Genetics

Scientists develop an AI method to improve rare disease diagnosis

The team under Professor Tom Lenaerts (VUB-ULB) of the IBĀ² has developed an AI algorithm that makes it possible to identify combinations of genetic variants or abnormalities that cause rare diseases through computer analysis. ...

Genetics

Genome editing helps decipher a congenital liver disease

Congenital hepatic fibrosis (CHF) is a rare genetic disease that causes malformation and fibrosis (scarring) of the liver. Occurring in roughly one out of every 20,000 births, CHF can lead to an enlarged liver, impaired blood ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research uncovers link between dietary fiber and lung disease

Dietary fibre may be a new tool in the prevention of progressive lung disease, thanks to the production of anti-inflammatory short chain fatty acids (SCFA), according to a new study by Australia's Priority Research Centre ...

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