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Liver fat biomarker levels linked with metabolic health benefits of exercise, study finds

July 11, 2019

Via: The Medical News

While genetics and other factors like age and sex contribute to each individual’s response to exercise, little is known about the biological mechanisms by which physical activity brings about beneficial changes to the body. In a recent study led by […]


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Breast cancer: Blood test may predict relapse

July 10, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Despite scientific advancements in breast cancer research, this type continues to be the leading cancer among women in the United States and the second deadliest after lung cancer. Many breast cancer survivors live with a continual worry that the condition […]


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Scientists identify new biomarkers for IBS in urine

July 5, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at McMaster University have identified new biomarkers for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in urine, which could lead to better treatments and reduce the need for costly and invasive colonoscopy procedures currently used for diagnosis. Little is known about the […]


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Study finds blood markers may help predict seizures

June 12, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The team involved scientists from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and FutureNeuro, the SFI Research Centre for Chronic and Rare Neurological Diseases. During the study, researchers found a pattern of molecules in blood that are higher in […]


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UK researchers create early stage blood test for heart failure

June 5, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The new test is designed to measure the B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) protein, as well as other proteins in the blood to enable better diagnosis of heart failure. It will simultaneously measure 25 proteins from blood samples of heart failure […]


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IBD: Blood test could help predict severity, improve treatment

May 10, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the term that doctors use to describe chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1.3% of adults in the United States have IBD. Types of IBD […]


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Researchers discover new biomarker for postoperative liver dysfunction

March 18, 2019

Via: The Medical News

There is an urgent need for an easily accessible preoperative test to predict postoperative liver function recovery and thereby determine the optimal timing of liver resection, particularly since the currently available methods are either costly, time-consuming or invasive. For several […]


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Q BioMed licenses biomarker for monitoring glaucoma

March 12, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The potential use of Growth Differentiation Factor 15 (GDF15) as a biomarker for the eye disease was first identified by a research team at Washington University. The marker is expected to improve treatment options for glaucoma patients. Glaucoma is characterised […]


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Sleep apnea may be related to higher accumulation of Alzheimer’s biomarker in the brain

March 4, 2019

Via: The Medical News

People who are witnessed by a bed partner to have stopped breathing during sleep may have higher accumulations of an Alzheimer’s disease biomarker called tau in an area of the brain that helps with memory, according to a preliminary study […]


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Researchers reveal promising biomarker for vascular disease relapse

February 28, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Antibodies are molecules produced by a human’s immune system to counteract bacteria and viruses. When a bacterial or viral pathogenic molecule (a so-called antigen) is detected, an antibody neutralizes it by binding to it. However, autoantibodies are sometimes produced against […]


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The high-tech hunt for new biomarkers

February 21, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

As such, identifying new biomarkers has become an increasing focus in 21st century drug discovery and development, and the inclusion of molecular markers in clinical trial design allows for the retrospective analysis of data and the identification of patient sub-groups […]


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Researchers find new biomarker to predict cognitive decline

February 8, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

During the research, the team examined the markers related to the blood-brain barrier, which regulates the movement of cells and molecules between the blood and the fluid that surrounds the brain nerve cells. In more than 160 people with and […]


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Microbes on the tongue could be used to diagnose pancreatic cancer

January 31, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The study showed that the tongue-coating microbiomes of patients with early-stage pancreatic were significantly more diverse and composed of remarkably different bacteria, compared with the tongue coatings of healthy individuals. Pancreatic cancer is the seventh leading cause of cancer-related death […]


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Bowel cancer: New biomarker may also boost treatment

January 8, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

This makes it the third most common cancer that medical professionals detect in both men and women. Colorectal cancer, which doctors also refer to as bowel cancer, is responsible for more than 50,000 deaths each year in the U.S. If […]


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Two new biomarkers could help diagnose atrial fibrillation

January 7, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The research was conducted by scientists from the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences. The team found that older male patients with a high body mass index are at a higher risk of atrial […]