Boston Biorepository, Recruitment, and Integrative Network (BBRAIN) for GWI
Technical Report,01 Sep 2018,31 Aug 2019
Boston University Medical Campus Boston United States
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The primary objective of BBRAIN is to establish a retrospective and prospective biorepository network for GWI research by data mining from existing BBRAIN collaborator specimens and for recruiting 500 additional repository samples. The four prospective recruitment resource sites will include Boston, Miami, Bronx and San Francisco. The BBRAIN structure will provide centralized cataloguing and coordination of retrospective biorepository samples from 10 collaborating institutions who will share existing blood plasma, sera, PBMCs, cerebrospinal fluid, human-induced pluripotent stem cells hiPSCs, DNA and saliva samples. Corresponding cognitive outcomes, brain imaging, demographics and health symptom surveys will be included in BBRAIN network datasets to allow for the comparison of biomarkers with behavioral outcomes.
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