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Adherence to a Mediterranean diet is associated with a lower risk of later-onset Crohn's disease: results from two large prospective cohort studies.
Khalili H, Håkansson N, Chan SS, Chen Y, Lochhead P, Ludvigsson JF, et al
Gut 2020 Jan;():

Amount and Intensity of Leisure-Time Physical Activity and Lower Cancer Risk.
Matthews CE, Moore SC, Arem H, Cook MB, Trabert B, Håkansson N, et al
J. Clin. Oncol. 2019 Dec;():JCO1902407

Anti-inflammatory diet and risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm in two Swedish cohorts.
Kaluza J, Stackelberg O, Harris HR, Björck M, Wolk A
Heart 2019 Dec;105(24):1876-1883

Arsenic and gallbladder cancer risk: Mendelian randomization analysis of European prospective data.
Barahona Ponce C, Scherer D, Boekstegers F, Garate-Calderon V, Jenab M, Aleksandrova K, et al
Int. J. Cancer 2019 Dec;():

Artificially cloaked viral nanovaccine for cancer immunotherapy.
Fusciello M, Fontana F, Tähtinen S, Capasso C, Feola S, Martins B, et al
Nat Commun 2019 Dec;10(1):5747

The Association of Lipoprotein(a) Plasma Levels with Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Control Status in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
Littmann K, Wodaje T, Alvarsson M, Bottai M, Eriksson M, Parini P, et al
Diabetes Care 2019 Dec;():

Association of serum immunoglobulin levels with solid cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Peppas I, George G, Sollie S, Josephs DH, Hammar N, Walldius G, et al
Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev. 2020 Jan;():

Blood Pressure After Endovascular Thrombectomy: Modeling for Outcomes Based on Recanalization Status.
Matusevicius M, Cooray C, Bottai M, Mazya M, Tsivgoulis G, Nunes AP, et al
Stroke 2019 Dec;():STROKEAHA119026914

Body mass index and body composition in relation to 14 cardiovascular conditions in UK Biobank: a Mendelian randomization study.
Larsson SC, Bäck M, Rees JMB, Mason AM, Burgess S
Eur. Heart J. 2020 Jan;41(2):221-226

Calls made to the Poisons Information Centre reveal need for improved risk management of cleaning agents in the workplace.
Schenk L, Feychting K, Annas A, Öberg M
Int J Occup Saf Ergon 2020 Mar;26(1):140-148

A causal relationship between cigarette smoking and type 2 diabetes mellitus: A Mendelian randomization study.
Yuan S, Larsson SC
Sci Rep 2019 Dec;9(1):19342

Cervical musculoskeletal disorders and their relationships with personal and work-related factors among electronic assembly workers.
Maimaiti N, Wang J, Jin X, Wang S, Qin D, He L, et al
J Safety Res 2019 Dec;71():79-85

Changes in Dosing and Dose Timing of D-Cycloserine Explain Its Apparent Declining Efficacy for Augmenting Exposure Therapy for Anxiety-related Disorders: An Individual Participant-data Meta-analysis.
Rosenfield D, Smits JAJ, Hofmann SG, Mataix-Cols D, de la Cruz LF, Andersson E, et al
J Anxiety Disord 2019 Dec;68():102149

Circulating Levels of Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 and Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Protein 3 Associate With Risk of Colorectal Cancer Based on Serologic and Mendelian Randomization Analyses.
Murphy N, Carreras-Torres R, Song M, Chan AT, Martin RM, Papadimitriou N, et al
Gastroenterology 2019 Dec;():

Clinical risk assessment in early pregnancy for preeclampsia in nulliparous women: A population based cohort study.
Sandström A, Snowden JM, Höijer J, Bottai M, Wikström AK
PLoS ONE 2019 ;14(11):e0225716

Confounding effect of blood volume and body mass index on blood neurofilament light chain levels.
Manouchehrinia A, Piehl F, Hillert J, Kuhle J, Alfredsson L, Olsson T, et al
Ann Clin Transl Neurol 2020 Jan;7(1):139-143

Cumulative Burden of Colorectal Cancer-Associated Genetic Variants is More Strongly Associated With Early-onset vs Late-onset Cancer.
Archambault AN, Su YR, Jeon J, Thomas M, Lin Y, Conti DV, et al
Gastroenterology 2019 Dec;():

Development and evaluation of RAMP II - a practitioner's tool for assessing musculoskeletal disorder risk factors in industrial manual handling.
Lind CM, Forsman M, Rose LM
Ergonomics 2020 Jan;():1-28

Development of multi-drug loaded PEGylated nanodiamonds to inhibit tumor growth and metastasis in genetically engineered mouse models of pancreatic cancer.
Madamsetty VS, Pal K, Keshavan S, Caulfield TR, Dutta SK, Wang E, et al
Nanoscale 2019 Nov;11(45):22006-22018

Dietary antioxidant intake in school age and lung function development up to adolescence.
Sdona E, Hallberg J, Andersson N, Ekström S, Rautiainen S, Håkansson N, et al
Eur. Respir. J. 2019 Dec;():

Discovering new metabolite alterations in primary sjögren's syndrome in urinary and plasma samples using an HPLC-ESI-QTOF-MS methodology.
Fernández-Ochoa Á, Borrás-Linares I, Quirantes-Piné R, Alarcón-Riquelme ME, Beretta L, Segura-Carretero A, et al
J Pharm Biomed Anal 2020 Feb;179():112999

Don't look back in anger: Lessons from cell death research.
Fadeel B
Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2019 Dec;520(4):674-675

Effect of radiotherapy for rectal cancer on female sexual function: a prospective cohort study.
Svanström Röjvall A, Buchli C, Bottai M, Ahlberg M, Flöter-Rådestad A, Martling A, et al
Br J Surg 2019 Dec;():

The Effect of Zoledronic Acid on Serum Biomarkers among Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain and Modic Changes in Lumbar Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
Koivisto K, Karppinen J, Haapea M, Järvinen J, Kyllönen E, Tervonen O, et al
Diagnostics (Basel) 2019 Dec;9(4):

The effectiveness of workplace nutrition and physical activity interventions in improving productivity, work performance and workability: a systematic review.
Grimani A, Aboagye E, Kwak L
BMC Public Health 2019 Dec;19(1):1676

Electrophysiological features of sleep in children with Kir4.1 channel mutations and Autism-Epilepsy phenotype: a preliminary study.
Cucchiara F, Frumento P, Banfi T, Sesso G, Di Galante M, D'ascanio P, et al
Sleep 2019 Nov;():

Eosinophils synthesize trihydroxyoctadecenoic acids (TriHOMEs) via a 15-lipoxygenase dependent process.
Fuchs D, Tang X, Johnsson AK, Dahlén SE, Hamberg M, Wheelock CE
Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Cell Biol Lipids 2020 Jan;():158611

Fat Intake and Hypertension Among Adults in China: The Modifying Effects of Fruit and Vegetable Intake.
Yuan S, Yu HJ, Liu MW, Tang BW, Zhang J, Gasevic D, et al
Am J Prev Med 2019 Nov;():

Filaggrin gene mutations in relation to contact allergy and hand eczema in adolescence.
Lagrelius M, Wahlgren CF, Bradley M, Melén E, Kull I, Bergström A, et al
Contact Derm. 2019 Nov;():

Fine-mapping of 150 breast cancer risk regions identifies 191 likely target genes.
Fachal L, Aschard H, Beesley J, Barnes DR, Allen J, Kar S, et al
Nat. Genet. 2020 Jan;():

Gender differences among Swedish COPD patients: results from the ARCTIC, a real-world retrospective cohort study.
Lisspers K, Larsson K, Janson C, Ställberg B, Tsiligianni I, Gutzwiller FS, et al
NPJ Prim Care Respir Med 2019 Dec;29(1):45

A Gene-Environment Interaction Between Smoking and Gene polymorphisms Provides a High Risk of Two Subgroups of Sarcoidosis.
Rivera NV, Patasova K, Kullberg S, Diaz-Gallo LM, Iseda T, Bengtsson C, et al
Sci Rep 2019 Dec;9(1):18633

Genome-wide association study of panic disorder reveals genetic overlap with neuroticism and depression.
Forstner AJ, Awasthi S, Wolf C, Maron E, Erhardt A, Czamara D, et al
Mol. Psychiatry 2019 Nov;():

Health and Work Environment among Female and Male Swedish Elementary School Teachers-A Cross-Sectional Study.
Boström M, Björklund C, Bergström G, Nybergh L, Schäfer Elinder L, Stigmar K, et al
Int J Environ Res Public Health 2019 Dec;17(1):

Healthy lifestyle behaviour and risk of long-duration troublesome neck pain among men and women with occasional neck pain: results from the Stockholm public health cohort.
Bohman T, Holm LW, Hallqvist J, Pico-Espinosa OJ, Skillgate E
BMJ Open 2019 Nov;9(11):e031078

Identification of novel loci and new risk variant in known loci for colorectal cancer risk in East Asians.
Lu Y, Kweon SS, Cai Q, Tanikawa C, Shu XO, Jia WH, et al
Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev. 2019 Dec;():

IL-13 and IL-4, but not IL-5 nor IL-17A, induce hyperresponsiveness in isolated human small airways.
Manson ML, Säfholm J, James A, Johnsson AK, Bergman P, Al-Ameri M, et al
J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 2019 Dec;():

Implementation of the Swedish Guideline for Prevention of Mental ill-health at the Workplace: study protocol of a cluster randomized controlled trial, using multifaceted implementation strategies in schools.
Kwak L, Lornudd C, Björklund C, Bergström G, Nybergh L, Elinder LS, et al
BMC Public Health 2019 Dec;19(1):1668

In situ analysis of liposome hard and soft protein corona structure and composition in a single label-free workflow.
Kari OK, Ndika J, Parkkila P, Louna A, Lajunen T, Puustinen A, et al
Nanoscale 2020 Jan;():

Incidence and prevalence of type 2 diabetes by occupation: results from all Swedish employees.
Carlsson S, Andersson T, Talbäck M, Feychting M
Diabetologia 2020 Jan;63(1):95-103

Increased levels of genotoxic damage in a Bolivian agricultural population exposed to mixtures of pesticides.
Barrón Cuenca J, Tirado N, Barral J, Ali I, Levi M, Stenius U, et al
Sci. Total Environ. 2019 Dec;695():133942

Insufficient mixing of thawed serum samples leading to erroneous results - experience from a field study and use of a correction procedure.
Ekström U, Apelqvist J, Hansson E, Bodin T, Wegman DH, Abrahamson M, et al
Scand. J. Clin. Lab. Invest. 2019 Dec;():1-7

Interaction between filaggrin mutations and neonatal cat exposure in atopic dermatitis.
Thyssen JP, Ahluwalia TS, Paternoster L, Ballardini N, Bergström A, Melén E, et al
Allergy 2019 Dec;():

Isolation of High-Molecular-Weight Activation Complexes of Initiator Caspases in DNA Damage.
Zamaraev AV, Egorshina AY, Lavrik IN, Zhivotovsky BD, Kopeina GS
Bull. Exp. Biol. Med. 2019 Nov;():

Long working hours and change in body weight: analysis of individual-participant data from 19 cohort studies.
Virtanen M, Jokela M, Lallukka T, Magnusson Hanson L, Pentti J, Nyberg ST, et al
Int J Obes (Lond) 2019 Nov;():

Low sun exposure increases multiple sclerosis risk both directly and indirectly.
Hedström AK, Olsson T, Kockum I, Hillert J, Alfredsson L
J. Neurol. 2019 Dec;():

Measures of body fatness and height in early and mid-to-late adulthood and prostate cancer: risk and mortality in The Pooling Project of Prospective Studies of Diet and Cancer.
Genkinger JM, Wu K, Wang M, Albanes D, Black A, van den Brandt PA, et al
Ann. Oncol. 2020 Jan;31(1):103-114

Mercury and Alzheimer's Disease: Hg(II) Ions Display Specific Binding to the Amyloid-β Peptide and Hinder Its Fibrillization.
Wallin C, Friedemann M, Sholts SB, Noormägi A, Svantesson T, Jarvet J, et al
Biomolecules 2019 Dec;10(1):

Meta-analysis of 16 studies of the association of alcohol with colorectal cancer.
McNabb S, Harrison TA, Albanes D, Berndt SI, Brenner H, Caan BJ, et al
Int. J. Cancer 2020 Feb;146(3):861-873

Microwave ablation versus resection for colorectal cancer liver metastases - A propensity score analysis from a population-based nationwide registry.
Tinguely P, Dal G, Bottai M, Nilsson H, Freedman J, Engstrand J
Eur J Surg Oncol 2019 Dec;():

Mitochondrial Involvement in Migration, Invasion and Metastasis.
Denisenko TV, Gorbunova AS, Zhivotovsky B
Front Cell Dev Biol 2019 ;7():355

Nanosized silver, but not titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, enhances oxidative stress and inflammatory response by inducing 5-HETE activation in THP-1 cells.
Poon WL, Lee JC, Leung KS, Alenius H, El-Nezami H, Karisola P
Nanotoxicology 2019 Nov;():1-15

Occupational exposure to organic dusts and risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis: findings from a Swedish population-based case-control study.
Ilar A, Gustavsson P, Wiebert P, Alfredsson L
RMD Open 2019 ;5(2):e001049

An optimized, robust and reproducible protocol to generate well-differentiated primary nasal epithelial models from extremely premature infants.
Martens A, Amann G, Schmidt K, Gaupmann R, Böhm B, Dehlink E, et al
Sci Rep 2019 Dec;9(1):20069

Oral Microbiota Development in Early Childhood.
Kennedy B, Peura S, Hammar U, Vicenzi S, Hedman A, Almqvist C, et al
Sci Rep 2019 Dec;9(1):19025

Parents survive longer after stroke than childless individuals: a prospective cohort study of Swedes over the age of 65.
Meyer AC, Torssander J, Talbäck M, Modig K
Eur J Public Health 2019 Dec;29(6):1090-1095

PCSK6 Is a Key Protease in the Control of Smooth Muscle Cell Function in Vascular Remodeling.
Rykaczewska U, Suur BE, Röhl S, Razuvaev A, Lengquist M, Sabater-Lleal M, et al
Circ. Res. 2020 Jan;():

Phenotypic features of vascular calcification in chronic kidney disease.
Dai L, Debowska M, Lukaszuk T, Bobrowski L, Barany P, Söderberg M, et al
J. Intern. Med. 2019 Dec;():

Polycyclic aromatic compounds in urban soils of Stockholm City: Occurrence, sources and human health risk assessment.
Dreij K, Lundin L, Le Bihanic F, Lundstedt S
Environ. Res. 2019 Dec;182():108989

Precarious employment in occupational health - an OMEGA-NET working group position paper.
Bodin T, Çağlayan Ç, Garde AH, Gnesi M, Jonsson J, Kiran S, et al
Scand J Work Environ Health 2019 Nov;():

Predicting the duration of sickness absence spells due to back pain: a population-based study from Sweden.
Ropponen A, Gémes K, Frumento P, Almondo G, Bottai M, Friberg E, et al
Occup Environ Med 2019 Dec;():

Prenatal Se concentrations and anthropometry at birth in the INMA study (Spain).
Lozano M, Murcia M, Soler-Blasco R, Iñiguez C, Irizar A, Lertxundi A, et al
Environ. Res. 2019 Nov;():108943

Preseason Clinical Shoulder Test Results and Shoulder Injury Rate in Adolescent Handball: A Prospective Study on Female and Male Elite Players.
Asker M, Waldén M, Källberg H, Holm LW, Skillgate E
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2019 Nov;():1-29

Bergquist A, Stokkeland K, Bottai M, Söderberg-Löfdal K
Clin. Gastroenterol. Hepatol. 2019 Nov;():

Reproductive and Hormonal Factors and Risk of Ovarian Cancer by Tumor Dominance: Results from the Ovarian Cancer Cohort Consortium (OC3).
Huang T, Townsend MK, Wentzensen N, Trabert B, White E, Arslan AA, et al
Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev. 2020 Jan;29(1):200-207

The Rules of Engagement: Do Microglia Seal the Fate in the Inverse Relation of Glioma and Alzheimer's Disease?
Cheray M, Stratoulias V, Joseph B, Grabert K
Front Cell Neurosci 2019 ;13():522

Saga of Mcl-1: regulation from transcription to degradation.
Senichkin VV, Streletskaia AY, Gorbunova AS, Zhivotovsky B, Kopeina GS
Cell Death Differ. 2020 Jan;():

Saliva cortisol in relation to aircraft noise exposure: pooled-analysis results from seven European countries.
Baudin C, Lefèvre M, Selander J, Babisch W, Cadum E, Carlier MC, et al
Environ Health 2019 11;18(1):102

A silent epidemic: occupational exposure limits are insufficiently protecting individual worker health.
Alblin M, Gustavsson P
Scand J Work Environ Health 2020 Jan;46(1):110-112

Silver nanoparticles regulate Arabidopsis root growth by concentration-dependent modification of reactive oxygen species accumulation and cell division.
Wang L, Sun J, Lin L, Fu Y, Alenius H, Lindsey K, et al
Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf. 2019 Dec;190():110072

Sorsby Fundus Dystrophy Mutation in Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinase 3 (TIMP3) promotes Choroidal Neovascularization via a Fibroblast Growth Factor-dependent Mechanism.
Qi JH, Bell B, Singh R, Batoki J, Wolk A, Cutler A, et al
Sci Rep 2019 Nov;9(1):17429

The State-of-the Art of Environmental Toxicogenomics: Challenges and Perspectives of "Omics" Approaches Directed to Toxicant Mixtures.
Martins C, Dreij K, Costa PM
Int J Environ Res Public Health 2019 11;16(23):

Statin treatment increases the clinical risk of tendinopathy through matrix metalloproteinase release - a cohort study design combined with an experimental study.
Eliasson P, Dietrich-Zagonel F, Lundin AC, Aspenberg P, Wolk A, Michaëlsson K
Sci Rep 2019 Nov;9(1):17958

Tissue immune profiles supporting response to mesenchymal stromal cell therapy in acute graft-versus-host disease-a gut feeling.
Gavin C, Boberg E, Von Bahr L, Bottai M, Andrén AT, Wernerson A, et al
Stem Cell Res Ther 2019 Nov;10(1):334

Toward Rigorous Materials Production: New Approach Methodologies Have Extensive Potential to Improve Current Safety Assessment Practices.
Nymark P, Bakker M, Dekkers S, Franken R, Fransman W, García-Bilbao A, et al
Small 2020 Jan;():e1904749

Vitamin B-6 Intake Is Modestly Associated with Arsenic Methylation in Uruguayan Children with Low-Level Arsenic Exposure.
Desai G, Vahter M, Queirolo EI, Peregalli F, Mañay N, Millen AE, et al
J. Nutr. 2020 Jan;():

Weight gain and blood pressure.
Sundström J, Lind L, Lampa E, Angerås O, Bachus E, Bergström G, et al
J. Hypertens. 2019 Nov;():

A Weighted Genetic Risk Score of Adult Glioma Susceptibility Loci Associated with Pediatric Brain Tumor Risk.
Adel Fahmideh M, Lavebratt C, Tettamanti G, Schüz J, Röösli M, Kjaerheim K, et al
Sci Rep 2019 Dec;9(1):18142

What is precarious employment? A systematic review of definitions and operationalizations from quantitative and qualitative studies.
Kreshpaj B, Orellana C, Burström B, Davis L, Hemmingsson T, Johansson G, et al
Scand J Work Environ Health 2020 Jan;():

Workplace Bullying as Experienced by Managers and How They Cope: A Qualitative Study of Swedish Managers.
Björklund C, Hellman T, Jensen I, Åkerblom C, Brämberg EB
Int J Environ Res Public Health 2019 11;16(23):




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