New ideas for collaboration
Fibromyalgia study - We are currently supporting a global study led by Associate Professor Victoria Menzies and colleagues from the Virginia Commonwealth University (USA), aiming at identifying differences in epigenetic and chromosomal instability values between MZ co-twins discordant and concordant for Fibromyalgia, complete symptom phenotyping for the discordant & concordant MZ co-twins and evaluating the relationship between acquired epigenetic and/or chromosomal instability values and the presence/severity of symptoms to identify potential predictive biomarker associations. If any researcher, twin registry or study could collaborate by potentially inviting new twin pairs to the study, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Atrial Fibrilation Study - Prof Diane Fatkin at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI) and Dr Katrina Scurrah (University of Melbourne) are conducting a research study to gain a better understanding of the genetic changes that can predispose to AF and to look at interactions between genetic and environmental factors contributing to increased AF risk. For this study, they need the participation of identical or non-identical twin pairs where one or both of the twins have documented AF. Information is required about AF status, clinical risk factors for AF, family history, and if available, electrocardiogram (ECG) and echocardiography results. If any researcher, twin registry or study could collaborate by potentially inviting new twin pairs to the study, please email Diante at email@example.com.