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.



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

***Mercury Exposure, Epigenetic Alterations, and Brain Tumorigenesis: A Possible Relationship?
Bjørklund G, Pivina L, Dadar M, Semenova Y, Chirumbolo S, Aaseth J (To be Resubmitted xxx 2019 CMC)

***The Potential for the Utilization of Eucommia ulmoides Oliv. in Ukraine
Sopushynskyy I, Zayachuk V, Mandziuk R, Martins N, Lysiuk R, Bjørklund G (To be Resubmitted xxx 2019 INDCRO)


A Case-Control Study of Hair Essential Trace Elements and Electrolytes in Preschool and Primary School Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Skalny A, Mazaletskaya A, Ajsuvakoa, Bjørklund G, Chernova L, Skalny A, Tinkov A (To be Submitted xxx 2019)

Affinity for Sulfhydryl (Thiol; -SH) Groups and Mercury Toxicity
Bjørklund G, Dadar M, [Skalny AV], Butnariu M, Sarac I, [Tinkov AA] 18.05.2019

High Levels of Glycosaminoglycans in the Urines of Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Endreffy I, Bjørklund G, Urbina MA, Chirumbolo S, Doşa MD, Dicső F (To be Submitted xxx 2019)

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. (To be Submitted xxx 2019 CMC)

Interactions Between Iron and Manganese in Neurotoxicity
Bjørklund G, Dadar M, Rahaman MS, Aaseth J (To be Submitted)

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

Spectrochemical Analysis of the Inclusion Mechanism of Some Allelochemicals (Tropane Alkaloids) from Plant Extracts in the Hydrophobic Cavity of Cyclodextrins
Butnariu M, Sarac I, Chirumbolo S, Bjørklund G (To be Submitted)

Toxic and Trace Elements in Medicine

Deficiency of iron
Bjørklund G, et al.

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

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

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

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

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

Vitamin Research

Vitamin D and Osteoporosis
Bjørklund G, et al. 

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

CONEM Kazakhstan Environmental Health and Safety Research Group

Depleted Uranium and Gulf War Illness: New Updates on the Possible Mechanisms and Comments
Bjørklund G, Pivina L, Dadar M, Rahman MM, Chirumbolo S, Aaseth J (31.05.19)*

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


Deficiency of Iron as a Micronutrient and Child Development
Pivina L, Semenova Y, [], Bjørklund G

The Role of Xenobiotics and Trace Metals in Parkinson’s Disease
Bjørklund G, Dadar M, [], Aaseth J (To be submitted XXX 2019)

CONEM Scientific Secretary

Gut Microbiome Dysbiosis and Heavy Metals Pollution in Autism. Some Comments
*Chirumbolo S, Lysiuk R, Bjørklund G

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

Preventive Measures to Slow Down the Progression of Parkinson’s Disease
Bjørklund G, Dadar M, Doşa MD, Chirumbolo S

Treatment of Heel Pain with Mineral Salts Exchange: Protocol for a Clinical Pilot Study
Dhillon KS, Singh J, Chirumbolo S, Chartrand MS, Lyall JS, Bjørklund G (To be Revised and Submitted xxx 2019)

CONEM Egypt Child Brain Research Group

Impact of Clostridium Bacteria on Autistic Children and Their Anthropometric Measurements
Kandeel WA, Meguid NA, Bjørklund G, Eid EM, Mohamed SK, Farid M, Wakeel KE, Chirumbolo S, Elsaeid A, Hammad DY (To be Submitted xxx 2019 JOMN)

CONEM Ukraine Life Science Research Group

**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

CONEM Poland Chemistry and Nutrition Research Group

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

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)

CONEM Metallomics Nanomedicine Research Group

***A Method for the Investigation of the Adsorption Behavior of Strontium Ions in Porous Bone Powder
Butnariu M, Pentea M, Corneanu M, Petrescu I, Stef R, Bostan C, Sarac I, Chirumbolo S, Kizek R, Hosnedlová B, Bjørklund G (To be Submitted xxx 2019 ABC)

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

***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)

*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.


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

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

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

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

Manuscripts Submitted