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.



Cerebral Hypoperfusion in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Bjørklund G, Saad K, Kern JK, El-Houfey AA, Geier DA, Chirumbolo S, Geier MR, Alkhatib AJ, Mehta JA, Urbina MA

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

Deficiency of iron as a micronutrient aside from the anemia concern
Bjørklund G, Alkhatib AJ, et al.

Heavy Metals and Inflammatory Response System in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Bjørklund G, Yassa HA, et al., Kern JK, Geier DA, Geier MR

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

Intolerance to Metals in Rheumatic Diseases
Bjørklund G, et al. (Review)

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

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

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

Probiotic Treatment Reduces Excitation/Inhibitory Imbalance as Autistic Feature Induced in Juvenile Hamsters with Orally Administered Propionic Acid and Clindamycin
El-Ansary A, Bjørklund G, Al-Orf N, Bacha AB, Shafi Bhat RS, Moubayed N, Abed K

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

The Effects of Melatonin on the Survival of Normal and Malignant Cells
Bjørklund G, Rajib SA, Saffoon N, Chirumbolo S


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

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

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)

Selenium and Parkinson’s disease
Bjørklund G, et al. (Review idea)


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

Body Mass Index and Obesity in Asiatic Developing Countries
Bjørklund G, Shehab O, Shehab A, Elkilany GN, Chirumbolo S

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

Matrix Gla Protein (MGP): A New Player in Vascular Calcifications
Svanberg E, Bjørklund G et al. (In preparation 2016)

Nutrition Habits and Trends in Adult BMIs in Southern Asiatic Countries: A Comment
Shehab O, Bjørklund G, Shehab A, Elkilany GN, Chirumbolo S, Singh RB

Obesity, Body Mass Index, and Health 
Shehab O, Bjørklund G, Singh RB

Statins in the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases
Bjørklund G, Fedacko J, Singh RB


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

Bjørklund G, et al. (Review idea)

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

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)

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

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. (In preparation 21/11/2015)


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

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