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research

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that can be used to develop new diagnostics
and treatments for a broad range of conditions.

Genuity Science's areas of research:

Genuity Science is conducting a number of research studies across Ireland and beyond.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease

There are almost 55,000 people today in Ireland living with dementia. Of these, 36% are men and 64% are women. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. Genuity Science is conducting research into Alzheimer’s disease to identify genetic markers that can help diagnose, predict disease severity and identify tailored treatments for people living with these conditions.

Ankylosing Spondylitis & Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis

Ankylosing Spondylitis & Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis

There are as many as 20,000 people in Ireland living with one of these chronic inflammatory conditions. Our research hopes to identify linkages that can help diagnose AS and nrAxSpa early on, predict their severity, and suggest personalised treatments.

Diabetes

Diabetes

It is estimated that over 225,000 people in Ireland are living with diabetes – and this number is growing each year. Genuity hopes to turn the tide on this growth by uncovering the underlying genetics factors related to diabetes in order to help diagnose and better treat diabetes in the future.

Heart Failure

Heart Failure

We do not know exactly what causes heart failure (HF), but scientists believe that genetic make-up combined with environmental and lifestyle factors may be at play. The Genuity Science HF research study aims to explore this relationship between genomics, HF, and environmental/lifestyle factors in order to identify patterns that will help deepen our understanding of the disease.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

We do not know exactly what causes Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), a term which describes Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis, but scientists believe that a combination of factors including genetics, an abnormal reaction of the immune system, viruses, bacteria and other environmental factors may be at play.

Liver Diseases NASH & NAFLD

Liver Diseases NASH & NAFLD

The term Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is used to describe a spectrum of diseases which includes Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver (NAFL) and Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH). NAFLD itself is common and may affect up to approximately 25% of the population, however NASH is a more aggressive form of the condition. It is not yet known what causes progression from NAFL to the more dangerous form NASH, but scientists believe that genetic make-up combined with environmental and lifestyle factors may be at play. The Genuity Science Liver Disease Research Study aims to explore this relationship between genomics, liver disease, and environmental/lifestyle factors in order to identify patterns that will help deepen our understanding of the disease.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis

We do not know exactly what causes MS, but scientists believe that genetic make-up combined with environmental and lifestyle factors may be at play. The Genuity Science MS research study aims to explore this relationship between genomics, MS, and environmental/lifestyle factors in order to identify patterns that will help deepen our understanding of the disease.

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a long-term (chronic) neurological condition that affects more than 10 million people worldwide. It affects the way the brain co-ordinates body movements, including walking, talking and writing.

Rare Disease

Rare Disease

Genuity Science is working with one of Ireland’s largest children’s hospitals, Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street, on The Genuity Science Rare Disease Programme, which began in 2016. The aim of this programme is to support clinicians, families, and patients with paediatric rare disorders where the suspected cause is genetic.

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