The Post-COVID Future of Telehealth and Telepsychiatry

Introduction In touch 24/7: how COVID-19 re-energized telehealth What is Telepsychiatry? Digital methods used in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness The new direction of telehealth A virtual bridge between patients and doctors More effective at a distance: doctor-to-doctor telemedicine The role of AI in remote image analysis References Further reading The spread of COVID-19 has been a significant […]

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Population Sequencing for Personalized Medicine

IntroductionThe Road to Personalized MedicineGenomic SequencingPopulation SequencingPopulation-Scale Sequencing and Personalized MedicineThe FutureReferences Population sequencing has emerged as an eminently valuable tool in developing personalized medicine. This article will discuss the challenges and progress within personalized medicine as well as how population sequencing plays a vital role in the field. Image Credit: lanatoma/Shutterstock.com The Road to Personalized Medicine Traditional medical models of […]

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Protein linked to intellectual disability has complex role

Fragile X syndrome, the leading inherited cause of intellectual disability, is due to a genetic mutation that largely eliminates the fragile X protein, a critical element of normal brain development and function. The fragile X protein modulates neuronal functions, including neurons within the so-called GABAergic system that regulates the activity of neural circuits. The protein’s absence throws that system off […]

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What is Chediak-Higashi Syndrome?

Chédiak-Higashi syndrome (CHS) is a rare and potentially fatal autosomal recessive disorder. A congenital immunodeficiency, CHS is characterized by frequent bacterial infections, easy bruising, oculocutaneous albinism, and recurrent pyogenic infections. The disease is named after the French physician Moises Chediak and the Japanese physician Ototaka Higashi, however, Antonio Beguez-Cesar, a Cuban physician, was the first to report the anomalous expanded […]

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What is Variegate Porphyria?

Variegate porphyria (VP) is an autosomal dominant condition that results from the deficiency of protoporphyrinogen oxidase (PPOX, EC 1.3). The build-up of porphyrin precursors delta-aminolevulinic acid (ALA), and porphobilinogen (PBG) is observed in patients with VP. Photosensitivity and acute neurovisceral episodes are some common symptoms. Adult-onset cutaneous blistering lesions of sun-exposed skin, notably the hands and face, are the most […]

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Cardiovascular inflammation, heart failure focus of $6 million grant

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a $6 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to harness new understandings of the immune system to develop innovative therapies for heart failure and the prevention of organ rejection following heart transplantation. The research will build on […]

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The Genetic Factors in Stuttering Disorders

What is stuttering? The medical sector defines stuttering as a speech disorder, in which a person often repeats some words or syllables, pronounces individual sounds drawly, or is unable to pronounce sounds or syllables fully. Many doctors and specialists define this speech disorder as "Logoneurosis” or “Logophobia”. According to the National Institute of Speech & Hearing (NISH) stuttering occurs in […]

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What Diseases Can You Get From Mosquitoes?

IntroductionBackgroundProtective measuresDiseases by Mosquito TypeMalariaDengueYellow FeverZikaChikungunyaWest Nile VirusJapanese Encephalitis (JE)Lymphatic FilariasisReferencesFurther Reading Mosquito-borne diseases are infectious diseases that are spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes carrying the pathogens. They include Zika virus, West Nile virus, Chikungunya virus, dengue, and malaria. Mosquitoes are among the vectors that transmit more than one in seven infectious diseases, causing around 700,000 deaths a […]

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What is Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba Syndrome?

Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba Syndrome (BRRS) is a congenital genetic condition defined by a group of characteristic features. These include macrocephaly, intestinal polyps, pigmented penile macules, multiple hemangiomas, and lipomas. First described in 1971, BRRS has an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance. The signs and symptoms of Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome appear at birth or in early childhood. Despite the lack of formal diagnostic criteria, […]

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