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Scientific practice in medical research.
Bottai M
Acta Paediatr 2023 May;():

The Precision Toxicology Initiative.
Busquet F, Laperrouze J, Jankovic K, Krsmanovic T, Ignasiak T, Leoni B, Apic G, Asole G, Guigó R, Marangio P, Palumbo E, Perez-Lluch S, Wucher V, Vlot AH, Anholt R, Mackay T, Escher BI, Grasse N, Huchthausen J, Massei R, Reemtsma T, Scholz S, Schüürmann G, Bondesson M, Cherbas P, Freedman JH, Glaholt S, Holsopple J, Jacobson SC, Kaufman T, Popodi E, Shaw JJ, Smoot S, Tennessen JM, Churchill G, von Clausbruch CC, Dickmeis T, Hayot G, Pace G, Peravali R, Weiss C, Cistjakova N, Liu X, Slaitas A, Brown JB, Ayerbe R, Cabellos J, Cerro-Gálvez E, Diez-Ortiz M, González V, Martínez R, Vives PS, Barnett R, Lawson T, Lee RG, Sostare E, Viant M, Grafström R, Hongisto V, Kohonen P, Patyra K, Bhaskar PK, Garmendia-Cedillos M, Farooq I, Oliver B, Pohida T, Salem G, Jacobson D, Andrews E, Barnard M, Čavoški A, Chaturvedi A, Colbourne JK, Epps DJT, Holden L, Jones MR, Li X, Müller F, Ormanin-Lewandowska A, Orsini L, Roberts R, Weber RJM, Zhou J, Chung ME, Sanchez JCG, Diwan GD, Singh G, Strähle U, Russell RB, Batista D, Sansone SA, Rocca-Serra P, Du Pasquier D, Lemkine G, Robin-Duchesne B, Tindall A
Toxicol Lett 2023 May;():

Occupational risks for infection with influenza A and B: a national case-control study covering 1 July 2006-31 December 2019.
Torén K, Albin M, Bergström T, Alderling M, Schioler L, Åberg M
Occup Environ Med 2023 May;():

Cross-reactive EBNA1 immunity targets alpha-crystallin B and is associated with multiple sclerosis.
Thomas OG, Bronge M, Tengvall K, Akpinar B, Nilsson OB, Holmgren E, Hessa T, Gafvelin G, Khademi M, Alfredsson L, Martin R, Guerreiro-Cacais AO, Grönlund H, Olsson T, Kockum I
Sci Adv 2023 May;9(20):eadg3032

Exposure levels of dust, endotoxin, and microorganisms in the Danish recycling industry.
Hansen KK, Schlünssen V, Broberg K, Østergaard K, Frederiksen MW, Madsen AM, Kolstad HA
Ann Work Expo Health 2023 May;():

ERS International Congress 2022: highlights from the Airway Diseases Assembly.
Beech A, Portacci A, Herrero-Cortina B, Mathioudakis AG, Gotera C, Uller L, Ricciardolo FLM, Pobeha P, Snelgrove RJ, Braunstahl GJ, Bossios A, Usmani O, Ananth S
ERJ Open Res 2023 May;9(3):

Evaluation of mRNA markers in differentiating human SH-SY5Y cells for estimation of developmental neurotoxicity.
Hinojosa MG, Johansson Y, Cediel-Ulloa A, Ivanova E, Gabring N, Gliga A, Forsby A
Neurotoxicology 2023 May;97():65-77

Combined exposure to heavy physical workload and low job control and the risk of disability pension: A cohort study of employed men and women in Sweden.
Badarin K, Hemmingsson T, Almroth M, Falkstedt D, Hillert L, Kjellberg K
Int Arch Occup Environ Health 2023 May;():

Toxicity and health effects of ultrafine particles: Towards an understanding of the relative impacts of different transport modes.
Vallabani NVS, Gruzieva O, Elihn K, Juárez-Facio AT, Steimer SS, Kuhn J, Silvergren S, Portugal J, Piña B, Olofsson U, Johansson C, Karlsson HL
Environ Res 2023 May;():116186

Maternal nutrition during mid-pregnancy and children's body composition at seven years of age in the SELMA study.
Svensson K, Gennings C, Hagenäs L, Wolk A, Håkansson N, Wikström S, Bornehag CG
Br J Nutr 2023 May;():1-28

Experiences of insecurity among non-standard workers across different welfare states: A qualitative cross-country study.
Bosmans K, Vignola EF, Álvarez-López V, Julià M, Ahonen EQ, Bolíbar M, Gutiérrez-Zamora M, Ivarsson L, Kvart S, Muntaner C, O'Campo P, Ruiz ME, Vänerhagen K, Cuervo I, Davis L, Diaz I, Escrig-Piñol A, Gunn V, Lewchuk W, Östergren PO, Padrosa E, Vílchez D, Vives A, Vos M, Zaupa A, Bodin T, Baron SL
Soc Sci Med 2023 Jun;327():115970

Field synopsis of environmental and genetic risk factors of sporadic early-onset colorectal cancer and advanced adenoma.
Zhang R, Boakye D, Yang N, Zhou X, Zhou Y, Jiang F, Yu L, Wang L, Sun J, Yuan S, Chen J, Hamilton AC, Coleman HG, Larsson SC, Little J, Dunlop MG, Giovannucci EL, Theodoratou E, Li X
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2023 May;():

Adverse health consequences of undiagnosed hearing loss at middle age: A prospective cohort study with the UK Biobank.
Xu S, Hou C, Han X, Hu Y, Yang H, Shang Y, Chen W, Zeng Y, Ying Z, Sun Y, Qu Y, Lu Y, Fang F, Valdimarsdóttir UA, Song H
Maturitas 2023 May;174():30-38

Influence of Smoking on Disease Activity and Quality of Life in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis: Results From a Swedish Case-Control Study With Longitudinal Follow-Up.
Alfredsson L, Klareskog L, Hedström AK
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2023 Jun;75(6):1269-1277




Occupational exposure to particles in relation to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cardiovascular disease 
Karin Grahn
Unit of Occupational Medicine

Persistent environmental pollutants and risk of cardiovascular disease 
Tessa Schillemans
Unit of cardiovascular and nutritional epidemiology

Environmental exposures and cardiac arrhythmias 
Marcus Dahlquist
Unit of environmental epidemiology

Evaluating occupational health interventions : design, implementation, and effects
Emma Cedstrand
Unit of Occupational Medicine


Psychological distress and breast cancer : a bidirectional link
Kejia Hu
Unit of Integrative Epidemiology

Physical workload and exit from the labour market : epidemiological studies with a focus on employees with musculoskeletal disorders
Kathryn Badarin
Unit of Occupational Medicine

Mental disorders as risk factors, comorbidities, and consequences of cancer 
Qianwei Liu
Unit of Integrative Epidemiology

The effect of spinal manipulative therapy on heart rate variability and pain in patients with persistent or recurrent neck pain 
Anders Galaasen Bakken
Unit of Intervention and Implementation Research

Early-life metal exposure and child growth and development 
Annachiara Malin Igra
Unit of Metals and Health 

Exploring toxicity and fate of metal-based particles in the lung : from mechanistic screening to lung deposition modelling 
Sarah McCarrick
Unit of Biochemical Toxicology 

Physical workload in surgery : from risk assessments to interventions 
Xuelong Fan
Unit of Occupational Medicine

Defining the role of mast cells in guinea pig models of asthma 
Jielu Liu
Unit of Experimental Asthma and Allergy Research 

Immune mechanisms and potential immunological treatment in atherosclerosis 
Shailesh Kumar Samal
Unit of Immunology and Chronic Disease

Toxic metals, essential micronutrients, gestational thyroid hormones, and size at birth 
Klara Gustin Mossegård
Unit of Metals and Health 

Premenstrual disorders : risk factors, comorbidities and health impact 
Qian Yang
Unit of Integrative Epidemiology

DissolvIt : development and validation of a new in vitro dissolution apparatus for dry powder aerosols 
Maria Malmlöf, 
Unit of Integrative Toxicology

Application of the benchmark dose-response modelling approach for risk characterization of chemicals 
Antero Vieira da Silva
Unit of Integrative Toxicology

Socioeconomic factors and childhood cancer : survival and long-term consequences 
Hanna Mogensen
Unit of Epidemiology

Biomedical factors in the risk and prognosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 
Jiangwei Sun
Unit of Integrative Epidemiology

Precarious employment and occupational injuries in Sweden 
Bertina Kreshpaj
Unit of Occupational Medicine

Trends in population health in an era of increasing longevity 
Anna C. Meyer
Unit of Epidemiology

Profiling of microglia in inflammation, aging, and the tumor microenvironment
Lara Friess,
Unit of  Toxicology


Immunity and inflammation in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis : an epidemiological approach
Can Cui
Unit of Integrative Epidemiology

Precarious employment in Sweden : methodological development and health associations
Johanna Jonsson
Unit of Occupational Medicine

Silica particle-induced NLRP3 inflammasome activation and DNA damage in respiratory epithelium
Rongrong Wu
Unit of Biochemical Toxicology

Environmental arsenic exposure in humans : toxicity and adaptation in the Bolivian Andes
Jessica De Loma Olson
Unit of metals & health

Experimental studies of lipid mediator modulation of airway responsiveness 
Willem Abma
Unit of experimental asthma and allergy research

Risks and benefits of drinking water treatment : focusing on child health and prenatal development 
Melle Säve-Söderbergh
Unit of cardiovascular and nutritional epidemiology


Dietary carbohydrate quality and health : focus on low-grade systemic inflammation and cardiometabolic risk factors
Nor Adila Mhd Omar
Unit of cardiovascular and nutritional epidemiology

Urban greenness and related health effects 
Åsa Persson
Unit of environmental epidemiology

Health effects of air pollution : innovative approaches for spatio-temporal evaluations
Massimo Stafoggia
Unit of environmental epidemiology

Short and long-term regulation of autophagy
Patricia González-Rodríguez
Unit of toxicology

Genotoxic effects among Bolivian farmers exposed to mixtures of pesticides : population and in vitro based studies
Jessika Ximen Barrón Cuenca
Unit of biochemical toxicology

Evaluation of biomarkers in chronic inflammatory diseases 
Zahra Golabkesh
Unit of cardiovascular and nutritional epidemiology

Stress prevention at work : intervention effectiveness and implementation process evaluation
Bozana Arapovic-Johansson
Unit of Intervention and Implementation Research

Deep tissue massage therapy and/or strengthening and stretching exercises for disabling subacute or chronic neck pain. A randomized controlled trial 
Oscar Javier Pico Espinosa
Unit of Intervention and Implementation Research



Health effects of road traffic noise in childhood and adolescence
Alva Käte Enoksson Wallas
Unit of Environmental Epidemiology

Ergonomic risk assessment and intervention through smart workwear systems 
Liyun Yang 
Unit of Occupational Medicine

Exposure to air pollution in the work and residential environment during pregnancy and adverse birth effects 
Filip Norlén
Unit of Occupational Medicine

Shoulder injuries in adolescent elite handball players 
Martin Asker
Unit of Intervention and Implementation Research

Topics on mathematical statistics for medical applications : summary measures and exact simulation of diffusions 
Celia García-Pareja
Unit of Biostatistics

Interplay between birthweight, family history, obesity, and genes in the development of latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) and type 2 diabetes 
Rebecka Hjort
Unit of Epidemiology

Airborne occupational exposures and risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis 
Anna Ilar  
Unit of Translational Epidemiology

Molecular mechanisms of cell death and cell clearance 
Katharina Klöditz 
Unit of Molecular Toxicology

Diet and the risk of latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) : studies on the association with fish and sweetened beverages 
Josefin Edwall Löfvenborg 
Unit of Epidemiology

Contact allergy in Swedish adolescents : results from the BAMSE cohort study 
Maria Lagrelius  
Unit of Environmental Epidemiology

Occupational exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and early biomarkers related to cardiovascular disease and cancer 
Ayman Alhamdow  
Unit of Metals & Health

Phospholipid related antigens and protective mechanisms : implications for cardiovascular diseases, human autoimmunity and inflammation 
Divya Thiagarajan 
Unit of Immunology and Chronic Disease

Occupational exposure to chemicals and cancer 
Cecilia Videnros 
Unit of Occupational Medicine

Novel immunologic cellular mechanisms in atherosclerosis and potential therapeutic implications
Mizanur Rahman
Unit of Immunology and Chronic Disease

Deciphering microglia plasticity in glioma
Dalel Saidi
Unit of Toxicology


Mitochondria targeting and its consequences for cell death in neuroblastoma
Kadri Valter
Unit of Toxicology

The impact of transcriptional mutagenesis on cellular homeostasis
Monika Ezerskyte
Unit of Biochemical Toxicology

Early-life selenium status and cognitive development
Helena Skröder Löveborn
Unit of Metals & Health

Cellular effects of nickel and nickel oxide nanoparticles : focus on mechanisms related to carcinogenicity
Emma Åkerlund
Unit of Biochemical Toxicology

Innate immune airway responses after exposure to ultrafine and ambient particles : in vivo and in vitro models
Anna Steneholm
Unit of Work Environment Toxicology

Quantification of inflammatory mediators to explore molecular mechanisms and sub-phenotypes of asthma
Johan Kolmert
Unit of Experimental Asthma and Allergy Research

Evidence by interaction : a new role of caspase-2
Jeremy Forsberg
Unit of Toxicology

Occupational skin exposure to cobalt : origin and fate
Jolinde Kettelarij
Unit of work environment toxicology

Development of multi-cellular human lung models to study inflammatory mechanisms and cell-cell interactions
Jie Ji
Unit of work environment toxicology

Characterizing chemical exposure : focus on children's environment
Kristin Larsson
Unit of biochemical toxicology

Use of novel statistical methods in assessing particulate air pollution and evaluating its association with mortality in China
Xin Fang
Unit of biostatistics

Long-term exposure to transportation noise in relation to metabolic and cardiovascular outcomes
Andrei Pyko
Unit of environmental epidemiology

Neutrophil extracellular traps : function in infectious and non-Infectious conditions
Beatrice Lazzaretto
Unit of molecular toxicology

Overweight in relation to allergic disease in childhood and adolescence
Sandra Ekström
Unit of environmental epidemiology

Mathematical programming for optimal probability weighting
Michele Santacatterina
Unit of biostatistics

Short-term exposure to ozone in relation to mortality and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest : exploring sensitive subgroups by previous hospitalizations
Auriba Raza
Unit of environmental epidemiology

Postmenopausal hormone therapy and cardiovascular risk
Germán D. Carrasquilla
Unit of cardiovascular epidemiology

Content reviewer:
Anna Persson