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Category: Biomarker


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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 […]


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Biomarkers for cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s revealed

May 18, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

Parkinson’s disease affects about half a million people in the United States. New research identifies biomarkers that could predict the cognitive impairment typical of this neurodegenerative disease. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is “the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s disease,” […]


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New study identifies early vulnerability brain marker for psychosis

March 29, 2017

Via: The Medical News

A new study has identified an early vulnerability brain marker for psychosis. A research team led by University of Montreal and Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center shows that an exaggerated emotional response from the brain to non-threatening and non-emotional cues […]


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Researchers discover test for earlier detection of transplant rejection

March 23, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

Approximately 30,000 organ transplants occur in the United States each year. However, between 20 and 50 percent – depending on the organ type – of the transplanted organs fail within five years, most often because the recipient’s immune system attacks, […]


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Biomarker in Blood May Help Predict Recovery Time for Sports Concussions

March 10, 2017

Via: MedlinePlus Health News

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health found that the blood protein tau could be an important new clinical biomarker to better identify athletes who need more recovery time before safely returning to play after a sports-related concussion. The study, […]


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New biomarkers may help in diagnosis and management of Crohn’s disease

March 9, 2017

Via: The Medical News

The diagnosis, understanding and management of Crohn’s disease may have just received a helping hand from a joint ASU Biodesign Institute and Mayo Clinic study aimed at developing a better blood test for the disease. The study, led by Biodesign […]


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Cerebrospinal fluid: Potential biomarker for autism found

March 7, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

Research published this week in Biological Psychiatry examines levels of cerebrospinal fluid in children and its potential link to autism. If confirmed by further studies, it would become the first biomarker for the condition. Autism is a developmental condition that […]


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Researchers identify novel gene critical to development of lung and pancreatic cancer

February 22, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at the Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA) of the University of Navarra (Spain) have identified a critical gene, FOSL1, in the development of lung and pancreatic cancer. The results of the work, a collaboration with researchers in the […]


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Biomarker linked to depression during pregnancy and low birth weight in baby

January 13, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Depression is very common during pregnancy, with as many as one in seven women suffering from the illness and more than a half million women impacted by postpartum depression in the U.S. alone. The disorder not only affects the mother’s […]