A clinician (off screen) wearing blue gloves presses a diapered infant’s heel against a paper card to collect blood samples.
Did Researchers Really Uncover the Cause of SIDS?
An interesting but preliminary biomarker study’s reception illustrates the challenges of conducting and communicating nuanced research in the era of social media.
ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, ISAYILDIZ
Did Researchers Really Uncover the Cause of SIDS?
Did Researchers Really Uncover the Cause of SIDS?

An interesting but preliminary biomarker study’s reception illustrates the challenges of conducting and communicating nuanced research in the era of social media.

An interesting but preliminary biomarker study’s reception illustrates the challenges of conducting and communicating nuanced research in the era of social media.

ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, ISAYILDIZ

biomarkers

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
Biomarkers in serum correlate with preeclampsia, a condition that can lead to fatal hypertension.
An illustration of several DNA helices on a light red water color background
Human Blood Harbors Cell-Free Microbial DNA
Abby Olena | Jul 9, 2021
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.
Cell-Free DNA as Disease Biomarkers
Cell-Free DNA as Disease Biomarkers
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Apr 22, 2022
In this webinar, Stella Goulopoulou and Iwijn de Vlaminck will discuss how they analyze cell-free DNA to identify biomarkers of various diseases and their complications, including preeclampsia, COVID-19, and transplant rejections.
A pregnant figure is shaded in blue and outlined in blue, pink, and purple
Blood Biomarkers Predict the Onset of Labor: Study
Abby Olena | May 6, 2021
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.
Immune Biomarkers Tied to Severe COVID-19: Study
Ruth Williams | Aug 19, 2020
Increases in the levels of three cytokines are among the features linked to poor outcomes.
The Many Facets of T Cell Exhaustion
The Many Facets of T Cell Exhaustion
The Scientist Creative Services Team in Collaboration with IsoPlexis | Mar 22, 2022
In this webinar, Abhishek Garg will discuss using functional proteomics and multi-omics approaches to explore exhausted/dysfunctional T cell states in various cancers.
tau p-tau217 amyloid amyloid-beta alzheimer's disease blood test
Experimental Blood Test Could Flag Alzheimer’s
Kerry Grens | Jul 29, 2020
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.
Identified: Molecular Predictors of Rheumatoid Arthritis Relapse
Ruth Williams | Jul 15, 2020
The presence of a particular set of RNAs in the blood forewarns of an onset of severe symptoms and points to the cells involved.
Identifying Biomarkers to Guide Cancer Immunotherapy
Identifying Biomarkers to Guide Cancer Immunotherapy
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Mar 15, 2022
An expert panel will discuss the cutting-edge technologies they used to identify novel biomarkers that predict patient responses to immunotherapy.
Microbial Signatures in Blood Are Associated with Various Cancers
Shawna Williams | Jul 13, 2020
A study suggests the potential for a noninvasive diagnostic that could detect tumors early and differentiate between disease types.
Image of the Day: Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Amy Schleunes | Feb 24, 2020
Scientists identify a potential biomarker for predicting the progression of a deadly cardiac disease.
Large-Scale Proteomics Drives Disease Research
Driving Disease Research and Therapeutics with Large-Scale Proteomics
The Scientist Creative Services Team, SomaLogic | Mar 8, 2022
Explore how technology enables large-scale proteomics for biomarker discovery and clinical application.
Image of the Day: Stomach Stem Cells
Amy Schleunes | Feb 13, 2020
A mouse model demonstrates that mutations in stomach stem cells can drive gastric cancer growth.
Interactive: Biomarkers in Blood Provide a Window into the Brain
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2019
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.
Melissa Vos discusses how lipids’ good intentions become harmful in Parkinson’s Disease
The Scientist Speaks - Lipids Predict a Slippery Path Towards Parkinson’s Disease
Nele Haelterman, PhD | Dec 14, 2021
Melissa Vos discusses how lipids’ good intentions become harmful in Parkinson’s Disease.
The Hunt for a Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2019
Researchers hope circulating biomarkers will enable earlier detection and better monitoring of the neurodegenerative disorder—and perhaps help usher in new treatments.
Triage Test for Tuberculosis Spots Infections Within an Hour
Ruth Williams | Oct 23, 2019
An early-stage, blood-based assay shows potential as a method for sorting patients with suspected TB from those with other respiratory illnesses.
Biomarkers on the Brain: From Sequencing to Functional Imaging
Biomarkers on the Brain: From Sequencing to Functional Imaging
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Nov 16, 2021
An expert panel will discuss biomarker development for brain disorders and considerations for their clinical use.
diabetes complications type 2 biomarker blood test screen hydroxymethylation epigenetics cytosine
Blood-Based Epigenetic Screen Tests for Diabetes Complications
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 1, 2019
Researchers could accurately detect life-threatening vascular complications in type 2 diabetes patients by analyzing hydroxymethylated cytosines in freely circulating DNA.