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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.
Defects in critical DNA repair genes may predict pancreatic cancer risk

Defects in critical DNA repair genes may predict pancreatic cancer risk

Discovery of potential biomarker for smoking-related lung diseases

Discovery of potential biomarker for smoking-related lung diseases

Variations in mismatch repair genes predict prognosis in pancreatic cancer

Variations in mismatch repair genes predict prognosis in pancreatic cancer

Estrogen plus progestin therapy may decrease risk of colorectal cancer

Estrogen plus progestin therapy may decrease risk of colorectal cancer

Cylene Pharmaceuticals starts CX-4945 trial - first-in class inhibitor of CK2

Cylene Pharmaceuticals starts CX-4945 trial - first-in class inhibitor of CK2

In lung cancer, silencing one crucial gene disrupts normal functioning of genome

In lung cancer, silencing one crucial gene disrupts normal functioning of genome

Barcode chip enables cheaper, faster blood testing

Barcode chip enables cheaper, faster blood testing

Magnetic nanotags allow sensitive detection of cancer biomarkers

Magnetic nanotags allow sensitive detection of cancer biomarkers

Two common biomarkers help predict stroke risk

Two common biomarkers help predict stroke risk

Multiple sclerosis drug natalizumab may reduce immunity

Multiple sclerosis drug natalizumab may reduce immunity

Archived blood from infant heel stick tests could lead to discoveries about diseases that have roots in perinatal period

Archived blood from infant heel stick tests could lead to discoveries about diseases that have roots in perinatal period

Three studies of bioTheranostics molecular breast cancer diagnostics presented at symposium

Three studies of bioTheranostics molecular breast cancer diagnostics presented at symposium

Tau protein expression predicts breast cancer survival in an unexpected way

Tau protein expression predicts breast cancer survival in an unexpected way

PreMD files provisional patent application for new method of quantifying cancer biomarkers

PreMD files provisional patent application for new method of quantifying cancer biomarkers

Married men more likely to be screened for prostate cancer

Married men more likely to be screened for prostate cancer

Biomarkers in blood could aid diagnosis of two severe and debilitating forms of malaria

Biomarkers in blood could aid diagnosis of two severe and debilitating forms of malaria

Migraines linked to lower risk of breast cancer

Migraines linked to lower risk of breast cancer

Environmental tobacco smoke linked to behavioral problems in boys with asthma

Environmental tobacco smoke linked to behavioral problems in boys with asthma

Researchers study newborns' umbilical cord blood to better understand fetal health risks from smoking mothers

Researchers study newborns' umbilical cord blood to better understand fetal health risks from smoking mothers

Prototype blood scanner detects even faint indicators of cancer

Prototype blood scanner detects even faint indicators of cancer

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