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biobank

(bī′ō-băngk′)
n.
A repository of samples of biological material such as tissue, blood, or DNA, along with detailed information about the source of each sample, used for scientific research.
tr.v. bio·banked, bio·banking, bio·banks
1. To supply (biological material) to a biobank.
2. To preserve (biological material) in a biobank.

biobank

(bī′ō-băngk″) [″ + ″]
An institution that stores human tissues, e.g., autopsy specimens, blood, or organ biopsies, for research.
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Using a combination of scans and genetic data from around 100,000 40 to 69 year-old men and women who were recruited to the UK Biobank study, the team will explore how the size, shape and structure of hips, knees and spines contribute to the development of fractures, osteoarthritis and back pain.
to fund the generation of genetic exome sequence data from the 500,000 volunteer participants who make up the UK Biobank health resource, the company said.
Through these samples, Qatar Biobank enables medical researchers and healthcare professionals to gain a clearer picture of health issues facing Qatar and the region.
The Estonian Biobank (including 50,000 participants), hosted by EGCUT, is one of the world's leading resources for developing precision medicine applications with its forward-looking laws, longitudinal digital health repositories and availability of biological samples.
The BioBank will provide kits to your veterinarian.
Both the Lifelines and UK Biobank cohorts sampled their participants from the general population using general practice registers.
The very large number of individuals participating in UK Biobank provides a powerful resource for identifying genes involved in complex traits such as muscle strength, and helps us understand their underlying biology and its relevance to health,' said Dan Wright, joint first author on the paper and a PhD student at University of Cambridge.
Managing ethical, legal and social implications is critical for any biobank, and the attendant regulations will necessarily and desirably be burdensome.
GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON: GSK) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: REGN), along with the UK Biobank, are to work on generating the world's most detailed health database, Regeneron revealed on Thursday.
The Declaration defines a health database as 'a system for collecting, organizing and storing health information, and a biobank as 'a collection of biological materials and associated data'.
Some 100,000 middle-aged volunteers will have their brains, hearts, bones, arteries and body fat scanned in the biggest ever project to map the internal workings of the human body by UK Biobank.
Officials said the UK Biobank project - funded by the Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust and British Heart Foundation - could transform the way scientists study a range of other diseases, including arthritis, cancer, heart attacks and strokes.