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Researchers discover new biomarker for rare autoimmune disease

August 30, 2019

University of Alberta researchers identified a unique biological marker that can be used to identify the presence of…
Smartphone virus scanner is not what you think

July 31, 2019

The current leading method to assess the presence of viruses and other biological markers of disease is effective…
FDA qualifies biomarker in controlled malaria infection trials

July 18, 2019

A molecular test, proven more effective than thick blood smears at detecting malaria parasites earlier in an infection,…
New ALS biomarkers, potential new drug targets described by researchers

July 16, 2019

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is an adult-onset neurodegenerative disease that causes paralysis and ultimately death when the…
Researchers receive multi-year grants to identify genetic biomarkers of susceptibility and resistance to corneal ulcers

June 26, 2019

More than 125 million people worldwide wear contact lenses, and while many are exposed to relatively common bacteria…
Biomarker reveals PTSD sufferers at risk of suicide

May 15, 2019

The risk of suicide among individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is much higher than the general population,…
Research could lead to more precise diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer

May 8, 2019

Newly found biomarkers 99 per cent accurate at differentiating between two types of ovarian cancer, according to U…
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Researchers Develop a New Early-Detection Blood Test for Alzheimer‘s

May 7, 2019

Coming on the heels of two failed major studies on promising antibodies designed to fight Alzheimer’s, a new…
Circular RNA Holds Promise as Cancer Biomarker

February 13, 2019

The stable structure of circRNA makes it an ideal candidate for biomarkers because it can be detected in blood…
Negative mood signals body’s immune response

December 21, 2018

Negative mood — such as sadness and anger — is associated with higher levels of inflammation and may…
Molecule predicts patient’s ability to survive melanoma

December 21, 2018

Doctors may be able to assess the survival rates of melanoma patients following the discovery of a molecule…
Possible biomarker for multiple sclerosis identified

December 19, 2018

A biomarker for multiple sclerosis has been identified in humans by researchers at Purdue University and the Indiana…
Zika biomarkers in blood could lead to prenatal screening for birth defects

November 6, 2018

SC researchers have identified biomarkers associated with severe birth defects in babies born to women infected with the…
Researchers Successfully Treat Metastatic Cancer Using an AI Algorithm

October 18, 2018

Using the CURATE.AI artificial intelligence (AI) platform, a research team led by the National University of Singapore (NUS)…
Leaf molecules as markers for mycorrhiza

August 30, 2018

In nature, most plants establish mutual relationships with root fungi, so-called mycorrhiza. Mycorrhizal fungi facilitate the plants’ nutrient…
Biomarker is discovered for a flesh-eating pathogen that can blind or kill healthy young people

July 10, 2018

Imagine a pathogen that infects completely healthy people and can cause blindness in one day and flesh-eating infections,…
Scientists have Discovered a Biomarker for the Flu, Making it Possible to Determine who will get Sick upon Exposure

June 14, 2018

Not everyone exposed to the influenza virus become ill, and while the exact reasons behind such variability have…
New Blood Test Rapidly Detects Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

May 18, 2018

Pancreatic cancer is expected to become the second deadliest cancer in the United States by 2030. It is…
Simplifying samples

March 6, 2018

Imagine a physician in a rural or remote area who needs to send a patient’s blood or urine…
Blood and urine tests developed to indicate autism in children

February 19, 2018

New tests which can indicate autism in children have been developed by researchers at the University of Warwick.…
DNA Mutations Shed in Blood Predicts Response to Immunotherapy in Patients with Cancer

October 2, 2017

In a first-of-its-kind study, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report that a blood sample,…
Study: Biomarkers as predictive of sepsis as lengthy patient monitoring

September 8, 2017

Sepsis is a deadly and quick-moving medical condition, but its presence can be betrayed early on by the…
Artificial Intelligence Algorithm Predicts Dementia two Years before the Onset of Symptoms

August 24, 2017

Drawing on available data on people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) from the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI),…
Heart study finds faulty link between biomarkers and clinical outcomes

July 14, 2017

Surrogate endpoints (biomarkers), which are routinely used in clinical research to test new drugs, should not be trusted…
New biomarkers help predict outcomes in diabetic kidney disease

May 8, 2017

A common complication of type 2 diabetes occurs when filters within the kidney are damaged, leading to an…
Tumor-targeting system uses cancer’s own mechanisms to betray its location

February 18, 2017

By hijacking a cancer cell’s own metabolism, researchers have found a way to tag and target elusive cancers…
New biomarkers for bowel cancer treatment

February 10, 2017

Colorectal carcinomas arise in different forms, so all treatments do not work for all patients. OncoTrack, a public-private…
MS Clues Found in Blood

January 26, 2017

MicroRNAs are small RNA molecules that influence basic cellular processes and have been proposed as biomarkers for the…
Biomarker could identify patients with potential to recover from advanced heart failure

January 19, 2017

Investigators at the University of Utah have identified distinct differences in the hearts of advanced heart failure patients…
Biomarker could help guide cancer therapy, avoid drug resistance

November 23, 2016

MIT biologists have identified a new biomarker that can reveal whether patients with a particularly aggressive type of…
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