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  • "I can tell you how to avoid the half of the cancers"

    Monday, March 17th, 2014

    Today La Vanguardia has published an interview with Dr. Christopher Wild, director of IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer). The interview was conducted on February 21 during the visit of Dr. Wild at PRBB to offer a Global Health Lecture, a joint initiative of the ISGlobal, CRESIB and CREAL.

  • TV Time Linked With Poor Sleep In Preschoolers

    Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

    TV Time Linked With Poor Sleep In Preschoolers

    A recent study found that the more TV preschool children watched during the day, the less sleep they generally got at night. The study looked at preschool-aged and elementary-aged children and was based on parents' observations. The authors concluded that limiting the hours children spend watching TV may be best for their sleep schedules.

  • The Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness signs the accreditation of the Institute for Health Research of IMIM

    Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

    The Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness signs the accreditation of the Institute for Health Research of IMIM

    On February 17, the Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Carmen Vela, signed the arrangement to grant accreditation to the Institute Health Research of Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) for a period of 5 years. This was the last official proceeding pending after notification received last December.

  • Take part in the PHENOTYPE online image survey

    Monday, March 10th, 2014

    Take part in the PHENOTYPE online image survey

    The short survey (it will take 10 minutes at the most) is being used to investigate how individuals view different types of environments. This survey involves viewing six photographs representing different types of environments, and rating them on a number of scales.

  • High seafood intake causes increased arsenic levels in pregnant women

    Friday, March 7th, 2014

    High seafood intake causes increased arsenic levels in pregnant women

    The INMA study (Infancia y Medio Ambiente-Environment and Childhood) has analyzed levels of urinary arsenic (inorganic and organic) in the first and third trimester of pregnancy in 489 pregnant women from Sabadell (Barcelona) and has found higher levels of arsenic than in pregnant women from other European and North American populations, but similar levels to those from other Mediterranean countries. This is likely due to the higher consumption of fish and shellfish in Mediterranean populations.

  • Prevention could avoid 50% of the world’s cancers

    Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

    Prevention could avoid 50% of the world’s cancers

    The director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Dr Christopher Wild, said last Friday that in the fight against cancer an integrated approach to prevention, early detection and treatment is fundamental. In fact, according to the World Cancer Report 2014, 50% of cancers are preventable.
    During the Global Health Lecture, co-organized by ISGlobal, CRESIB and CREAL, Dr Wild noted that recent advances in molecular (epi)genetics of cancer are offering exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary approaches to cancer prevention.

  • Researchers at CREAL and UPF discover a common variant in the human genome that protects against asthma and obesity

    CREAL-UPF Press Release

    Thursday, February 20th, 2014

    Researchers at CREAL and UPF discover a common variant in the human genome that protects against asthma and obesity

    Researchers from the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), a CERCA Institute, and the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (CEXS) of Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) have found that a variable region of the genome (an inversion, or part of the genome whose sequence is in reverse order to the normal, in 16p11.2) protects against developing two pathologies jointly: asthma and obesity. It is the first time convincing evidence of the existence of a common genetic variant for these two diseases has been reported.

  • Judith Garcia-Aymerich awarded by the American Journal of Epidemiology

    Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

    The scientific article ‘Incidence of adult-onset asthma after hypothetical interventions on body mass index and physical activity: an application of the parametric G-formula” has been awarded as one of the ten best papers published in 2013 in the American Journal of Epidemiology. The author of this paper is the CREAL researcher Dr Judith Garcia-Aymerich who worked in this study during her stay in the Harvard School of Public Health during one year.

  • Air pollution may affect congenital heart malformations

    Friday, February 7th, 2014

    Air pollution may affect congenital heart malformations

    There are several epidemiological studies suggesting that pollution from traffic may adversely affect the health of newborns. On this occasion, CREAL researchers found that the risk of coarctation of the aorta, a congenital heart defect, increased by 15% between the populations exposed to the lowest and highest levels of air pollution in Barcelona. This study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives by the researcher Anna Schembari, represents an advance from the previous results published in a meta-analysis by the same CREAL, an ISGlobal alliance research centre, group.

  • Effective prevention measures urgently needed to prevent cancer crisis

    Global battle against cancer won’t be won with treatment alone

    Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

    Effective prevention measures urgently needed to prevent cancer crisis

    The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, is today launching World Cancer Report 2014, a collaboration of over 250 leading scientists from more than 40 countries, describing multiple aspects of cancer research and control.


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