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Swedish Childhood Tumor Biobank Receives SEK 5.13 Million Grant for National Precision Medicine Project

Swedish Childhood Tumor Biobank Receives SEK 5.13 Million Grant for National Precision Medicine Project

The Swedish Childhood Tumor Biobank, a national genomic biobank dedicated to the study of pediatric cancer, is instrumental in advancing research into tumors affecting children. As part of the Genomic Medicine Sweden (GMS) initiative focused on pediatric oncology, the...
New Way of Modeling Approach helps Advance Cryopreservation with Applications to Organ and Tissue Preservation

New Way of Modeling Approach helps Advance Organ and Tissue Cryopreservation

Prem Solanki and Yoed Rabin of Carnegie Mellon University’s Biothermal Technology Laboratory have developed a new way of modeling the solidification of fluids in confined volumes, with applications to organ and tissue preservation. Cryogenics is the study, production, and use of...
UM School of Medicine Brain and Tissue Bank to Receive $800,000 Donation from Blazeman Foundation to Expand Research Initiatives and Outreach on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

UM School of Medicine Brain and Tissue Bank to Receive $800,000 to Advance Research...

The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) will receive an $800,000 donation to be used by the University of Maryland Brain and Tissue Bank to advance research into the treatment and cure of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s...
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...
Atlantic Health Biobank Shared Initial Human Tissue Samples via Partnership with NCI's Cooperative Human Tissue Network

Atlantic Health Biobank Shared Initial Human Tissue Samples via Partnership with NCI’s Cooperative Human...

The state-of-the-art Atlantic Health BioBank has formed a new partnership with the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Cooperative Human Tissue Network (CHTN) - Southern Division, allowing Atlantic Health System to share the initial samples of human tissue. The CHTN, which is...
Artificial Intelligence Unlocks ‘Treasure Trove’ of Cancer Genomes from Billions of Preserved Tissue Samples

New AI Method Makes it Possible to Analyse Cancer Genomes from FFPE Tissue Samples

Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) method that could unlock a research ‘treasure trove’ of cancer genomes from billions of preserved tissue samples stored routinely at hospitals over decades. The new method makes it possible for the first time...
Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia Receives $6M Grant to Establish National Research Platforms

Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia Receives $6M Grant to Establish National Research Platforms

The NCRIS Health Group has granted Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia's project almost $6 million AUD from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to establish a connected research platform network that will advance brain cancer research in Australia. The project...
VCU Liver Institute's New Biorepository to Advance Global Research with Major Sample Donation

VCU Liver Institute’s New Biorepository to Advance Global Research with Major Sample Donation

The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Stravitz-Sanyal Institute for Liver Disease and Metabolic Health recently made a significant leap towards becoming a global research hub. This advancement was fueled by a generous donation from Michigan-based Cirius Therapeutics, which provided nearly...
NCT Tissue Bank Heidelberg: the First German Biobank to be Accredited According to the New ISO Standard

NCT Tissue Bank Heidelberg: the First German Biobank to be Accredited According to the...

The NCT Heidelberg is a joint institution of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the University Hospital Heidelberg (UKHD). The tissue bank of the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Heidelberg, together with the tissue bank of the German...
USask Researchers Work to Establish a Groundbreaking Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation Program to Support Cancer Treatment Services

USask Researchers Work to Establish a Groundbreaking Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation Program to Support Cancer...

Dr. James Benson (PhD) is a globally recognized authority in cryobiology – the research study of biological specimens at below-standard temperatures. In Canada, he is among the few specializing in reproductive cryobiology research. Benson serves as an associate professor at...

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