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Dr. Aparna Rao is a research scientist experienced in tumor immunology, cell biology and genetics. She is also a biobank manager overseeing collection, processing and inventorying of 250+ brain tumor specimens for the adult brain tumor bank at the University of Pittsburgh.

Knowledge, Perceptions and Attitude of Egyptian Physicians Towards Biobanking Issues

The complete mapping of the human genome has greatly expanded the ability to better understand the genetic basis of human disease, thus ushering in new era of personalized medicine1. Thus there is a need for the establishment of biobanks...

Identification, Biobanking, and Large-Scale Production of SARS-CoV-2-Specific Memory T Lymphocytes From COVID-19 Convalescent Donors

The infectious disease with a wide and diverse range of symptoms known as COVID-19, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) emerged as a worldwide pandemic in late 2019. In most infected patients, the virus causes mild...

Identification of Factors that Influence Willingness of Native Americans to Donate Biospecimens: Increasing Equity...

American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people have a long history of lower life expectancy and higher disease burden compared with the general US populationand are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases1. Addressing AI/AN health inequities is a...

A Population-Based Prospective Study to Establish an Link Between Body Composition and Gastric Cancer

Gastric cancer is one of the most common and deadly cancers worldwide. Data from the GLOBOCAN database showed that gastric cancer was responsible for over 1,033,000 new cases and 78,200 deaths in 2018, ranking fifth for cancer incidence and...

The Taiwan Biobank Provides Insights into the Health and History of Han Chinese Subjects

Over the last two decades, several large, population-based biobanks have been set up to collect blood and other biospecimens along with a standard set of clinical data  in order to study genetic basis of several disorders. A common focus...

Utilizing Biobank Data to Correlate Adiposity with Cancer Incidence and Mortality

Obesity has strong association with increased incidence of, and premature mortality from, some types of cancer1. However, a study by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) report also highlighted the lack of evidence regarding the association of cancer with...

The Pharma Proteomics Project: UK Biobank Collaborating with Biopharma Consortium to Study Plasma Proteome

UK Biobank, one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive biomedical databases and research resources, announced that a consortium of ten biopharmaceutical companies. According to UK Biobank, the Pharma Proteomics Project will be one of the world’s largest studies...

Using Biobank Data to Estimate Genetic Variants Associated with Mortality in COVID-19 Patients

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a highly infectious disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)1. The severity of COVID-19 and course of the infection is highly heterogenous. The majority of COVID-19 cases only have mild or...

Establishing A Pediatric COVID-19 Biorepository

The global pandemic of COVID-19, caused by the highly infectious and transmissible coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has become a leading cause of death in older adults. The risk of severe disease and death has been highest in older patients and in...

Interview with Dr Alison Parry-Jones, Operations Director of Wales Cancer Bank

For this article, Biobanking.com interviewed Alison Parry-Jones (BSc, MA, PhD, MRSC), the Operations Director of the Wales Cancer Bank (WCB). She is responsible for the day to day running of the biobank and is based at the University Hospital...

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