Unraveling the impact of non-genetic factors on our health Unraveling the impact of non-genetic factors on our health
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Unraveling the impact of non-genetic factors on our health Unraveling the impact of non-genetic factors on our health
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Project Air View shares hyperlocal map of air quality in Copenhagen

Project Air View shares hyperlocal map of air quality in Copenhagen

A so-called Google Air View Car, fitted with advanced air quality equipment by Utrecht University, measured the air quality on every single street in Copenhagen several times during a period of two years. After six million measurements, the Project Air View team, shared the final map.

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NWO invests 3.2 million euros in exposome infrastructure

NWO invests 3.2 million euros in exposome infrastructure

The Exposome-Scan project, that builds upon Expsosome-NL and X-omics, has been awarded 3.2 million euros from the NWO Investment Grant Large programme The researchers will build a unique and large-scale open facility for research into the so-called exposome.

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Studium Generale lecture by Virissa Lenters on the exposome

Studium Generale lecture by Virissa Lenters on the exposome

The food we eat, the air we breathe, and the stress we experience. In 'The Bigger Picture', a lecture series of Studium Generale, epidemiologist Virissa Lenters explains how the exposome influences our health.

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Our ultimate goal is that people live healthily for longer

Our ultimate goal is that people live healthily for longer

We know far less about the exposome than we do about the human genome. So far, we only understand about half of the disease burden for which we know the environment plays a role. If we want to prevent people from becoming ill, then we need to understand the other half too. We therefore want to systematically analyse the exposome for the first time. We will start with research into the causes of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. The techniques and insights from this research will also be applicable to other chronic conditions.

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