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Category: Biomarker


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New blood test identifies chronic pain instantly

May 8, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Australian researchers have developed a new blood test, called painHS, which instantly identifies the severity of chronic pain by using colour biomarkers. The research was led by Mark Hutchinson who is a neuroscientist and the director of the Australian Research […]


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Researchers discover potential biomarker for autism

May 4, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Stanford University researchers have identified a link between vasopressin hormone and autism in children, leading the way for development of a diagnostic test. In collaboration with the University of California-Davis, the team found that low vasopressin levels in the cerebrospinal […]


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Novel biomarker helps optimize anticancer therapy

April 9, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The formation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis) is essential for tumor growth. Treating tumor tissue with a combination of angiogenesis inhibitors and anticancer therapies can enhance drug delivery and prolong progression-free survival. Nobuyuki Takakura from the Research Institute for Microbial […]


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Researchers aim to accurately identify aggressive oropharyngeal cancers

March 27, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The Case Western Reserve-led research team will analyze computerized images of tissue samples for patterns which could become “biomarkers,” or predictors, for determining relative risk for recurrence in one particularly common type of head and neck cancers. Those tumors, known […]


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Scientists in Sweden create DNA nanowires that offer hope for treatment of diseases

February 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Scientists in Sweden today reported a nanoengineering innovation that offers hope for treatment of cancer, infections and other health problems – conductive wires of DNA enhanced with gold which could be used to electrically measure hundreds of biological processes simultaneously. […]


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Discovery sheds new light on pathology of Alzheimer’s disease

February 6, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Study offers new insights into how brain and rest of body communicate An association between inflammation biomarkers in both blood plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and markers of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) associated pathology, has been found by researchers at the […]


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Sensors for identifying biomarkers could help detect myriad of diseases at early stages

November 21, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Purdue University researchers have found a method of identifying biological markers in small amounts of blood that they believe could be used to detect a myriad of diseases, infections and different medical conditions at early stages. Jeffrey Rhoads, a professor […]


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New biomarker could lead to early detection of Alzheimer’s disease

November 10, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have identified a peptide that could lead to the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The discovery, published in Nature Communications, may also provide a means of homing drugs to diseased […]


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Early-warning blood biomarkers identified for lung damage

November 3, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Blood biomarkers that predict accelerated loss of lung function have been identified in a study of fire-fighters who worked in the aftermath of the World Trade Center disaster. After the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11 2001 […]


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New biomarkers could help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injury through simple blood test

October 31, 2017

Via: The Medical News

UCLA researchers have identified four biomarkers that could help doctors diagnose brain trauma and concussions through a simple blood test. The biomarkers are proteins, from brain cells called astrocytes, which are released instantly into the bloodstream when astrocytes’ outer membranes […]


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Immune markers may predict multiple sclerosis severity

September 20, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

Researchers uncover specific immune molecules that could act as biomarkers for more severe forms of multiple sclerosis. The findings might help to personalize treatments for those at most risk. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic condition affecting the central nervous […]


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Old lab technique helps researchers better understand circular DNA

September 12, 2017

Via: The Medical News

A 50-year-old lab technique is helping researchers better understand circular DNA, a lesser-known and poorly understood cousin of the linear version commonly associated with life’s genetic blueprint. With the aid of a process called density gradient centrifugation, a research team, […]


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Thermo Fisher forms consortium to identify cancer immunotherapy biomarkers

September 1, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Thermo Fisher Scientific has formed the Immuno-Oncology Consortium to enhance immunotherapy cancer research across Europe with next-generation sequencing (NGS) panels. The consortium, which includes a group of clinical researchers from various European institutions, intends to adopt highly sensitive NGS for […]


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Quanterix announces launch of new SR-Plex benchtop instrument for high sensitivity biomarker analysis

August 23, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Quanterix Corporation, a company dedicated to digitizing biomarker analysis with the goal of advancing the science of precision health, today announced it will be expanding its single molecule array, or Simoa, technology platform portfolio to include the new Quanterix SR-Plex […]


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Discovery of new prostate cancer biomarkers could improve precision therapy

August 15, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily

Mayo Clinic researchers have identified a new cause of treatment resistance in prostate cancer. Their discovery also suggests ways to improve prostate cancer therapy. The findings appear in Nature Medicine. In the publication, the authors explain the role of mutations within […]