biomarkers
Company Sells a “Biological Age” Kit
Company Sells a “Biological Age” Kit
Diana Kwon | Aug 2, 2017
While the epigenetic clock is a useful tool for research and has solid scientific backing, scientists say the product’s use to consumers is limited.
Stem Cells Seek Out Tumors Based on Stiffness
Stem Cells Seek Out Tumors Based on Stiffness
Shawna Williams | Jul 26, 2017
The technique, demonstrated in mice using engineered mesenchymal stem cells, has potential for both diagnosis and treatment.
How to Tell a Person’s “Brain Age”
How to Tell a Person’s “Brain Age”
Diana Kwon | May 21, 2017
Using brain scans and methylation markers, scientists develop ways to assess neurologic aging in humans.
Opinion: More Biomarkers Needed for Cancer Immunotherapy
Opinion: More Biomarkers Needed for Cancer Immunotherapy
David Fabrizio | Apr 1, 2017
Measuring PD-L1 levels was a great start. Now we need to quantify more protein biomarkers, assess the tumor mutational landscape, and examine immune cell signatures, too.
Hitting It Out of the Park
Hitting It Out of the Park
Mary Beth Aberlin | Apr 1, 2017
Cancer can be as evasive and slippery as a spitball, but new immunotherapies are starting to connect.
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?