About the research
Should you be worried if, for instance, your cholesterol level is above the normal value? Not necessarily. As Murih Pusparum (VITO - UHasselt) argues: test results are often compared to a standard range of normal values, while every person might have his or her own range depending on age, gender, and genetic or biological traits. That's why she is working on a new model to determine a specific range for each person, moving from a general to a personalised diagnosis. This will help doctors make better diagnoses and detect diseases faster.