News Archive


Moderate alcohol consumption does not protect against stroke

Apr 4, 2019 11:30 AM

Blood pressure and stroke risk increase steadily with increasing alcohol intake, and previous claims that 1-2 alcoholic drinks a day might protect against stroke are dismissed by new evidence from a genetic study involving 160,000 adults from the China Kadoorie Biobank

High cholesterol strongly linked to risk of stroke

Mar 11, 2019 4:00 PM

High levels of cholesterol are a major risk factor for stroke according to new research published today in Nature Medicine. The study suggests that more widespread use of statin therapy could prevent a large number of strokes as well as heart disease in the Chinese population and others with high stroke rates.

Burning wood or coal to cook increases risk of respiratory illness.

Sep 21, 2018 12:00 AM

Burning wood or coal to cook food is associated with higher risk of being hospitalised or dying from respiratory diseases, according to new research conducted in China and published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Genetic Users Group meeting

Sep 14, 2018 2:00 PM

On 14th September, senior scientists at the University of Oxford attended a CKB Genetic Research Users Group meeting.

CKB-BGI-BDI multi-omics workshop

Sep 10, 2018 5:00 PM

ON the 10 September CKB held a joint workshop at the Big Data Institute, Oxford, with a delegation from BGI (visiting from Shenzhen, China).