Scientists nvestigating the mutation behind a disorder that makes milk lethal to infants discovered two new gene mutations that cause the disease among Filipinos.
Filipinos are as likely to get PTB from their neighbors as with a family member who has the disease; scientists suggested after a recent study found different strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from PTB patients living in the same households.
Seeking to link the diversity in M. tuberculosis strains to the epidemiology of PTB in the Philippines, the collaboration of Filipino and American researchers revealed that at least 5% of the pairs of patients who live in the same household have strains of M. tuberculosis that do not match at all.
Researchers at the St Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC) adapted the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)assessment tool for diagnosing mild cognitive impairment and early Alzheimer’s disease among Filipino patients.
Scientist at the University of the Philippines – Diliman (UPD) searches for mutation in Y-chromosomes for more accurate DNA testing.
The ongoing study aims to establish more accurate DNA testing in solving crime.