Down Syndrome Research Biobank Launched via a Collaboration between Cincinnati Children’s and DownSyndrome Achieves

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has collaborated with DownSyndrome Achieves (DSA) to launch a research biobank, which serves as a central repository for biospecimens donated by individuals with Down syndrome and their immediate families. The DSA Biobank aims to improve...

Innate Immunity in ALS: A Biobank to Provide Answers

ALS – Pathology, Morbidity, Mortality Stats Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is adebilitating condition that affects voluntary muscle movements such as walking, talking and breathing. The disease destroys nerve cells in the brain and the...

Water On The Brain: A Biobank Of Failed Shunt Devices

Hydrocephalus, otherwise known as water on the brain, is a condition where cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) accumulates within the brain. Hydrocephalus that occurs in childhood has a frequency of about 1 person in 1100 within the USA. The surgical placement...

A Living Biobank Of Ovarian Cancer – A Model For Drug Discovery

Synthetic lethality is a circumstance in which a drug is selectively deadly to cancer cells due to the mutations and genetic changes that have occurred during oncogenesis and progression. Oftentimes a cancer will lose redundancy, that is it will jettison certain survival/...

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Living Coral Biobank

As coral reefs worldwide decline due to climate change, severe storm events and coral disease, Australian non-profit organisation GBR Legacy, with partners Corals of the World and Cairns Marine, will safeguard the biodiversity of all known hard coral species by creating the...

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