Researchers identify a rare genetic bone disorder through massive sequencing methods

Researchers of the “Cell Biology and Physiology-LABRET” group of the University of Malaga (UMA), together with the Networking Biomedical Research Center in Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN), have described a new genetic skeletal disorder based on a precision medicine strategy. By using methods of massive sequencing -of all genes- they have identified the mutations that […]

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Be alert to early signs of eating disorders, pediatricians’ group says

A leading pediatricians’ group says families often spot eating disorders too late—and offers new guidelines to reach an earlier diagnosis. “For too long, eating disorders were considered a disease that afflicted mostly affluent white teenage girls,” said Dr. Laurie Hornberger, lead author of the report written by the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Adolescence. […]

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Antigen tests—are self-collected nasal swabs a reliable option?

Under certain conditions, antigen testing using self-collected swabs from the anterior nose may constitute a reliable alternative to antigen testing using nasopharyngeal swabs collected by health professionals. This is the conclusion drawn by a team of researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Heidelberg University Hospital. Results from their study have been published in the […]

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