26 08, 2021

Chromogranin A, a biomarker for prostate cancer

By |2021-08-26T16:08:01+02:00August 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Chromogranin A, a biomarker for prostate cancer Prostate cancer is the second most prevalent cancer, after lung cancer, in men. It commonly presents in patients with a strong family history. Prostate cancer treatment Standard therapeutic approaches (depending on the status [...]

14 06, 2021

Placental growth factor (PlGF)

By |2021-06-15T08:30:18+02:00June 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Placental growth factor (PlGF) What is PlGF and why is it important? Placental growth factor (PlGF) is a protein-coding gene that plays a key role in angiogenesis and vasculogenesis, in particular during embryogenesis. Angiogenesis is the development of new blood [...]

11 05, 2021

Pre-eclampsia

By |2021-05-11T10:51:34+02:00May 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Pre-eclampsia Act early! Screen early! May is Pre-eclampsia awareness month and 22nd May is World Pre-eclampsia Day More than 4.1 million women world-wide suffer from pre-eclampsia every year. What is pre-eclampsia? Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy related disorder.  High blood [...]

1 05, 2021

IBD and IBS

By |2021-05-01T05:33:35+02:00May 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|

IBD and IBS What's the difference? It is often difficult to differentiate patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) from those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) due to similar symptoms of patients.  Both groups show similar non-specific symptoms [...]

7 04, 2021

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

By |2021-04-07T15:08:41+02:00April 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Did you know that April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition that affects the function and behaviour of the intestines.  It is synonymous with ‘leaky gut’ or ‘spastic [...]

3 03, 2021

Trisomy-18

By |2021-04-07T15:03:58+02:00March 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Trisomy-18 March is Trisomy awareness month What is trisomy? Most people have 23 pairs of chromosomes, for a total of 46 chromosomes total.  A baby gets 23 chromosomes from the mother’s egg and 23 from the father’s sperm. Trisomy [...]

17 02, 2021

Early detection of complications in pregnancy

By |2021-04-07T15:04:04+02:00February 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Early detection of complications in pregnancyFebruary marks pregnancy awareness week.First trimester biomarker testing reduces unnecessary invasive testsWhat is prenatal screening?Prenatal screening tests are methods to obtain more information about the risks of certain birth defects, e.g., chromosomal abnormalities (aneuploidies) for [...]

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