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Biobanks and scientists: supply and demand

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Translational Medicine, May 2018
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Title
Biobanks and scientists: supply and demand
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Journal of Translational Medicine, May 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12967-018-1505-8
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Angelo Virgilio Paradiso, Maria Grazia Daidone, Vincenzo Canzonieri, Alfredo Zito

Abstract

The biobanks, providers of biospecimens, and the scientists, users of biological material, are both strategic actors in translational medicine but the communication about those two subjects seems to be delicate. Recently, biobank managers from US and Europe stressed the danger of underuse of biospecimens stored in their biobanks thus stimulating the debate about innovative ways to collect samples and to communicate their availability. We hypothesize that the already stored collections meet the interest of present scientists only in specific situations. Serial biospecimens from patients with large associated clinical data concerning voluptuary habits, environmental exposure, anthropomorphic information are needed to meet the even more specific projects the scientists are planning. The hypothesis of activation of specific sections in ranked journals aimed to facilitate the communication between partners interested in finding/collecting ad hoc biospecimens is discussed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 21 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 19%
Student > Bachelor 2 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 10%
Other 2 10%
Professor 2 10%
Other 5 24%
Unknown 4 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 29%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 14%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 10%
Social Sciences 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 5 24%

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#9,933,124
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