Vitamin D acts as an essential enhancer of phosphate and calcium homeostasis. Scientists are familiar with the role the hormone plays in the formation and maintenance of strong bones and teeth in vertebrates. As a hormone, it can be synthesized by the skin after prolonged exposure to sunlight. It is also obtained from a wide variety of animal products such as eggs, cheese, and milk.
Your research matters. It can improve safety and outcomes for untold numbers of people. In order to get precise results from blood samples, you need to follow meticulous processes. Any miscalculation can skew an entire project. When monitoring for patients with diabetes, always keep in mind the following.
The makeup of the human body is determined by genes. For every human gene, there are hundreds of corresponding bacterial ones. This is what is referred to as your “microbiome.” The microbiome has a huge impact on your health, including your digestive system and more.
The fast-growing field of precision medicine aims to follow through on the potential of personalization and data aggregation technologies in an era of smarter healthcare. Its purpose is twofold: to better understand the mechanisms of disease, and to promote more modern and equitable approaches to care.
Here in California, precision medicine has received a surge of adrenaline from the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM), a program launched in 2015. CIAPM has seen to completion eight innovative, collaborative translational research projects all over the state from a variety of private and public institutions, awarding over $11 million in support to explore fascinating ideas and make important and useful discoveries.
The Challenge of AKU
Alkaptonuria, or AKU, is a rare and less-studied inherited metabolic disorder. It results from a deficiency of homogentisic acid dioxygenase (HGD), part of the tyrosine degradation pathway. As of yet, there is no cure. However, The National Centre for Alkaptonuria, hosted by The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals, is supporting international clinical trials that may help change that. And clinical chemist Joseph Taylor says that Volumetric Absorptive Microsampling (VAMS®) technology and Mitra® devices already play an important role in the relevant drug development process.
Monitoring the physical health of individuals with mental health issues is an integral part of ensuring patients get the healthcare they need. Research has proven patients with serious mental illnesses are also prone to serious physical health issues. Improving data-gathering prowess and technological capabilities afford us new and better ways to help.
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