Posted on 08-04-2021
The study was addressed by analysing the answer to a survey of 1607 subjects in relation the distance from the petrochemical focus of their residence. COVID-19 adverse effects (stress, impulsivity, anxious and depressive symptoms) were found to be mostly related to job lost and lockdown conditions (living with children, to be full or almost full confined), pointing to important negative effects on the mental health due to the lockdown conditions and to the economic outcomes. No psychological negative effects or no worsening of COVID-19 effects were found to be related to the closeness to a petrochemical complex. However, we cannot conclude that no psychological negative effect exists because they can be masked by the massive COVID-19 effects.
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Posted on 06-04-2021
We have received the grant from "Center for Truth in Science" for systematic analysis of PFAS. The research team is led by Vikas Kumar and other members of the team are Prof. Jose L. Domingo, Prof. Marta Schuhmacher, Dr. Joaquim Rovira and Ms. Deepika.
Title: "Systematic Analysis of the methodologies & results of the research studies that have been most frequently cited in the risk assessment, public policymaking, and judicial decisions on the toxicity and carcinogenicity of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on humans".
Posted on 06-04-2021
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Posted on 01-04-2021
Dr. Margarita Torrente and David Mateo (PhD student) are working on the determination of the composition of the a microbiota in different types of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease or dementia in Parkinson's disease. The aim of the study is to propose therapeutic alternatives based on probiotics that favor the symptoms of these diseases.
The study, called DEM-BIOTA, is carried out in collaboration with the Hospital Verge de la Cinta in Tortosa, Santa Tecla de Tarragona and Institut Pere Mata in Reus and is funded by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities. Research is now in the process of recruiting healthy patients aging between 60 and 85 years old, as well as people with dementia in the same age group.
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Posted on 19-03-2021
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Posted on 18-03-2021