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UK Biobank is a national and international health resource with unparalleled research opportunities, open to all bona fide health researchers. UK Biobank aims to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of serious and life-threatening illnesses – including cancer, heart diseases, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, eye disorders, depression and forms of dementia. It is following the health and well-being of 500,000 volunteer participants and provides health information, which does not identify them, to approved researchers in the UK and overseas, from academia and industry. Scientists, please ensure you read the background materials before registering. To our participants, we say thank you for supporting this important resource to improve health. Without you, none of the research featured on this website would be possible.

Latest News

Improving heart health could prevent frailty in old age

May 21st, 2018

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Major new Alzheimer’s study led by Edinburgh University finds three new genes linked to disease

May 18th, 2018

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Circadian rhythm disruption associated with mood disorders

May 16th, 2018

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Latest Publications

GWAS on family history of Alzheimer’s disease

Type: article, Author: Riccardo E. Marioni and Sarah E. Harris and Qian Zhang and Allan F. McRae and Saskia P. Hagenaars and W. David Hill and Gail Davies and Craig W. Ritchie and Catharine R. Gale and John M. Starr and Alison M. Goate and David J. Porteous and Jian Yang and Kathryn L. Evans and Ian J. Deary and Naomi R. Wray and Peter M. Visscher, Date: 2018-05-18

Role of obesity in smoking behaviour: Mendelian randomisation study in UK Biobank

Type: article, Author: Robert Carreras-Torres and Mattias Johansson and Philip C Haycock and Caroline L Relton andGeorge Davey Smith and Paul Brennan and Richard M Martin, Date: 2018-05-16

Associations of grip strength with cardiovascular, respiratory, and cancer outcomes and all cause mortality: prospective cohort study of half a million UK Biobank participants

Type: article, Author: Carlos A Celis-Morales and Paul Welsh and Donald M Lyall and Lewis Steell and Fanny Petermann and and Jana Anderson and Stamatina Iliodromiti and Anne Sillars and Nicholas Graham and Daniel F Mackay and Jill P Pell and Jason M R Gill and Naveed Sattar and Stuart R Gray, Date: 2018-05-08

Population-Level Seasonality in Cardiovascular Mortality, Blood Pressure, BMI and Inflammatory Cells in UK Biobank

Type: article, Author: Cathy A. Wyse and Carlos A. Celis Morales and Joey Ward and Donald Lyall and Daniel J. Smith and Daniel Mackay and Annie M. Curtis and Mark E.S. Bailey and Stephany Biello and Jason M.R. Gill and J.P. Pell, Date: 2018-05-03

Genome-wide association analyses identify 44 risk variants and refine the genetic architecture of major depression

Type: article, Author: Naomi R. Wray and Stephan Ripke and the Major Depressive Disorder Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, Date: 2018-04-26

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UK Biobank Imaging Study

If you’ve received an invitation to be scanned, we should be delighted to see you at our scanning assessment centre. To make an appointment, you should call the UK Biobank Participant Resource Centre on 0800 0 276 276 8am-6pm Mon – Fri and Sat 8am-4pm. For more information, please visit the UK Biobank Imaging web site.

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Keeping in touch

Participant queries

Please call the UK Biobank Participant Resource Centre on 0800 0 276 276 (free from most phones) or 02920 765597, 8am-7pm Monday-Saturday or email us. You can also update your contact details via this website.

Researcher enquiries

Please study the information provided in this website and email us if you have any further enquiries.

Questions about the study

If you have any questions about our research as a participant or researcher, please view our Frequently Asked Questions or Contact Us..