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Technology in Precision Medicine

The field of medicine is ever evolving, with new techniques and treatments being developed for a range of conditions across the spectrum. The way we understand medicine, fields such as diagnostics and treatments, is also changing. Instead of a ‘one...

Perspective On Cancer Biomarker Biobanks

Liquid biopsy is an area of immense opportunity for the early detection and screening of cancer. Suitable fluids include stool, blood, sputum, urine, and others. This is aided by emerging technology which can allow the measurement of...

A2LA Accredits First Human Biobank to ISO 20387

April 3, 2020, Frederick, MD – A2LA is pleased to announce the accreditation of Forever Labs, located in Michigan, to ISO 20387:2018 for human biobanking activities. Forever Labs is the first human biobank in the United States to be...

Air Pollution And Thalamic Volume In The UK Biobank

The thalamus is a large “chamber” connected to the spinal cord, located in the forebrain. It is connected to the cerebral cortex via nerve fibres facilitating cross-talk. Functions of the thalamus include the regulation of consciousness, sleep,...

AgileBio Launces a LIMS Package Addressed to COVID-19 Labs

Paris - March 27, 2020. Solidarity is the need of the pressing COVID-19 situation today. LabCollector LIMS solution is ready to join hands with the testing labs to increase the rapidity and efficiency of COVID-19 tests and its management...

Measures Of Air Pollution And Associations With Biobank Data

Air pollution may influence brain volume. Total grey matter to white matter volumes are thought to be related to cognitive function or decline. Air pollution might affect total gray-matter and white-matter volumes which could be important in determining individual and...

Study: Diet And Mortality In The UK Biobank

Dietary recommendations to the general public can be unclear. They often don’t take into account nutrient and or drug interactions. For example, the long-held view that saturated fat should be reduced has been challenged by recent studies suggesting that saturated...

CloudLIMS Offers Free LIMS Globally to SARS-CoV-2 & COVID-19 Research & Testing Laboratories

Wilmington, Delaware – March 21, 2020. CloudLIMS recognizes the threat to global health the COVID-19 pandemic brings. To do our part, we are making our flagship in the cloud LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System), CloudLIMS Enterprise, free of charge...

Diabetes, Dyslipidemia and Hypertension In The Taiwan Biobank

Diabetes, dyslipidemia and hypertension have global prevalence rates of 8.5%, 38%, and 40%, respectively. Disease prevalence may be used as a proxy for disease incidence so it follows that population clusters with reduced disease prevalence may potentially represent individuals with...

Investigation Of IL-22 Polymorphisms And Malaria In Saudi Arabia

The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that there were 435,000 malaria related deaths in 2017. The disease is a long-standing global health threat that currently affects more than 219 million people in a total of 100 nations. The unicellular...