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Advancing Lupus Research: Establishment of a Robust Biorepository at UMass Chan's Lupus Center

Advancing Lupus Research: Establishment of a Robust Biorepository at UMass Chan’s Lupus Center

In a significant stride towards combating lupus, Dr. Roberto Caricchio, a distinguished figure in rheumatology at UMass Chan Medical School, has been awarded a $1.2 million grant by the Lupus Research Alliance. This funding aims to establish a comprehensive...
The Down Syndrome Biobank Consortium: A Key to Unlocking Alzheimer's Mysteries in Trisomy 21

The Down Syndrome Biobank Consortium: A Key to Unlocking Alzheimer’s Mysteries in Trisomy 21

Down Syndrome (DS) or trisomy 21, caused by a partial or entire trisomy of chromosome 21, is a genetic condition leading to intellectual disability and an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Recent advancements in healthcare have extended the...
Clatterbridge Cancer Centre's Biobank to Serve as Central Hub for Liverpool Clinical Research Facility

Clatterbridge Cancer Centre’s Biobank Selected as Hub for NHS Research in Liverpool

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre (CCC) is set to become a pivotal hub for clinical research with its Biobank becoming the central facility for the Liverpool Clinical Research Facility (CRF). This development represents a significant collaboration among CCC, Liverpool University...
Malaysia's Sunfert International Fertility Centre Introduces Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation for Female Cancer Patients

Malaysia’s Sunfert International Fertility Centre Introduces Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation for Female Cancer Patients

Malaysia's reproductive medicine has reached a new zenith with the introduction of Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation (OTC) at Sunfert International Fertility Centre, a pioneering step in oncofertility. This groundbreaking technique, first initiated in Europe over two decades ago, marks Malaysia's...
NOVA Medical School Launches CHAIN Biobank for Global Health Research

NOVA Medical School Launches CHAIN Biobank for Global Health Research

NOVA Medical School in Lisbon recently launched the CHAIN Biobank, marking a significant advancement in health research. This biobank serves as a central biorepository for a wide range of human biological samples, including blood, bone, urine, and associated clinical...
OU Health Introduces State's First Ovary Tissue Freezing Procedure Giving New Hope to Patients

OU Health Pioneers Ovary Tissue Freezing: A Beacon of Hope for Future Parenthood Amidst...

OU Health has pioneered a groundbreaking fertility preservation method, ovarian tissue cryopreservation, offering new hope to patients at risk of infertility due to medical treatments. This innovative procedure is particularly beneficial for those needing urgent life-saving treatments like chemotherapy...
Wilmot Cancer Institute Secures NY State Funding to Upgrade Biobank Laboratory

Wilmot Cancer Institute Secures New York State Funding to Upgrade Biobank Laboratory

The Wilmot Cancer Institute will secure a $339,850 grant from Empire State Development (ESD) to enhance its Biobank Shared Resource. This funding, facilitated through the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council (FLREDC), is a significant step towards upgrading the...
First Indigenous-Led Tribal Data Repository Awarded $9 Million in Funding from NIH

First Indigenous-Led Tribal Data Repository Awarded $9 Million Funding from NIH

In a significant stride toward improving Indigenous health, the US National Institutes of Health has granted $9 million to establish the first tribal data repository led by Native scientists. This initiative, driven by Arizona State University (ASU) and other...
BBMRI-ERIC Launches the Innovative Federated Platform that Benefits both Biobanks and Researchers

BBMRI-ERIC Launches the Innovative Federated Platform that Benefits both Biobanks and Researchers

The biobanking community has made a significant leap forward with the launch of the Federated Platform, an initiative driven by BBMRI-ERIC. This platform introduces two innovative tools, Finder and Locator, designed to facilitate researchers access to biobanks and biomolecular...
New Virtual Biobank Platform Launches to Enhance Outbreak Response and Improved Human Samples Access

APPRISE Virtual Biobank Revolutionizes Infectious Disease Research in Australia with a National Collaborative Platform

In a significant stride for pandemic research, Australia has unveiled a 'virtual' bank of human samples, a novel initiative designed to escalate the response to outbreaks through improved access to critical specimens. This cutting-edge virtual biobank, developed during the COVID-19...

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