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.
May 15, 2014 9:00 AM
The second phase of the China Kadoorie Biobank’s second resurvey involves ~12,000 participants from 5 study areas and is progressing well.
Apr 24, 2014 9:00 AM
The CKB team have further developed a tailor-made outcome PVD system that uses handheld tablet computers to record data that helps validate disease specific events.
Apr 1, 2014 9:00 AM
The pilot phase of work by the China Kadoorie Biobank to assess the quality of diagnosis of COPD cases obtained from health insurance database has been completed for ~1,100 randomly selected cases from all the ten regional centres.
Mar 30, 2014 9:00 AM
In collaboration with genotyping microarray manufacturer Affymetrix and our genomics partner in China, BGI-Shenzhen, the China Kadoorie Biobank team has completed the design of a low cost biobanking genotyping array optimised for Chinese populations.
Mar 17, 2014 12:00 PM
China has experienced major social and economic changes over the last several decades, and data from the China Kadoorie Biobank, published online in the International Journal of Epidemiology, showed striking changes in women’s reproductive factors over this period.
Mar 11, 2014 12:00 PM
DNA extraction has been completed for 150,000 CKB participants.
Mar 10, 2014 2:00 PM
Despite the high burden of COPD, there is still little data available from China about the prevalence of spirometrically diagnosed COPD among never smokers.