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Category: Biomarker


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Study finds blood test can predict lung cancer risk

July 16, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in France has found a new blood test for four protein biomarkers can better identify people who will develop lung cancer in the future. The study was performed in […]


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New biomarkers to help detect hypervirulent K. pneumonia

July 9, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

University of Buffalo researchers have discovered several biomarkers that can accurately detect a hypervirulent strain of Klebsiella pneumonia bacteria (K. pneumonia), which leads to sudden life-threatening complications. Based on the theory that hypervirulence of the bacteria is due to genes […]


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Researchers find new marker for better prognosis in gastric and esophageal cancer

July 2, 2018

Via: The Medical News

In Austria, adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal transition is diagnosed in about 500 people every year. At the same time, this is the type of tumor with by far the highest increase. Sebastian Schoppmann, Department of Surgery (Head M. Gnant) of […]


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Prostate cancer: Scientists find 63 ‘new genetic markers’

June 18, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

A 6-year research project identifies 63 gene changes that could help to indicate an increased risk of prostate cancer in certain men. The study was conducted at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH, and the results […]


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Scientists discover first genetic marker for bone tumor

June 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The first genetic marker for the bone tumor, osteoblastoma, has been discovered by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators. Whole-genome and transcriptome sequencing of human bone tumors revealed that a genetic change that affects the transcription factor, […]


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Researchers develop blood test for liver cancer

June 7, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at molecular diagnostics company Exact Sciences and Mayo Clinic have identified a blood-based DNA biomarker panel that could help detect hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a type of liver cancer. During the study, the test was used to analyse DNA extracted […]


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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 […]