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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.
New alcohol biomarker test lowers the cost of caring for patients with chronic illnesses

New alcohol biomarker test lowers the cost of caring for patients with chronic illnesses

One-half of cancer patients continue to smoke after diagnosis

One-half of cancer patients continue to smoke after diagnosis

Smokeless tobacco products are not necessarily a safe alternative to smoking

Smokeless tobacco products are not necessarily a safe alternative to smoking

Gene fusion appears to cause prostate cancer

Gene fusion appears to cause prostate cancer

Gene found only in men is altered by a chemical process, which is in turn linked to aggressive forms of melanoma

Gene found only in men is altered by a chemical process, which is in turn linked to aggressive forms of melanoma

Aβ and Fyn cooperate to cause Alzheimer-like changes in the brain

Aβ and Fyn cooperate to cause Alzheimer-like changes in the brain

New prostate cancer test far more accurate

New prostate cancer test far more accurate

Discovery could lead to tests for the clinic or battlefield to diagnose ailments with just a few drops of blood

Discovery could lead to tests for the clinic or battlefield to diagnose ailments with just a few drops of blood

Researchers identify biomarker that indicates a more agressive form of prostate cancer

Researchers identify biomarker that indicates a more agressive form of prostate cancer

Discovery of agent that can suppress cancer development

Discovery of agent that can suppress cancer development

Personalized medicine to improve the outcome for breast cancer patients

Personalized medicine to improve the outcome for breast cancer patients

Novel therapies for pleural mesothelioma

Novel therapies for pleural mesothelioma

New way to measure the impact of AIDS on the living brain

New way to measure the impact of AIDS on the living brain

New technique to produce large numbers of antibodies quickly

New technique to produce large numbers of antibodies quickly

20 percent of people with chronic hepatitis C who receive a liver transplant will develop advanced cirrhosis

20 percent of people with chronic hepatitis C who receive a liver transplant will develop advanced cirrhosis

GRK5 protein plays important role in hypertension

GRK5 protein plays important role in hypertension

Common cancer susceptibility gene appears to be frequently acquired in metastatic lesions from colorectal cancer

Common cancer susceptibility gene appears to be frequently acquired in metastatic lesions from colorectal cancer

Potential biomarker that could be used to predict who might develop hepatic fibrosis

Potential biomarker that could be used to predict who might develop hepatic fibrosis

Presence of environmental chemicals in human milk does not necessarily indicate health risks for infants

Presence of environmental chemicals in human milk does not necessarily indicate health risks for infants

22 biomarkers that provide a more accurate screening for prostate

22 biomarkers that provide a more accurate screening for prostate