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    anage

Cite this (anage, RRID:SCR_001470)

URL: http://genomics.senescence.info/species/

Resource Type: Resource, data or information resource, database

A curated database of aging and life history in animals, including extensive longevity records and complementary traits for > 4000 vertebrate species. AnAge was primarily developed for comparative biology studies, in particular studies of longevity and aging, but can also be useful for ecological and conservation studies and as a reference for zoos and field biologists.

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Cite this (Arredondo ANT fNIRS dataset1, RRID:SCR_002653)

URL: https://scicrunch.org/resources/Tools/record/nlx_144509-1/6b508d2a-fd5f-56f2-93cf-462fcd52548e/search?q=*&l=&facet%5B%5D=Parent%20Organization:University%20of%20Michigan;%20Michigan;%20USA&sort=added

Resource Type: Resource, data set, data or information resource

THIS RESOURCE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. Documented September 12, 2017.

Dataset in Bilingual exposure optimizes left-hemisphere dominance for selective attention processes in the developing brain by Arredondo, Su, Satterfield, & Kovelman (XX) Does early bilingual exposure alter the representations of cognitive processes in the developing brain? Theories of bilingual development have suggested that bilingual language switching might improve children''s executive function and foster the maturation of prefrontal brain regions that support higher cognition. To test this hypothesis, we used functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy to measure brain activity in Spanish-English bilingual and English-monolingual children during a visuo-spatial executive function task of attentional control (N=27, ages 7-13). Prior findings suggest that while young children start with bilateral activation for the task, it becomes right-lateralized with age (Konrad et al., 2005). Indeed monolinguals showed bilateral frontal activation, however young bilinguals showed greater activation in left language areas relative to right hemisphere and relative to monolinguals. The findings suggest that bilingual experience optimizes attention mechanisms in the language hemisphere, and highlight the importance of early experiences for neurodevelopmental plasticity of higher cognition. These data are made available from Ioulia Kovelman''s Language and Literacy Lab at University of Michigan and may be exported through the NIF Data Federation. To cite these data please use this text Data were published by Arredondo et al. (XX) and made available via the NIF at XX

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Cite this (Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA), RRID:SCR_013148)

URL: http://www.grc.nia.nih.gov/branches/blsa/blsanew.htm

Resource Type: Resource, disease-related portal, topical portal, database, research forum portal, portal, data or information resource

America''s longest-running scientific study of human aging, begun in 1958. BLSA scientists are learning what happens as people age and how to sort out changes due to aging from those due to disease or other causes. More than 1,400 men and women are study volunteers. They range in age from their 20s to their 90s. This study is currently recruiting healthy seniors over 70.

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Cite this (Beijing: Eyes Open Eyes Closed Study, RRID:SCR_001507)

URL: http://fcon_1000.projects.nitrc.org/indi/retro/BeijingEOEC.html

Resource Type: Resource, data set, data or information resource

Data set of 48 healthy controls from a community (student) sample from Beijing Normal University in China with 3 resting state fMRI scans each. During the first scan participants were instructed to rest with their eyes closed. The second and third resting state scan were randomized between resting with eyes open versus eyes closed. In addition this dataset contains a 64-direction DTI scan for every participant. The following data are released for every participant: * 6-minute resting state fMRI scan (R-fMRI) * MPRAGE anatomical scan, defaced to protect patient confidentiality * 64-direction diffusion tensor imaging scan (2mm isotropic) * Demographic information and information on the counterbalancing of eyes open versus eyes closed.

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Cite this (Beijing: Short TR Study, RRID:SCR_003502)

URL: http://fcon_1000.projects.nitrc.org/indi/pro/BeijingShortTR.html

Resource Type: Resource, data set, data or information resource

Dataset of resting state fMRI scans obtained using two different TR's in healthy college-aged volunteers. Specifically, for each participant, data is being obtained with a short TR (0.4 seconds) and a long TR (2.0 seconds). In addition this dataset contains a 64-direction DTI scan for every participant. The following data are released for every participant: * 8-minute resting-state fMRI scan (TR = 2 seconds, # repetitions = 240) * 8-minute resting-state fMRI scans (TR = 0.4 seconds, # repetitions = 1200) * MPRAGE anatomical scan, defaced to protect patient confidentiality * 64-direction diffusion tensor imaging scan (2mm isotropic) * Demographic information

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Cite this (Biobank Graz, RRID:SCR_004245)

URL: http://www.medunigraz.at/en/biobank

Resource Type: Resource, production service resource, analysis service resource, biomaterial supply resource, tissue bank, service resource, material resource, data or information resource

Biobank Graz is a non-profit central Medical University of Graz (MUG) service facility that provides the logistics and infrastructure to optimally support MUG research teams in the collection, processing and storage of biological samples and their associated data. In the course of this, special attention is given to sample and data quality and to the protection of the individual rights of patients. Samples from selected patients at the Graz LKH-University Clinical Centre, who have signed an informed consent declaration, are deposited in Biobank Graz. This means that excess tissue and blood samples are collected and placed in storage. The samples are harvested in the course of routine interventions undertaken by the different departments and institutes of the Graz LKH-University Clinical Centre and approved for use in research projects only after the completion of all necessary laboratory and histopathological analyses. No additional material is removed: in other words, there are no associated drawbacks whatsoever for the patients involved. Biobank Graz operates a quality management system according to ISO 9001:2008 and offers the following services for the processing and storage of biological samples and the handling of data: * Consistently high sample quality through the processing of samples using standardized methods in accordance with written working instructions (SOPs) * Efficient use of resources through the building of shared infrastructure and the development of optimized processes * A high degree of reliability provided by the storage of samples in 24/7 - monitored storage systems. * Processing and storage of all data in accordance with data protection legislation. Biobank Graz comprises both population-based and disease-focused collections of biological materials. It currently contains approx. 3.8 mio samples from approx. 1.2 mio patients representing a nonselected patient group characteristic of central Europe. Because the Institute of Pathology was, until 2003, the exclusive pathology service provider for major parts of the province of Styria, including its capital Graz (population approx. 1.2 mio people), samples from all human diseases, treated by surgery or diagnosed by biopsy, are included in the collection at their natural frequency of occurrence and thus represent cancers and non-cancerous diseases from all organs, and from all age groups. The scientific value of the existing tissue collection is, thus, not only determined by its size and technical homogeneity (all samples have been processed in a single institute under constant conditions for more than 20 years), but also by its population-based character. These features provide ideal opportunities for epidemiological studies and allow the validation of biomarkers for the identification of specific diseases and determination of their response to treatment. Prospectively collected tissues, blood samples and clinical data comprise, on the one hand, randomly selected samples from all diseases and patient groups to provide sufficient numbers of samples for the evaluation of the disease-specificity of any gene or biomarker. On the other hand, Biobank Graz adopts a disease-focused approach for selected diseases (such as breast, colon and liver cancers as well as some metabolic diseases) through the collection of a range of different human biological samples of highest quality and detailed clinical follow-up data. Graz Medical University established the Biobank to provide improved and sustainable access to biological samples and related (clinical) data both for its own academic research and for external research projects of academic and industrial partners. It is a major interest of the university to initiate co-operative research projects. Biological samples and data are available to external institutions performing high-quality research projects which comply with the Biobank''s ethical and legal framework according to the access rules (Contact: COO Karine Sargsyan, MD, PhD).

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Cite this (Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure (BBMRI), RRID:SCR_004226)

URL: http://bbmri-eric.eu

Resource Type: Resource, topical portal, database, biomaterial supply resource, portal, material resource, data or information resource

BBMRI is a pan-European and internationally broadly accessible research infrastructure and a network of existing and de novo biobanks and biomolecular resources. The infrastructure will include samples from patients and healthy persons, representing different European populations (with links to epidemiological and health care information), molecular genomic resources and biocomputational tools to optimally exploit this resource for global biomedical research. During the past 3 years BBMRI has grown into a 53-member consortium with over 280 associated organizations (largely biobanks) from over 30 countries, making it the largest research infrastructure project in Europe. During the preparatory phase the concept of a functional pan-European biobank was formulated and has now been presented to Member States of the European Union and for associated states for approval and funding. BBMRI will form an interface between specimens and data (from patients and European populations) and top-level biological and medical research. This can only be achieved through a distributed research infrastructure with operational units in all participating Member States. BBMRI will be implemented under the ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium) legal entity. BBMRI-ERIC foresees headquarters (central coordination) in Graz, Austria, responsible for coordination of the activities of National Nodes established in participating countries. BBMRI is in the process of submitting its application to the European Commission for a legal status under the ERIC regulation, with an expected start date at the end of 2011. Major synergism, gain of statistical power and economy of scale will be achieved by interlinking, standardizing and harmonizing - sometimes even just cross-referencing - a large variety of well-qualified, up-to date, existing and de novo national resources. The network should cover (1) major European biobanks with blood, serum, tissue or other biological samples, (2) molecular methods resource centers for human and model organisms of biomedical relevance, (3) and biocomputing centers to ensure that databases of samples in the repositories are dynamically linked to existing databases and to scientific literature as well as to statistical expertise. Catalog of European Biobanks www.bbmriportal.eu Username: guest / Password: catalogue The catalogue is intended to be used as a reference for scientists seeking information about biological samples and data suitable for their research. The BBMRI catalogue of European Biobanks provides a high-level description of Europe''s biobanks characteristics using a portal solution managing metadata and aggregate data of biobanks. The catalogue can be queried by country, by biobank, by ICD-groups, by specimen types, by specific strengths, by funding and more. A search function is available for all data.

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Cite this (Blueprint Epigenome, RRID:SCR_003844)

URL: http://www.blueprint-epigenome.eu/

Resource Type: Resource, protocol, organization portal, portal, consortium, data or information resource

Consortium to further the understanding of how genes are activated or repressed in both healthy and diseased human cells with a focus on distinct types of haematopoietic cells from healthy individuals and on their malignant leukemic counterparts. They will generate at least 100 reference epigenomes and study them to advance and exploit knowledge of the underlying biological processes and mechanisms in health and disease. Reference epigenomes will be generated by state-of-the-art technologies from highly purified cells for a comprehensive set of epigenetic marks in accordance with quality standards set by International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC). Access to the data is provided as well as the protocols used to collect the different blood cell types, to perform the different types of epigenomic analyses, etc.). This resource-generating activity will be complemented by hypothesis-driven research into blood-based diseases, including common leukemias and autoimmune disease (Type 1 Diabetes), by discovery and validation of epigenetic markers for diagnostic use and by epigenetic target identification. Since epigenetic changes are reversible, they can be targets for the development of novel and more individualized medical treatments. The involvement of companies will energize epigenomic research in the private sector by the development of smart technologies for better diagnostic tests and by identifying new targets for compounds. Thus the results of the project may lead to targeted diagnostics, new treatments and preventive measures for specific diseases in individual patients, an approach known as "personalized medicine". The Blueprint Data Access Committee will consider applications for access to data sets stored in the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA) when authorized to do so by the Blueprint consortium and the holders of the original consent documents. Access is conditional upon availability of samples and/or data and signed agreement by the researcher(s) and the responsible employing Institution to abide by policies related to publication, data disposal, ethical approval and confidentiality. At EBI, the ftp site with the data can be found. You can either opt to link to the track hubs yourself or you can add the track hub to a genome browser - UCSC or ENSEMBL. Also Meta Data files and README are available. The data can also be accessed via the BIOMART system.

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Cite this (brainmap.org, RRID:SCR_003069)

URL: http://brainmap.org/

Resource Type: Resource, software resource, software application, data or information resource, database

A community database of published functional and structural neuroimaging experiments with both metadata descriptions of experimental design and activation locations in the form of stereotactic coordinates (x,y,z) in Talairach or MNI space. BrainMap provides not only data for meta-analyses and data mining, but also distributes software and concepts for quantitative integration of neuroimaging data. The goal of BrainMap is to develop software and tools to share neuroimaging results and enable meta-analysis of studies of human brain function and structure in healthy and diseased subjects. It is a tool to rapidly retrieve and understand studies in specific research domains, such as language, memory, attention, reasoning, emotion, and perception, and to perform meta-analyses of like studies. Brainmap contains the following software: # Sleuth: database searches and Talairach coordinate plotting (this application requires a username and password) # GingerALE: performs meta-analyses via the activation likelihood estimation (ALE) method; also converts coordinates between MNI and Talairach spaces using icbm2tal # Scribe: database entry of published functional neuroimaging papers with coordinate results

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    BraVa

Cite this (BraVa, RRID:SCR_001407)

URL: http://cng.gmu.edu/brava

Resource Type: Resource, data or information resource, database

A database of digital reconstructions of the human brain arterial arborizations from 61 healthy adult subjects along with extracted morphological measurements. The arterial arborizations include the six major trees stemming from the circle of Willis, namely: the left and right Anterior Cerebral Arteries (ACAs), Middle Cerebral Arteries (MCAs), and Posterior Cerebral Arteries (PCAs).

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Cite this (cafe variome, RRID:SCR_006162)

URL: http://www.cafevariome.org/

Resource Type: Resource, data set, service resource, data repository, storage service resource, data or information resource

Clearinghouse and exchange portal for gene variant (mutation) data produced by diagnostics laboratories, offering users a portal through which to announce, discover and acquire a comprehensive listing of observed neutral and disease-causing gene variants in patients and unaffected individuals. Cafe Variome is not a ''''database'''' for the hosting/display/release of data, but a shop window for finding data. As such, it holds only core info for each record, and uses this merely to enable holistic searching across resources. Diagnostics laboratories routinely assess DNA samples from patients with various inherited disorders, and so produce a great wealth of data on the genetic basis of disease. Unfortunately, those data are not usually shared with others. To address this gross deficiency, a novel system has been developed that aims to facilitate the automated transfer of diagnostic laboratory data to the wider community, via an internet based Cafe for routinely exchanging genetic variation data. The flow of research data concerning the genetic basis of health and disease is critical to understanding and developing treatments for a range of genetic diseases. Overall, the project aims to lower the barriers and provide incentives for a willing community to share data, and thereby facilitate the broader exploitation of diagnostic laboratory data. Cafe Variome aims to address the above data flow problems by: # Minimizing the effort required to publish variant data # Ensuring attribution for data creators working in diagnostic laboratories Key elements of the project strategy are: * Data publication will be automated by endowing standard analysis tools used by laboratories with an online data submission function. Submissions will be received by a central Internet depot, which will serve as a place where published datasets are advertised, and subsequently discovered by diverse 3rd parties. * Each dataset will be unambiguously linked with the data submitter''''s identity, and systems devised to facilitate citation of published variant datasets so they can be cited in the literature. Data creators will thus be credited for their contributions. Data submitters can use Cafe Variome to simply announce or publicize their data to the world. To enable this, only core, non-identifiable data is submitted to the central repository, enabling users to search and discover records of interest in the source repository. The data are not automatically handed on to the user (unless intended by the submitters). Hence, the concept is used to deal with the challenge of maximally sharing data whilst fully respecting ethico-legal considerations.

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Cite this (CANDI Share: Schizophrenia Bulletin 2008, RRID:SCR_009451)

URL: http://www.nitrc.org/projects/cs_schizbull08/

Resource Type: Resource, data set, data or information resource

This project hosts data for CANDI Share Schizophrenia Bulletin 2008 (reference below) as part of the CANDI Neuroimaging Access Point. This set includes preprocessed MRI images and segmentation results of all 4 diagnostic groups (Healthy Controls, N=29; Schizophrenia Spectrum, N=20; Bipolar Disorder with Psychosis, N=19; and Bipolar Disorder without Psychosis, N=35). Frazier JA, Hodge SM, Breeze JL, Giuliano AJ, Terry JE, Moore CM, Kennedy DN, Lopez-Larson MP, Caviness VS, Seidman LJ, Zablotsky B, Makris N. Diagnostic and sex effects on limbic volumes in early-onset bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Schizophr Bull. 2008 Jan;34(1):37-46.

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Cite this (Cardiovascular Model Repository, RRID:SCR_002679)

URL: https://simtk.org/home/cv-gmodels

Resource Type: Resource, image collection, data set, service resource, storage service resource, data repository, data or information resource

Repository of geometric models collected from on-going and past research projects in the Cardiovascular Biomechanics Research Laboratory at Stanford University. The geometric models are mostly built from imaging data of healthy and diseased individuals. For each of the models, a short description is given with a reference. The geometric models are in VTK PolyData XML .vtp format. * Audience: Biomechanical and computational researchers interested in complex models of cardiovascular applications * Long Term Goals and Related Uses: Allow users to download geometric models for cardiovascular applications. These geometric models can be used for research purposes, such as meshing and scientific visualization. Users are welcome to contact the project administrator, join the project and contribute additional models.

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Cite this (CCHMC Pediatric Brain Templates, RRID:SCR_003276)

URL: http://irc.cchmc.org/software/pedbrain.php

Resource Type: Resource, atlas, image collection, reference atlas, data or information resource

Brain imaging data collected from a large population of normal, healthy children that have been used to construct pediatric brain templates, which can be used within statistical parametric mapping for spatial normalization, tissue segmentation and visualization of imaging study results. The data has been processed and compiled in various ways to accommodate a wide range of possible research approaches. The templates are made available free of charge to all interested parties for research purposes only. When processing imaging data from children, it is important to take into account the fact that the pediatric brain differs significantly from the adult brain. Therefore, optimized processing requires appropriate reference data be used because adult reference data will introduce a systematic bias into the results. We have shown that, in the in the case of spatial normalization, the amount of non-linear deformation is dramatically less when a pediatric template is used (left, see also HBM 2002; 17:48-60). We could also show that tissue composition is substantially different between adults and children, and more so the younger the children are (right, see also MRM 2003; 50:749-757). We thus believe that the use of pediatric reference data might be more appropriate.

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Cite this (Center for EPR Imaging in Vivo Physiology, RRID:SCR_001410)

URL: http://rover.bsd.uchicago.edu/lfepr/

Resource Type: Resource, biomedical technology research center, training resource

Biomedical technology research center that develops instrumentation, analysis techniques, spin probes and spin traps, and methodologies for imaging physiologically relevant aspects of tissue fluids, including high-resolution oxygen maps, with very low frequency electron paramagnetic resonance imaging (EPRI). Novel bridges and high-access, low-field magnet/gradient systems have produced physiologically relevant measurements and accommodate a number of resonant structures. The Center is a consortium between the University of Chicago, the University of Denver, the University of Maryland and Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry (NIOC), Russia.

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Cite this (Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey (CLHLS), RRID:SCR_008904)

URL: http://centerforaging.duke.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=115&Itemid=152

Resource Type: Resource, data or information resource, database

The project has been collecting detailed panel data about the health, disability, demographic, family, socioeconomic, and behavioral risk-factors for mortality and healthy longevity of the oldest old, with a comparative sub-sample of younger elders, to examine the factors in healthy longevity. The baseline survey was conducted in 1998 and the follow-up surveys with replacement to compensate for deceased elders were conducted in 2000, 2002, 2005, and 2008, For each centenarian, one near-by octogenarian (aged 80-89) and one near-by nonagenarian (aged 90-99) of pre-designated age and sex were interviewed. Near-by is loosely defined it could be in the same village or street if available, or in the same town or in the same county or city. The idea was to have comparable numbers of male and female octogenarians and nonagenarians at each age from 80 to 99. In 2002, the study added a refresher sub-sample of 4,845 interviewees aged 65-79, and a sub-sample of 4,478 adult children (aged 35-65) of the elderly interviewees aged 65-110 in eight provinces Comparative study of intergenerational relationships in the context of rapid aging and healthy longevity between Mainland China and Taiwan is possible. At each wave, the longitudinal survivors were re-interviewed, and the deceased interviewees were replaced by additional participants. Data on mortality and health status before dying for the 12,136 elders aged 65-112 who died between the waves were collected in interviews with a close family member of the deceased. The study also included interviews and follow-ups with 4,478 elderly interviewees'''' children aged 35-65. * Dates of Study: 1998-2005 * Study Features: Longitudinal, International * Sample Size: ** 1998: 8,993 ** 2000: 11,199 ** 2002: 16,064 ** 2005: 14,923 Links * Data Archive, http://www.geri.duke.edu/china_study/CLHLS6.htm * ICPSR, http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/NACDA/studies/03891

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Cite this (ConnectomeDB, RRID:SCR_004830)

URL: http://humanconnectome.org/connectome/connectomeDB.html

Resource Type: Resource, database, image collection, service resource, storage service resource, image repository, data repository, data or information resource

Data management platform that houses all data generated by the Human Connectome Project - image data, clinical evaluations, behavioral data and more. ConnectomeDB stores raw image data, as well as results of analysis and processing pipelines. Using the ConnectomeDB infrastructure, research centers will be also able to manage Connectome-like projects, including data upload and entry, quality control, processing pipelines, and data distribution. ConnectomeDB is designed to be a data-mining tool, that allows users to generate and test hypotheses based on groups of subjects. Using the ConnectomeDB interface, users can easily search, browse and filter large amounts of subject data, and download necessary files for many kinds of analysis. ConnectomeDB is designed to work seamlessly with Connectome Workbench, an interactive, multidimensional visualization platform designed specifically for handling connectivity data. De-identified data within ConnectomeDB is publicly accessible. Access to additional data may be available to qualified research investigators. ConnectomeDB is being hosted on a BlueArc storage platform housed at Washington University through the year 2020. This data platform is based on XNAT, an open-source image informatics software toolkit developed by the NRG at Washington University. ConnectomeDB itself is fully open source.

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Cite this (Database of Genomic Variants: A curated catalogue of structural variation in the human genome, RRID:SCR_007000)

URL: http://dgv.tcag.ca/

Resource Type: Resource, data or information resource, database

A curated catalogue of human genomic structural variation identified in healthy control samples for studies aiming to correlate genomic variation with phenotypic data. Structural variation is defined as genomic alterations that involve segments of DNA that are larger than 50bp. It is continuously updated with new data from peer reviewed research studies. The Database is no longer accepting direct submission of data as they are currently part of a collaboration with two new archival CNV databases at EBI and NCBI, called DGVa and dbVAR, respectively. One of the changes to DGV as part of this collaborative effort is that they will no longer be accepting direct submissions, but rather obtain the datasets from DGVa (short for DGV archive). This will ensure that the three databases are synchronized, and will allow for an official accessioning of variants.

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Cite this (da Vinci European Biobank, RRID:SCR_004908)

URL: https://www.davincieuropeanbiobank.org/

Resource Type: Resource, biomaterial supply resource, material resource, data or information resource

BioBank that collects, stores, processes and distributes biospecimens and the associated data. The biospecimens are human and non-human genetic materials, proteins, cells, tissues and biofluids. The data are the biological information associated to the samples and, in the case of human samples, the clinical information pertaining to the donor. The da Vinci European BioBank (daVEB) is a multicenter biobank with a centralized IT infrastructure and a main repository located at the Polo Scientifico (Scientific Campus of the University of Florence) in Sesto Fiorentino (Florence, Italy). Hosted by the Magnetic Resonance Center (CERM), an expert center on protein structure and metabolomics, daVEB's aim is to host as rich as possible biological human sample collections, stored accordingly to EU guidelines, in order to offer a powerful tool in the study of complex diseases. At the end of July 2011, the da Vinci European BioBank of the Pharmacogenomics FiorGen Onlus Foundation has been audited and got the quality certification according to UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 for Collection, storage and distribution of biological samples and the associated data for scientific research. Besides the samples stored at da Vinci European BioBank in Sesto Fiorentino (Florence), the daVEB is also the administrative biobank for research sample collections that are stored in the delocalized repositories. All the sample collections must be registered in the biobank: * sample collections taken within the regular health care * samples taken from healthy individuals or other persons out of the regular health care * samples that have been taken in hospitals within research protocols on specific pathologies all transferred to daVEB endowed with a transfer agreement signed by the donor. The Research Units actually afferent to daVEB are delocalized in the Florence, Prato, Pisa and Siena provinces. Delocalized repositories are under construction in Tuscany.

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Cite this (Dynamics of Health Aging and Body Composition (Health ABC), RRID:SCR_008813)

URL: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/intramural-research-program/dynamics-health-aging-and-body-composition-health-abc

Resource Type: Resource, biomaterial supply resource, topical portal, portal, material resource, data or information resource

A study that characterizes the extent of change in body composition in older men and women, identifies clinical conditions accelerating these changes, and examines the health impact of these changes on strength, endurance, disability, and weight-related diseases of old age. The study population consists of 3,075 persons age 70-79 at baseline with about equal numbers of men and women. Thirty-three percent of the men are African-Americans as are 46% of the women. All persons in the study were selected to be free of disability in activities of daily living and free of functional limitation (defined as any difficulty walking a quarter of a mile or any difficulty walking up 10 steps without resting) at baseline. The core yearly examination for HEALTH ABC includes measurement of body composition by dual energy x-ray absorptio????????metry (DXA), walking ability, strength, an interview that includes self-report of limitations, a medication survey, and weight (Measurements in the Health ABC Study). Provision has been made for banking of blood specimens and extracted DNA (HealthABC repository). Study investigators are open to collaboration especially for measures focused on obesity and associated weight-related health conditions including osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, pulmonary function, cardiovascular disease, vascular disease, diabetes and glucose intolerance, and depression. The principal goals of the HEALTH ABC are: # To assess the association of baseline body weight, lean body mass, body fat, and bone mineral content, in relation to weight history, with: incident functional limitation; incidence and change in severity of weight-related health conditions; recovery of physical function after an acute event; baseline measures of strength, fitness and physical performance; gender, ethnicity and socioeconomic status # To access the contribution of episodes of severe acute illness in healthier older persons to changes in body weight, bone mineral content, lean body mass and body fat, and the relationship of these episodes to risk of functional limitation and recovery. # To assess the impact of weight-related co-morbid illness on the risk of functional limitation and recovery. # To assess the ways in which physiologic mediators of change in body composition influence and are influenced by changes in health in older adults and contribute to change in body composition; to understand how changes in body composition affect weight-related cardiovascular disease risk factors such as lipids, blood pressure and glucose tolerance. # To assess the interdependency of behavioral factors, such as nutrition and physical activity, co-morbid health conditions, and their association with change in body composition in old age. # To provide a firm scientific basis for understanding issues related to weight recommendations in old age through increased knowledge of the potential trade-offs between weight and risk of functional limitation, disability, morbidity and death; to provide information critical for developing effective strategies for the maintenance of health in older persons.

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