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Personalized Medicine – News and Features

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Alzheimer’s Blood Test Is 96% Accurate, Study Finds

Researchers have developed a cutting-edge blood test for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI), surpassing remarkable accuracy rates of over 96% and 87% respectively.
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The Need To Scale Single-Cell Functional Studies

Kathrin Herbst reviews the pros and cons of various single-cell technologies and discusses the need to move to functional readouts in the future.
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Researchers Identify Part of the Brain That Regulates Decision-Making

Researchers have found important clues to how people make choices involving obtaining information about the future. The scientists identified a set of mental rules that governs decision-making about rewards.
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Bringing the Benefits of 4D-Lipidomics Research to the Clinic

The capabilities of trapped ion mobility spectrometry combined with automated data annotation software are driving new developments in lipid analysis. This article discusses how such advances are bringing the technology to more mainstream use, setting the foundations for future clinical research.
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Cancer Drug Could Open Doors to New Parkinson’s Treatment

A study has shown that Rucaparib and its main metabolite M324 exhibit differential activities. The paper has analyzed Rucaparib and M324, making a computational prediction of the metabolite’s activity.
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Resistance Exercise Training Can Help in the Treatment of Anxiety and Depression

A new study by researchers at University of Limerick has demonstrated the impact resistance exercise training can have in the treatment of anxiety and depressive symptoms.
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Blood Test Could Predict Psychosis

Researchers have developed a breakthrough blood test that could predict schizophrenia and psychosis risk, as well as match patients to the right treatment.
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Discovery Could Lead to Immune-Personalised Medicine for Lupus

Researchers discovered that a large proportion of lupus patients have antibodies to a protein called “Sm”, which is tightly linked to worse disease outcomes.
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Computer Models May Predict Breast Cancer Patients’ Treatment Responses

Monash University-led research is using maths to predict how new combination therapies can help patients with breast cancer who no longer respond to conventional therapies.
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Enhancing T-Cell Therapy: Breakthroughs in Rapid Sterility Testing

A novel technique, combining long-read sequencing and machine learning, enables rapid sterility testing in T-cell cultures. This will help accelerate treatment delivery and improve outcomes for patients undergoing cell therapy for incurable diseases.