Medical research

Meet the alpacas that could cure autism, Alzheimer's and cancer

Alpacas aren't the typical animals that drivers spot as they wind their way through rural Tennessee, but there's a happy herd of them outside Waverly, where they eat the finest pellets, walk up and down a scenic hill and ...

Neuroscience

Finding a cause of neurodevelopmental disorders

Neurodevelopmental disorders arising from rare genetic mutations can cause atypical cognitive function, intellectual disability, and developmental delays, yet it is unclear why and how this happens. Scientists suspected a ...

Genetics

Scientists develop an AI method to improve rare disease diagnosis

The team under Professor Tom Lenaerts (VUB-ULB) of the IB² has developed an AI algorithm that makes it possible to identify combinations of genetic variants or abnormalities that cause rare diseases through computer analysis. ...

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 ...

Medical research

Pumping up red blood cell production

Red blood cells are the most plentiful cell type in our blood and play a vital role transporting oxygen around our body and waste carbon dioxide to the lungs. Injuries that cause significant blood loss prod the body to secrete ...

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