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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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Spotting Heart Attack in Last One Hour Helps in Critical Treatment

A new method to spot heart attacks in suspected patients within an hour has been found effective in three out of four cases in a clinical trial involving over 1,000 participants, reports a study. The new technique to measure cardiac troponin T levels in the blood, a preferred biomarker for the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (MI), commonly known as ...

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New skin test to help doctors diagnose Alzheimer’s early

Alzheimer’s or age-related memory loss in elderly people that affects majority of people can be diagnosed with the help of skin tests at an early stage by detecting elevated levels of abnormal proteins, a new research has found. “Until now, pathological confirmation was not possible without a brain biopsy, so these diseases often go unrecognised until after the disease has ...

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