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Category: Biomarker


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

A normal DNA repair process can become a major source of mutations in cancer

August 4, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers from IRB Barcelona’s Genome Data Science Lab, led by the ICREA researcher Fran Supek, have discovered a new type of hypermutation called mutation fog, which can generate hundreds of mutations in every cell. Such mutations are widely distributed, but […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Researcher is exploring safer and more effective treatment for leukemia

August 4, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A potentially safer, more effective chemotherapy treatment for patients with blood-related cancers, such as leukemia, who need a particular bone marrow transplant procedure is under study at the University of Arizona Health Sciences. The procedure is known as a haploidentical […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Researchers use zeolite nanocrystals to deliver oxygen to brain tumors

August 4, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Glioblastoma, the most widespread and lethal primary brain tumor in adults, is notoriously difficult to treat due to the surrounding lack of oxygen essential to the effectiveness of current treatment. A team of CNRS and University of Caen Normandie researchers […]


Biomarker, Innovation, Opinions

Alzheimer’s risk factors may be measurable in adolescents and young adults

July 30, 2020

Via: Alzheimer

These risk factors, many of which are disproportionately apparent in African Americans, include heart health factors — such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes — and social factors like education quality. According to the Alzheimer’s Association Alzheimer’s Disease […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Investigational vaccine and immune therapy work well together to fight breast cancer

July 30, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A vaccine for HER2-positive breast cancers that is being tested in a clinical trial at Duke Cancer Institute is part of an effective, two-drug strategy for enlisting the immune system to fight tumors, according to a Duke-led study in Clinical […]


Biomarker, Innovation

New blood test shows great promise in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease

July 29, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

For many years, the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s has been based on the characterization of amyloid plaques and tau tangles in the brain, typically after a person dies. An inexpensive and widely available blood test for the presence of plaques and […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Sputum testing provides higher rate of COVID-19 detection

July 24, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In a new study published in EBioMedicine, investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis, analyzing data from more than 3,000 specimens to compare the three approaches. The team found that sputum testing detected the RNA […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Early detection of cancer four years before conventional diagnosis using non-invasive blood test

July 21, 2020

Via: The Medical News

An international team of researchers has developed a non-invasive blood test that can detect whether an individual has one of five common types of cancers, four years before the condition can be diagnosed with current methods. The test detects stomach, […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Glycome shift in epidermal stem cells could serve as potential biomarker of aging

July 21, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Age shows nowhere better than on the skin. The ravages of time on skin and the epidermal stem cells that differentiate to replenish its outer layer have been hypothesized, but there has been no method to evaluate their aging at […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

Breakthrough blood test detects positive COVID-19 result in 20 minutes

July 17, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In a discovery that could advance the worldwide effort to limit the community spread of COVID-19 through robust contact tracing, researchers were able to identify recent COVID-19 cases using 25 microlitres of plasma from blood samples. The research team, led […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

Finding hints at novel target for Ewing sarcoma therapy

July 17, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Ewing sarcoma is a bone and soft tissue cancer that primarily affects children and adolescents. The discovery, made by scientists at the University of Toronto, relates to cell structures called nucleoli and a physical change they undergo called phase separation. […]


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Boosting immune memory could reduce cancer recurrence

July 15, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Immunotherapy drugs that harness the body’s own immune system to fight cancer have revolutionized the treatment of many cancers. They work by blocking checkpoint inhibitor proteins like PD1, removing the brakes from cancer-killing T cells in the immune system. However, […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers found a link between genes and preeclampsia

July 14, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Preeclampsia is characterized by the elevated blood pressure of the mother, and the baby is often delivered preterm and smaller than usual. Although preeclampsia is cured by the delivery of the placenta, the mechanism of the disease has still remained […]


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Structural analysis of COVID-19 spike protein provides insight into its evolution

July 9, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A characterising feature of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is the protein spikes which cover the surface, which the virus uses to bind with and enter human cells. Analysing the structure of these spikes could provide clues about the […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Breast cancer cells can reprogram natural killer cells to aid in metastasis

July 9, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Natural killer (NK) cells, a type of immune cell, are known to limit metastasis by inducing the death of cancer cells. But metastases still form in patients, so there must be ways for cancer cells to escape. Using a novel […]