David Orchard-Webb, PhD

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David is a consultant/medical writer for a number of ongoing healthcare initiatives including for Athla LLC/ HealthLabs, a discovery automation company for Big Data leveraging Big Compute. He has a number of years experience in academic R&D and healthcare related projects including the fields of oncology and immunotherapy.

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...

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...

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...

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...

A Biobank Cost Model: Shanghai Birth Cohort Study

The infrastructure required for biobanking is costly and often depends on government funds to some extent. Resources for establishing cost are available,...

Coronary Artery Disease Genetic Risk Score: Is It Clinically Useful In Over 45s?

Genomic risk prediction based on polygenic risk scores generated from genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to summarize the contribution of anywhere between hundreds to millions...

Observations On Recruitment For The Mayo Clinic Biobank

In order to draw generalizable conclusions, it is important that cohort studies represent the population of interest faithfully. Against this backdrop it has been...

CLOVER Study Of PDL1 In NSCLC Demonstrates PCR RNA Expression Analysis Not Equivalent To...

Programmed cell death ligand 1 (PDL1) is approved therapeutic target in lung cancer patients. PDL1 expression above a set threshold must be...

Telomere Length, Pathways, And Disease Associations

Telomeres are structural DNA elements of repetitive nucleotide sequences complexed with proteins at the ends of each chromosome. They preserve chromosome stability, but also...

Biobank@VITO – Facilitating Biomonitoring In Belgium

Following a Belgium government decree in 2003, the Flemish Centre of Expertise on Environment and Health was founded by the Department of Economics, Science...

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