Infographic: Biomarkers in Blood Provide a Window into the Brain
Infographic: Biomarkers in Blood Provide a Window into the Brain
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.
Infographic: Biomarkers in Blood Provide a Window into the Brain
Infographic: Biomarkers in Blood Provide a Window into the Brain

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.

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.

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The Hunt for a Blood Test for Alzheimer’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
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.
Blood-Based Epigenetic Screen Tests for Diabetes Complications
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.
Could Brain Activity During Sleep Be a Biomarker for Alzheimer’s?
Could Brain Activity During Sleep Be a Biomarker for Alzheimer’s?
Ashley Yeager | Oct 1, 2019
Changes in brain waves while snoozing correlate with accumulation of tau and amyloid-β, suggesting that the neural activity disruptions could clue doctors in to early development of the disease.
Opinion: Biomarkers of Longevity Not Ready for the Clinic
Opinion: Biomarkers of Longevity Not Ready for the Clinic
John D. Loike and Ruth L. Fischbach | Sep 27, 2019
The science isn’t there yet, nor are the known interventions that ought to be combined with delivering such predictions.
Metabolic Biomarker “Score” May Predict Death in Next 5–10 Years
Metabolic Biomarker “Score” May Predict Death in Next 5–10 Years
Emma Yasinski | Aug 20, 2019
The researchers intend for the tool to eventually help doctors make treatment decisions.
Researchers Identify Biomarkers for Pain in Blood SamplesResearchers Identify Biomarkers for Pain in Blood Samples
Researchers Identify Biomarkers for Pain in Blood Samples
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 15, 2019
The expression of a slew of genes in psychiatric patients closely tracks pain intensity and predicts future emergency room visits, according to a study.
Stressed Blood Cells Could Be a Biomarker for Chronic Fatigue
Stressed Blood Cells Could Be a Biomarker for Chronic Fatigue
Shawna Williams | Apr 29, 2019
In a small study, researchers devise a test that could distinguish healthy people from those with the syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis.
PET Scans Reveal Elevated Tau in NFL Players’ Brains
PET Scans Reveal Elevated Tau in NFL Players’ Brains
Jef Akst | Apr 12, 2019
A study hints that it might be possible to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease associated with frequent head injuries, while patients are still living.