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Category: Biomarker


Biomarker, Innovation

Oxford BioDynamics forms new alliance to identify autism biomarkers

November 12, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The alliance will use Oxford BioDynamics’ EpiSwitch high-throughput technology to develop a biomarker assay for the blood-based diagnosis of the neurodevelopmental condition. EpiSwitch is designed to enable the discovery, evaluation, validation and monitoring of a new type of epigenetic biomarkers […]


Biomarker, Innovation

US researchers find possible biomarkers for Zika-related birth defects

November 6, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The majority of infected patients do not show symptoms or have mild illness with low-grade fever. However, foetuses exposed to the virus are at risk of neurological defects, including microcephaly. The team expects the latest finding to help in developing […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Scientists discover biomarkers for Zika-related birth defects

November 2, 2018

Via: The Medical News

This breakthrough finding could result in a diagnostic test to screen fetuses for Zika-associated birth defects whilst still in the womb. This would reassure expectant mothers that their babies are healthy. The Zika virus is transmitted by the bite of […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Chronic inflammation linked with increased risk of multiple diseases and shorter lifespan

November 2, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers have elucidated the disease risk underlying a biomarker predictive of shorter lifespan. Researchers have been able to unravel the disease burden that underlies increased mortality risk for and all-cause mortality biomarker they discovered in 2014. They found, that low-level […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Researchers identify potential biomarker for ASD

October 29, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

They used magnetic brainwave imaging to correlate altered gamma oscillation with the motor response of children with ASD. This is consistent with previous key hypotheses on the disease that autism results from an excitatory and inhibitory imbalance in the brain, […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

Study: Some countries take more time for reimbursement decisions on new cancer drugs

October 19, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Some European countries take more than twice as long as others to reach health technology assessment (HTA) decisions to reimburse new cancer drugs following their approval by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The average decision time is longer than one […]


Biomarker, Innovation, Patient Experience

Researchers Want Cancer Patients To Share Their Medical Information In Search of Cures

October 18, 2018

Via: Time Health

April Doyle, a single mom from Visalia, Cal., only lets herself look three months into her future. Since she was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, she’s tried a new treatment every three months to keep the cancer from […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

New way to determine whether metastatic cancer cells in breast cancer patients are dormant or soon to turn deadly

October 16, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The researchers found that when cells from a breast cancer patient’s original tumor metastasized into the patient’s bone marrow with none, or only a small amount, of the protein NR2F1, the patients all soon died. However, patients who had a […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Novel technology enables detection of early-stage lung cancer when surgical cure still is possible

October 8, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Despite advances in chemotherapy, five-year survival for patients diagnosed with unresectable NSCLC is less than 10 percent. The ability to diagnose NSCLC in stages 1 and 2, when surgical resection and potential cure are still possible, could significantly reduce the […]


Biomarker, Innovation

New cancer vaccine platform a potential tool for efficacious targeted cancer therapy

October 5, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

“What is actually the most remarkable insight concerning the PeptiENV cancer vaccine platform is that we are able to envelop oncolytic viruses with the patient’s own cancer peptides, enabling tailored targeted treatment,” says Erkko Ylösmäki, an Academy of Finland post-doctoral […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Common biomarker of kidney disease may also indicate COPD

September 28, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A commonly used biomarker of kidney disease may also indicate lung problems, particularly COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. In “Albuminuria, […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Blood biomarkers offer hope for autism diagnosis in children

September 10, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A panel of blood biomarkers discovered by researchers at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) MIND Institute and NeuroPointDX could create a new test to detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in certain children. As part of the Children’s Autism […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Imaging biomarker measures coronary inflammation from fatty tissue

September 4, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

A novel imaging biomarker is able to detect inflammation of fatty tissue surrounding the coronary arteries using computed tomography. Researchers also say the non-invasive approach can predict all-cause and cardiac mortality. Developed by researchers at the Cleveland Clinic, University of […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Biomarker predicts kidney cancer risk years before diagnosis

August 17, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The research showed that a protein called KIM-1, which is elevated in the blood of some RCC patients at the time of diagnosis, could also be used as a tool to predict onset of the disease up to five years […]


Biomarker, Innovation

First biomarker evidence of DDT-autism link

August 16, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers identified 778 cases of childhood autism among offspring born from 1987 to 2005 to women enrolled in the Finnish Maternity Cohort, representing 98 percent of pregnant women in Finland. They matched these mother-child pairs with control offspring of mothers […]