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  • The European Union video about the new ‘citizens’ observatories’

    Thursday, January 30th, 2014

    The European Union video about the new ‘citizens’ observatories’

    The European Union has funded a video about ‘citizen observatories’ in which appears CITI-SENSE, a project in which CREAL are involved, an ISGlobal alliance research center. The idea is, thanks to new technologies, citizens become ‘observatories’.

  • Does COPD begin in childhood?

    Commentary published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine and written by Stefano Guerra

    Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

    Does COPD begin in childhood?

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is strongly linked to behavioural and environmental exposures that occur mainly in adulthood. Almost exclusively diagnosed in adults, the disorder is characterised by symptoms and functional impairment that, in most cases, begin after the third decade of life. As such, COPD is an adult illness. However, growing attention is being given to the idea that factors and developmental processes that occur in childhood could predispose individuals to the disorder.

  • CRESIB and CREAL inform the Catalan Government on the progress of their alliance with ISGlobal

    The directors of both centres, Josep Maria Antó and Antoni Plasència, reviewed the current situation and the challenges that lie ahead

    Friday, January 24th, 2014

    CRESIB and CREAL inform the Catalan Government on the progress of their alliance with ISGlobal

    The Directorate-General for Research of the Catalan Government invited Dr. Josep María Antó, Director of CREAL, and Dr. Antoni Plasència, Technical Director of CRESIB, to provide an update of the progress being made within the ISGlobal alliance in an event that took place on January 9, 2014. The session was opened by Josep Martorell, Director General for Research, who reviewed the SUMA project, a government initiative to foster and strengthen alliances with the Catalan network of research centres, CERCA. Dr. Antó and Dr. Plasència then described the ongoing process for strengthening the alliance between CREAL, CRESIB and ISGlobal and reviewed the progress made to date and the challenges that lie ahead.

  • MeDALL team presents achievements in research on allergic diseases

    MeDALL press release

    Friday, January 24th, 2014

    MeDALL team presents achievements in research on allergic diseases

    On January 23-24, the fourthannual meeting of MeDALL will be held in Paris, France. MeDALL stands for Mechanisms of the Development of ALLergy and is an international four-year EU research project on the causes explaining the epidemic of allergic diseases. During the two-day meeting with 90 participants, the project’s international researchers will give an update about their activities and achievements during the previous year through high profile presentations and during expert discussions.

  • New European project on health effects of electromagnetic fields

    Press Release

    Tuesday, January 21th, 2014

    New European project on health effects of electromagnetic fields

    The European population is increasingly exposed to new physical and chemical agents in the environment, some of which may be damaging to health. Among these, electromagnetic fields (EMF) are one of the most widespread, and their application in new technologies continues to grow, with novel uses being actively developed and commercialised. Although there is some concern among the public and public health professionals alike about possible health effects related to EMF, results of studies to date are inconsistent.

  • Eczema, rhinitis and asthma in children are highly associated

    Thursday, January 16th, 2014

    Eczema, rhinitis and asthma in children are highly associated

    A large European study of more than 20000 children finds that coexistence of eczema, rhinitis, and asthma in the same child is more frequently observed than it would be expected if these were independent entities, according to one of the largest studies of its kind, published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

  • Parents must keep homes smoke free for children’s health

    Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

    Parents must keep homes smoke free for children’s health

    More than 700 million children worldwide are regularly exposed to cigarette smoke. New scientific conclusions warn that cardiovascular effects of passive smoking by a newborn infant manifest early on and in some cases are strong.

  • Researchers emphasize the needs for research on the health effects of chemicals in water

    Friday, January 10th, 2014

    Researchers emphasize the needs for research on the health effects of chemicals in water

    Safe drinking water is essential to human beings. Although microbiological contamination is the major cause of morbidity and mortality associated with water globally, chemicals in the water can also cause diseases. As the scientific evidence of the impact on human health is still limited or lacking, CREAL has published a report on the current status and research needs about the health effects of chemicals in water.

  • Clearing the air over Europe, and elsewhere

    Editorial published this January inThe Lancet

    Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

    Clearing the air over Europe, and elsewhere

    In Europe, 2013 was the “year of air”, and in late December the European Commission announced a new policy package aiming to clean up Europe’s air—by 2030. If apparently unambitious in its timeframe, the policy seems sensible because of the extremely damaging effects of air pollution on health. Risks of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, including lung cancer, are associated with air pollution, illnesses that are likely to be borne disproportionately by people of low socioeconomic status.

  • Music and Science, meeting points

    Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

    Music and Science, meeting points

    Many are those who today see a close relationship between science and art. At least appreciate similarities, meeting points between the two disciplines. It is therefore the CREAL has launched Arts and Science activities, which began this month with 'Music and Science', a dialogue between researchers of ISGlobal alliance research centre and two musicians.


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