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.
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.
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.
Dec 29, 2014 4:15 PM
DNA extraction has now been completed for almost half the cohort.
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.
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.
Sep 1, 2014 12:00 AM
‘Fresh fruit consumption, blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk: a prospective cohort study of 0.5 million adults in the China Kadoorie Biobank’ presented by Dr Huaidong Du at an oral abstract session of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 29 Aug – 2 Sept 2014 in Barcelona has received widespread media coverage.
Aug 14, 2014 12:00 AM
i-CASE is a bespoke web-based system developed by the CKB team, a unique tool for epidemiological studies of this kind, it will give qualified specialists secure access to high quality images of the patient records and event information and allow them to carry out event adjudication using a standardised adjudication form.
Jun 30, 2014 12:00 AM
The China National Cardiovascular Biocentre has opened in Xi Shan, Beijing. Storage facilities for CKB biological samples include 11 liquid nitrogen tanks, and 35 -80 °C freezers.
May 26, 2014 12:00 AM
New research from the China Kadoorie Biobank, published online in the BMJ Open Respiratory Research, highlights striking variations in the prevalence and misdiagnosis of air flow obstruction (AFO) across 10 regions of China.