News Archive


Research on COPD and its association with smoking published

Mar 20, 2015 12:00 AM

The paper "COPD and its association with smoking in the Mainland China: a cross-sectional analysis of 0.5 million men and women from ten diverse areas" was published in the International Journal of COPD on 20 March 2015.

Outdoor temperature, blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease mortality

Feb 17, 2015 12:00 AM

Blood pressure is a major cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and both may increase as outdoor temperatures fall. A recent CKB analysis published in the European Heart Journal investigates seasonal variation in blood pressure and CVD mortality among patients with prior-CVD.

Major funding secured for genotyping

Feb 16, 2015 12:00 AM

In February 2015 the CKB was awarded a total of £5m from the MRC Newton Fund for further large-scale genotyping of China Kadoorie Biobank.

CKB Annual Collaborator’s Meeting

Dec 31, 2014 12:00 AM

The CKB annual collaborator’s meeting brings together over 150 team members and project collaborators. National and International Coordinating Staff were joined in Haikou by CKB staff and Health Insurance Agency representatives from each of the project’s 10 Regional Centres from the 20 – 21 December 2015. The meeting also included delegates from the Chinese Ministry of Health and collaborating research centres.

GWAS genotyping underway

Nov 1, 2014 12:00 AM

Genotyping for the CKB genome-wide association study into haemorrhagic stroke is now being carried out at BGI-Shenzhen, China.

Second resurvey successfully completed

Sep 10, 2014 12:00 AM

The China Kadoorie Biobank’s second resurvey involving over 25,000 participants from 10 study areas is now complete. The final Regional Centre (RC) Qingdao (RC12) finished data collection in early September.