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Mending Broken Hearts

Tracking and quantifying proteins over time could be the key to unlocking the mystery of undiagnosed illnesses and avoiding the deep frustration and disruption that they cause.

03 / 01 / 2020 | Jennifer van Eyk

Dr. Jennifer Van Eyk at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center envisions a world where undiagnosed and misunderstood patients have more options. Our proteome changes over time to reflect who we are in terms of both health and disease. Continuous proteome monitoring could allow us to move closer to diagnosis and find more effective ways to prevent and treat illness.

"But what happens when something goes wrong and you’re not healthy anymore, and you cannot be diagnosed—[when] the medical field does not know what’s wrong with you?"

Jennifer van Eyk
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