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. ...

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 ...

Oncology & Cancer

Team studying rare disorder discovers novel way to target melanoma

While studying a rare genetic disorder called NGLY1 deficiency, University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) researchers discovered a new targeted treatment for combating melanoma, a skin cancer that kills about ...

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