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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
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?
Ankita Bansal and Heidi A. Tissenbaum | Mar 1, 2015
Living longer doesn’t necessarily mean living healthier.
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?
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
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
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
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?
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.
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 26, 2014
Fifty-thousand-year-old feces suggest Neanderthals ate both meat and vegetables.