The Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities has just communicated the provisional resolution of the I+D+i "Retos de investigación" ("Research challenges") of the State program of I+D+i adressed to the society challenges corresponding to the call of 2018.

After 8 months of evaluation process, the proposal entitled "Sources, exposure and human health risks of classic and emerging flame retardants in indoor environments of Spain. Integrated approach of human health risk." presented by Prof. Marta Schuhmacher (IP) has been proposed to be funded.

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Schreiber E, Alfageme O, Garcia T, González N, Sirvent JJ, Torrente M, Gómez M, Domingo JLOral exposure of rats to dienestrol during gestation and lactation: Effects on the reproductive system of male offspring. Food Chem Toxicol. 2019 Apr 12;128:193-201.
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EuroMix project is arriving to the end. Dr. Vikas Kumar, Dr. Margarita Torrente, Neus González and Elga Schreiber will attend to the final consortium meeting. It will be held in Egmond aan Zee from April 9th to 11th 2019

EuroMix ( has been a joint effort of 22 European partners and 4 non-EU affiliated partners aimed at delivering a mixture test strategy and test instruments using novel techniques as recently proposed by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. TecnATox has been actively involved in the project, participating in animal experimentation studies, PBPK modeling, exposure assessment and risk evaluation.

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The presentation of Test Barcelona-2and the Online Neuropsychological Workstation will take place in Barcelona (Mar Teaching Unit, 80 Dr. Aiguader) on May 16th and 17th 2019. The workshop "Neuropsychological exploration: technological and conceptual advances" focuses on the impact of advances in cognitive neuroscience and Internet technologies in the neuropsychological clinic, and specifically in the new version of the Barcelona Test.

In the framwork of this event, Dr. Margarita Torrente, codirector of Neuropsychology and emotions area of TecnATox, will perform a presentation entitled: "The scale of daily life activities of Test Barcelona". You can find the full program here.

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TecnATox will be in SETAC Europe 29th Annual meeting, which is held in Helsinki (Finland) from May 26th  to May 30th 2019. Over the 5 days of conference, 4 PhD students and 3 Postdoctoral researchers of TecnATox will carry out the following presentations:

Martínez MA, Rovira J, Sharma RP, Nadal M, Kumar V, Schuhmacher M. How much do dietary and non-dietary sources contribute to prenatal exposure to BPA and DEHP? A Catalonia (Spain) case study. Presentation type: Platform Presentation. Date: Thursday May 30th, 2019.

Rovira J, Martínez MA, Espuis T, Sharma RP, Nadal M, Kumar V, Costopoulou D, Vassiliadou I, Leondiadis L, Domingo JL, Schuhmacher M. Prenatal exposure to PFOS and PFOA in a Catalan pregnant women cohort. Presentation type: Platform Presentation. Date: Thursday May 30th, 2019.

Carafa R, Sierra J, Expósito N, Munné A, Gallé T, Schmitt-Jansen M, Schuhmacher M. TOXMIC: TOXicants monitoring chamber for MICrocontaminants. Presentation type: Poster spotlight. Presentation date: Monday May 27th, 2019.

Expósito N, Rovira J, Sierra J, Folch J, Schuhmacher M. Micro(Nano)plastic Pollution: Tackling the plastic problem by identifying sources, investigating fate and novel approaches (PC). Presentation type: Poster Corner. Presentation date: Monday May 27th, 2019.

González N, Cunha S, Monteiro C, Fernandes J, Marquès M, Nadal M, Domingo JL. Quantification of 9 bisphenol analogues in total blood, plasma and urine samples from a cohort of workers through a DLLME extraction followed by GC-MS determination. Presentation type: Poster. Presentation date: Tuesday May 28th, 2019.

Marquès M, Mari M, Nadal M, Schuhmacher M, Domingo JL. Human biomonitoring of a non-occupationally exposed population living near a hazardous waste incinerator: Temporal trends of PCDD/Fs in plasma. Presentation type: Poster. Presentation date: Monday May 27th, 2019

Martínez MA, Blanco J, Rovira J, Kumar V, Schuhmacher M. Do the principals analogues of bisphenol A have endocrine activity? In vitro case study. Presentation type: Poster. Presentation date: Wednesday May 29th, 2019.

Schreiber E, González N, Kumar V, Torrente M, Domingo JL, Gómez M.  Feminization effects on male offspring rats through maternal exposure to flutamide, linuron and dienestrol. Presentation type: Poster. Presentation date: Wednesday May 29th, 2019.

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Nadal M, Mari M, Schuhmacher M, Domingo JL.Monitoring dioxins and furans in plasma of individuals living near a hazardous waste incinerator: Temporal trend after 20 years. Environ Res. 2019 June; 173, 207-211. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2019.03.051
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Cano A, Ettcheto M, Chang JH, Barroso E, Espina M, Kühne BA, Barenys M, Auladell C, Folch J, Souto EB, Camins A, Turowski P, García MLJ. Dual-drug loaded nanoparticles of Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG)/Ascorbic acid enhance therapeutic efficacy of EGCG in a APPswe/PS1dE9 Alzheimer's disease mice model. Control Release. 2019 Mar 13;301:62-75. doi: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2019.03.010. [Epub ahead of print]
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"El naufragi dels records. Què hi ha darrere de malalties com l'Alzheimer?" (The shipwreck of memories. What is behind Alzheimer's disease?) by Dr. Jaume Folch will be presented on April 4 at 7PM in Galatea bookstore (Reus).

This book explains, with an understandable and at the same time rigorous language, why diseases like this deprive us of memories, emotions, affection. It is also about the most surprising theories in the field of neuroscience and reveals the keys to future therapies. We live an extraordinary moment in the search for new treatments for brain disorders that will open a new era for humanity.

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Prof. Francisco García, researcher of the area of Toxicology and medical examiner at the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences of Catalonia, will attend the 22th Scientific Meeting of the Spanish Association of Forensic Doctors and the Legal Medicine School. This meeting will take in March 8th 2019, in the “Centro de Estudios Jurídicos”, Madrid. The conference brings national renowned speakers, as well as the participation of researchers and university students who will present their work and innovations in this field of Forensic Medicine. Dr. García will present the following communications:

Caballero P, García-Sayago F, Soler A, Torralba P, Segú E, Correas C, Landín I, Altés J, Suelves JM, Barbería E. Análisis descriptivo de una serie de muertes por caídas accidentales en mayores de 65 años.

Landín I, Azeli Y, Torralba P,  García-Sayago F, Laguna C, Alvarez R, Bardají A, Barbería E. Incidencia de lesiones óseas y viscerales graves secundarias a RCP: resultado de una serie autópsica.

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Herrero M, Rovira J, Nadal M, Domingo JL. Risk assessment due to dermal exposure of trace elements and indigo dye in jeans: Migration to artificial sweat. Environ Res. 2019 Feb 22;172:310-318. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2019.02.030.

Sarigiannis DA, Karakitsios S, Dominguez-Romero E, Papadaki K, Brochot C, Kumar V, Schumacher M, Sy M, Mielke H, Greiner M, Mengelers M, Scheringer M. Physiology-based toxicokinetic modelling in the frame of the European Human Biomonitoring Initiative. Environ Res. 2019 Jan 29;172:216-230. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2019.01.045.

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