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  • Physical activity in patients with COPD: is there enough evidence?

    Physical Activity World Day

    Monday, April 7th, 2014

    Physical activity in patients with COPD: is there enough evidence?

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common lung diseases and causes severe breathing difficulties. Research has shown that patients who suffer from lung diseases reduce their physical activity levels and this has an impact on their participation in social life. So far the interaction between physical activity and COPD related factors as well as the consequences of physical inactivity for these patients had never been systematically reviewed until now.

  • Seafood is essential for brain development

    Thursday, April 3th, 2014

    Seafood is essential for brain development

    Seafood intake during pregnancy and postnatal periods are beneficial to a wide range of neurodevelopment outcomes, with some potential risk at higher levels. Researchers of CREAL, Claudia Avella and Jordi Julvez, an ISGlobal research centre, identified 16 studies, most of them prospective cohort studies with prenatal and postnatal seafood intake exposure assessed through food frequency questionnaires. Neurological outcomes were evaluated in different stages of development, from newborns to teenagers.

  • A changing climate creates pervasive risks and the world is ill-prepared

    Climate change increases the migration linked to weather conditions, as well as conflicts, poverty and threats to national security.

    Monday, March 31th, 2014

    A changing climate creates pervasive risks and the world is ill-prepared

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report today that says the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans. The world, in many cases, is ill-prepared for risks from a changing climate. Even so, the report also concludes that there are opportunities to respond to such risks, though the risks will be difficult to manage with high levels of warming.

  • MeDALL improves the methodology to evaluate asthma and allergies in Europe

    Monday, March 31th, 2014

    MeDALL improves the methodology to evaluate asthma and allergies in Europe

    Numerous cohorts focusing on asthma and allergy have been initiated in the world over the past 30 years, most of them focusing on the evaluation of incidence, course and risk factors of asthma and allergies. In Europe, the costs of persistent asthma were estimated at EUR 19.3 billion and most costs were due to young patients aged 15–30 years. Many EU-funded research initiatives have attempted to evaluate determinants of asthma and allergies by comparing pooled data from existing European birth cohorts to potentially identify underlying mechanisms explaining associations between diseases and environmental exposures resulting from heterogenous results among these cohorts.

  • Juan Ramón González participates in the Integrative and Computational Biology Joint symposium

    Friday, March 28th, 2014

    Juan Ramón González participates in the Integrative and Computational Biology Joint symposium

    Yesterday the CREAL researcher Juan Ramon Gonzalez participated in the Integrative Computational Biology and Joint Symposium organized by the Institute of Predictive and Personalized Medicine of Cancer (IMPPC) and 4DCellFste coordinated by CRG.

  • The exposure to air pollution was associated with more inflammation in COPD patients

    Thursday, March 27th, 2014

    The exposure to air pollution was associated with more inflammation in COPD patients

    Short-term exposure to NO2 was associated with increased levels of biomarkers of inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, particularly in former smokers.

  • 7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution

    OMS News release

    Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

    7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution

    In new estimates released today, WHO reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died - one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk. Reducing air pollution could save millions of lives.

  • Virtuosity, centre of the debate between musicians and scientists

    Monday, March 24th, 2014

    The second session in the Program for Science and Art was held last 18th March at CREAL. On this occasion, the debate focused on the importance of virtuosity in the creative process, both for musicians as well as scientists.

  • Keren Agay, star of the new videoblog ‘Welcome to Catalonia’

    Friday, March 21th, 2014

    Keren Agay, star of the new videoblog ‘Welcome to Catalonia’

    The Secretary of Universities and Research of the Generalitat of Catalonia has launched the videoblog 'Welcome to Catalonia’, which aims to show the reality of Catalan society from the point of view of students, faculty and research staff of international exchange, as well as their everyday experiences in universities and research centers in Catalonia. The CREAL researcher Keren Agay-Shay is one of the first people to participate in this initiative.

  • The HELIX large European Project will describe the Human Early-Life Exposome

    The exposome refers to the totality of human environmental exposures from conception onwards, complementing the genome.

    Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

    The HELIX large European Project will describe the Human Early-Life Exposome

    Developmental periods in early life may be particularly vulnerable to impacts of environmental exposures. Research on this topic has generally focused on single exposure-health effect relationships until now. Researchers from Spain, France, Greece, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Norway and Lithuania have just published an article in the Environmental Health Perspectives, in which they describe a novel study focused on the exposome that encompasses the totality of exposures from conception onwards.


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