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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.
Skin test may help detect early Alzheimer's

Skin test may help detect early Alzheimer's

Drug given to stop miscarriages doubles breast cancer risk for daughters

Drug given to stop miscarriages doubles breast cancer risk for daughters

Diethylstilbestrol-exposed women at greater risk of developing breast cancer

Diethylstilbestrol-exposed women at greater risk of developing breast cancer

Structural alterations in breast stromal and epithelial DNA

Structural alterations in breast stromal and epithelial DNA

Variation in the CHEK2 gene may triple a woman's risk of developing breast cancer

Variation in the CHEK2 gene may triple a woman's risk of developing breast cancer

Human hair follicles found to be a new source of adult stem cells

Human hair follicles found to be a new source of adult stem cells

Women who harbor multiple HPV type infections are at higher risk for cervical lesions

Women who harbor multiple HPV type infections are at higher risk for cervical lesions

Pomegranate juice helps fight prostate cancer

Pomegranate juice helps fight prostate cancer

Body measures and colon cancer risk

Body measures and colon cancer risk

Multiple cancer biomarkers detected simultaneously

Multiple cancer biomarkers detected simultaneously

Probable cause for Parkinson's found

Probable cause for Parkinson's found

"Lab on a chip" test for diabetes and cardiovascular disease

"Lab on a chip" test for diabetes and cardiovascular disease

First analysis of the genes of a community of human microbes

First analysis of the genes of a community of human microbes

Trials funded by for-profit organizations more likely to report positive findings

Trials funded by for-profit organizations more likely to report positive findings

New data show Enzastaurin's activity across multiple cancer cell lines

New data show Enzastaurin's activity across multiple cancer cell lines

New diagnostic approaches for early identification of patients at high risk of rapid loss of kidney function

New diagnostic approaches for early identification of patients at high risk of rapid loss of kidney function

Clinical trials funded by for-profit organizations more likely to report positive

Clinical trials funded by for-profit organizations more likely to report positive

Sulforaphane shown to inhibit the occurrence of hereditary colon cancer

Sulforaphane shown to inhibit the occurrence of hereditary colon cancer

First animal model that mimics human head and neck cancer

First animal model that mimics human head and neck cancer

Cancer-causing chemicals associated with tobacco smoke found in the urine of nearly half the babies of smoking parents

Cancer-causing chemicals associated with tobacco smoke found in the urine of nearly half the babies of smoking parents