Practical screening to detect it is useful to support medical doctors to know when to intervene and how they could do. Therapies are already available for infants, but studies on illnesses caused by guts of such young children often require a lot of money while being not comfortable and practical in some areas around the world in which the problem is spread.
Guess the preemies
As you may have known, our genetic material lies inside our cells. However, small amounts of DNA and RNA is also floating in our blood, which is generated by dying cells. In pregnant women, that kind of cell is nucleic acids from the placenta and the mother.
A bioengineer at Stanford has seek out a way to take advantage of this cell to deal with one of the most intractable issues of medicine: one in 10 babies are born prematurely.
More precisely, free-floating DNA and RNA can result in the information which used to be needed for invasive ways of grabbing cells, such as taking a biopsy of a tumor in order to indicate an amniocentesis. What is changed now is that it is now much easier and more convenient to identify and sequence that small amounts of cell-free genetic material in the blood. Within the last few years, researchers have started to develop blood tests for cancer by identifying DNA from tumor cells and for screening such conditions and symptoms as Down syndrome.
The tests made on these conditions depend on finding genetic mutations placed in the DNA, RNA. On the other hand, it may be how much of a protein is generated from a gene that is relied on.
Gut probe in a pill
Environmental enteric dysfunction would be one of the most expensive diseases that you have known. Due to inflamed intestines which find difficulty in taking in nutrients, in developing countries, you can see many people who are malnourished, have development problems and could not reach a normal height. No one would know exactly what leads to environmental enteric dysfunction and how it would be avoided or cured.