Tag Archives: Diagnosis

Artificial Intelligence Can Detect Alzheimer’s Disease in Brain Scans Six Years Before a Diagnosis

By Dana Smith Using a common type of brain scan, researchers programmed a machine-learning algorithm to diagnose early-stage Alzheimer’s disease about six years before a clinical diagnosis is made – potentially giving doctors a chance to intervene with treatment. No cure exists for Alzheimer’s disease, but promising drugs have emerged in recent years that can help… Read More »

Digital health services highly effective in early infant diagnosis of HIV in Kenya

A digital health system combining online services with text messages is highly effective in early infant diagnosis of HIV according to findings from a cluster-randomised controlled trial in Kenya published in The Lancet HIV. The HIV Infant Tracking System (HITSystem), a novel integrated system, links providers of early infant diagnosis, laboratory technicians and mothers and… Read More »

Porphyrins & Porphyria Diagnosis

The porphyrias are caused by deficiencies of enzymes of the heme biosynthetic pathway. This pathway, like other chemical pathways in the body, is a sequence of steps leading to a final product, in this case heme. Heme is essential for life, and each enzyme is also essential, because it is responsible for one of the… Read More »