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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.
Exposure of expectant mothers to urban air pollution may alter the structure of babies' chromosomes while in the womb

Exposure of expectant mothers to urban air pollution may alter the structure of babies' chromosomes while in the womb

Green tea extract has potential as an anti-cancer agent

Green tea extract has potential as an anti-cancer agent

Turning point in the history of preterm labor diagnosis

Turning point in the history of preterm labor diagnosis

Psychiatric disorders detected using blood test

Psychiatric disorders detected using blood test

Strong association between high levels of hyaluronic acid and severe osteoarthritis

Strong association between high levels of hyaluronic acid and severe osteoarthritis

Reduced progression of atherosclerosis tied to statin drugs lowering fats, protein

Reduced progression of atherosclerosis tied to statin drugs lowering fats, protein

ChondroGene and Pfizer osteoarthritis collaboration

ChondroGene and Pfizer osteoarthritis collaboration

Millennium Pharmaceuticals discovers protein biomarkers that could play a role in the early detection of rheumatoid arthritis

Millennium Pharmaceuticals discovers protein biomarkers that could play a role in the early detection of rheumatoid arthritis

False positive cancer screening tests result not only in anxiety but also additional economic costs

False positive cancer screening tests result not only in anxiety but also additional economic costs

Escalating costs and lengthy clinical trials are major concerns for researchers in the field of drug discovery

Escalating costs and lengthy clinical trials are major concerns for researchers in the field of drug discovery

Key molecule helps identify renal cell carcinoma

Key molecule helps identify renal cell carcinoma

New findings have implications for chronic use of COX-2 Inhibitors in pre-menopausal women

New findings have implications for chronic use of COX-2 Inhibitors in pre-menopausal women

Breast cancer study seeks postmenopausal women

Breast cancer study seeks postmenopausal women

Obesity could more than double an older woman's risk of acute myelogenous leukemia

Obesity could more than double an older woman's risk of acute myelogenous leukemia

Researchers identify biomarkers that could lead to more accurate diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus

Researchers identify biomarkers that could lead to more accurate diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus

New non-invasive diagnostic test for early-stage lung cancer

New non-invasive diagnostic test for early-stage lung cancer

Neuroimaging initiative to track early signs of Alzheimer’s disease

Neuroimaging initiative to track early signs of Alzheimer’s disease

Higher intake of dietary fiber is associated with lower circulating estrogen levels

Higher intake of dietary fiber is associated with lower circulating estrogen levels

Asthma research company Synairgen to float on London's Alternative Investment Market

Asthma research company Synairgen to float on London's Alternative Investment Market

Biomarker called cystatin C predicts which people are less likely to survive a heart attack

Biomarker called cystatin C predicts which people are less likely to survive a heart attack