[Significance and utilization of "RECHS" (Resource Center for Health Science) focusing on the importance of human bio-resources].

Yushi Matuo, Hidetoshi Matsunami, Masao Takemura, Kuniaki Saito

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The Resource Center for Health Science (RECHS) has initiated a project based on the development and utilization of Bio-Resources/Database (BR/DB), comprising personal health records(PHR), such as health/medical records of the health of individuals, physically consolidated with bio-resources, e.g. serum, urine etc. taken from the same individuals. This is characterized as analytical alterations of BR/DB annually collected from healthy individuals, targeting 100,000, but not as data dependent on the number of unhealthy individuals so far investigated. The purpose is to establish a primary defense for the improvement of QOL by applying BR/DB to analysis by epidemiology and clinical chemistry. Furthermore, it also contributes to the construction of a PHR system planned as a national project. The RECHS coordinating activities are fully dependent on as many general hospitals as possible on the basis of regional medical services, and academia groups capable of analyzing BR/DB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1124-1130
Number of pages7
JournalRinsho byori. The Japanese journal of clinical pathology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 12-2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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