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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.
UMB and UMD fund cross-campus research projects

UMB and UMD fund cross-campus research projects

Scientists find gene signature for poor response to standard therapy in rare uterine cancer

Scientists find gene signature for poor response to standard therapy in rare uterine cancer

Nanostics to create new blood test to forecast the severity of COVID-19 in patients

Nanostics to create new blood test to forecast the severity of COVID-19 in patients

Researchers identify biological mechanism in depressed individuals

Researchers identify biological mechanism in depressed individuals

Scientists identify new biomarker to detect subclinical atherosclerosis

Scientists identify new biomarker to detect subclinical atherosclerosis

Tai-Chi-based training associated with improvements in children with ADHD

Tai-Chi-based training associated with improvements in children with ADHD

A 'toolbox' for biomarker discovery of urological cancers

A 'toolbox' for biomarker discovery of urological cancers

Blood test may aid in early detection of pancreatic cancer

Blood test may aid in early detection of pancreatic cancer

Blood test may help doctors catch pancreatic cancer early

Blood test may help doctors catch pancreatic cancer early

China with the world: COVID-19 experts dialogues - the 2nd talk transcript

China with the world: COVID-19 experts dialogues - the 2nd talk transcript

CRISPR may help in kidney-transplants by detecting viruses

CRISPR may help in kidney-transplants by detecting viruses

Mathematical model can predict patient outcomes to adaptive prostate cancer therapy

Mathematical model can predict patient outcomes to adaptive prostate cancer therapy

Discovery of key protein may lead to more effective treatments for depression

Discovery of key protein may lead to more effective treatments for depression

Modifiable risk factors could play important role in Alzheimer's disease, study finds

Modifiable risk factors could play important role in Alzheimer's disease, study finds

Autoimmunity appears to be increasing in the U.S.

Autoimmunity appears to be increasing in the U.S.

Researchers identify new biomarker to track the development of NAFLD

Researchers identify new biomarker to track the development of NAFLD

Scientist proposes geroprotective strategies to reduce lethality of COVID-19 in the elderly

Scientist proposes geroprotective strategies to reduce lethality of COVID-19 in the elderly

Alzheimer's disease: high amyloid levels linked to early disease

Alzheimer's disease: high amyloid levels linked to early disease

Immunotherapy prior to surgery is effective in colon cancer

Immunotherapy prior to surgery is effective in colon cancer

Wearing surgical masks in public may help limit the spread of COVID-19

Wearing surgical masks in public may help limit the spread of COVID-19