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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.
Heart disease risk in older women identified by simple blood test

Heart disease risk in older women identified by simple blood test

Simple blood test may help to predict cardiovascular risk in older women

Simple blood test may help to predict cardiovascular risk in older women

ViroLogic and AstraZeneca to conduct Iressa biomarker study

ViroLogic and AstraZeneca to conduct Iressa biomarker study

Researchers can now predict who will benefit from cerclage

Researchers can now predict who will benefit from cerclage

Scientific experts discuss the benefits and safety of vitamin E

Scientific experts discuss the benefits and safety of vitamin E

Measuring hyaluronan in joints and fluid that lubricates cartilage might enable doctors to diagnose osteoarthritis more accurately

Measuring hyaluronan in joints and fluid that lubricates cartilage might enable doctors to diagnose osteoarthritis more accurately

Pollution exposure during pregnancy can cause chromosomal abnormalities in fetal tissues

Pollution exposure during pregnancy can cause chromosomal abnormalities in fetal tissues

Dietary protein and bone health revisited

Dietary protein and bone health revisited

New technique to identify fetal genetic material from amniotic fluid

New technique to identify fetal genetic material from amniotic fluid

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