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Category: Biomarker


Biomarker, Innovation

Sugars could be the key to an earlier, more accurate test for prostate cancer

May 28, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The test works by identifying sugars, known as glycans, in blood. These sugars are attached to protein molecules called PSA and are known to undergo distinct but subtle changes when cancer is present in the body. Particular types of glycans […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Siemens Healthineers ships total antibody test for Covid-19 worldwide

May 27, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Siemens Healthineers has started worldwide shipping of a laboratory-based total Covid-19 antibody test to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 IgM and IgG antibodies in the blood. The CE-marked test has demonstrated 100% sensitivity and 99.8% specificity. It helps to identify […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Simple saliva test detects early throat cancer

May 12, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A simple saliva test developed by QUT biomedical scientists has detected early throat cancer in a person who had no symptom and no clinical signs of cancer. In what is believed to be a world-first, the non-invasive test picked up […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists discover a new way for T cells to attack diseased cells

May 12, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences have discovered a new way for T cells to attack cells infected by viruses or deranged by cancer. Published online by the journal […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

Study shows lower caffeine, urate levels are inversely linked to Parkinson’s disease

May 5, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Analysis of participants in the Harvard Biomarkers Study highlights the inverse association between low caffeine consumption and blood urate levels and PD, report scientists in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease. Two purines, caffeine and urate, have been associated with a […]


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Discovery of key protein may lead to more effective treatments for depression

April 9, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Depression is a common psychiatric disorder and one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. Antidepressants are the first-line treatment for moderate to severe major depressive episodes. Despite their effectiveness, only 40% of patients respond to the first antidepressant they […]


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Researchers identify novel blood-based markers to detect Alzheimer’s disease

March 24, 2020

Via: The Medical News

In a recent study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers at Okayama University developed a technique to uncover molecules within the blood which can help doctors differentiate patients with Alzheimer’s disease from healthy individuals. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is […]


Biomarker, Innovation, Med Tech

New multiplexed electrical biosensor for accurate detection of Alzheimer’s disease

February 11, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A research team at KAIST reported clinically accurate multiplexed electrical biosensor for detecting Alzheimer’s disease by measuring its core biomarkers using densely aligned carbon nanotubes. Alzheimer’s disease is the most prevalent neurodegenerative disorder, affecting one in ten aged over 65 […]


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Study reveals new way to predict risk of death for people with stable heart failure

January 3, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A UCLA-led study revealed a new way to predict which patients with “stable” heart failure -; those who have heart injury but do not require hospitalization – have a higher risk of dying within one to three years. Although people […]


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US researchers develop new technique to detect cancer biomarkers

December 19, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at the University of Illinois, US have developed a method to detect microRNA cancer biomarkers with single-molecule resolution. The technique, Photonic Resonator Absorption Microscopy (PRAM), captures and counts cancer-associated microRNAs, known biomarkers for prostate cancer. The research team, led […]


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Harmful alcohol consumption pattern may damage heart tissue

December 18, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A pattern of harmful alcohol consumption, or heavy drinking, increases level of blood biomarkers indicating heart tissue damage, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the open access journal of the American Heart […]


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New technique may lead to earlier and easier detection of mouth and throat cancer

December 13, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Unfortunately, cancers that occur in the back of the mouth and upper throat are often not diagnosed until they become advanced, partly because their location makes them difficult to see during routine clinical exams. A report in the Journal of […]


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Blood will tell: a new diagnostic approach for PTSD

December 12, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

For the last 40 years, Dr Charles Marmars’ patients have shared with him some of the most harrowing events imaginable. From veterans recalling battleground horrors, to sexual assault survivors, to people disturbed from hideous road accidents, the chairman of psychiatry […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

Even light to moderate alcohol consumption can increase cancer risk

December 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

In a study conducted in Japan, even light to moderate alcohol consumption was associated with elevated cancer risks. In the study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the overall cancer risk appeared to […]


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Deep age predictors can help advance aging research

December 5, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The deep age predictors can help advance aging research by establishing causal relationships in nonlinear systems. Deep aging clocks can be used for identification of novel therapeutic targets, evaluating the efficacy of various interventions, data quality control, data economics, prediction […]