03
AUG
2017

Biorepository partners with MACH15 international research trial

The BWH/Harvard Cohorts Biorespository is working with the Moderate Alcohol Use and Cardiovascular Health (MACH15) Trial. MACH15 is a large-scale, international research trial funded by the National Institutes of Health to primarily determine the effects of moderate alcohol...
10
JUL
2017

Biorepository cohort featured in JAMA

The Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) was featured in a recent issue of JAMA. The Medical News & Perspectives piece on NHS covered its beginnings and its public health legacy. NHS is one of several prestigious cohort studies whose specimens are housed at the BWH/Harvard Cohorts...
20
JUN
2017

Biorepository partners with Intergenerational Health Study

The BWH/Harvard Cohorts Biorespository is partnering with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to launch the Intergenerational Health Study (IGHS) this summer.    IGHS is interested in understanding the long-term impact of a mother’s health on her child’s...
30
MAY
2017

New $4.9 million project to build the Biobank for Microbiome Research

The BWH/Harvard Cohorts Biorespository is partnering with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on a new $4.9 million microbiome project funded by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC). The award is part of $18 million in capital infrastructure grants given by the...
28
APR
2017

Researchers create resource for further genomic analyses of Biorepository specimens

The specimens of four large cohort studies, whose samples are housed at the BWH/Harvard Cohorts Biorespository, provide rich data for researchers, including DNA samples that have been genotyped. But the different genome-wide association studies (GWAS) used across the studies made...
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APR
2017

Biorepository director presented at ISBER 2017

BWH/Harvard Cohorts Biorepository Director Sherilyn Sawyer, PhD, presented at the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) 2017 Annual Meeting on May 10. Dr. Sawyer was part of a panel for an educational workshop, “Thinning the collection—can...
11
OCT
2016

AML research collaboration results in publication

We are pleased to share results of an exciting research enterprise between the BWH/Harvard Cohorts Biorepository’s epidemiologists and population scientists and basic scientists at Washington University: Clonal haematopoiesis harbouring AML-associated mutations is ubiquitous in...
06
OCT
2016

New paper highlights microbiome research

The BWH/Harvard Cohorts Biorepository is undertaking a vast amount of microbiome research, and we are pleased to share our first publication from this work: Relating the metatranscriptome and metagenome of the human gut. The paper discusses a protocol that allows subjects to...
15
SEP
2016

Presenting at ISBER Regional Meeting 2016

The BWH/Harvard Cohorts Biorepository will be presenting at the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) 2016 Regional Meeting & Exhibits, November 7-8, 2016 in Bethesda, Maryland. Join us for our presentations on inventory control, specimen...
05
FEB
2015

Join us at ISBER 2015

Please join us in Phoenix, AZ this May for ISBER 2015. The BWH/Harvard Cohorts Biorepository will be giving presentations on several key findings in biorepository operations. We look forward to seeing you there!
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