The first baby of the BiSC cohort!

09/04/2019|Outstanding|

The first birth of the BiSC cohort The first baby of the BiSC cohort was born; Leo, who was born on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 3:00 a.m. at the “Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau” in Barcelona. Both his mother, Sara and Leo are very well. Leo's family accompanied by Dra. Elisa Llurba, one of the principal investigators of the BiSC project The BiSC study is the first study to evaluate the effect of air pollution on mothers and their children. From now on, Leo will be tracked to see how he [...]

Placenta: an essential organ during pregnancy

01/04/2019|Science|

Studying the placenta in the BiSC cohort The placenta, that in Latin means "flat cake", is an ephemeral organ that connects the fetus to the mother. The placenta facilitates nutrition, respiration, and excretion by the fetus during embryonic development. It also has an endocrine function and protection against external agents. Drawing of the uterine cavity with the fetus, done by Leonardo da Vinci in the 15th century [...]

“Colors of Barcelona”

26/03/2019|Evolution of the project|

"One of the strengths of the study is that the information collected is based on personal exposure data" We already have the first filters of the BiSC cohort! In this image, we can see the different tones that have air quality in Barcelona. Filters of different participants that collect particles in suspension of less than 2.5 microns Thanks to the collaboration of pregnant women who carry [...]

THE BISC ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE TEAM WAS PRESENT AT THE 2019 FAIR OF LIVE RESEARCH

15/03/2019|Science|

Participation in the 17th Fair of Live Research at CosmoCaixa On 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th of March, the environmental exposure team of the BiSC project, along with other colleagues from ISGlobal, collaborated on the 17th FAIR OF LIVE RESEARCH 2019, held at CosmoCaixa. The Fair of Live Research was created in 2003 with the main objective of transmitting research and the scientific method carried out in different [...]