On February 11, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Dr. Montse Marquès will take part of 100tífiques, the outreach event aimed at giving visibility to women in STEM organized by Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació (FCRI) and the Barcelona Institute for Science and Technology (BIST). She will give a talk about her research activity to 6th grade students of the Elementary Education School Teresa Miquel i Pàmies (Reus, Catalonia).
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TecnATox researchers have just published a new review in the MDPI open-access journal International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. In this new article, the authors discussed the microbiota–gut–brain biological interplay and analysed the role of different endocrine-disrupting chemicals on the subsequent neurotoxicity.
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Balaguer-Trias J, Deepika D, Schuhmacher M, Kumar V. Impact of Contaminants on Microbiota: Linking the Gut–Brain Axis with Neurotoxicity. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022; 19, 1368

Dr Roser Esplugas participated yesterday in Visites IES of ETSEQ-URV. She was happy to talk to 1st Bat students from Ins Narcís Oller (Valls) about the effects of flame retardants on human health in indoor environments and the FlameRISK project (RTI2018-095466-B-I00).

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A group of TecnATox researchers, led by Dr. Vikas Kumar and Prof. José L. Domingo, have recently published a new review focused on studying the influence of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure on health, pointing the quality of evidence and applied translational techniques to integrate evidence for PFAS policy making.

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Deepika D, Rovira J, Sabuz Ó, Balaguer J, Schuhmacher M, Domingo JL, Kumar V. Framework for risk assessment of PFAS utilizing experimental studies and in-silico models. Environ Res. 2022; 208: 112722.

Dr. Montse Marquès was on air in “La Ciutat”, a Radio Program emitted by Onda Cero Tarragona. She was talking about our study on PM10 and COVID-19 health outcomes, still a hot topic after almost two years of pademics. We invite you to click on this link to listen the full interview.

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Researchers from the area of Environmental Informatics & Systems Toxicology have just performed a systematic review of the different mechanisms involved in the immunotoxicity and immunomodulation of T cells caused by several endrocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), such as 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), bisphenols (BPs) and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs).
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Sabuz Vidal O, Deepika D, Schuhmacher M, Kumar V. EDC-induced mechanisms of immunotoxicity: a systematic review. Crit Rev Toxicol. 2022; 1-19.
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