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New Software Tool Helps Doctors Diagnose Genetic Diseases

This is a user-friendly open-source web tool for analyzing WES and WGS in the diagnosis of patients with Mendelian disorders. CREDIT: Cardenas et al.

An open-source software tool called Mendel,MD could help doctors analyze patients’ genetic data in order to diagnose diseases caused by mutations. Developed by Raony Cardenas and colleagues at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil, the tool is presented in a new study in PLOS Computational Biology. Diseases caused by genetic mutations can be challenging to diagnose. Sequencing of a patient’s ...

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Vitamin D Can Reverse Initial Stage Prostate Cancer: Study

Vitamin D can slow down or even reverse the initial prostate cancer or tumours without the requirement for surgery or radiation, says new research. While the researchers are not sure at this stage about the connection, they said vitamin D can at least slow down the multiplying nature of the tumour, which is crucial in initial stage prostate cancer. In ...

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Gold Test Strip Shows Potential to Detect Heart Attacks Early

A new gold test strip may help in early detection of certain heart attacks as a team of researchers are working on the strip, which has shown high potential for it. Researchers from New York University’s (NYU) school of engineering and Peking University in Beijing, China are developing the strip to test for cardiac troponin I (cTn-I) detection. The cTn-I ...

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Novel Imaging Technique to Improve Prostate Biopsy Detection

The severity of prostate cancer, which was the leading cause of newly diagnosed cancers in men and the second leading cause of cancer death in men last year, can be detected with a non-invasive imaging that would help doctors in the precise and effective determination of appropriate treatment. The current standard of care for detecting and diagnosing prostate cancer is ...

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New Non-Invasive MRI Scan to Detect Alzheimer’s Early Developed

Scientists have developed a new non-invasive MRI-based scanning method to detect Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages, that was not possible in the traditional imaging method, raising hope that drug makers can now focus on treating the disease at its early stage. The new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology can detect the amyloid beta brain toxins responsible for onset of the disease as ...

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