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.



***Is There a Relationship Between PTSD and Complicated Obesity? A Review of the Literature
Aaseth J, Roer GE, Lien L, Bjørklund G, Skaug MA (To be submitted XXX 2019)

***Insights on Alpha Lipoic and Dihydrolipoic Acids as Promising Scavengers of Oxidative Stress and Possible Chelators in Mercury Toxicology
Bjørklund G, Aaseth J, Crisponi G, Rahman MM, Chirumbolo S (Revision Requested 18 Feb 2019 JIB)

***Iron and Other Metals in the Pathogenesis of Parkinson’s Disease: Toxic Effects and Possible Detoxification
Aaseth J, Hofer T, Nurchi VM, Bjørklund G (To be resubmitted XXX 2019 JIB)

***Determination of Neuroinflammatory Biomarkers in Autistic and Neurotypical Saudi Children
Hamed NO, Al-Ayadhi L, Osman MA, Abdalla O. Elkhawad AO, Bjørklund G, Qasem H, Zayed N, El-Ansary A (To be resubmitted XXX 2019 MEBR)

***The Role of Glutathione Redox Imbalance in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Bjørklund G, Skalny AV, Skalnaya MG, Dadar M, Chirumbolo S, Qasem H, El-Ansary A, Aaseth J, Adams JB, Tinkov AA (To be submitted XXX 2019 JOMN)

***The Role of Zinc and Copper in Diabetes Mellitus
Bjørklund G, Dadar M, Doşa MD, Pivina L, Aaseth J (To be submitted XXX 2019)

***Mercury Exposure: Fertility and Pregnancy Outcomes
Bjørklund G, Dadar M, Pivina L, Lindh U, Butnariu M, Aaseth J (To be submitted XXX 2019)


***The Impact of Auditory Integration Therapy (AIT) on Levels of Plasma Human Glial Cell Line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (GDNF) in Autism
Al-Ayadhi L, El-Ansary A, Bjørklund G, Chirumbolo S, Mostafa GA (To be submitted XXX 2019)

***Gastrointestinal Alterations in Autism Spectrum Disorder: What Do We Know?
Bjørklund G, Waly MI, Al-Farsi Y, Dadar M, Meguid NA, Anwar M, Chirumbolo S (To be submitted XXX 2019)

***Insights on Nutrients as Analgesics in Chronic Pain
Bjørklund G, et al. (To be submitted XXX 2019)

***Is Serum Zinc a Possible Biomarker in Treated Breast Cancer Cases? A Meta-Analysis
Jouybari L, Kiani F, Saei M, Akbari A, Sanagoo A, Sayehmiri F, Aaseth J, Chartrand MS, Sayehmiri K, Rezaei-Tavirani M, Chirumbolo S, Bjørklund G (To be submitted XXX 2019)

***Oxidative Stress in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Bjørklund G, et al. (To be submitted XXX 2019)

***Reproductive and Developmental Effects of Mercury 
Bjørklund G, et al. (To be submitted XXX 2019)

***Uranium Exposure and Cancer
Bjørklund G, et al. (To be submitted XXX 2019)

***Urinary Carboxylic Acids (UCAs) Profile in Subjects with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Association with Bacterial Overgrowth
Jóźwik-Pruska J, Gątarek P, *Kałużna-Czaplińska J, Bjørklund G, Chirumbolo S, Rozetti A (To be submitted XXX 2019)


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

*Deficiency of iron
Bjørklund G, et al.

*Depleted Uranium and Gulf War Illness
Bjørklund G, et al.

*Insights on Dietary Omega-6/Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid (Pufa) Ratio as an Active Treatment in Malignant Bone Disease: What’s New?
Bjørklund G, et al.

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 Other Metals in the Pathogenesis of Multiple Sclerosis
Bjørklund G, et al.

*Mercury-Induced Autoimmunity: Drifting from Micro to Macro Concerns on Autoimmune Disorders
Bjørklund G, Dadar M, Martins N, Chirumbolo S, Aaseth J

*The Role of Selenium and Glutathione Redox Imbalance in Parkinson’s Disease
Bjørklund G, et al.

*The Role of Selenium and Toxic Metal(loid) Interplay in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Review
Bjørklund G, et al.

*Tissue Repair-Stimulating Effects of Thymosin beta4
Bjørklund G, et al.

*Uranium in Drinking Water: a Public Health Threat
Bjørklund G, et al.


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

Toxic and Trace Elements in Medicine

Arsenic Paper
[Draft estimated 15.02.19]

Delayed Encephalopathy: Examining Latent Neurological Effects and Progressive Brain Pathogenesis Following Exposure to Neurotoxic Agents or Events Running Title: Delayed Encephalopathy
*Kern JK, Geier DA, Homme KG, King PG, Homme ED, Bjørklund G, Chirumbolo S, Geier MR

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, et al. 

Vitamin D Deficiency and Various Disorders
Bjørklund G, et al.


Anti-Aging Effects of Plants Used in Cosmetics
Smetanina K, Bjørklund G, Lysiuk R et al.

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

Manuscripts Submitted