Ongoing Projects

Ongoing research and article projects where CONEM is involved, sorted alphabetically by title. Note: Several other projects are under preparation at a too early stage to be listed here. The final titles on the articles can differ from what is written here.



Alpha Lipoic and Dihydrolipoic Acids as Possible Antioxidants and Mercury Detoxifying Agents. Some Comments
Bjørklund G, Rahman MM, *Chirumbolo S, Aaseth J

Altered S100 Calcium-Binding Protein B and Matrix Metallopeptidase 9 as Biomarkers of Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy with Hippocampus Sclerosis
Meguid NA, Samir H, Bjørklund G, Anwar M, Hashish A, Koura F, Chirumbolo S, Hashem S, El-Bana MA, Hashem HS

Asperger Syndrome: Do We Still Need Its Identification and Diagnosis?
Bjørklund G, Saad K, Chartrand MS, et al.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Bjørklund G, Dadar M

Comparison of the public health threats from uranium and arsenic, which both can be present in high concentrations in drinking water
Bjørklund G, Christophersen OA, Rahman MM, *Chirumbolo S, Aaseth J

Current concepts in diet and pain: The potential management of chronic pain disorders with diet treatment
Bjørklund G, Dadar M, et al.

Diagnostic and Severity-Tracking Biomarkers for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Bjørklund G et al., *Chirumbolo S et al.

Gastrointestinal alterations in autism spectrum disorder: What’s new?
Bjørklund G, et al., *Chirumbolo S

Increased Prevalence of Essential Hypertension in Areas Previously Exposed to Fallout Due to Nuclear Weapons Testing at the Semipalatinsk Test Site, Kazakhstan
Markabayeva A, Pivina L, Semenova Y, Bauer S, Bjørklund G, *Chirumbolo S, Belikhina T

Lead in Drinking Water as a Potential Threat for Developmental Neurotoxicity
Bjørklund G, Rahman MM, Dadar M, Osredkar J, Chirumbolo S, Aaseth J

Mercury and Multiple Sclerosis
Bjørklund G, Dadar M, et al., Aaseth J

Mercury Exposure in Dental Personnel and Fertility Outcomes
Bjørklund G, Dadar M, Chirumbolo S

Molecular Targets in Alzheimer’s Disease
Bjørklund G, *Chirumbolo S, Dadar M, Aaseth J

Oxidative Stress in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Bjørklund G, et al.

Plasma α-L-fucosidase-1 (FUCA-1) in Patients with Autoimmune and Rheumatic Disorders
Endreffy I, Bjørklund G, Bartha A, Chirumbolo S, Fényi Á

Reproductive and Developmental Effects of Mercury 
Bjørklund G, et al.

Specialized Diet Therapies: Exploration for Improving Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Bjørklund G, Waly MI, Al-Farsi Y, Meguid NA, Dadar M, Kałużna-Czaplińska J, Jóźwik-Pruska J, Rahman MM, Chartrand MS, *Chirumbolo S

The Potential Role of Mercury in Alzheimer’s Disease
Bjørklund G, Tinkov AA, Dadar M, Rahman MM, *Chirumbolo S, Skalny AV, Skalnaya MG, Aaseth J

The Role of Glutathione Redox Imbalance in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Bjørklund G, Dadar M, Qasem H, El-Ansary A, *Chirumbolo S

The Role of Selenium in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Bjørklund G, Rahman MM, Dadar M, *Chirumbolo S

The Role of Vitamins in Autism Spectrum Disorder: What do We Know?
Bjørklund G, Waly MI, Al-Farsi Y, Saad K, *Dadar M, Rahman MM, Elhoufey A, Chirumbolo S, Jóźwik-Pruska J, Kałużna-Czaplińska J

Treatment of heel pain with mineral salts exchange: protocol for a pilot clinical study
Dhillon KS, Singh J, Chirumbolo S, Chartrand MS, Lyall JS, Bjørklund G


Dietary Regimens as a Therapeutic Approach for Autism Management
Waly MI, Al-Farsi Y, Bjørklund G (In preparation #16/07/2015)

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Review
Bjørklund G, Saad K, Urbina MA

Metabolic Investigations in Childhood Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
*Endreffy I, Bjørklund G, Urbina MA, Dicső F (In preparation 28/06/2015)

The Role of Paraoxonase 1 in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Bjørklund G, et al. (Review idea)


The Possible Role of Mercury as One of the Causal Factors in Alzheimer’s Disease
Bjørklund G, et al. (In preparation)


Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS): Current State of the Art and Potential Advances in the Detection of Laboratory Markers
Osredkar J, Bjørklund G, Chirumbolo S, Fras Z

Copper, Zinc, and Cardiovascular Disorders
Bjørklund G et al. (Literature study)


Cancer and Pain
Bjørklund G, et al. (In preparation 25/08/2015)

Osteoporosis and Treatment of Bone Metastases
Bjørklund G, et al. (In preparation)

Toxic and Trace Elements in Medicine

Deficiency of iron as a micronutrient aside from the anemia concern
Bjørklund G, *Rahman MM, et al. [Draft: End of October 2017]

High Concentrations of the Bone-Seeking Elements Uranium, Barium and Lead in Hair from Cancer Patients and Healthy Controls in the Malwa Region of Punjab, India
Bjørklund G, Chirumbolo S

Inhibition of Thioredoxin Reductase and Association with Different Diseases
*Bjørklund G, Osredkar J, et al. (In preparation 17/07/2015)

Is Burning Mouth Syndrome Associated with Dental Metal Allergies? A Case-Control Study
Sălăvăstru CM, Coculescu EC, Bjørklund G, Grigore RN, Urbina MA, Marcu A, Coculescu BI, *Ţiplica GS

Long-Term Accumulation in the Skeleton and Subsequent Mobilization of Bone-Seeking Elements
Bjørklund G, et al. (Review idea)

Moderate Doses of Mercury is a Hazard to the Human Brain 
Bjørklund G, Urbina MA, et al. (In preparation)

Vitamin Research

Vitamin D and Osteoporosis
Bjørklund G, Kundu S,  et al. (In preparation)

Vitamin D Deficiency and Various Disorders
Bjørklund G, Kundu S, et al. (In preparation)


Anti-Aging Effects of Plants Used in Cosmetics
Smetanina K, Bjørklund G, Lysiuk R et al. (To be drafted 2018)

Medicinal Plants as a Source of Detoxifying Agents
Lysiuk R, et al., Bjørklund G

Selected Medicinal Plants with Promising Properties as Detoxifying Agents
Lysiuk R, et al., Bjørklund G


Hormetic Effect of Apigenin Towards Acrylonitrile Toxicity in Rat Testes
*Chirumbolo S, Bjørklund G

Morbid Obesity and Inflammation, Tryptophan and Cysteine: Is Tryptophan Dysmetabolism a Pathogenic Link to Raised Cardiovascular Risk?
Aaseth J, [Bjørklund G], [Bjørke-Monsen AL]

Tissue Repair-stimulating Effects of Thymosin beta4
Bjørklund G, Chirumbolo S (In preparation 30/03/2016)

Manuscripts Submitted