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Category: Biomarker


Biomarker, Innovation

AI-powered blood test identifies PTSD in early study

September 10, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The study, led by New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC), analysed 28 genomic, metabolic and protein biomarkers. The biomarkers […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Scientists find receptor protein in the brain that promotes stress resilience

September 4, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Scientists have discovered that a receptor on the surface of brain cells plays a key role in regulating how both animals and people respond to stress. The research suggests that the receptor may represent an important biomarker of post-traumatic stress […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Study finds Abbott’s blood test could identify mild TBI

August 27, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The test is designed to identify increased levels of a protein called brain-specific glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) in the blood. Abbott’s i-STAT Alinity blood analyser device was used to carry out the test. A CT scan is the existing […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Blood clotting proteins in urine act as potent biomarkers for lupus

August 7, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers have discovered that blood clotting proteins in urine can act as biomarkers in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), especially those with lupus nephritis. The team of researchers at the University of Houston found that blood clotting proteins, both […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Thai researchers develop new blood test for prostate cancer

August 6, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A research team at Mahidol University in Thailand has developed a blood test that can detect clinically significant prostate cancer in high-risk patients. According to study lead scientist Dr Sebastian Bhakdi, the test is capable of isolating and visualising tumour-associated […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Blood test detects breast cancer relapse months before symptoms emerge

August 2, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A new liquid biopsy has been shown to detect the return and spread of breast cancer months before symptoms emerge or hospital scanners can find the disease. The test, developed by researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

New leukemia treatment developed from common wild flower

August 1, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at Birmingham University have discovered how to turn a compound from a common wildflower called Feverfew into a new treatment for cancer. The team found a way to extract the naturally-occurring substance, called parthenolide, from the plant’s leaves and […]


Biomarker, Innovation, Medical Devices

Novel sensor could accelerate diagnosis of sepsis

July 24, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A novel sensor designed by MIT researchers could dramatically accelerate the process of diagnosing sepsis, a leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals that kills nearly 250,000 patients annually. Sepsis occurs when the body’s immune response to infection triggers an […]


Biomarker, Innovation

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 […]


Biomarker, Innovation

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 […]


Biomarker, Innovation

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 […]


Biomarker, Innovation

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 […]


Biomarker, Innovation

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 […]


Biomarker, Innovation

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 […]


Biomarker, Innovation

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 […]