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Newly Identified Neural Signature of Drug Craving Could Predict Drug Use
The signature could one day be used to improve treatment planning for people with substance abuse disorders.
Newly Identified Neural Signature of Drug Craving Could Predict Drug Use
Newly Identified Neural Signature of Drug Craving Could Predict Drug Use

The signature could one day be used to improve treatment planning for people with substance abuse disorders.

The signature could one day be used to improve treatment planning for people with substance abuse disorders.

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Did Researchers Really Uncover the Cause of SIDS?
Dan Robitzski | May 18, 2022 | 10 min read
An interesting but preliminary biomarker study’s reception illustrates the challenges of conducting and communicating nuanced research in the era of social media.
A clinician in a white lab coat sitting in a chair uses an arm cuff to measure the blood pressure of a pregnant patient sitting across from them.
RNA in Blood Predicts High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy
Dan Robitzski | Jan 6, 2022 | 2 min read
Biomarkers in serum correlate with preeclampsia, a condition that can lead to fatal hypertension.
Learn How Multiomics Drives Biotherapeutic Discovery and Development
Advancing Biotherapeutics with Multiomics
The Scientist Creative Services Team and Tecan | 1 min read
Explore how biomolecular processes drive health and disease.
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Human Blood Harbors Cell-Free Microbial DNA
Abby Olena, PhD | Jul 9, 2021 | 3 min read
After controlling for high levels of bacterial contamination in their lab and reagents, researchers detect microbial genetic material in plasma samples from healthy people and cancer patients.
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Blood Biomarkers Predict the Onset of Labor: Study
Abby Olena, PhD | May 6, 2021 | 3 min read
Researchers integrated information from 45 protein, metabolite, and immune data points to identify a window two to four weeks before a pregnant person will go into labor.
Why Automation Is a Necessity for Clinical Diagnostics
Bringing Fluency to Clinical Diagnostics Through Automation 
Tecan | 1 min read
Automated liquid handling workstations offer flexibility for a wide range of application and process needs.
Immune Biomarkers Tied to Severe COVID-19: Study
Ruth Williams | Aug 19, 2020 | 4 min read
Increases in the levels of three cytokines are among the features linked to poor outcomes.
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Experimental Blood Test Could Flag Alzheimer’s
Kerry Grens | Jul 29, 2020 | 2 min read
New studies show that elevated levels of a form of tau called p-tau217 can accurately distinguish Alzheimer’s disease from other forms of dementia, and perhaps even predict it.
Learn how AI Advances Science 
Breaking Through Big Data Bottlenecks
Tecan | 1 min read
Discover how machine learning helps scientists accelerate their research.  
Identified: Molecular Predictors of Rheumatoid Arthritis Relapse
Ruth Williams | Jul 15, 2020 | 4 min read
The presence of a particular set of RNAs in the blood forewarns of an onset of severe symptoms and points to the cells involved.
Microbial Signatures in Blood Are Associated with Various Cancers
Shawna Williams | Jul 13, 2020 | 2 min read
A study suggests the potential for a noninvasive diagnostic that could detect tumors early and differentiate between disease types.
Learn about effective biomarker detection from the blood
Next-Level Neuroscience
The Scientist Creative Services Team and MilliporeSigma | 1 min read
Researchers use Single Molecule Counting (SMC®) technology to probe brain biomarkers.
Image of the Day: Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Amy Schleunes | Feb 24, 2020 | 1 min read
Scientists identify a potential biomarker for predicting the progression of a deadly cardiac disease.
Image of the Day: Stomach Stem Cells
Amy Schleunes | Feb 13, 2020 | 1 min read
A mouse model demonstrates that mutations in stomach stem cells can drive gastric cancer growth.
GENETIC PREDISPOSITION TO VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY CONTRIBUTES TO SEVERE COVID-19
Genetic Predisposition to Vitamin D Deficiency Contributes to Severe COVID-19
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | 4 min read
Ana Teresa Freitas discusses how individual variation in vitamin D synthesis and metabolism influences susceptibility to upper respiratory viruses.
Interactive: Biomarkers in Blood Provide a Window into the Brain
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2019 | 1 min read
A look at some of the circulating molecules that may indicate various Alzheimer’s pathologies and serve as the bases of noninvasive tests for the disease.
The Hunt for a Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2019 | 10 min read
Researchers hope circulating biomarkers will enable earlier detection and better monitoring of the neurodegenerative disorder—and perhaps help usher in new treatments.
Leveraging the Microbiome to Break Down Tumor Resistance
Leveraging the Microbiome to Break Down Tumor Resistance
The Scientist Creative Services Team and PerkinElmer | 1 min read
Mat Robinson and Mark Tangney discuss how enhancing the efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors improves patient outcomes.
Triage Test for Tuberculosis Spots Infections Within an Hour
Ruth Williams | Oct 23, 2019 | 4 min read
An early-stage, blood-based assay shows potential as a method for sorting patients with suspected TB from those with other respiratory illnesses.
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