The Antibody Core Facility provides commonly used monoclonal antibodies to the BWH research community. The antibodies are available in convenient 500µg aliquots at a cost substantially lower than that of commercial vendors.
The core generates clinically approved compounds for PET scans, research tracers for human use, preclinical tracers, novel tracers as requested by investigators and offer small animal imaging services such as microPET/CT and microSPECT.
The core provides high quality, reproducible measures of bone mineral density (BMD) and body composition by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA).
The core provides state-of-the-art high-quality research assays, especially useful for clinical research, to the investigators at reduced costs. The list of assays offered by the core may found in the core website.
The facility is equipped with, Olympus FV1200 confocal microscope (without multi-photon capability) consisting of an Argon 458/477/488/514 nm laser, a Green HeNE 543 nm, a Red HeNe 633 nm laser, and a Coherent ULTRA near infrared tunable Titanium Sapphire laser (690 - 1040 nm). The systems allow a range of experiments with fixed or live samples with time lapse function available on all systems making it possible to perform experiments over time courses in 5 different channels. Investigators with expertise in mammalian cells, yeast cells, Drosophila and Zebra fish embryos and ovaries, bacteria, and other tissues are available to help the users.
Provides zebra fish husbandry and help with procedures.
Provides small animal husbandry and help with procedures.
This Core provides sorting services for the isolation of cells within a biosafety cabinet for BL2 level sterile sorting.
The Single Cell Genomics Core offers researchers an integrated pipeline to perform successful single cell transcriptomic analyses, including droplet-based single cell transcriptome library preparation, sequencing, and bioinformatic analyses through the core, along with technical expertise on tissue processing, sample preparation, and cell isolation.
Provides access to over 3 million IRB approved frozen biosamples from Nurses Health studyI and II, Physicians Health Study I, Healthcare Professionals Follow-up Study and Growing-Up Today Study.
The Center for Advanced Molecular Diagnostics (CAMD) is a CLIA-certified Clinical Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory. Our mission is to provide high quality innovative molecular genetic diagnostic services to support the patient care missions of clinicians and clinical researchers.
The Core provides cell sorting and flow cytometry analysis services to the research community at the Brigham and WomenŠ—Ès Hospital (BWH) and the Longwood Medical area.
The Cardiovascular Physiology Core provides cutting edge surgical techniques and physiologic measurements, as well as intellectual expertise in cardiovascular physiology to the Partners research community.
This core provides research investigators with experienced research staff to assist in the start-up, implementation, and close out of clinical research studies. Services provided include Biostatistics, Nursing and Nutrition, Outpatient services and Research coordination.
The goal of the core is to serve the computing needs of the epidemiology community of the Channing Laboratory and beyond. In that vein, the Core provides fast access to our server for data management and analysis and storage for large data sets especially for whole genome genetic studies.
The Chronobiology Core provides a central resource for trained personnel specialized in Chronobiology procedures, available to Investigators on an hourly basis.
The Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC) core provides users with FDA-approved method for the isolation and quantitation of circulating tumor cells from peripheral blood samples of patients with metastatic cancers.
The facility is equipped with, Nikon TE200-U inverted microscope with Nomarski optics, epifluorescence and scanning confocal system. A range of experiments with fixed or live samples with time lapse function and fluoresecence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) are available.
Provides clinical samples or consented patient samples to research purposes.
The mission of the Cardiovascular, Diabetes, and Metabolic Disorders (CVDM) Research Center is to foster and stimulate collaborative research and technological innovation that will lead to groundbreaking and effective approaches for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and obesity. The core is a repository of human myocardial, vascular, and stromal tissues.
The core offers conventional karyotyping and fluorescent in situ hybridization of both human and rodent samples and array based comparative genome hybridization.
The CoreÎ¾provides flexible, high-quality, high-throughput single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) genotyping to the research community. Its mission is to provide services to researchers conducting molecular analyses of germline and somatic DNA collected as part of a wide range of investigations into the molecular epidemiology of cancer, including Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS).
This provides functional MRI services and is very effective in studying brain hemodynamics.
The HSDRC provides access to fresh and banked human skin specimens and cutting edge techniques for analysis of human skin including CyTOF mass cytometry, multiplex immunofluorescence microscopy, T cell receptor sequencing, and NanoString gene expression analysis.
The ID Retrovirology Core processes samples from HIV- and HCV-infected patients participating in clinical research studies. Services include plasma and serum separation, peripheral blood Cncermononuclear cell isolation and cryopreservation, and preparation of cell pellets.
Breaking down barriers to translational research is the key to finding new approaches to inflammatory arthritis in adults and children.
This research resource core will organize, label, maintain, and distribute rare-earth metal labeled antibodies for CyTOF mass cytometry.
The core provides breeding and husbandry of gnotobiotic mice and assists investigators with analyses regarding effects of metabolic, immunologic and other physiologic effects following host colonization commensal and/or pathogenic microbes. The core also provides consults on microbiome and bioinformatics.
The core offers Comprehensive Laboratory Animal Monitoring System (CLAMS) studies to noninvasively measure a variety of calorimetric and metabolic data in mice. The calorimetric data recorded by the system includes oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production values, from which both heat values and respiratory exchange ratios (RER) can be calculated.
The NeuroTechnology Studio provides individual investigators access to advanced instrumentation, tools and expert support for studies focus on nervous system.
The core provides the necessary expertise and services to analyze variations in individual genome that translates into medical decisions, practices, interventions tailored to the individual patient (or a small cohort) based on their predicted response or risk of disease.
The Integrated Analytics core has been established by the division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics to allocate computer programmer effort and closely related costs to federal and non-federal projects. The division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics specializes in analyzing massive data sets related to prescription data use.
The core will serve as a resource for studies in cardiovascular medicine using NMR. The core provides tools to define the cardiac energetics (using 31P NMR), metabolism (using 13C NMR) and hemodynamic function (the isovolumic contractile performance) of isolated hearts.
Provides imaging service for research purposes.
The core houses an Agilent Seahorse XFe24 instrument and provides functional metabolic studies on live tissues and cells.
The Sleep & EEG Core within the Division of Sleep Medicine (DSM) provides an integrated infrastructure and knowledge base in support of research projects that use polysomnography (PSG), quantitative EEG analysis and related methodologies
The overall goals of the core were to create a representative sample of people with MS living in the US; develop instruments and methods for collecting data to address a wide range of epidemiological, health services, basic science, and psychosocial research questions; construct an analytic database; and implement longitudinal data collection and management.
The Core provides cell sorting and flow cytometry analysis services to the research community at the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and the Longwood Medical area.
The aims to establish the impact of genetic variation on the function of the human body. It is also a resource that provides a source of fresh and stored biological samples from healthy human subjects, as well as an electronic atlas that references the expression of genes to the variation found within those genes for research use.
Centralized repository of patient and normal tissue and blood samples.
The Translational Discovery Laboratory (Core) provides state of the art facility and trained staff for large animal experimentation with an emphasis on percutaneous cardiovascular technologies.