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Precision Health is a medical approach that refers to the variations in people's genes, environments and lifestyles and formulates treatment and protection strategies based on patients' unique backgrounds and conditions. Simultaneously, this gives the medical team the tools to better understand how complex the human body is. It is noteworthy that precision health is a nascent field of research that would benefit from clearer operationalization and distinction from adjacent fields like precision medicine. This clarification is necessary to enable precision health science to tackle some of the most complex and significant health problems that are faced globally. Precision health combines traditional medical approaches with innovative technologies such as genomics, proteomics, and advanced imaging to develop personalized treatment plans that take into consideration the unique characteristics of each individual patient. By analyzing a patient's genetic makeup, lifestyle factors, and medical history, precision health can identify the underlying causes of diseases and develop treatments that are more effective and less invasive. Precision health has the potential to revolutionize healthcare by enabling earlier disease detection, more accurate diagnoses, and more effective treatments. It also has the potential to decrease healthcare costs by eliminating unnecessary treatments and decreasing hospitalizations and readmissions. The goal of precision health is to deliver the right treatment to the right person at the right time, resulting in better health outcomes and improved quality of life for patients. Another goal of precision health is to allow doctors and researchers from across virtually all medical disciplines to: Determine the best care for each individual patient, identify disease mutations (changes in genes that cause disease) in patients with undiagnosed conditions, avoid serious side effects from medications and Identify genetic risk factors to guide lifestyle/environmental recommendations that can improve the health of each patient. For example, a person who needs a blood transfusion is not given blood from a randomly selected donor; instead, the donor's blood type is matched to the recipient to reduce the risk of complications.
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The project enhances collaboration between the Swedish and American universities, facilitate bilateral innovation- and research projects and increase talent mobility between Sweden and the U.S. SIREUS will ultimately help universities and the business communities in both countries to secure the competence needs for the future and promote Sweden as a nation of knowledge, sustainability and innovation.
SIREUS, a collaboration between SACC-USA and 13 Swedish universities, focuses on knowledge exchange in innovation, science and entrepreneurship and increased talent mobility for students and researchers between Sweden and the U.S.