Biobank Dedicated to Down Syndrome Bright Spot in 2020

From the Akron Beacon Journal

“After years of preparation, this past January DSA Biobank opened for business and began accepting applications from researchers…

“Soon after DSA Biobank opened, they received their first application for biospecimens. Dr. Dimitrious Karamichos at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is studying an eye disorder known as keratoconus, in which the cornea thins and bulges out. It can cause problems with vision and, in severe cases, require cornea transplants.

“I’d been looking for a biobank to work with for years,” said Karamichos, whose primary specimens will be tears as they are effected by cornea diseases. He was thrilled when he found DSA Biobank and its quality supply of research materials.”

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