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Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) – Campus Mar

Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) – Campus Mar

 

The Barcelona Institute for Global Health, ISGlobal, is the fruit of an innovative alliance between the "la Caixa" Foundation", academic institutions and government bodies to contribute to the efforts undertaken by the international community to address the challenges in global health. In 2016, the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), the Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB) and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) completed a successful merging process. As a result, today ISGlobal is a cutting-edge institution with capacity to address global health challenges trough research, translation and education.

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  • Haahtela, Tari; Antó i Boqué, Josep Maria; Billo, Nils E. (BioMed Central, 2019)
    Background: The Nature Step to Respiratory Health was the overarching theme of the 12th General Meeting of the Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD) in Helsinki, August 2018. New approaches are needed ...
  • Sayols, Sergi; Fernández Sanlés, Alba; Prats Uribe, Albert; Subirana Cachinero, Isaac; Plusquin, Michelle; Künzli, Nino; Marrugat de la Iglesia, Jaume; Basagaña Flores, Xavier; Elosua Llanos, Roberto (Elsevier, 2019)
    INTRODUCTION: Limited evidence suggests that epigenetic mechanisms may partially mediate the adverse effects of air pollution on health. Our aims were to identify new genomic loci showing differential DNA methylation ...
  • Vivanco Hidalgo, Rosa María; Avellaneda Gómez, Carla; Dadvand, Payam; Cirach, Marta; Ois Santiago, Angel Javier; Gómez González, Alejandra; Rodríguez-Campello, Ana; Ceballos, Pablo de; Basagaña Flores, Xavier; Zabalza, Ana; Cuadrado Godia, Elisa; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Roquer, Jaume; Wellenius, Gregory A. (Elsevier, 2019)
    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: A number of environmental risk factors of acute ischemic stroke have been identified, but few studies have evaluated the influence of the outdoor environment on stroke severity. We assessed the ...
  • Rivas, Ioar; Basagaña Flores, Xavier; Cirach, Marta; López Vicente, Mònica, 1988-; Suades González, Elisabet; García Esteban, Raquel; Álvarez Pedrerol, Mar; Dadvand, Payam; Sunyer Deu, Jordi (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), 2019)
    Background: Although previous studies have reported negative associations between exposure to air pollution and cognition, studies of the effects of prenatal and postnatal exposures in early childhood have been limited. ...
  • Curto Tirado, Ariadna, 1987-; Donaire González, David; Manacaf, Maria N.; González, Raquel; Sacoor, Charfudin; Rivash, Ioar; Gascon, Mireia; Wellenius, Gregory A.; Querol, Xavier; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Macetef, Eusébio; Menéndez, Clara; Tonn, Cathryn (Elsevier, 2019)
    Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has the highest proportion of people using unclean fuels for household energy, which can result in products of incomplete combustion that are damaging for health. Black carbon (BC) is a useful ...
  • Bousquet, Jean; Antó i Boqué, Josep Maria; Wallace, D.V.; The MASK study group (BioMed Central, 2019)
    AIMS: Mobile Airways Sentinel NetworK (MASK) belongs to the Fondation Partenariale MACVIA-LR of Montpellier, France and aims to provide an active and healthy life to rhinitis sufferers and to those with asthma multimorbidity ...
  • Willis, Jesse R.; González-Torres, Pedro; Pittis, Alexandros, 1982-; Bejarano, Luis A.; Cozzuto, Luca; Andreu Somavilla, Núria; Alloza-Trabado, Miriam; Valentín, Antònia; Ksiezopolska, Ewa; Company, Carlos; Onywera, Harris; Montfort, Magda; Hermoso Pulido, Antonio; Iraola Guzman, Susana; Saus Martínez, Ester; Labeeuw, Annick; Carolis, Carlo; Hecht, Jochen; Ponomarenko, Julia; Gabaldón Estevan, Juan Antonio, 1973- (BioMed Central, 2018)
    Background: The oral cavity comprises a rich and diverse microbiome, which plays important roles in health and disease. Previous studies have mostly focused on adult populations or in very young children, whereas the ...
  • Couto Alves, Alexessander; Estivill, Xavier, 1955-; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Early Growth Genetics (EGG) Consortium (American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2019)
    Early childhood growth patterns are associated with adult health, yet the genetic factors and the developmental stages involved are not fully understood. Here, we combine genome-wide association studies with modeling of ...
  • Bousquet, Jean; Antó i Boqué, Josep Maria; García Aymerich, Judith; MASK study group (BioMed Central, 2019)
    Background: In all societies, the burden and cost of allergic and chronic respiratory diseases are increasing rapidly. Most economies are struggling to deliver modern health care effectively. There is a need to support the ...
  • Levie, Deborah; Korevaar, Tim I. M.; Bath, Sarah C.; Murcia, Mario; Dineva, Mariana; Llop, Sabrina; Espada, Mercedes; van Herwaarden, Antonius E.; de Rijke, Yolanda B.; Ibarluzea, Jesús; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Tiemeier, Henning; Rayman, Margaret P.; Guxens Junyent, Mònica; Peeters, Robin P. (Oxford University Press, 2019)
    Context: Although the consequences of severe iodine deficiency are beyond doubt, the effects of mild to moderate iodine deficiency in pregnancy on child neurodevelopment are less well established. Objective: To study the ...
  • López Vicente, Mònica, 1988-; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Lertxundi, Nerea; González, Llúcia; Rodríguez Dehli, Cristina; Espada Sáenz-Torre, Mercedes; Vrijheid, Martine; Tardón, Adonina; Llop, Sabrina; Torrent Quetglas, Maties; Ibarluzea, Jesús; Guxens Junyent, Mònica (Nature Research, 2019)
    Vitamin D deficiency during critical periods of development could lead to persistent brain alterations. We aimed to assess the association between maternal vitamin D3, the major circulatory form of vitamin D, at pregnancy ...
  • Ghassabian, Akhgar; Pierotti, Livia; Julvez, Jordi; Vrijheid, Martine; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Guxens Junyent, Mònica (American Medical Association, 2019)
    Importance: Air pollutants interact with estrogen nuclear receptors, but their effect on thyroid signaling is less clear. Thyroid function is of particular importance for pregnant women because of the thyroid’s role in ...
  • Tribó Boixareu, María José; Turroja, Marta; Castaño Vinyals, Gemma; Bulbena Vilarrasa, Antonio; Ros, Elena; García-Martínez, Pablo; Tausk, Francisco; Sagristà, Marc; Pujol Vallverdú, Ramon Maria; Ferran Farrés, Marta; Gallardo Hernández, Fernando (Society for Publication of Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 2019)
    Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease associated with considerable physical and psychological comorbidities. Stress and emotional disturbances have been implicated in both triggering the onset and exacerbation of psoriasis. ...
  • Fuertes, Elaine; Carsin, Anne-Elie; Garcia-Larsen, Vanessa; Guerra, Stefano; Pin, Isabelle; Leynaert, Bénédicte; Accordini, Simone; Martínez-Moratalla, Jesús; Antó i Boqué, Josep Maria; Urrutia, Isabel; Le Gouellec, Audrey; Heinrich, Joachim; Gislason, Thorarinn; Jõgi, Rain; Janson, Christer; Jarvis, Debbie; García Aymerich, Judith (Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2019)
    Objective: Regular physical activity may be associated with improved lung function via reduced systemic inflammation, although studies exploring this mechanism are rare. We evaluated the role of C-reactive protein in blood, ...
  • Mortamais, Marion; Pujol Martí, Jesús, 1981-; Martínez-Vilavella, Gerard; Fenoll, Raquel; Reynes, Christelle; Sabatier, Robert; Rivas, Ioar; Forns i Guzman, Joan, 1981-; Vilor Tejedor, Natàlia, 1988-; Alemany, Silvia; Cirach, Marta; Alvarez-Pedrerol, Mar; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J.; Sunyer Deu, Jordi (Elsevier, 2019)
    Objective: Air pollution (AP) may affect neurodevelopment, but studies about the effects of AP on the growing human brain are still scarce. We aimed to investigate the effects of prenatal exposure to AP on lateral ventricles ...
  • Jorcano, Ainhoa; Lubczynska, Malgorzata Joanna; Pierotti, Livia; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Guxens Junyent, Mònica (Elsevier, 2019)
    Background: The association between air pollution exposure and emotional and behavioural problems in children is unclear. We aimed to assess prenatal and postnatal exposure to several air pollutants and child's depressive ...
  • Hohmann, Cynthia; Keller, Theresa; Gehring, Ulrike; Wijga, Alet; Standl, Marie; Kull, Inger; Bergström, Anna; Lehmann, Irina; von Berg, Andrea; Heinrich, Joachim; Lau, Susanne; Wahn, Ulrich; Maier, Dieter; Antó i Boqué, Josep Maria; Bousquet, Jean; Smit, Henriëtte A.; Keil, Thomas; Roll, Stephanie (BMJ Publishing Group, 2019)
    Introduction To understand the puberty-related sex shift in the prevalence of asthma and rhinitis as single entities and as respiratory multimorbidities, we investigated if there is also a sex-specific and puberty-related ...
  • Picón-Pagès, Pol; Bonet Martínez, Jaume, 1982-; García-García, Javier, 1982-; Garcia-Buendia, Joan; Gutierrez, Daniela; Valle, Javier; Gómez-Casuso, Carmen E.S.; Sidelkivska, Valeriya; Alvarez, Alejandra; Perálvarez Marín, Alex; Suades, Albert; Fernàndez Busquets, Xavier; Andreu Martínez, David; Vicente García, Rubén, 1978-; Oliva Miguel, Baldomero; Muñoz López, Francisco José, 1964- (Elsevier, 2019)
    Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative process characterized by the accumulation of extracellular deposits of amyloid β-peptide (Aβ), which induces neuronal death. Monomeric Aβ is not toxic but tends to aggregate ...
  • Sanchez, Margaux; Milà, Carles; Sreekanth, V.; Balakrishnan, Kalpana; Sambandam, Sankar; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J.; Kinra, Sanjay; Marshall, Julian D.; Tonne, Cathryn (Nature Research, 2019)
    Scalable exposure assessment approaches that capture personal exposure to particles for purposes of epidemiology are currently limited, but valuable, particularly in low-/middle-income countries where sources of personal ...

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