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Herrero M, Rovira J, Esplugas R, Nadal M, Domingo JL. Human exposure to trace elements, aromatic amines and formaldehyde in swimsuits: Assessment of the health risks. Environ Res. 2019 Nov 22:108951. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2019.108951
González N, Cunha SC, Ferreira R, Fernandes JO, Marquès M, Nadal M, Domingo JL. Concentrations of nine bisphenol analogues in food purchased from Catalonia (Spain): Comparison of canned and non-canned foodstuffs. Food Chem Toxicol. 2019 Nov 21:110992. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2019.110992
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Seven initiatives by researchers from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili received a grant of the Research to Bussiness program organized by the URV, through the Foundation's valorisation unit, to promote initiatives that favor the arrival to market of knowledge and technologies developed in the University.

IN-NOVAPlàstics, a proposal presented by Prof. Marta Schuhmacher aimed at integrating innovative techniques to assess the quantity of micro- and nanoplastics in environmental samples, is one out of the seven awarded projects.

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Elga Schreiber, PhD candidate at TecnATox, successfully defended her doctoral thesis the last 15th November 2019, at 12.00h in Aula Magna, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Universitat Rovira i Virgili.

Title: "Efectes de l'exposició al n-butilparabèn en el sistema reproductor masculí i l'estrès oxidatiu en testicles de rates joves"

Supervisors: Dr. Mercedes Gómez, Dr Tània García and Dr. Margarita Torrente.

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Sakamoto M, Itai T, Marumoto K, Marumoto M, Kodamatani H, Tomiyasu T, Nagasaka H, Mori K, Poulain AJ, Domingo JL, Horvat M, Matsuyama A. Mercury speciation in preserved historical sludge: Potential risk from sludge contained within reclaimed land of Minamata Bay, Japan. Environ Res. 2019 Aug 14;180:108668. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2019
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FEM RECERCA! is a programme of URV to awake vocations, encouraging interest in research and its application, for university studies, as well as exemplifying its viability and importance, and the multiple applications that the knowledge offered by a degree generates in the field of research.
Part of the Ecotoxicology team of TecnATox is carrying out six sessions of the workshop "Com estudiem els rols ambientals de les microalgues" (How we study the environmental role of microalgae) adressed to high school students.
This workshop revolves around microalgae and two of their environmental roles: i) as organisms affected by environmental conditions; ii) as producers of toxic substances. In the framework of this activity, attendees will learn about the use of chromatography and pigments to study the biodiversity of the natural communities. Subsequently, an ecotoxicity test based on microalgae will be applied, and finally, they will know how to analyze reported data from molecular analysis to identify species.

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Guardia-Escote L, Basaure P, Biosca-Brull J, Cabré M, Blanco J, Pérez-Fernández C, Sánchez-Santed F, Domingo JL, Colomina MT. APOE genotype and postnatal chlorpyrifos exposure modulate gut microbiota and cerebral short-chain fatty acids in preweaning mice. Food Chem Toxicol. 2019 Oct 14:110872. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2019.110872.
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Laia Guàrdia, PhD candidate at TecnATox, successfully defended her doctoral thesis the last 15th October 2019.

Title: "Postnatal chlorpyrifos exposure influences the gut microbiota and the expression of biological and neurobehavioral characteristis of the apoe genotype in an age-dependent manner"

Supervisors: Dr. Maria Teresa Colomina Fosch, Dr Jordi Blanco Pérez and Dr. Maria Cabré Bargalló.

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Prof. Domingo has recently published the following editorial-article: Domingo JL. Intake of red and processed meat on the incidence of cancer: Are the risks really relevant?. Food Chem Toxicol. 2019 Oct 11:110884. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2019.110884

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Dr. Margarita Torrente and Dr. Luis Heredia, resarchers of "Neuropsychology and Emotions" are of TecnATox presented the following posters in the National Conference of Psychology and the ASTRO Annual Meeting:

Heredia, L., Roca, Gemma., Vicens, P., Torrente, M. (2019). Relación entre el nivel de disfuncionalidad ejecutiva y la percepción de tristeza en una muestra de adultos jóvenes. IV Congreso Nacional de Psicología e International Symposium on Psychological Prevention. Vitoria-Gasteiz. Spain. Del 21 al 24 de Julio del 2019.

N. Rodriguez De Dios, M. Murcia, F. Counago, J. Lopez, M. Rico Oses, P. M. Samper Ots, C. Vallejo, F. J. Luna Tirado, I. Trueba Garayo, C. Cigarral Garcia, A. Sotoca, J.D. Gispert, N. Farre R.M. Manero, J. Capellades Font, M. Jimenez De La Pen, X. Duran Jorda, C. Ordonez Gonzalez, T. Rognoni Trueba, M. Blanco Ulla, M.C. Bacaicoa, M. Torrente, M. Montero, A. Alonso Torres, J. Escribano Vera, J. Martinez SAN Millan, P. Calvo Crespo. Phase III Trial of Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation with or without Hippocampal Avoidance for SMALL-CELL LUNG Cancer. Presentation type: Poster. 2019 September 15 - 18, 2019, Chicago, IL (USA). ASTRO Annual Meeting. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, 105 (1S), supplement 2019: S35-S36
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European Researchers’ Nights are public events dedicated to bringing researchers closer to the public. They showcase the diversity of research and highlight the impact of research on our daily lives. The aim is also to motivate young people to embark on research careers. The events promote how researchers contribute to our society by displaying their work in an interactive and engaging forum, and will be simoultaneously performed in 300 cities of 30 countries on September 26-29th 2019.

Dr. Jaume Folch, Dr. Jordi Sierra, Dr. Roberta Carafa and Nora Expósito took advantage of this event to bring to the general population their exiting research on microplastics.

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