technologies will have in this exhibition, the opportunity to exchange views and knowledge. For the first time, CReSA participates as an exhibitor at the conference.(read more)


26-11-2010 CReSA describes new vaccine antigens against Glässer's disease
Haemophilus parasuis is a swine pathogen transmitted by air or by direct contact. It causes Glässer’s disease, a serious health problem for the pork industry. Its control using vaccination has been limited due to the existence of different variants of the bacteria. A study done in the CReSA has found that trimeric autotransporters of Haemophilus parasuis can be used to improve future vaccines.(read more)


19-11-2010 Defence of the doctoral thesis about bluetongue
The next 24th of November, Sebastián Napp Avelli, PhD student CReSA, will defend his doctoral thesis entitled "Application of Stochastic Models to Assess the probability of introduction and Persistence of Bluetongue in an area" led by Dr. Jordi Casal i Fabrega.(read more)


17-11-2010 New knowledge on the pandemic H1N1 virus in pigs
CReSA scientists have published a study to determine the relevance of human H1N1 virus in pigs previously infected with circulating influenza virus. Thanks to that, important questions have been answered that threatened the pig sector in Europe.(read more)


09-11-2010 Two projects will study emergent diseases transmitted by arthropods and their mosquito vectors
CReSA is looking for candidates having high academic expedient to apply for an early competitive PhD fellowship and initiate their PhD studies on 2011. Both projects will focus on the role of autochthonous mosquito populations on some emergent diseases of medical and veterinary concern (Dengue, Chikungunya, Bluetongue, African Horse Sickness).(read more)


03-11-2010 The "International Symposium on Emerging and Re-emerging pig Diseases" presents the program of lectures and discussions
The International Symposium on swine diseases, which will take place in Barcelona the next 12th June of 2011, has the final program. Over 4 days, the most prominent scientists and veterinarians will visit the Catalan capital to learn the most important developments in the sector.(read more)


29-10-2010 The Ministry of Science and Innovation finances 6 CReSA's projects
Bovine tuberculosis, swine influenza, bovine neosporosis, Haemophilus parasuis, African swine fever virus and porcine microRNAs in viral infections are the topics of the new projects that the Ministry of Science and Innovation has decided to finance.(read more)


27-10-2010 Avian influenza virus circulating in wild birds in Catalonia
Virus Research journal has recently published a study where CreSA's researchers have participated and showed that the avian influenza circulating in wild birds in Catalonia are phylogenetically related to Eurasian viruses. This study is pioneer in the detection and study of different subtypes of avian influenza virus in Spain from their natural hosts, the wild birds.(read more)


19-10-2010 European vets attending the CReSA Training Programs
CReSA Training Programs, an initiative for professionals of the animal health sector, has been recently implemented. Investigators of the CReSA disseminate their knowledge within the areas of expertise.(read more)


06-10-2010 CReSA is awarded with a grant for science divulgation from the DIUE
CReSA has been granted with a subvention from the Department of Innovation, Universities and Enterprise (DIUE) for funding the project “CReSA channel: a science video channel for everybody”.(read more)


04-10-2010 CReSA actively participates at the IPVS2010 in Vancouver
CReSA took part in the world swine congress with 39 scientific communications and a booth for the promotion of the 6th International Symposium on Emerging and Re-emerging Pig Diseases. This symposium will be organized by CReSA in Barcelona next June 2011.(read more)


21-09-2010 CReSA is granted by the FECYT for carrying out activities of divulgation
The CReSA has been granted by the Spanish Foundation for the Science and Technology (FECYT) to carry out activities of divulgation for general public within the Program of scientific culture and of the innovation 2010.(read more)


17-09-2010 JARC representatives of the pig sector visited CReSA
Last July 29th, representatives of Joves Agricultors i Ramaders de Catalunya, (JARC, young farmers of Catalonia) arranged a meeting with researchers of the CReSA with the aim of discussing different pig health problems.(read more)


15-09-2010 Conclusions of the conference on flu organized by the CReSA and SEV
A total of 118 veterinarians and human health professionals attended the 1st Conference on Zoonosis and Emerging Diseases. Different aspects related to the avian, swine and human influenza were discussed.(read more)


08-09-2010 CReSA seminar on avian diseases
Last July 19th 2010, CReSA promoted a technical seminar entitled "Scientific advances and current situation of diseases with economic impact: avian flu and campilobacteriosis", included in the Annual Plan for Technological Transfer (PATT) of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Action (DAR) of the Generalitat of Catalonia.(read more)


08-07-2010 39 scientific papers of the CReSA during the first semester 2010
The scientific output of the CReSA researchers during this period resulted in 39 publications included in the Science Citation Index (SCI); and majority of them are related to swine diseases.(read more)


05-07-2010 Defence of doctoral thesis on porcine circovirus
Next 13 July 2010 (Tuesday), Carolina Rodríguez Cariño, PhD student of the CReSA, will defend her doctoral thesis entitled “Ultrastructural studies on Porcine Circovirus type 2 (PCV2) infection” directed by Dr Joaquim Segalés.(read more)


23-06-2010 Call to researchers proposing experiments to be conducted in the CReSA facilities
The Network of Animal Disease Infectiology Research Facilities (NADIR) invites the research Community for proposals to bid for funding to carry out projects within the facilities participating in the network. Proposals may be submitted by any European research laboratory or consortium of laboratories (public or private).(read more)


14-06-2010 Experimental infection of European breed sheep with Rift Valley fever virus
CReSA carried out for the first time an experimental infection of sheep with Rift Valley fever virus (RVF) in the level-3 biocontainment facilities of this center in 2009. Subsequently, CReSA takes part at ENCRAD (European Network for the Coordination of Rift Valley fever Animal experimentation and Diagnostic).(read more)


17-05-2010 CReSA Bluetongue seminar
Last 19th April 2010, CReSA promoted a technical seminar entitled Advances in fight and prevention of Bluetongue, included in the Annual Plan for Technological Transfer (PATT) 2010 of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Action (DAR) of the Generalitat of Catalonia.(read more)


11-05-2010 Pigs used as a model for studying human tuberculosis, for the first time
The Unitat de Tuberculosi Experimental (UTE), Institut per a la Investigació en Ciències de la Salut Germans Trias i Pujol (IGTP) has developed a new experimental model in minipigs for Mycobacterium tuberculosis, in collaboration with the CReSA. The mini-pig model highlights new aspects that could be a key to a better understanding tuberculosis infection control in humans.(read more)


05-05-2010 Next Conference on Avian and Swine Flu organized by the CReSA and the SEV
The 1st Conference on Zoonosis and Emerging Diseases will be held on 17-18th June 2010, in Barcelona. Different aspects related to the influenza virus will be discussed. The Conference is organized by the CReSA and the Spanish Society of Virology (SEV) with the support of the Department of Innovation, Universities and Enterprise of the Generalitat de Catalunya.(read more)


30-04-2010 First Master in Virology in Spain: open registration
The Master in Virology (starting on 5th October 2010) is open to graduates in Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Experimental Sciences and Agro food Sciences. The objective is with a clear specialization perspective for working in laboratories of research, hospitals and biotech companies.(read more)


12-04-2010 Porcine Circovirus research by Professor Segalés is awarded
Dr Segalés (CReSA) will investigate the negative impact of PCV2 on the immune system and the possibility to prevent this effect by vaccination. This project will be funded by the European Porcine Circovirus Research Award conceded by Boehringer Ingelheim.(read more)


31-03-2010 Defence of doctoral thesis on vectors of Bluetongue
Next Thursday, 8th April 2010, Nonito Pagès Martínez, researcher of the CReSA, will defend his doctoral thesis entitled “Culicoides biting midges: genotype characterization of potential vectors of Bluetongue in Catalonia and development of new diagnosis techniques” directed by Dr Fernando Rodríguez González and Dr José Ignacio Núñez Garrote.(read more)


16-02-2010 Reported new non-described cryptic Culicoides species in Catalonia using molecular analysis
Accurate analysis of Culicoides species using morphological and molecular approaches resulted in the detection of diagnostic metric traits for cryptic species and the design of several new species-specific PCR assays to identify unambiguously all the 11 species from the subgenus Culicoides.(read more)


04-02-2010 Insemination with beef bull semen reduces the risk of neosporosis abortion in dairy cows
Different crossbreed pregnancies carried different abortion risks in Neospora-infected dairy cows. This is one of the conclusions obtained from a collaborative study carried out by Universitat de Lleida, CReSA-Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona and Universidad de Zaragoza.(read more)


29-01-2010 Invasion of endothelial cells by systemic and nasal strains of Haemophilus parasuis
Invasion of endothelial cells is a virulence mechanism of H. parasuis that may be related to the ability of some strains to cause meningitis. This is one of the conclusions obtained by Dr Virginia Aragon from a collaborative study conducted with researchers from Université de Montréal.(read more)


26-01-2010 Technical events organized by CReSA-UAB (February 2010)
El II Congrés Ibčric d'Epidemiologia (4-5 de febrer) i les XII Jornades de Porcí de la UAB (10-12 de febrer) es celebraran a la Facultat de Veterinŕria de la UAB.(read more)


20-01-2010 CReSA participates in a Latin American Network for improving pig production
109 researchers from 14 countries will take part in this network funded by CYTED and intended for improving pigmeat production through innovative, sustainable production systems. 26 researchers of the CReSA are involved in this project.(read more)


18-01-2010 Bioinformatics prediction for determining epitopes of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV)
Researchers of the CReSA have described for the first time (Vaccine) antigenic sites of PRRSV that are recognized by T cells, using bioinformatics tools and later immunological analysis. All these information is relevant for the design of newer and better vaccines.(read more)


11-01-2010 The Scientific Advisory Board of the CReSA is created
The Scientific Advisory Board will act as a consultative body providing advice to the Board of Trustees and to the Direction of the CReSA in all those aspects related to the scientific activities of the center.(read more)


18-12-2009 Correlation between clinico-pathological outcome and typing of Haemophilus parasuis field strains
A paper published by Dr Virginia Aragón (CReSA) shows that the severity of Glässer's disease correlates with the quantities of H. parasuis recovered from the lesions. Moreover, for the first time, disease in domestic pigs has been reproduced with a strain isolated from the nasal cavity of wild boars.(read more)


23-11-2009 CReSA's participation in the activities of the Catalan Society for Immunology
The III Catalan Society for Immunology (SCI) Congress and II Technical Workshop will be held next 26-27th November. As usual, the Unit of Immunology of the CReSA will contribute actively.(read more)


23-11-2009 Financing from Acc1Ó to evaluate CReSA's technology
Checking and evaluation of CReSA’s portfolio will be financed by Acc1Ó with the purpose of valorizing the knowledge stock accumulated in the center with commercial possibilities.(read more)


20-11-2009 Korean Veterinary Services of Gyeonggi visit the CReSA
The director of the Gyeonggi Veterinary Service (GVS) acted as a representative of this provincial government office in Gyeonggi. This office is in charge for the veterinary services of this Korean area.(read more)


18-11-2009 Defence of doctoral thesis on avian influenza
Next Friday, 27th November 2009, Anna Alba Casals, researcher of the CReSA, will defend her doctoral thesis entitled "Surveillance for avian influenza in Catalonia and development of new models to improve its sensitivity" directed by Dr Jordi Casal.(read more)


02-11-2009 Estonian veterinarians visit the CReSA
Last 17th September, 2009, a group of Estonian veterinarians specialized in swine and cattle visited the CReSA. They also attended a personalized seminar about prionic and neurodegenerative diseases.(read more)


28-10-2009 Defence of work of research on PCV2
Next Thursday, 29th October 2009, Sergio López Soria, researcher of the CReSA, will defend his work of research entitled “Lack of transmission of porcine circovirus type 2 to weanling pigs by feeding them spray-dried porcine plasma” directed by Dr Joaquim Segalés.(read more)


20-10-2009 7th Conference on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs)
It will take place next Monday, 9th November 2009 in the Sala de Graus of the Veterinary Faculty (UAB). The conference is intended to professionals involved in the surveillance and control of TSE's: veterinarians of the Health Department and DAR, slaughterhouses and other sectors involved.(read more)


19-10-2009 Study of the transfer of markers of bacterial resistance
Researchers of the CReSA studied the joint transfer of different mechanisms of resistance between Enterococcus spp. and Escherichia coli strains which can explain antibiotics resistance.(read more)


01-10-2009 The CReSA complies with Good Laboratory Practice Principles (GLP)
This compliance was certified by the General Directorate of Agriculture and Livestock. The CReSA was registered in the GLP Verification Programme with number 3/BPL/2009.(read more)


28-09-2009 Defence of doctoral thesis on hepatits E
Next Monday, 28th September 2009, María Isabel Casas Sanahuja, PhD student of the CReSA, will defend her doctoral thesis entitled “Epidemiology and pathogenesis of the hepatitis E infection virus in the Spanish pig livestock” directed by Dr. Margarita Martín Castillo.(read more)


23-09-2009 Lecture of research work on detection of Culicoides
Next 23rd September, Marc Boix (PhD student of the CReSA) will carry out the lecture and defense of the research work entitled “Design of an immunology ELISA technique for detecting the exposition to midges of the genus Culicoides in domestic ruminants”, directed by Nitu Pagès and Dr. Fernando Rodríguez.(read more)


22-09-2009 Immunohistochemical characterisation of classical scrapie neuropathology in sheep
Classical scrapie of sheep and goats was one of the first identified Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE). An immunohistochemical characterisation of classical scrapie neuropathology in sheep has been recently published at the Journal of Comparative Pathology.(read more)


21-09-2009 Call for open positions at CReSA
CReSA announces two open positions for technicians at the Biocontaintment Unit and is searching for candidates for PhD in different areas.(read more)


16-09-2009 Lecture of research work on swine influenza
Next 16th September, Juliana del Pilar González Zabala (PhD student of the CReSA) will carry out the lecture and defense of the research work entitled “In vitro study of the pattern of viral adhesion in swine influenza virus” directed by Dr. Francesc Xavier Abad Morejón de Girón and Dr. Antonio Ramis Salva.(read more)


09-09-2009 New results on epidemiological studies of the CReSA
The Epidemiology Unit of the CReSA is in charge of conducting epidemiological studies, modeling and risk analysis, as well as of the scientific assessment in the design, implementation and evaluation of surveillance and control programs of several epizootic diseases. As a fruit of these activities, three new papers have been recently published in indexed journals.(read more)


07-09-2009 A new method for the diagnosis of pestivirus infections in swine
Researchers of the CReSA and the Centro Nacional de Sanidad Agropecuaria in Cuba (CENSA) have developed a new multiplex RT-PCR method that provides a rapid, highly sensitive, and cost-effective laboratory diagnosis for classical swine fever and other pestivirus infections in swine.(read more)


02-09-2009 Cysticercosis and biosecurity: CReSA topics at the ISAH Congress 2009
Researchers of the Epidemiology Unit of the CReSA took part in the XIV International Congress in Animal Hygiene (ISAH Congress 2009) that was hold in Vechta, Germany. The topics of the two posters communications were bovine cysticercosis and biosecurity.(read more)


31-08-2009 CReSA is awarded with a grant for scientific divulgation from the AGAUR
The CReSA has been granted by a subvention from the Agency for Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR) for funding the project: “What do you know about the diseases affecting food animals?”. This action is addressed to the general public with the aim of showing them the social relevance of the research in animal health as a tool for progress and welfare.(read more)


27-08-2009 CReSA will take part in the next European immunology events
Researchers of the CReSA will participate with a total of eight communications in the 3rd EVIW (European Veterinary Immunology Workshop, 10-13 September 2009) and 2nd ECI (European Congress of Immunology, 13-16 September 2009) that will be hold in Berlin, Germany.(read more)


24-08-2009 Determination of serum biochemical reference intervals for the Iberian lynx
The Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) is one of the four species of lynxes that currently exist, originating from the Iberian Peninsula. The results obtained in a recent study serve to establish the biochemical reference ranges for the Iberian lynx and contribute to the conservation of the species.(read more)


21-08-2009 Searching a candidate for a doctoral thesis in birds
If you are interested in carrying out a doctoral thesis, and you would like working on a topic related with birds, you have the opportunity to know how to do it in the CReSA.(read more)


20-08-2009 Visit of the vice-president and acting president of the Catalan government, Josep-Lluís Carod-Rovira, to the CReSA
The vice-president and acting president of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Josep-Lluís Carod-Rovira, visited the CReSA on Monday, 17th August. He announced that the Executive is studying “a greater involvement and compromise” with the CReSA, a center “of excellence and international prestige”; and that the Catalan Government supports the center.(read more)


23-07-2009 Lecture of research work on tuberculosis in ruminants
Next 24th July, Natalia María Nieto (PhD student of the CReSA) will carry out the lecture and defense of the research work entitled “Development and evaluation of a semi-nested PCR for detection of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in ruminants tissues”, directed by Dr. Mariano Domingo and with Bernat Pérez as a tutor.(read more)


23-07-2009 Lecture of research work on avian influenza
Next 23rd July, Kateri Bertran Dols (PhD student of the CReSA) will carry out the lecture and defense of the research work entitled “Pathogenesis of high and low pathogenic avian influenza virus infection in red-legged partridges (Alectoris rufa)”, directed by Dr. Natŕlia Majó and Dr. Roser Dolz.(read more)


21-07-2009 CReSA and the X National Congress of Virology
Last 21-24 June, researchers of the CReSA presented five oral communications and four posters showing the last advances obtained in the center in the veterinarian virology area in the X National Congress of Virology.(read more)


20-07-2009 New PORCIVIR's website about swine viral infections
PORCIVIR is a project coordinated by CReSA for the study of swine viral diseases that have economic, sanitary and public health repercussions. PORCIVIR has an exclusive website available, in which you will be able to consult any information in relation to the project, including the last publications.(read more)


09-07-2009 Defence of doctoral thesis on porcine circovirus type 2
Next Friday, 17th of July 2009, Maria Fort de Puig, PhD student of the CReSA, will defend her doctoral thesis entitled “Characterization of immune responses to porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) infection and vaccination in pigs”, directed by Dr. Enric Mateu de Antonio and Dr. Joaquim Segalés i Coma.(read more)


09-07-2009 Lecture of research work on Swine influenza
Next 16th July, Tufária Mussá (PhD student of the CReSA) will carry out the lecture and defense of the research work entitled “In vitro study of Swine Influenza Virus (H3N2) and TLR agonists interaction with porcine bone marrow derived dendritic cells”, directed by Dr. Maria Montoya.(read more)


08-07-2009 Defence of doctoral thesis on new vaccine strategies against the African Swine Fever
Next Wednesday, 15th of July 2009, Jordi Marqučs i Argilaguet, PhD student of the CReSA, will defend his doctoral thesis entitled “Development of new vaccine strategies against the African Swine Fever” directed by Dr. Fernando Rodríguez González.(read more)


08-07-2009 New publications about porcine circovirosis during 2009
Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is considered the essential infectious agent for postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) development. Five papers published during 2009 describe the latest results obtained by the PCV group at CReSA. Moreover, two papers have also been published as a result of the collaboration with other research groups in Mexico and Germany.(read more)


30-06-2009 Open position: Laboratory Technician
Under supervision of Dr. Tuija Kekarainen, the laboratory technician will join the Viral Disease Unit of the CReSA and carry out research on Torque Teno Virus (TTV). The deadline is 5th July 2009.(read more)


29-06-2009 Th1 immune response could be protective against Neospora caninum abortion
A recent study carried out by the research group of Dr. Sonia Almería (CReSA) indicates that a Th1 immune response, in which IgG2 antibodies prevail, could be protective against N. caninum abortion, but only in the presence of IFN-γ production. These results will be soon published at the journal Veterinary Immunology and Immunopatholy.(read more)


16-06-2009 Torque teno virus: new discoveries during 2009
Torque teno virus (TTV) is a single-stranded DNA virus that has been detected in serum of primate and non-primate species including swine. Little information on swine TTV infection and transmission dynamics is nowadays available. Five papers published during 2009 describe the latest results obtained by the swine TTV group at CReSA.(read more)


09-06-2009 Relevant facts of the research activities of the CReSA in 2008
Last year, the team of researchers of the CReSA reached the following achievements, among others: 58 scientific, indexed articles, 134 communications in congresses, 1 patent, 29 competitive projects in course (4 European projects funded by the 6th Frame Program among them), 9 doctoral thesis, and 35 new contracts with private companies. The Annual Report CReSA 2008 can be consulted.(read more)


04-06-2009 CReSA research contributions to the 3rd Annual Meeting EPIZONE
EPIZONE is the Network of Excellence for Epizootic Disease Diagnosis and Control. Researchers of the CReSA took part in the 3rd Annual Meeting with five communications showing recent experimental developments on African Swine Fever, Foot and Mouse Disease, Bluetongue and Rift Valley Fever viruses.(read more)


29-05-2009 Phagocytosis resistance is a virulence mechanism of Haemophilus parasuis
Researchers of CReSA have reported for the first time that phagocytosis resistance is a virulence mechanism of Haemophilus parasuis (H. parasuis) and that several factors may be involved in this function. The paper, published in Veterinary Research describes that H. parasuis strains from different clinical origin present different susceptibility to phagocytosis by porcine alveolar macrophages (PAM).(read more)


27-05-2009 Last relevant results on swine hepatitis E virus
Hepatitis E is an emergent human infection and it is thought that swine are the main animal reservoir. Five papers published during 2009 describe the latest results obtained by swine hepatitis E virus (HEV) group at CReSA.(read more)


26-05-2009 More than 250 students visited the CReSA
From February to May 2009, the CReSA offered the activity called “Mad cows, bluetongue, avian flu… disease that we are investigating” within the initiative Escolab 2009. In total, 250 secondary level students have been able to know how a high biological center works.(read more)


20-05-2009 Training: pathology, inspection, welfare and necropsies
During last March and April 2009, CReSA collaborated in three courses together with the Department of Health (DS) and Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Action (DAR) of the Generalitat de Catalunya.(read more)


11-05-2009 Prion from atypical Scrapie lacks lymphotropism
From the active Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) surveillance programme in Catalonia, the Priocat laboratory of CReSA has detected a noticeable lack of lymphotropism of the atypical scrapie-associated prion protein deposition.(read more)


07-05-2009 Special article about flu: the influence of the stars
Due to the interest generated by the cases of infection by A(H1N1), Dr. María Montoya (researcher of the CReSA) has prepared a brief opinion piece to make the doubts clear about the different influenza virus circulating among the domestic animals and routes of transmission (updated 11th May).(read more)


24-04-2009 Defence of doctoral thesis on epidemiology of PCV2
Next Tuesday, 28th April 2009, Llorenç Grau Roma, PhD student of the CReSA, will defend his doctoral thesis entitled “New insights into the epidemiology of postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS)”, directed by Dr. Joaquim Segalés Coma and Dr. Lorenzo José Fraile Sauce.(read more)


24-04-2009 Chlamydia trachomatis infection modulates trophoblast cytokine/chemokine production
A paper recently published in The Journal of Immunology describes that the effect of a Chlamydia infection on trophoblast secretion of chemokines and cytokines may have a profound impact on the microenvironment of the maternal-fetal interface and this could influence pregnancy outcome.(read more)


21-04-2009 New website about diseases that affect animals for human consumption
”Mad cows disease”, avian flu, bluetongue, salmonellas… The new website www.saludenlagranja.com, created and coordinated by the CReSA, is intended to better know the diseases that affect the animals for human consumption, and how the Scientifics investigate in the labs new formulas for solving these problems.(read more)


15-04-2009 CReSA concludes that the mortality of sheep and goats is multifactorial
The general director of Agriculture and Livestock, Rosa Cubel and the director of the Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA), Mariano Domingo, have presented the conclusions of the study about the cases of mortality and health deterioration in sheep and goats in approximately forty Catalan farms.(read more)


14-04-2009 Risk factors associated with pleuritis and cranio-ventral pulmonary consolidation in slaughter-aged pigs
A study carried out by researchers of the CReSA and IRTA reports pleuritis and cranio-ventral pulmonary consolidation lesions in 26.8% and 55.7% of slaughter-aged pigs in Spain, respectively. Among lungs with pleuritis, 50.1% had lesions compatible with Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (App) infection.(read more)


19-03-2009 It is now possible to differentiate pathogenic and non-pathogenic strains of the bacteria Haemophilus parasuis without challenging animals
A genomic study has demonstrated that pathogenic strains of Haemophilus parasuis (H. parasuis) display a type of proteins which allows the bacteria to adhere to tissues and quickly disseminate in the organism. From this discovery, a simple molecular assay was designed for distinguishing possible pathogenic strains of this bacteria and therefore to develop future vaccines.(read more)


13-03-2009 The CReSA is investigating the death and health deterioration of sheep and goats in Catalan farms
Source: DAR. As requested by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Action (DAR), the Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA) is investigating those cases of mortality and health deterioration in sheep and goats in Catalan farms.(read more)


13-03-2009 The Expertise of CReSA in Avian Influenza
The CReSA Avian Influenza Research Group is a multidisciplinary group made up of researchers, graduate students and technicians. This summary reflects the expertise of CReSA in Avian Influenza since this group was created in 2005.(read more)


04-03-2009 New vaccine strategy with chimeric virus particles without adjuvant
Researchers of the CReSA, in collaboration with researchers of the Centro de Investigación en Sanidad Animal (CISA-INIA) and Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (CNB-CSIC) have been able to obtain a protective anti-viral cytotoxic response using chimeric calicivirus-like particles without adjuvant.(read more)


02-03-2009 Retrospective serological survey of Porcine circovirus-2 infection in Mexico
The results of a retrospective serological survey of Porcine circovirus-2 infection in Mexico have been published in The Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research. Dr. Joaquim Segalés is one of researchers of this study.(read more)


25-02-2009 Emerging viral diseases and zoonoses
Last 28th January, Dr. Francesc Xavier Abad (CReSA Biocontainment Laboratories Manager) offered a conference addressed to secondary school teachers entitled “Emerging viral diseases and zoonoses”. (read more)


18-02-2009 Nutritional recommendations for avoiding digestive pathologies in piglets
A review published by Dr. José Francisco Pérez (professor of the UAB) and Dr. Miquel Nofrarías (researcher of the CReSA) shows information useful for decision-making about cereals to be chosen, level and composition of dietary fiber, and level of protein and aminoacids to be supplied in the piglets diet. (read more)


10-02-2009 Searching for new vaccine strategies against classical swine fever
A new project granted by the Ministry of Science and Innovation will permit investigating new vaccine strategies against classical swine fever virus (CSFV) and studying the mechanisms of infection and protection. This project is coordinated among the Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA), Centro de Biología Molecular (CBM SO-CSIC) and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). (read more)


02-02-2009 Defence of doctoral thesis on PCV2
Next 18th February, 2009, Eva Pérez Martín, PhD student of the CReSA, will defend her doctoral thesis entitled “Development of new methodologies for the study of pathogenesis and control of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) infection”, directed by Dr. Fernando Rodríguez and Dr. Joaquim Segalés. (read more)


26-01-2009 European meeting on Bird Flu, in Barcelona
Next Tuesday, 3rd February 2009, the CReSA and the European consortium EUROFLU will organize the "Joint Flu Bird Meeting". Different consortia involved in avian flu research in Europe will take part. (read more)


13-01-2009 XI UAB Swine Conference
The XI UAB Swine Conference will be conducted from February 4th to 6th, 2009 at the Veterinary School in the Universitat Autňnoma de Barcelona. Deadline for registration is January 30th, 2009. Registration will be done through the CReSA's website. (read more)


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