Maulds Meaburn Village Institute Illustrated Talks
Tuesday, 19th February 2014 at 7.30pm
A talk by Andrew Trehearne from the
We all will die but the question is ‘From what?’
One hundred years ago it would probably have been from an infectious disease.
Today it’s more likely to be from cancer, heart disease or a degenerative illness.
UK Biobank, a resource for medical researchers world wide, is set to challenge some of the most life threatening and disabling illnesses of the 21st century by monitoring the health and lifestyles of half a million UK residents: the largest study of its kind ever undertaken.
Andrew Trehearne will talk about the UK Biobank: the participants and the questionnaires they have completed, the physical measures and biological samples they have provided, the research approved so far including recent developments in the study and use of genetics. Andrew will also draw attention to ethical questions raised by the collection and storage of personal medical information.
Tickets: please contact Sheila and Ron Smith 01931 715 509
£6 (£4 for under 18s)