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Explore the world of the human microbiome

Human microbiome

Delve into the world of the human microbiome and discover how it influences health through a selection of research projects conducted at the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital.

Did you know that there are several trillion microorganisms in our body? This microscopic world makes up the human microbiome and has a direct impact on our health.

Delve into our microscopic world and learn about the research at the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital that focuses on improving diagnosis for the most common pediatric infectious diseases using Science Agora materials. 

SJD Investiga

At the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital, we research microbiological and molecular aspects of infectious pediatric diseases. One of our goals is to study the human microbiome and to improve diagnosis for the most common pediatric infectious diseases.

Exploration of the human microbiome

The influence of the nasopharyngeal microbiota on health status

The nasopharyngeal microbiota of children at various states of respiratory health has been analysed to gain a better understanding of its relathionship with the development of infections.

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Effects of antibiotics on the nasopharyngeal microbiota

We have studied the potential side-effects that exposure to antibiotics for the treatment of invasive pneumococcal disease may have on the nasopharyngeal microbiota. 

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Whooping cough in infants

We have characterised the nasopharyngeal microbiota in infants with confirmed whooping cough symptoms, through massive sequencing, and compared it with that of healthy infants to understand why there are differences in symptoms between patients and improve diagnosis of this disease.

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Kids Corona, research on COVID-19

We conducted a study to understand how COVID-19 affects children and to analyse how lockdown affected the nasopharyngeal microbiota.

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