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Category: Biomarker


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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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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 […]


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New biomarker found for group of rare metabolic diseases

August 8, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A newly discovered biomarker associated with a rare metabolic disorder may facilitate better diagnosis and identification of new drugs for clinical trials for the disease, according to researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Their […]


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Biomarkers could predict which diets are best for weight loss

July 11, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

Each year, millions of us go on diets in an attempt to lose weight, but not all of us succeed. A new study has uncovered two biomarkers that could predict how effective certain diets will be for weight loss, particularly […]


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Novel bandage could help monitor chronic wounds at home

July 5, 2017

Via: The Medical News

A novel bandage alerts the nursing staff as soon as a wound starts healing badly. Sensors incorporated into the base material glow with a different intensity if the wound’s pH level changes. This way even chronic wounds could be monitored […]


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Glycans as biomarkers for cancer?

June 27, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Glycosylated proteins are often overexpressed in tumor cells and thus could serve as tumor markers, especially those with the interesting molecule sialic acid as their sugar moiety. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, American scientists now report on a bioorthogonal labeling […]


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Study identifies potential biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease

June 14, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

In one of the largest studies to date to use metabolomics, the study of compounds that are created through various chemical reactions in the body, researchers have been able to identify new circulating compounds associated with the risk of developing […]


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Lab on a chip could monitor health, germs and pollutants

June 13, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Imagine wearing a device that continuously analyzes your sweat or blood for different types of biomarkers, such as proteins that show you may have breast cancer or lung cancer. Rutgers engineers have invented biosensor technology — known as a lab […]


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New biomarkers predict accelerated diabetic eye disease

May 30, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Young onset type 2 diabetes patients have an increased risk of developing diabetic retinopathy at an earlier stage and at a greater frequency, according to researchers in India and US. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is one of the late complications of […]