In the UK around 20 million people are said to be living with a chronic disease, including neurological disorders, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Living with these diseases has a major impact on a person’s quality of life and on their family.
The UCL BioResource has been set up to help fight against a range of diseases by supporting research and enabling it to take place quicker and more easily.
The UCL BioResource is a research register, establishing a pool of thousands of volunteers with and without health problems who are willing to be approached to participate in research studies investigating the links between genes, the environment, health and disease.
Currently there are over 10,200 volunteers who have agreed to be approached to participate in future medical research. Both volunteers and patients are represented and the size of the panel is always growing. To read the UCL BioResource's latest newsletter click here.
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The UCL BioResource is part of a national confederation of eight BioResources across England, funded by the NIHR. You can read more about the national initiative on the BioResource website.