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Vitamin D Status Did Not Predict COVID-19 Infection Risk In The UK Biobank

A recent meta-analysis of 25 clinical trials located in 15 countries conducted by the UK National Health Service (NHS), Institute for Health...

A New Severity Score For Fabry Disease

Fabry disease is caused by loss of function mutations in the X-linked GLA gene, which encodes the enzyme alpha-galactosidase (α-GAL). The main...
Driving linked to obesity

Biobanking Science: Driving Linked to Obesity

Eating unhealthy food, not exercising and being overweight or obese increases the risk of developing diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes (1-4). These...
Circulating microRNAs can be effective biomarkers.

Biobanking Science: MicroRNAs As Biomarkers

Scientists around the world are searching for reliable biomarkers to diagnose diseases and track disease progression and patients’ responses to treatment. There has been...

Biobanking Science: CRISPR Gene Editing to Treat Human Disease

This year has seen a flurry of good news about CRISPR gene editing clinical trials in human patients. CRISPR-Cas 9 is a gene editing...
Biobanks store blood products.

Biobanking Science: Maximizing Red Blood Cell Life in Biobanks

Blood transfusions are a common part of modern medicine and have been used to save human patients for 200 years. Biobanks play an integral...
Biobanks can use slow freezing, rapid cooling or vitrification to cryopreserve and biobank mouse embryos.

Biobanking Science: Cryopreserving Mouse Embryos

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is one of the biggest suppliers of transgenic mice for biomedical research. JAX has a large biobank that cryopreserves and...

Is The ACE Job–Exposure Matrix More Broadly Applicable In The UK Biobank?

A job-exposure matrix (JEM) is an approximation of potential health hazard exposures used in occupational epidemiological studies. The matrix of exposure levels...
Lab-grown liver organoids

Biobanking Science: Growing Liver Organoids From Tumor Biopsies

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common form of liver cancer and causes over 700,000 deaths each year (1). The number of HCC cases...

Thousands of Undiagnosed Cases of Type 2 Diabetes Identified by Screening UK Biobank Blood...

A study of approximately 200,000 blood samples from the UK Biobank has identified more than 2,000 undiagnosed cases of type 2 diabetes. The study,...

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