The first eye-tracker study on children’s cognitive development has been completed

20/06/2022|Outstanding|

The first eye-tracker study on children's cognitive development has been completed 185 families have participated in our eye-tracking studies! Now we continue with the next stage of the project, the analysis of the data obtained in the two tests of cognitive development at 6 months. We have explored two skills that reflect the state of babies' cognitive development; visual recognition memory and object permanence perception. In the study of visual recognition memory, we first present a pair of identical stimuli (we use faces or geometric drawings) and, after a few seconds, we present a change in one of [...]

The role of students in the BiSC project

06/06/2022|Evolution of the project|

The role of students in the BiSC project A large number of bachelor and master students participate and collaborate in the BiSC project, where they carry out an internship for between 3 and 6 months. They join our team through internship agreements between Universities and ISGlobal, which give them the opportunity to complete their final degree or master's thesis. Throughout the complex functioning of BiSC, students have been [...]

What’s behind the 18 month’s visit?

31/05/2022|Evolution of the project|

What's behind the 18 month's visit? Behind the environmental visit of the 18 months, there is a lot of work to do. Here we explain it step by step! The first one is preparing the biological sample kits, one for urine and two for stools. The second one is a new kit to analyze nanoplastics, which contains aluminum paper, a wooden cup and a pot to store the [...]

A new follow-up visit at 24 months where an electroencephalography (EEG) test is performed!

29/04/2022|Evolution of the project|

A new follow-up visit at 24 months where an electroencephalography (EEG) test is performed! The BiSC project, in collaboration with the Cognition and Brain Plasticity Unit of the University of Barcelona, ​​has begun a new follow-up visit at 24 months. This visit will include an electroencephalography (EEG) test while the children listen to sounds and play a learning game in front of the computer. EEG is a completely [...]

The BiSC 2022 scientific meeting was held on March 11!

28/03/2022|Evolution of the project|

Celebration of the BiSC Scientific Meeting 2022 The 2022 BiSC scientific meeting was held on Friday, March 11, a meeting of the entire team and collaborators of the Barcelona Life Study Cohort (BiSC). Two years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BiSC team has met again in person. The aim of the day was to bring together the whole team, share the status of the project, [...]

The ALTER project will analyze the intestinal microbiota of BiSC children

14/03/2022|Evolution of the project|

The ALTER project will analyze the intestinal microbiota of BiSC children The set of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microorganisms that live in a particular habitat make up what is known as a microbiota. We can find microbiota in our environment (in the leaf of a tree, in volcanic rock, in the Arctic ice ...), as well as in our organism (in the skin, in the intestine, in [...]

The mask, has come to stay?

07/03/2022|Science|

The mask, has come to stay? Air pollution is an invisible enemy, but the cause of 1 in 5 deaths worldwide (according to a report published in 2018 by Environmental Research). However, not all exposures, harmful particles, and risks are the same. The most harmful and dangerous is PM2.5, which are particles so small (less than 2.5 microns) that they can penetrate most of the body's tissues. Depending [...]

The BiSC biorepository

01/03/2022|Evolution of the project|

The BiSC biorepository For over two years we have been collecting prenatal and birth samples from BiSC mothers and babies. We collected urine, blood, hair, feces, nails, vaginal and rectal samples from mothers. And we also collected meconium, cord blood and baby placentas. The image below shows you the total samples collected. We are currently inventorying in a computer program the samples we have stored in the freezers [...]

New publication on tobacco waste in children

18/02/2022|Science|

New publication on tobacco waste in children The results of a study conducted by the University of San Diego and the University of Cincinnati in the United States on the presence of nicotine residues in the hands of boys and girls were published on February 7. The article, published in the journal JAMA Network Open (1), shows that both children living in exposed and non-smoking environments have nicotine [...]