Sunday, 20 August 2017

Croatian Scientists Discover Cure for Escherichia Coli   
17 June 2011 | Croatian scientists said they have discovered a new generation of antibiotics, which fight bacteria differently and are highly efficient against Escherichia coli bacteria, which already claimed the lives of 38 people in Europe.

Local media reported that two researchers from the Natural sciences faculty in Split – Professor Davor Juretic, dr Damir Vukicevic, and dr Alesandro Tossi from Trieste have created the medicine, called adepantin. They say their discovery is already known to medical world and was actually made last year.

The adepantin kills bacteria without harming blood cell, Anton Depope of the Split faculty told press on Thursday.

“The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases issued a warning that in the last 15 years the researches on development of new antibacterial drugs haven't been sufficient”, Depope was quoted to say. “More and more bacteria, resistant to existent antibiotics emerge, and this could lead us to a situation when even a simple infection becomes incurable and even lethal”.




The Truffle Rush

The Istria Peninsula in Northern Croatia is the Klondike of the culinary world. Every October, among the Motovun forests near the Livade village and along the banks of the Mirna River, there are swarming hoards of people and dogs – some sources claim as many as 15,000.
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Curiosity Chest

Croatia Artists' "Broken Relationships" Exhibit to Be Displayed in Zagreb

The exhibition "The Museum of Broken Relationships," initiated by two Croatian artists and showcasing people's remnants of their past relationships, quickly became a global attraction. It is now looking for a permanent home in Zagreb. Full Story

Useful Reads

In Sfakia: Passing Time in the Wilds of Crete (2008) | By Peter Trudgill

Crete has long been acknowledged as one of the most singular and unique parts of Greece. Its people keep a fierce hold on their traditions, customs and history. Practically a country of its own, this vast island looms over all others in Greece. Nevertheless, as In Sfakia author Peter Trudgill aptly notes in his preface, “some parts of Crete are more special than others, and Sfakia, on the remote south coast, is certainly one of those.” Full Story


Bulgaria, Serbia and Croatia Boast Three of the World’s Best Music Festivals

There is nothing like an open-air music festival to celebrate the warm temperatures, the holiday mood and the overall excitement of summer. Until not too long ago, such events were mostly unheard of in the Balkans, their citizens’ left largely out of the loop and faced with long trips to Western Europe or North America if they wished to partake in the festivities and see world-renowned music performances. Full Story