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Category: Biomarker


Biomarker, Innovation

Researchers detect early stage eye melanoma with simple blood test

November 18, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at the University of Queensland have found that a simple blood test can help detect melanoma in the eye at an early stage. The research team discovered a microRNA biomarker in the blood that can distinguish between a benign […]


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US researchers use biomarker blood test to reveal heart disease risk

November 12, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers collected data of approximately 13,000 individuals from three notable patient populations, including multiple ethnicities. They found that around one-third of adults suffering from mild hypertension, not recommended for treatment, had higher levels in one of the two biomarkers, indicating […]


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Biomarker reveals if benign-appearing meningiomas are dangerous

November 5, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A modified protein in benign-appearing meningiomas can reveal which are truly benign and which are more dangerous and require more aggressive treatment, researchers have discovered. The finding may also offer clues as to why these ‘benign’ tumors, which arise from […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

UK researchers use simple blood test to detect early breast cancer

November 4, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have found that a simple blood test can help to detect breast cancer up to five years before the appearance of clinical symptoms of the disease. According to researchers, the blood test could be […]


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Common early sign of cardiovascular disease associated with cancer risk

October 31, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A Mayo Clinic-led study involving 488 cardiac patients whose cases were followed for up to 12 years finds that microvascular endothelial dysfunction, a common early sign of cardiovascular disease, is associated with a greater than twofold risk of cancer. The […]


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Scientists modify a toxic protein to create a biosensor

October 30, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Some types of bacteria kill other cells by releasing proteins called “pore-forming toxins” (PFTs) that create holes in the cell membrane. The PFTs bind to the cell membrane and burrow into, creating a tube-like channel or pore. Once enough holes […]


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Biomarker for schizophrenia can be detected in human hair

October 28, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Diagnosing disorders of thought is easier when a reliable and objective marker can be found. In the case of schizophrenia, we have known for more than 30 years that it is associated with an abnormal startle response. Normally, we are […]


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Researchers develop test to diagnose common genetic cause of autism

October 28, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Fragile X syndrome is a common genetic cause of intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder. This syndrome impacts about one in 4,000 children. Approximately 90,000 Australians and over one million Americans are impacted in some way by this syndrome. A […]


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Researchers develop microfluidic test to detect Lyme disease

October 14, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Scientists at Columbia Engineering have developed a diagnostic test that leverages a microfluidic approach to detect Lyme disease within 15 minutes. Existing tests involve running of two assays, ELISA and western blot, to identify antibodies against the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium, […]


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US scientists identify potential diagnostic tool for Parkinson’s diagnosis

September 30, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The discovery points to the possibility of stopping the progression of Parkinson’s, the second most common neurodegenerative disease, which affects 35 million people globally. Stanford University School of Medicine associate professor of neurosurgery Xinnan Wang said: “This marker could be […]


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Pioneering melanoma test to be made available within two years

September 27, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at Newcastle University in the UK have developed a new test that can more accurately predict whether skin cancer is likely to return. The researchers say that for patients with the earliest stages of melanoma, the test can reliably […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]