Scientific report of the MiSSE project

The MiSSE-project has come to an end and the scientific report was submitted to Formas 2019-03-31. There we summarize the major findings of the project. In total, 20 articles have been published (5 still in the pipeline), 2 doctoral theses […]

Article from Stockholm University about MiSSE final conference on chemicals in dust

Should we be more concerned about how we are exposed to chemicals indoors? A conference at the end of August summarizes several years of research on how we are exposed to hormone disrupting chemicals collected in the dust of our […]

New publication in the project regarding phthalates

Phthalate esters, suspected endocrine disrupting chemicals, are used in a wide range of applications. Because phthalate esters are not covalently bound, they can easily leach into the indoor environment and associate to dust particles. Thus, exposure may occur through inhalation, ingestion, or contact […]

Article in The New York Times Magazine

Well written article in The New York Times Magazine named “The Mystery of the Wasting House-Cats” by Emily Anthes, to which both Åke Bergman and Jana Weiss contributed. The article describes how Feline hyperthyroidism was first reported in the late […]

MiSSE article covered by media

The article “Cats’ internal exposure to selected BFRs and organochlorines correlated to house dust and cat food” published in Environmental Science & Technology got an international coverage in media. Stockholm University has covered the article with a Swedish and a […]

New article in Environmental Science & Technology

A new article is now available in Environmental Science & Technology describing the exposure of brominated and chlorinated compounds via house hold dust and cat food to cats. “Cats’ Internal Exposure to Selected Brominated Flame Retardants and Organochlorines Correlated to […]

Available degree projects in MiSSE

To environmental science/chemists students who are looking for a suitable 30-60 credit projects for 2017. There are currently two degree projects available at ACES, Stockholm University within the framework of MiSSE. Brominated flame retardants in our domestic animals Transformation of […]

Dissertation of Jin Zhang

Today at 10:00 Jin Zhang at Umeå University will defend his thesis entitled “In silico Identification of Thyroid Hormone Disrupting Chemicals.” The opponent is professor Liang-Hong Guo from the Research Center for Eco-environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing. Jin has worked with […]

Virtual screening method to predict compounds that bind to the thyroid hormone receptor

MiSSE coworker at Umeå University have been involved in the development of a model to help identify which of the chemicals found in household dust might be binding to the thyroid receptor and thus disrupting the signaling process. The model […]

Two new publications

Two new publications are now available online, one database compilation of compounds in literature evaluated for their transthyretin binding potency and one in silico study based on that database. Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 2015 407:5625-5634 Tracing thyroid hormone-disrupting compounds: database compilation […]

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