Noise makes us ill and is a public health problem

Noise is one of the most important environmental stressors and represents a public health concern. Nowadays in Europe, 100 million people -one in five people- are exposed to high outdoor levels of road traffic noise (above 55dB) and 32 million to very high outdoor levels of road traffic noise (above 65 dB). In Spain, numbers are higher, with one in four people exposed above 55 dB. Despite emerging evidence from experimental and epidemiological studies, the effects of noise on health have captured little attention and are often disregarded. In one of the latest Health ISGLobal‘s blog posts, researchers Maria Foraster tells us more about this problem, including some … Continue reading Noise makes us ill and is a public health problem

Juan Pablo Horcajada at IMIM: Antibiotics are getting less and less effective

Juan Pablo Horcajada coordinates the Infectious Pathology and Antimicrobial Research group at the IMIM, which was set up in 2014 and comprises fifteen people. “We are a clinical research group and we use our healthcare activity at the hospital to … Continue reading Juan Pablo Horcajada at IMIM: Antibiotics are getting less and less effective

Cathryn Tonne at ISGlobal: Linking air pollution to cardiovascular risk in India

Cathryn Tonne joined ISGlobal in 2015 to study the effects of air pollution and noise exposure. Her group mainly works on a European Research Council funded project called CHAI, which focuses on the link between cardiovascular risk and air pollution … Continue reading Cathryn Tonne at ISGlobal: Linking air pollution to cardiovascular risk in India

Roderic Guigó: “We look for differences in gene expression between both tissues and individuals”

The international Genotype-Tissue Expression project (GTEx) began in 2010 with the aim of creating a database and tissue bank that would allow scientists to study the relationship between genetic variation and gene expression in human tissues. On April 20 and … Continue reading Roderic Guigó: “We look for differences in gene expression between both tissues and individuals”

Bacterial DNA is consistently organised the same way in all the cells

Working together with colleagues in Spain, Japan and Australia, researchers led by Luis Serrano, ICREA research professor and leader of the Design of Biological Systems laboratory at the CRG, focused their attention on the organisation of DNA within an organism … Continue reading Bacterial DNA is consistently organised the same way in all the cells