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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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  • 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 ...
  • Cebrià i Costa, Joan Pau, 1989-; Pascual-Reguant, Laura; Gonzalez-Perez, Abel; Serra-Bardenys, Gemma; Querol, J.; Cosín, M.; Verde, Gaetano; Cigliano, R. A.; Sanseverino, Walter; Segura-Bayona, Sandra; Iturbide Martínez de Albéniz, Ane, 1989-; Andreu Martínez, David; Nuciforo, Paolo G.; Bernado-Morales, C.; Rodilla, Verónica; Arribas, Joaquín; Yelamos López, Jose; García de Herreros, Antonio; Stracker, Travis; Peiró Sales, Sandra (Nature Research, 2020)
    Oxidation of H3 at lysine 4 (H3K4ox) by lysyl oxidase-like 2 (LOXL2) generates an H3 modification with an unknown physiological function. We find that LOXL2 and H3K4ox are higher in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) ...
  • Vitelli Storelli, Facundo; Kogevinas, Manolis; Martín, Vicente (MDPI, 2019)
    Several epidemiological studies have investigated the association between the dietary flavonoid intake and gastric cancer (GC) risk; however, the results remain inconclusive. Investigating the relationship between the ...
  • Li, Zhen; Leynaert, Bénédicte; Dumas, Orianne; Díaz Gil, Oscar; García Aymerich, Judith; Fitó Colomer, Montserrat; Le Moual, Nicole; Pison, Christophe; Romieu, Isabelle; Siroux, Valérie; Camargo, Carlos A.; Varraso, Raphaëlle; Nadif, Rachel (Wiley, 2019)
    Objective: Obesity is a likely risk factor for asthma. However, underlying mechanisms by which obesity affects asthma activity remain poorly understood. This study aimed to investigate the role of leptin, an adipocyte-derived ...
  • Sikdar, Sinjini; Vives Usano, Marta, 1990-; Bustamante Pineda, Mariona; London, Stephanie J. (Future Medicine, 2019)
    Aim: Cigarette smoking influences DNA methylation genome wide, in newborns from pregnancy exposure and in adults from personal smoking. Whether a unique methylation signature exists for in utero exposure in newborns is ...
  • Olmedo-Requena, Rocío; Castaño Vinyals, Gemma; Kogevinas, Manolis; Martín Sánchez, Vicente (MDPI, 2019)
    There are many different methods used to measure the degree of adherence to a Mediterranean diet (MD), limiting comparison and interpretation of their results. The concordance between different methodologies has been ...
  • Bustamante Pineda, Mariona; Hernandez-Ferrer, Carles, 1987-; Tewari, Angela; Sarria-Trujillo, Yaris; Harrison, Graham I.; Puigdecanet Riubugent, Eulàlia; Nonell Mazelón, Lara; Kang, W.; Friedländer, Marc R.; Estivill, Xavier, 1955-; González, Juan Ramón; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J.; Young, Antony R. (Wiley, 2019)
    BACKGROUND: Terrestrial ultraviolet (UV) radiation causes erythema, oxidative stress, DNA mutations and skin cancer. Skin can adapt to these adverse effects by DNA repair, apoptosis, keratinization and tanning. OBJECTIVES: ...
  • Obón-Santacana Mireia; Romaguera Bosch, Dora; Gracia Lavedan, Esther; Castaño Vinyals, Gemma; Kogevinas, Manolis; Amiano, Pilar (MDPI, 2019)
    Inflammation and antioxidant capacity have been associated with colorectal and breast cancer. We computed the dietary inflammatory index (DII®), and the total dietary non-enzymatic antioxidant capacity (NEAC) and associated ...

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