BiSC project in the third edition of the “L’Hospital viu, viu l’hospital”


The BISC study was on the front line in the 3rd edition of the "Hospital viu, viu l'hospital" in "Sant Joan de Déu" On June 20, the third edition of the “Hospital Viu, viu l'Hospital” conference took place at the "Hospital Sant Joan de Déu", whose objective was to publicize the new and unique programs and activities carried out in the hospital and the affiliated centers.  The BISC study was on the front line! The doctors Giulia Casu and Marta Muniesa with the nurse Estela Rodríguez presenting the poster of the BISC study. "Sant Joan de [...]

BiSC project visits the TV3 programme “TOT ES MOU”

25/07/2019|Evolution of the project|

Jordi Sunyer, one of the principal investigators of the BiSC project, talks about air pollution and its implications for the health of the population Last Wednesday, July 24, Jordi Sunyer Deu, on of the principal investigators of the BiSC project, visited TV3 studio, to discuss the existing environment-related problems of Barcelona in relation to the levels of air pollution, its implications for human health, and the relevance of [...]

The media approaches the BiSC project

05/07/2019|Evolution of the project|

Tv3 visits BiSC study in the "Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau" On Tuesday, July 2, a television team from Catalonia visited the Hospital de Sant Pau in the context of the follow-up of one of the patients of the BiSC study. Specifically, the report focused on the ultrasonography and hospital visit of the third trimester of the BiSC study, where obstetric ultrasound is performed [...]

Personal experiences of being in BiSC!

05/07/2019|Evolution of the project|

The number of volunteers is growing and we have now more than 50 BiSC babies!  Every day that passes the BiSC family is bigger, the number of volunteers is growing and we have now more than 50 BiSC babies!  We wanted to ask some participants that are already participating in the study how has it been their experience until now, and what motivation led them to be interested [...]

Urban environment and collective health


"Sustainable, healthy and resilient cities" Collective health is determined by the complex interaction of different factors, among which we can find the environment where we live. In the last years, we have been able to observe how the press fills their newspapers about the relationship between them. Knowing that the quality of the air in Barcelona is a conditioning factor for our health is something that most of [...]

Noise: one of the environmental factors assessed in BiSC


"Noise: Much More than a Nuisance" In the following link, our partner of BISC,  Maria Foraster explains the effects of the noise on the health, which is one of the environmental factors with air pollution, that cause the most harm to human health. Link to the news, published in ISGlobal website.

Pilot trials of magnetic resonance

21/05/2019|Evolution of the project|

During the month of June, the pilot trials of magnetic resonance will begin One of the objectives of the BiSC project is to evaluate the impact of exposure to air pollution during pregnancy in the structural brain development of babies. A total of 400 babies from the BiSC project will participate in this test throughout the study. During the month of June, we will begin pilot trials, and [...]

Air pollution and pregnancy – 20th of May at the Biomedical Research Park of Barcelona


What do we know about air pollution and pregnancy? On May 20, 2019, at 6:00 pm an event will be held at the Biomedical Research Park of Barcelona, ​​where the scientific community will inform about the impact of air pollution on pregnancy. This is a free access event that is part of the citizen science project CitieSHealth, from the BiSC project we encourage you to attend to learn [...]

The importance of air quality

13/05/2019|Evolution of the project|

"In cities, traffic is one of the main sources of environmental pollution" Environmental pollution in cities is a public health problem and is considered by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the most important global priorities. Recently in the European Heart Journal, a German study was published, in which the researchers stated that environmental pollution caused 800,000 deaths per year and warned of the impact of [...]