biomarkers
Engineered Biomarkers Could ID Cancer Cells
Engineered Biomarkers Could ID Cancer Cells
Jenny Rood | Feb 23, 2015
Scientists develop synthetic blood-based biomarkers to amplify tumor signals in a mouse model.
A Blood-based Biomarker for Suicide?
A Blood-based Biomarker for Suicide?
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 31, 2014
Epigenetic and genetic changes in the SKA2 gene are correlated with suicidal behaviors, researchers show.
Markers Distinguish “Good” from “Bad” Fat
Markers Distinguish “Good” from “Bad” Fat
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 30, 2014
Researchers have identified three fat cell-specific surface markers that distinguish white from brown and beige adipocytes.
Alzheimer’s in the Blood
Alzheimer’s in the Blood
Jef Akst | Jul 23, 2014
Researchers are on a mission to identify blood-borne biomarkers for dementia. Will this year’s high-profile successes pave the way?
Eyes, Nose as Windows to Alzheimer’s
Eyes, Nose as Windows to Alzheimer’s
Kerry Grens | Jul 14, 2014
Failing a sniff test or screening positive on an eye exam may predict people’s chances of developing the neurodegenerative disorder.
Another Alzheimer’s Blood Test?
Another Alzheimer’s Blood Test?
Jef Akst | Jul 9, 2014
Researchers identify a set of proteins that can predict the development of Alzheimer’s disease-related dementia with 87 percent accuracy.
Omnivore Ancestors?
Omnivore Ancestors?
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 26, 2014
Fifty-thousand-year-old feces suggest Neanderthals ate both meat and vegetables.
Obesity Complicates Colorectal Cancer
Obesity Complicates Colorectal Cancer
Tracy Vence | Apr 9, 2014
Study finds that prediagnosis obesity is predictive of poor prognosis, even among patients who have a molecular marker associated with better disease outcome.
Week in Review: March 10–14
Week in Review: March 10–14
Tracy Vence | Mar 14, 2014
Whole-genome sequencing in the clinic; blood-based biomarkers predict future cognitive problems; how some pain meds inhibit bacterial growth; ResearchGate launches Open Review
Screen the Healthy?
Screen the Healthy?
Tracy Vence | Mar 12, 2014
In light of a study that showed blood-based biomarkers could predict future cognitive impairment, researchers discuss statistical analyses and the problem of false positives.