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A biomarker is a biological molecule found in blood, other body fluids, or tissues that is a sign of a normal or abnormal process, or of a condition or disease. A biomarker may be used to see how well the body responds to a treatment for a disease or condition. Also called molecular marker and signature molecule.
Altered AHNAK gene may open door to improved treatment for keloid scars

Altered AHNAK gene may open door to improved treatment for keloid scars

Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit have identified a gene that may offer a better understanding of how keloid scars develop and potentially open the door to improved treatment for the often painful, itchy and tender scars. [More]
Cypher Genomics, Sequenom sign development agreement for noninvasive prenatal tests

Cypher Genomics, Sequenom sign development agreement for noninvasive prenatal tests

Cypher Genomics, Inc., the leading genome informatics company, and Sequenom, Inc., the leading molecular diagnostics company, today announced a development agreement for next generation noninvasive prenatal tests (NIPT). [More]
Study: Mutated ATRX gene may serve as much-needed biomarker for rare neuroendocrine tumors

Study: Mutated ATRX gene may serve as much-needed biomarker for rare neuroendocrine tumors

A somatic mutation in the ATRX gene has recently been shown as a potential molecular marker for aggressive brain tumors, such as gliomas, neuroblastomas and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Now, for the first time, researchers at Penn's Abramson Cancer Center have found that the same mutated gene may serve as a much-needed biomarker for the pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PCC/PGL) that become malignant. [More]
Caris Life Sciences launches Caris Centers of Excellence for Precision Medicine Network

Caris Life Sciences launches Caris Centers of Excellence for Precision Medicine Network

Caris Life Sciences, a leading biosciences company focused on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, today announced the establishment of the Caris Centers of Excellence for Precision Medicine Network, and appointed John L. Marshall, M.D., as Chairman of the Network. [More]
Research opens door to potential new cancer biomarkers

Research opens door to potential new cancer biomarkers

A new analysis opens the door to discovery of thousands of potential new cancer biomarkers. [More]
FDA grants orphan drug status to NBI-77860 for treatment of congenital adrenal hyperplasia

FDA grants orphan drug status to NBI-77860 for treatment of congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. announced today that NBI-77860, a proprietary corticotropin releasing factor 1 (CRF) receptor antagonist, has been granted orphan drug status by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) a disease that affects approximately 20,000-30,000 people in the United States. [More]
Disturbed gut microbiome linked to Parkinson’s disease

Disturbed gut microbiome linked to Parkinson’s disease

Research suggests that the intestinal microbiome may be altered in patients with Parkinson’s disease, with some alterations being specific to the motor subtype. [More]
New brain-imaging technique may help identify autistic children in just two minutes

New brain-imaging technique may help identify autistic children in just two minutes

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have developed a brain-imaging technique that may be able to identify children with autism spectrum disorder in just two minutes. [More]
Mobile diagnosis device to help reduce unnecessary antibiotics prescribing

Mobile diagnosis device to help reduce unnecessary antibiotics prescribing

New biosensor-based technology could help to reduce the over-prescribing of antibiotics by giving GPs and other frontline healthcare staff an accurate and fast method of identifying the nature of infectious diseases. [More]
Ultraspecific and extensively validated monoclonal antibodies now available from AMSBIO

Ultraspecific and extensively validated monoclonal antibodies now available from AMSBIO

AMSBIO has announced the availability of ultraspecific and extensively validated monoclonal antibodies under the UltraMAB™ brand. [More]
Urinary levels of novel biomarkers linked to adverse long-term outcomes in AKI patients

Urinary levels of novel biomarkers linked to adverse long-term outcomes in AKI patients

High levels of two novel urinary biomarkers early in critical illness are associated with adverse long-term outcomes in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI), according to an international, multi-center study led by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Researchers. [More]
How quickly smokers metabolise nicotine may point to best quitting method

How quickly smokers metabolise nicotine may point to best quitting method

The success of different smoking cessation treatments could be predicted by how quickly smokers break down (metabolise) nicotine in their bodies, according to new research published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal. [More]
Research findings may lead to new therapeutic target for AML treatment

Research findings may lead to new therapeutic target for AML treatment

A study by the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at the National University of Singapore has found new interactions between two molecules involved in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), STAT3 and PRL-3, which may offer a new therapeutic target for cancer treatment. [More]
One cup of blueberries per day could help reduce blood pressure, arterial stiffness

One cup of blueberries per day could help reduce blood pressure, arterial stiffness

Just one cup of blueberries per day could be the key to reducing blood pressure and arterial stiffness, both of which are associated with cardiovascular disease. [More]
Proteomics market expected to experience continual growth

Proteomics market expected to experience continual growth

The market for microarrays used to study the workings of proteins are in great demand, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher said "proteomics" instruments, reagents and testing are needed to discover new biomarkers and even new drugs, and that the market for them topped 5 billion dollars in 2013. [More]
Arcturus to exhibit new mRNA therapeutics pipeline at two healthcare conferences

Arcturus to exhibit new mRNA therapeutics pipeline at two healthcare conferences

Arcturus Therapeutics Inc., developing the 'next wave' of RNA medicines, today announced that Joseph Payne, President and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present a corporate overview, including the company's new messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics pipeline, at two upcoming healthcare conferences. [More]
Can-Fite BioPharma completes RA Phase III study of lead drug candidate CF101

Can-Fite BioPharma completes RA Phase III study of lead drug candidate CF101

Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd., a biotechnology company with a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that address inflammatory and cancer diseases, announced today that it completed the design of the Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Phase III study of its lead drug candidate CF101. [More]
Vermillion closes previously announced private placement with investors

Vermillion closes previously announced private placement with investors

Vermillion, Inc., a bio-analytical solutions company focused on gynecologic disease, announced today that the Company closed its previously announced private placement with investors including Oracle Investment Management, Jack W. Schuler, Birchview Fund LLC and several Vermillion directors. Total proceeds were $10.5 million, before offering expenses. [More]
Study: Fear of terrorism, existential anxiety increase pulse rate and risk of death

Study: Fear of terrorism, existential anxiety increase pulse rate and risk of death

A new study of over 17,000 Israelis has found that long-term exposure to the threat of terrorism can elevate people's resting heart rates and increase their risk of dying. [More]
Columbia University researchers analyze results of Oregon Health Experiment

Columbia University researchers analyze results of Oregon Health Experiment

Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health analyzed the results of the Oregon Health Experiment, where eligible uninsured individuals were randomly assigned Medicaid or to stay with their current care. Considered controversial because the experiment found no measurable gains for physical health it did reveal benefits for mental health, financial wellbeing, and preventive screening. [More]