Navigation Links
Britain Undertakes Study into the Cause of Diseases

Britain plans to undertake the world’s largest study into the genetic and environmental causes of disease through the U.K. Biobank project.//

Its goal is to collect DNA samples from around 500,000 people between the ages of 40 and 69 and monitoring their health at the same time.

Participants in the project are expected to be found after letters targeting men and women in the appropriate age group are sent out, probably by the end of 2006. The recipients would then be assessed at one of the 35 centers in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. This process of recruitment is expected to last three or four years at least.

Eventually the $115 million Biobank is believed to be able to assist in finding cures for diseases like heart disease, cancer and diabetes. The effects of environment, genetics and lifestyle on disease are expected to be revealed through acess of the Biobank and its data.

U.K. Biobank`s principal investigator Professor Rory Collins said: 'For decades to come, the U.K. Biobank resource should provide researchers around the world with vital insights into some of the most distressing diseases of middle and old age.'

Professor Colin Blakemore, chief executive of Britain`s Medical Research Council, one of the investors in Biobank said, 'U.K. Biobank offers enormous potential to find out more about the complex links between our genes, the lives we lead and our health. Over the coming years, the data from this study will grow into a unique resource for future generations.'

Biobank however still does not have support from the medical community as a whole. Many are skeptical whether the scope of the project would ensure that the information held is accurate and honestly represented.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Couples in Britain can have “designer” babis
2. Brain drain of dentists from Kerala to Britain
3. Doctor Training Undermined In Britain Due To Shortage Of Cadavers
4. Health Care Ties To Get Stronger Between India And Britain
5. Botched Abortions Trigger Concern Over Legal Ambiguity In Britain
6. Paid-For Sex Rates In Britain Has Increased Two Fold Over The Past 10 Years
7. Rise In Waterborne And Malaria Cases Anticipated In Britain
8. Britain Toddlers To Receive Flu-Jab In Addition To The 21 Shots
9. Prince Of Wales Is Alarmed By The Obesity Wave In Britain
10. New PPUD Syndrome Prevalent Among Indian Doctors In Britain
11. Britain Announces Third Transfusion Related Mad Cow Case
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... The American Board of Family Medicine's (ABFM) Board of ... Executive Officer, succeeding Dr. James C. Puffer upon his retirement. Dr. Newton will serve ... Puffer’s retirement at the end of 2018. Upon assuming the role of President and ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple ... care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster ... Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House ... most popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of ... baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and learning solutions ... Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College of ... Carol Friedman, PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, ... In honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... Oct. 11, 2017  Caris Life Sciences ® , ... the promise of precision medicine, today announced that St. ... Precision Oncology Alliance™ (POA) as its 17 th ... St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute will help develop standards ... of tumor profiling, making cancer treatment more precise and ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... 2017   West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: ... drug administration, today shared the results of a study ... the intradermal administration of polio vaccines. The study results ... May 2017 by Dr. Ondrej Mach , Clinical ... Organization (WHO), and recently published in the journal ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza ... Care is helping communities across Massachusetts , ... no-cost* flu shots through the end of the month. *Some ... ... flu shot is by the end of October, according to the Centers ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: