BiSC presents placenta genomics results at the European Congress of Human Genetics

10/06/2024|Outstanding, Results|

BiSC presents placenta genomics results at the European Congress of Human Genetics This week there was the European Congress of the Human Genetics Society in Berlin where the most relevant advances of the year were presented, both in the diagnosis of minority diseases (diseases caused by one or a few mutations) and in the identification of genetic risk variants for common diseases (diseases caused by multiple genetic variants and environmental factors). BiSC participated by presenting the results of the identification of genetic variants associated with different molecular profiles of the placenta. On the one hand, we presented a poster on [...]

BiSC presents placenta genomics results at the European Congress of Human Genetics

10/06/2024|Outstanding, Results|

BiSC presents placenta genomics results at the European Congress of Human Genetics This week there was the European Congress of the Human Genetics Society in Berlin where the most relevant advances of the year were presented, both in the diagnosis of minority diseases (diseases caused by one or a few mutations) and in the identification of genetic risk variants for common diseases (diseases caused by multiple genetic variants and environmental [...]

Do you know how our hearts work?

05/06/2024|Science|

Do you know how our hearts work? The structure of our heart can be compared to two "one-bedroom apartments" side by side, with four one-way "doors" connecting two "courtyards": the pulmonary circulation and the systemic circulation. Blood from the body first enters the right atrium, moves through a "door"—the tricuspid valve—into the right ventricle, and then, propelled by the heart's strong contractions, passes through the pulmonary valve into [...]

How heat exposure can influence fetal development during pregnancy?

27/05/2024|Science|

How heat exposure can influence fetal development during pregnancy? Summer is coming! And high temperatures and heat waves followed. The frequency and intensity of heatwaves are increasing rapidly and may be set to escalate in the coming decades. Are you aware of the fetal health risks of heat exposure during pregnancy? Pregnancy induces several physiological and anatomical changes in women such as changes in surface area-to-mass ratio, weight [...]

Intestinal microbiota and childhood neurodevelopment

22/05/2024|Science|

Intestinal microbiota and childhood neurodevelopment The intestinal microbiota is the ecosystem of microorganisms that inhabit our intestine, and in recent years it has emerged as a key player in the world of children's neurodevelopment. This complex system of bacteria, viruses, and fungi not only performs digestive functions, but also appears to have a certain impact on the brain health of boys and girls. Communication between the intestinal microbiota [...]

BREATHE, MOM

13/05/2024|Participants|

BREATHE, MOM Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is a genetic condition where the body doesn't make enough of a protein called alpha-1 antitrypsin, which normally protects the lungs and liver. This deficiency can lead to an increased risk of lung diseases like emphysema, which is characterized by damaged air sacs, impairing breathing, but also chronic bronchitis, as well as liver problems. For these reasons, when someone has AATD, their [...]

Fresh news from the BiSC Nutrition Group

06/05/2024|Evolution of the project|

Fresh news from the BiSC Nutrition Group In September we welcomed the new nutrition research group at BiSC, and they already have fresh news to share with you all! The mother's diet during pregnancy can be a critical factor in shaping the health of the offspring. For this reason, during the last months BiSC nutrition researchers have focused on characterizing the consumption of ultra-processed foods and drinks in [...]

What is the impact of studies like BiSC?

29/04/2024|Science|

What impact have studies like BiSC? In today's news we want to focus a little on the impact that studies like the BiSC project have on our society. An example of this effect can be seen in the following recently published post from the European Parliament: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/es/press-room/20240419IPR20587/el-parlamento-fija-nuevos-requisitos-para-mejorar- la-calidad-del-aire This publication tells us that a vote has been taken in favor of the adoption of stricter measures for member [...]

We already have the winners of the 5 year-old postcard contest!

25/04/2024|Participants|

We already have the winners of the 5 year-old postcard contest! During the month of March, we proposed a children's competition in order to find the drawing that will illustrate the 5-year-old congratulatory postcard. As you know, for every birthday you get a greeting in the form of a postcard. However, this time we ran out of ideas, so we went in search of little artists... and what [...]