Tag: disease risk

Biomarker, Innovation

Genetic screening algorithm could identify people with kidney disease risk

June 16, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A new algorithm developed by researchers at Columbia University can analyze thousands of variants across the genome and estimate a person’s risk of developing chronic kidney disease — and it works in people of African, Asian, European, and LatinX descent. […]

Innovation, Research

Heart disease risk factors emerge at a young age in Black women

May 5, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Young Black women show a high prevalence of obesity, elevated blood pressure and other lifestyle-related factors that may put them on a trajectory to develop heart disease at a young age, according to a study presented at the American College […]

Innovation, Research

New genome analysis scores risk of serious common diseases

August 15, 2018


A research team in the US has devised a new genome analysis approach that can identify large proportions of people who are at a higher risk of developing serious common diseases such as coronary artery disease. The research has been […]

Innovation, Research

‘Good’ cholesterol tied to higher infectious disease risk

April 12, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

What is typically referred to as “good cholesterol” is now facing closer scrutiny from researchers. A new study has found a link between a higher risk of infectious diseases and high and low levels of this type of cholesterol alike. […]