Study of the cognitive status of children at 6 months of age


The BiSC project and the eye-tracker technique! Little by little, the BiSC project is back on track, and after these months of confinement, we have news! Recall that one of the main objectives of the BiSC project was to assess whether there is any association between air pollution levels and children's neurodevelopment. At BiSC, throughout the postnatal period we are already conducting different tests at 6 months of age regarding neurodevelopment, such as the Bayley Scale questionnaires. In addition, during the last few weeks, from the Laboratory of Attention, Perception and Language Acquisition of the University of Barcelona, [...]

Study on the emotional state of BiSC volunteers!

22/06/2020|Evolution of the project|

We have completed the first phase of the study on the emotional impact of BiSC volunteers during confinement! At the beginning of the confinement, set to cut the transmission of COVID-19, we started a study based on questionnaires to assess the emotional state of the BiSC volunteers. The study consisted of 5 questionnaires, the last of which was passed last week (final questionnaire). In total, 398 volunteers took [...]

A creative way of doing the environmental exposure assessment at home!


The essential involvement of the BiSC volunteers and their creativity! Gradually, the BiSC project is reactivated, and some of the visits are starting again, such as the 32-week pregnancy environmental visit. Given the circumstances, we had to readjust the way the visit was carried out to be able to keep collecting information on certain air pollutants such as NO2, or other factors such as temperature and humidity. This [...]

BiSC volunteer babies’ are 12 months old!

06/06/2020|Evolution of the project|

We started the 12-month follow-up questionnaire! We have started monitoring babies at 12 months, the entire BiSC team is excited to know that the project's volunteer babies have already reached the year of life! In this questionnaire, we ask questions about the emotional state of mothers, and also about the lactation and diet habits followed by babies, in order to know how they can affect their microbiota. On [...]

The first newsletter of the BiSC project!


The first newsletter of the BiSC project! Yesterday, May 11, we sent the first newsletter of the project to BiSC volunteers. This newsletter is a new way of communicating with BiSC families, where you can find short reports, interviews, a collection of news published on the web or a small creative corner, among others. In this first edition, the BiSC team updates us on the current situation of [...]

Let’s start with some BiSC face-to-face visits after 8 weeks of confinement!

04/05/2020|Evolution of the project|

We are reactivating in BiSC again after 8 weeks of confinement!! During these 8 weeks of confinement, we have been in telephone contact with BiSC volunteers to perform prenatal and postnatal follow-up, but without a face-to-face visit, neither in the hospital nor in the homes. From now on, little by little, we will be doing some face-to-face visits, starting with the ultrasound at 32 weeks of gestation. This [...]

Story of a BiSC nurse in confinement

21/04/2020|Evolution of the project|

Story of a BiSC nurse in confinement For a little over a month, due to a situation that we cannot control, the country was completely paralyzed, and we had to adapt to teleworking overnight. Among all of them, all those people who with so much enthusiasm and effort make the project happen, so we had to invent ourselves to adapt to this new situation and the needs of [...]

New study to evaluate the emotional state of BiSC volunteers

02/04/2020|Evolution of the project|

New study to evaluate the emotional state of BiSC volunteers We are in a moment of exceptionality, affected by a viral pandemic which is having significant consequences for the number and severity of people affected worldwide. Another consequence of the pandemic and the situation in Spain is the declaration of the state of alarm and the restriction of movement of the population, which has been confined to cut [...]

New point enabled at the “Hospital de Sant Pau” for pregnant women


New point enabled at the "Hospital de Sant Pau" for pregnant women On March 19, the "Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau", enabled a new specific point for pregnant women who have suspicion of COVID-19, so people with presence of symptoms or very close contact with someone confirmed by COVID-19. The point is located at the Infectious Day Hospital in Sant Pau (floor 0), and the [...]