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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
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.
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
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?