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Category: Biomarker


Biomarker, Innovation

Abbott’s blood tests can predict patient recovery from brain injury

August 12, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Abbott has announced that data from a new study has shown that two blood-based biomarkers measured using its tests were able to predict a patient’s recovery from traumatic brain injury (TBI). The company stated that testing for these two biomarkers […]


Biomarker, Innovation

University of Pennsylvania develops test for Covid-19 vaccine response

August 11, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at the US University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine have developed a new blood test to measure the body’s immune system response to the Covid-19 vaccine. The first-of-its-kind test can assess antibody and T-cell responses to the Covid-19 […]


Biomarker, Innovation

University of Birmingham licenses new Covid-19 testing method

August 5, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The University of Birmingham in the UK has entered a licensing agreement with Covid-19 test provider Innova Medical Group for commercialising its new testing technology in the global markets. The new reverse transcription-free exponential amplification reaction (RTF-EXPAR) technology provides detection […]


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Skin Cancer Is a Risk No Matter the Skin Tone. But It May Be Overlooked in People With Dark Skin.

August 5, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

Brykyta Shelton found herself standing in a checkout line of a big-box retailer, uncomfortably aware as a woman ahead of her stared at her sandaled feet. Shelton had been taking medication for months for what her doctor said was toenail […]


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US FDA re-authorises EUA for Meridian’s Revogene SARS-CoV-2 test

August 1, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has re-authorised the emergency use authorization (EUA) for Meridian Bioscience’s Revogene SARS-CoV-2 molecular assay. The regulator initially granted EUA for the Covid-19 molecular diagnostic test last November. However, the company decided to delay […]


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UCLA Research Uses Saliva to Detect Cancer Biomarkers

July 27, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

The published research, “Proficiency Testing of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Mutations Detection in Saliva Using Spectrum Saliva Collector (SDNA-1000) and Preservative Solution Detected by Electric Field-Induced Release and Measurement,” Feng Li et al, is an unprecedented feat in modern medicine. […]


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Cancer cells make unique form of collagen, protecting them from immune response

July 22, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Cancer cells produce small amounts of their own form of collagen, creating a unique extracellular matrix that affects the tumor microbiome and protects against immune responses, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson […]


Biomarker, Innovation

With just a tablespoon of blood, researchers aim to transform cancer treatment

July 20, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Researchers at the Vancouver Prostate Centre have developed a new blood test that provides unprecedented insight into a patient’s cancer make-up, potentially allowing doctors to better select treatment options that will improve patient outcomes. The technology was outlined in a […]


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Researchers develop liquid biopsy technique to help detect cancer in blood

July 18, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

UCF researchers have found a new way to track metastatic cancer cells in the body, which in the future could help identify cancer earlier and give patients more treatment options. In the latest issue of PLOS ONE, Dr. Annette Khaled’s […]


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Labcorp introduces blood test to detect neurodegenerative disease

July 14, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Labcorp has introduced a new blood test that can help detect neurodegeneration and neuronal injury. The new Neurofilament Light Chain (NfL) blood test is developed to enable healthcare professionals to identify and verify neurodegenerative disease signs, thereby accelerating diagnosis and […]


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Study identifies kids with cancer at risk of lethal infections

July 12, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

New research has identified the child cancer patients at greatest risk of developing life-threatening infections, in a crucial step towards the development of an early diagnostic test. There is currently no clinical test to identify which children are likely to […]


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How to find marker genes in cell clusters

July 6, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

The thousands of cells in a biological sample are all different and can be analyzed individually, cell by cell. Based on their gene activity, they can be sorted into clusters. But which genes are particularly characteristic of a given cluster, […]


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Hereditary factors that increase the likelihood of cancer mutations detailed in new study

July 5, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A study of 11,000 cancer patients reveals 42 hereditary genes which predispose individuals to a higher number of mutations that correlate with a greater probability of developing cancer. The research may lead to new personalized prevention and/or early detection strategies […]


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Plug-and-play test for keeping track of immunity to Sars-CoV-2 variants

July 1, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

The experts agree — the pandemic is not over. Infections are ticking up again, fueled by the new variants our immune systems are ill prepared for. That’s according to a study by Canadian and US researchers who found that the […]


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Researchers discover new leukemia-killing compounds

June 30, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Researchers from Rice University and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered potential new drugs that work in concert with other drugs to deliver a deadly one-two punch to leukemia. The potential drugs are still years away […]


Biomarker, Innovation, Research

Study finds women have more brain changes after menopause

June 29, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Women who have gone through menopause may have more of a brain biomarker called white matter hyperintensities than premenopausal women or men of the same age, according to a new study published in the June 29, 2022, online issue of […]


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Pictor obtains CE mark for SARS-CoV-2 IgG ELISA antibody assay

June 23, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Having recently raised $6.1m in a funding round, Biotech company Pictor has now obtained CE mark for its PictArray SARS-CoV-2 IgG enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) antibody test. The approval will enable the firm to market the antibody test in Europe […]


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Biomarkers found that could be drug targets against a deadly form of brain cancer

June 22, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Biomarkers that could be targets for novel drugs to treat glioblastoma brain tumors have been identified by investigators at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, providing hope for a cancer that is highly lethal. Currently, the drug most often used to […]


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Blood test developed to predict liver cancer risk

June 22, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

An estimated one-quarter of adults in the U.S. have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), an excess of fat in liver cells that can cause chronic inflammation and liver damage, increasing the risk of liver cancer. Now, UT Southwestern researchers have […]


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Muscle biopsy test for biomarker could lead to earlier diagnosis of ALS

June 21, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive disease of the nervous system. It affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord called motor neurons. Motor neurons control muscle movement and ALS causes them to deteriorate and eventually die. The […]