Prediction models: A modern version of crystallomancy (just better)

By Søren Beck Jensen, postdoc TREC

An anthropologist friend of mine once told me about a field study where he attempted to decipher the religious thoughts of an Inuit tribe. The Elder who had always lived on the edge of the world was very reluctant to give any answers about this, to him, taboo topic but finally gave one piece of information: We do not believe. We fear. Continue reading

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Proteins may help to diagnose venous thrombosis

Av Nadezhda Latysheva, overingeniør i TREC

Young Woman Having Blood Test DoneWhen someone goes to the emergency room with symptoms of venous thrombosis (blood clot) such as pain, swelling of the leg or shortness of breath and chest pain, D-dimer testing is often ordered.

It is a quick, non-invasive way to help rule out abnormal or excess clotting and to determine if further testing is necessary to help diagnose venous thrombosis. However, an elevated D-dimer does not always indicate the presence of a clot because a number of other factors can also cause an increased level. Therefore there is an urgent need for the establishment of new biomarkers which can help to accurately diagnose or rule out venous thrombosis. Continue reading

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