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nit-recerca-2022

As every year, TecnATox was present in several events of Nit de la Recerca 2022. In the first of them, Dr. Montse Marquès gave a talk at INS Joan Guinjoan (Riudoms), entitled Endocrine disruptors: the chemical cocktail of our everyday life.

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neurotoxicol
A group of researchers led by Dr. Vikas Kumar has recently published, in collaboration with investigators from IDAEA-CSIC (Barcelona), a new manuscript in the journal NeuroToxicology. This article presents very interesting findings on the effect of 3 pesticides on cell survival, permeability, and tight junction in an in-vitro model of the Human Blood-Brain Barrier. This study was performed in the framework of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie “Neurosome Project”.
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Deepika D, Bravo N, Esplugas R, Capodiferro M, Sharma RP, Schuhmacher M, Grimalt JO, Blanco J, Kumar V. Chlorpyrifos, Permethrin and Cyfluthrin effect on cell survival, permeability, and tight junction in an in-vitro model of the Human Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB). Neurotoxicology 2022
ict-2022

An important delegation of TecnaTox researchers, including Jordina Balaguer, Saurav Kumar, Òscar Sabuz, as well as Dr. Deepika, attended the XVIth International Congress of Toxicology, which was held in the city of Maastricht, the Netherlands, from September 18 to 21, 2022. These researchers presented a number of posters focused on the following areas:

1) Artificial intelligence for predicting BBB permeation
2) In-vitro gut-brain axis along with microbiota for Neurotoxicity
3) In-vitro gut-immune axis along with microbiota for Immunotoxicity
4) Development of PBPK model for organophosphate flame retardant for Neurotoxicity in infants

A PDF copy of the posers presented in the conference can be download here.

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isee-2022

The 34th Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology / ISEE 2022 took place in September 18-21, 2022, in Athens (Greece). TecnATox was represented by Dr. Montse Marquès, who presented a communication entitled Endocrine disruptors and gestational diabetes mellitus: A pilot study of INSULIN cohort (Catalonia, Spain).

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fct
Researchers of the area of Toxicology have just published a new manuscript in Food and Chemical Toxicology, aimed at assessing social autistic-like behaviors on mice pre or postnatally exposed to chlorpyrifos, in both males and females.
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Biosca-Brull J, Guardia-Escote L, Blanco J, Basaure P, Cabré M, Sánchez-Santed F, Domingo JL, Colomina MT. Prenatal, but not postnatal exposure to chlorpyrifos affects social behavior of mice and the excitatory-inhibitory balance in a sex-dependent manner. Food Chem Toxicol. 2022: 113423
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In 2021, Prof. Domingo performed a review of the scientific literature on the origin of SARS-CoV-2 in Environmental Research. One year after, because of the important advances on the knowledge of this virus, he has published an updated review in Environmental Research.

According to the results of the review, the origin of SARS-CoV-2 cannot be not established yet, although most papers point out to a zoonotic origin of this coronavirus. In any case, the hypothesis of an unnatural origin of SARS-CoV-2 cannot be yet scientifically discarded. Imoprtantly, most of the available papers on the origin of SARC-CoV-2 are not experimental studies.

Bibliographic details on this publication can be found below:

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Domingo JL. An updated review of the scientific literature on the origin of SARS-CoV-2. Environ Res. 2022; 215, Part 1: 14131