NEWS

Sep 18, 2018
Seven scientists in the United States and Britain who have come up with a revolutionary gene therapy cure for a rare genetic form of childhood blindness won the 2018 António Champalimaud Vision Award, a 1 million euro prize from Portugal’s...
Jul 19, 2018
Scientists from the National Institute of Aging (NIA) at National Institutes of Health (NIH) in collaboration with Tawain's National Health Research Institutes and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine worked with Peptron Inc. a Korean-...
Apr 19, 2018
Scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health recently report that genetically modified broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) protected rhesus macaques from an HIV-like...

New & Updated Opportunities

Oct 12, 2018

Coronaviruses (CoVs) can cause severe respiratory disease with high fatality rates in humans. The 2002-2003 SARS-CoV epidemic resulted in 8098 cases and 744 deaths, and...

Oct 12, 2018

The VRC01-class of potent, broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs) targets the conserved CD4-binding site (CD4bs) of HIV-1 Env which has been a major target of...

Oct 9, 2018

Ebola virus (EBOV) hemorrhagic fever is one of the most lethal viral infections and lacks a licensed vaccine. EBOV is transmitted by contact with body fluids from...

SPOTLIGHT

The Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN) Repository, supported by the National Institute of Aging was established in 1994. The goal of the SWAN repository is to describe the biological, behavioral, and psychosocial characteristics that occur during midlife and the menopausal transition. SWAN focuses on the impact of menopause on age-related chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression, bone loss and osteoporosis, as well as physical and cognitive functioning. SWAN has seven clinical study sites located in six states, two in California, and one each in Chicago, Boston, Detroit area, northern New Jersey and Pittsburgh. The SWAN Repository is the biospecimen bank of the SWAN study. All stored specimens are from the 3,302 SWAN participants. There are currently nearly 1.8 million samples, collected across the 14 clinic visits. Both SWAN Specimens and Data are available to the scientific community.

The SWAN Repository contains blood...

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