biomarkers
Contributors
Contributors
Diana Kwon | Apr 1, 2017
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2017 issue of The Scientist.
Infant Brain Scans May Predict Autism Diagnosis
Infant Brain Scans May Predict Autism Diagnosis
Jef Akst | Feb 17, 2017
A computer algorithm can identify the brains of autism patients with moderate accuracy based on scans taken at six months and one year of age.
Cancer Tissue Repository Launched
Cancer Tissue Repository Launched
Jef Akst | Apr 11, 2016
The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will store tissue samples from patients with leukemia and lymphoma from which scientists can make patient-derived mouse models.
Antidepressant Exerts Epigenetic Changes
Antidepressant Exerts Epigenetic Changes
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 25, 2015
Molecular markers could aid researchers’ assessment of patient response to the drug.
 
Toward Blood-based Cancer Detection
Toward Blood-based Cancer Detection
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 7, 2015
Circulating tumor cells, exosomes, and DNA can improve the diagnosis of many cancers. But are liquid biopsies ready for prime time?
Periodic Fasting Improves Rodent Health
Periodic Fasting Improves Rodent Health
Kerry Grens | Jun 18, 2015
And a diet that includes a few days of caloric restriction each month reduces biomarkers of aging and disease in people, according to a small trial.
Soluble Signal
Soluble Signal
Jenny Rood | May 1, 2015
An immune protein previously thought to mark inactive T cells has a free-floating form that correlates with HIV disease progression.
The Challenges of Precision
The Challenges of Precision
Adam Marcus | Apr 1, 2015
Researchers face roadblocks to treating an individual patient’s cancer as a unique disease.
My Mighty Mouse
My Mighty Mouse
Megan Scudellari | Apr 1, 2015
Personal drug regimens based on xenograft mice harboring a single patient’s tumor still need to prove their true utility in medicine.
Quantity or Quality?
Quantity or Quality?
Ankita Bansal and Heidi A. Tissenbaum | Mar 1, 2015
Living longer doesn’t necessarily mean living healthier.