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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...
UK Biobank Revolutionizes Global Medical Research with World's Largest Genome Sequencing Dataset

UK Biobank Revolutionizes Global Medical Research with World’s Largest Genome Sequencing Dataset

In a groundbreaking development, UK Biobank has released a vast dataset from whole genome sequencing of half a million participants, a move poised to revolutionize medical research and treatment development. This unparalleled dataset available to approved researchers globally, excludes...

How Bias can Creep into Biobanks that Drive Precision Health and Clinical AI

In the race to harness medical data for artificial intelligence tools and personalized health care, a new study shows how easily unintentional design bias can affect those efforts. It also points to specific ways to increase the chances that patients...

Pet Dog Biobanking Could Well Support Aging Research

Two recent papers from Hungarian researchers highlight the so far underrated relevance of pet dog biobanking in molecular research and introduce their initiative to make pioneering steps in this field. The Hungarian Canine Brain and Tissue Bank (CBTB) was established...

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...

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