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LAB TO HELP DOCTORS DIAGNOSE DISEASE
(2007-03-13)
(wgvu) - THE CENTER FOR MOLECULAR MEDICINE WAS ESTABLISHED BY SPECTRUM HEALTH AND THE VAN ANDEL INSTITUTE.

RESEARCHERS THERE WILL EXAMINE TEST SAMPLES FROM PATIENTS TO DIAGNOSE ILLNESS AND DETERMINE WHETHER A TREATMENT IS WORKING.

THE CENTER'S DIRECTOR DOCTOR DAN FARKAS SAYS THE RESEARCH THERE CAN HELP DIAGNOSE DISEASES LIKE CANCER AND HEART DISEASE.

HE ALSO SAYS IT COULD HAVE A MAJOR IMPACT ON TREATING DEPRESSION, WHERE A MISDIAGNOSIS COULD BE FATAL.

FARKAS SAYS THE CENTER IS READY TO START PROCESSING TESTS FOR AREA PHYSICIANS.

HE SAYS IT'S ALSO CAPABLE OF SERVING DOCTORS OUTSIDE THE AREA.

THE CENTER FOR MOLECULAR MEDICINE IS OPERATING NOW INSIDE GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY'S COOK-DEVOS CENTER FOR HEALTH SCIENCES.
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