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New Living BioBank Matches Diabetes Patients with Researchers

By Mike Hoskins on March 26, 2015

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When I first started taking more of an interest in diabetes research and clinical trials a few years ago, I found myself poring over national and local databases listing the studies that involved diabetes. The process was anything but user-friendly.

I had to comb through complicated listings in ClinicalTrials.gov and my local medical institute registry to first find anything relevant, and then attempt to work out what was nearby, whether it was something I had any interest in, and if I might even be eligible for that particular trial. It was incredibly time-consuming and often disappointing to finally find one of interest, and only then discover some "exclusion criteria" that would disqualify me from participating.

So I'm pretty excited about a new diabetes research tool called the Living BioBank that's a little like an online dating service, in this case matching diabetes patients and researchers.

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