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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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  • Paunescu, Alexandra-Cristina; Casas Sanahuja, Maribel; Ferrero, Amparo; Pañella, Pau; Bougas, Nicolas; Beydon, Nicole; Just, Jocelyne; Lezmi, Guillaume; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Ballester Díez, Ferran; Momas, Isabelle (Elsevier, 2019)
    Background: Few studies have investigated the 24-hour respiratory health effects of personal black carbon (BC) and ultrafine particles (UFP) exposure in schoolchildren. The objective of this study was to investigate these ...
  • van den Dries, Michiel; Guxens Junyent, Mònica; Pronk, Anjoeka; Spaan, Suzanne; El Marroun, Hanan; Jusko, Todd A.; Longnecker, Matthew P.; Ferguson, Kelly K.; Tiemeier, Henning (Elsevier, 2019)
    Background: Prenatal exposure to organophosphate (OP) pesticides has been associated with altered neuronal cell development and behavioral changes in animal offspring. However, the few studies investigating the association ...
  • Curto Tirado, Ariadna, 1987-; Ranzani, Otavio; Milà, Carles; Sanchez, Margaux; Marshall, Julian D.; Kulkarni, Bharati; Bhogadi, Santhi; Kinra, Sanjay; Wellenius, Gregory A.; Tonne, Cathryn (Elsevier, 2019)
    Background: Limited evidence exists on the effect of particulate air pollution on blood glucose levels. We evaluated the associations of residential and personal levels of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and black carbon ...
  • Lequy, Emeline; Siemiatycki, Jack; Leblond, Sébastien; Meyer, Caroline; Zhivin, Sergey; Vienneau, Danielle; de Hoogh, Kees; Goldberg, Marcel; Zins, Marie; Jacquemin Leonard, Bénédicte (Elsevier, 2019)
    Background: Long-term exposure to air pollution affects health, but little is known about exposure to atmospheric metals. Estimating exposure to atmospheric metals across large spatial areas remains challenging. Metal ...
  • Alonso-Molero, Jéssica; Molina, Antonio J.; Jiménez-Moleón, José Juan; Pérez-Gómez, Beatriz; Martín, Vicente; Moreno, Víctor; Amiano, Pilar; Ardanaz Aicua, Eva; Sanjosé Llongueras, Silvia de; Salcedo-Bellido, Inmaculada; Fernández-Tardón, Guillermo; Alguacil, Juan; Salas, Dolores; Marcos-Gragera, Rafael; Chirlaque, María Dolores; Aragonés, Núria; Castaño Vinyals, Gemma; Pollan, Marina; Kogevinas, Manolis; Llorca, Javier (BMJ Publishing Group, 2019)
    Purpose: Since 2016, the multicase-control study in Spain (MCC-Spain) has focused towards the identification of factors associated with cancer prognosis. Inception cohorts of patients with colorectal, breast and prostate ...
  • González Quiroz, Marvin; Nitsch, Dorothea; Hamilton, Sophie; O'Callaghan Gordo, Cristina; Saran, Rajiv; Glaser, Jason; Correa Rotter, Ricardo; Jakobsson, Kristina; Singh, Ajay; Gunawardena, Nalika; Levin, Adeera; Remuzzi, Giuseppe; Caplin, Ben; Pearce, Neil E.; DEGREE Study Steering Committee (BMJ Publishing Group, 2019)
    Introduction: A recently recognised form of chronic kidney disease (CKD) of unknown origin (CKDu) is afflicting communities, mostly in rural areas in several regions of the world. Prevalence studies are being conducted in ...
  • O'Callaghan Gordo, Cristina; Shivashankar, Roopa; Anand, Schuchi; Ghosh, Shreeparna; Glaser, Jason; Gupta, Ruby; Jakobsson, Kristina; Kondal, Dimple; Krishnan, Anand; Mohan, Sailesh; Mohan, Viswanathan; Nitsch, Dorothea; Praveen, P. A.; Tandon, Nikhil; Narayan, K. M. Venkat; Pearce, Neil E.; Caplin, Ben; Prabhakaran, Dorairaj (BMJ Publishing Group, 2019)
    Objectives: To assess whether chronic kidney disease of unknown aetiology (CKDu) is present in India and to identify risk factors for it using population-based data and standardised methods. Design: Secondary data analysis ...
  • Ranzani, Otavio; Milà, Carles; Sanchez, Margaux; Bhogadi, Santhi; Kulkarni, Bharati; Balakrishnan, Kalpana; Sambandam, Sankar; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Marshall, Julian D.; Kinra, Sanjay; Tonne, Cathryn (Oxford University Press, 2020)
    Background: Evidence linking ambient air pollution with atherosclerosis is lacking from low- and middle-income countries. Additionally, evidence regarding the association between household air pollution and atherosclerosis ...
  • Crous-Bou, Marta; Gascon Merlos, Mireia, 1984-; Gispert López, Juan Domingo; Cirach, Marta; Sánchez Benavides, Gonzalo; Falcón, Carles; Arenaza Urquijo, Eider M.; Gotsens, Xavier; Fauria, Karine; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J.; Molinuevo, José Luis; ALFA Study (Elsevier, 2020)
    Background: Air quality might contribute to incidence of dementia-related disorders, including Alzheimer’s dementia (AD). The aim of our study is to evaluate the effect of urban environmental exposures (including exposure ...
  • Peralta, Gabriela P.; Carsin, Anne-Elie; Antó i Boqué, Josep Maria; Zock, Jan-Paul; García Aymerich, Judith (BMJ Publishing Group, 2020)
    BACKGROUND: Previous studies have reported an association between weight increase and excess lung function decline in young adults followed for short periods. We aimed to estimate lung function trajectories during adulthood ...
  • Accordini, Simone; Calciano, Lucia; Marcon, Alessandro; Pesce, Giancarlo; Antó i Boqué, Josep Maria; Beckmeyer-Borowko, Anna B.; Carsin, Anne-Elie; Corsico, Angelo G.; Imboden, Medea; Janson, Christer; Keidel, Dirk; Locatelli, Francesca; Svanes, Cecilie; Burney, Peter; Jarvis, Deborah; Probst-Hensch, Nicole; Minelli, Cosetta (Nature Research, 2020)
    Investigating COPD trends may help healthcare providers to forecast future disease burden. We estimated sex- and smoking-specific incidence trends of pre-bronchodilator airflow obstruction (AO) among adults without asthma ...
  • van Dorp, Lucy; Gelabert Xirinachs, Pere, 1991-; Rieux, Adrien; de Manuel, Marc; de Dios, Toni; Gopalakrishnan, Shyam; Carøe, Christian; Sandoval Velasco, Marcela; Fregel, Rosa; Olalde Marquínez, Íñigo, 1987-; Escosa, Raül; Aranda, Carles; Huijben, Silvie; Mueller, Ivo; Marquès i Bonet, Tomàs, 1975-; Balloux, François; Gilbert, M Thomas; Lalueza Fox, Carles, 1965- (Oxford University Press, 2020)
    The protozoan Plasmodium vivax is responsible for 42% of all cases of malaria outside Africa. The parasite is currently largely restricted to tropical and subtropical latitudes in Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. Though, ...
  • Ibáñez-Sanz, Gemma; Bustamante Pineda, Mariona; Castaño Vinyals, Gemma; Kogevinas, Manolis; Moreno, Víctor (Nature Research, 2019)
    Dyslipidemia and statin use have been associated with colorectal cancer (CRC), but prospective studies have shown mixed results. We aimed to determine whether dyslipidemia is causally linked to CRC risk using a Mendelian ...
  • Fossati, Serena; Valvi, Damaskini, 1983-; Martínez, David; Cirach, Marta; Estarlich, Marisa; Fernández Somoano, Ana; Guxens Junyent, Mònica; Iñiguez, Carmen; Irizar, Amaia; Lertxundi, Aitana; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J.; Tamayo-Uria, Ibon; Vioque, Jesus; Tardón, Adonina; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Vrijheid, Martine (Elsevier, 2020)
    Objectives: We investigated the association between outdoor air pollutants exposure in the first trimester of pregnancy, and growth and cardio-metabolic risk at four years of age, and evaluated the mediating role of birth ...
  • Koutros, Stella; Kogevinas, Manolis; Serra, Consol; Lloreta Trull, Josep, 1958-; Silverman, Debra T. (Elsevier, 2020)
    Background: The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans based on sufficient evidence for lung cancer. IARC noted, however, an increased risk of bladder ...
  • Fuertes, Elaine; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Vrijheid, Martine; Guxens Junyent, Mònica; Kogevinas, Manolis; García Aymerich, Judith; Jacquemin Leonard, Bénédicte (Elsevier, 2020)
    Background: Uncertainly continues to exist regarding the role of air pollution on pediatric asthma and allergic conditions, especially as air pollution levels have started to decrease in recent decades. Objective: We ...
  • Butt, Julia; Kogevinas, Manolis; Aragonés, Núria (Nature Research, 2019)
    Antibodies to Streptococcus gallolyticus subspecies gallolyticus (SGG) have been associated with colorectal cancer (CRC). Because SGG may correlate with impaired gut epithelia, we assessed the association of antibodies to ...
  • Clemente Batalha Pardal, Diana, 1990-; Maitre, Léa; Bustamante Pineda, Mariona; Chatzi, Leda; Roumeliotaki, Theano; Fossati, Serena; Grazuleviciene, Regina; Gützkow, Kristine B.; Lepeule, Johanna; Martens, Dries S.; McEachan, Rosemary R.C.; Meltzer, Helle Margrete; Petraviciene, Inga; Slama, Rémy; Tamayo-Uria, Ibon; Urquiza, José M.; Vafeiadi, Marina, 1983-; Wright, John; Nawrot, Tim S.; Vrijheid, Martine (Nature Research, 2019)
    Telomere length is considered a biomarker of biological aging. Shorter telomeres and obesity have both been associated with age-related diseases. To evaluate the association between various indices of obesity with leukocyte ...
  • Pires Hartwig, Fernando; Dalmau Bueno, Albert; Guxens Junyent, Mònica; Bustamante Pineda, Mariona; Gomes Victora, Cesar (Oxford University Press, 2019)
    Background: Accumulating evidence suggests that breastfeeding benefits children’s intelligence, possibly due to long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) present in breast milk. Under a nutritional adequacy hypothesis, ...
  • Ruiz-Arenas, Carlos; Cáceres, Alejandro; López Sánchez, Marcos, 1986-; Tolosana, Ignacio; Pérez Jurado, Luis Alberto; González Ruiz, Juan Ramón (Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2019)
    Polymorphic inversions contribute to adaptation and phenotypic variation. However, large multi-centric association studies of inversions remain challenging. We present scoreInvHap, a method to genotype inversions from SNP ...

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