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What will come next in week 3

Week 2 was dedicated to migrating chemicals and their suspected action on our hormonal health. You have learned about chemical analyses, how these can be used to determine that some chemicals are present in our foods/drinks – that are not expected to be there. You have also learned what epidemiology is and how it is used to address global health issues. Then, you have seen the possible links between unwanted chemicals and health trends, although you are also aware that the conclusive evidences are difficult to obtain.

The upcoming week 3 is entitled: biotests, their use in research and for monitoring. You will get a closer look at the activity of the biology laboratories and will see the experimental strategies adopted to study the effects of specific chemicals and to determine their potential effect on our cells and organisms.

You will have a glimpse at current research activities aimed to clarify the interference of some chemicals with our endocrine system.

We will take two virtual visits: one to a cell biology laboratory, the other one to a developmental biology laboratory that uses zebrafishes to study EDCs.

You will listen to a great interview with prof. Joelle Ruegg (from Sweden) who has recently completed a multidisciplinary EU project on the subject, with interesting results.

We highly wellcome you to the next week, and have a nice journey.

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