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Potential biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease

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Graphic: old man thinking [30/07/2014] Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) report variants in a new gene, PLXNA4, which may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD). The discovery of this novel genetic association may lead to new drug treatment options that target PLXNA4 specifically. Potential biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease - Read more

Multiple sclerosis: new description and understanding

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Photo: A tablet showing the words [11/06/2014] Multiple sclerosis manifests itself in many different ways and different courses. A recent effort to fine-tune descriptions – or phenotypes – of MS was undertaken by an international team of leaders in MS research and clinical care.Multiple sclerosis: new description and understanding - Read more

Prototype electrolyte sensor to provide immediate read-outs

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Photo: Ronen Polsky holds a prototype of a microneedle fluidic chip device [04/06/2014] Patients trying to navigate today's complex medical system with its costly laboratory analyses might prefer a pain-free home diagnostic device, worn on the wrist, that can analyze, continuously record and immediately remedy low electrolyte levels. Prototype electrolyte sensor to provide immediate read-outs - Read more

Tumor DNA: Blood Test Could Detect Solid Cancers

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Photo: Blood [07/04/2014] A blood sample could one day be enough to diagnose many types of solid cancers, or to monitor the amount of cancer in a patient's body and responses to treatment. Previous versions of the approach, which relies on monitoring levels of tumor DNA circulating in the blood, have required cumbersome and time-consuming steps to customize it to each patient or have not been sufficiently sensitive.Tumor DNA: Blood Test Could Detect Solid Cancers - Read more

Point-of-Need Analysis: Diagnosis on the Home Couch

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Photo: Man making a blood sugar test at home [25/03/2014] Sakari Kulmala, Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Aalto University (Finland), is developing analytical equipment with applications ranging from health care to the identification of counterfeit products.Point-of-Need Analysis: Diagnosis on the Home Couch - Read more

Alzheimer's: Blood Test Identifies Those At-risk for Cognitive Decline

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Photo: Blood test [10/03/2014] Researchers have discovered and validated a blood test that can predict with greater than 90 percent accuracy if a healthy person will develop mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease within three years.Alzheimer's: Blood Test Identifies Those At-risk for Cognitive Decline - Read more

Brain: Chemical Ratios Help Predict Developmental Delays in Preterm Infants

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Photo: Brain of infant [17/12/2013] Researchers have identified a potential biomarker for predicting whether a premature infant is at high risk for motor development problems, according to a new study.Brain: Chemical Ratios Help Predict Developmental Delays in Preterm Infants - Read more

Kidney Transplant: Protein-based Urine Test Predicts Outcome

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Photo: Analysis [26/08/2013] Levels of a protein in the urine of kidney transplant recipients can distinguish those at low risk of developing kidney injury from those at high risk, a study suggests. Low levels of the protein called CXCL9 can also rule out rejection as a cause of kidney injury.Kidney Transplant: Protein-based Urine Test Predicts Outcome - Read more

Blood: Risk Calculator for Venous Thromboses

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Photo: Blood [19/08/2013] A venous thrombosis, the occlusion of a vein, can result in a pulmonary embolism. Researchers at the Medical University Vienna have now developed a “risk calculator” that enables doctors to estimate this risk more accurately.Blood: Risk Calculator for Venous Thromboses - Read more

Imaging: Tracking Molecules

Classic means of imaging like X-rays or ultrasound show the structure of organs and make tissue damages visible to physicians. Molecular imaging proceeds further: It also reveals the functions of organs.Imaging: Tracking Molecules - Read more

Imaging: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Use Move Closer Together

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[03/06/2013] Nearly 120 years ago, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen laid the foundation of medical imaging when he discovered X-rays. But procedures to take a look into the human body have become markedly keener by now. Furthermore, the application of imaging technologies has also become more varied and widespread.Imaging: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Use Move Closer Together - Read more

Protein: Gauging Bladder Cancer Treatment

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Photo: PODXL [23/05/2013] Aggressive forms of bladder cancer involve the protein PODXL – a discovery that could hold the key to improved treatment, according to researchers at Lund University, Uppsala University and KTH in Sweden.Protein: Gauging Bladder Cancer Treatment - Read more

Cells: Tumor-activated Protein Promotes Cancer Spread

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Photo: Metastasis [15/05/2013] Researchers at the University of California report that cancers physically alter cells in the lymphatic system – a network of vessels that transports and stores immune cells throughout the body – to promote the spread of disease, a process called metastasis.Cells: Tumor-activated Protein Promotes Cancer Spread - Read more

Nanoprobes: Bright Light Reveals Location of Target Tissues

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Photo: BRIGHT and cell [22/11/2012] Called BRIGHTs, tiny probes bind to biomarkers of disease and, when swept by an infrared laser, light up to reveal their location. The probes consist of gold nanoparticles covered with molecules called Raman reporters.Nanoprobes: Bright Light Reveals Location of Target Tissues - Read more

Leukemia: Therapeutic Targets Identified

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Photo: Leukemia cells [30/10/2012] New insight into the aggressive behavior of certain adult B-acute lymphoblastic leukemias has provided researchers with a potential new prognostic biomarker and a promising new therapeutic target.Leukemia: Therapeutic Targets Identified - Read more

Prostate: 'Barcode' Blood Test for Aggressive Cancer

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[12/10/2012] A team at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust found reading the pattern of genes switched on and off in blood cells could accurately detect which advanced prostate cancers had the worst survival.Prostate: 'Barcode' Blood Test for Aggressive Cancer - Read more

Type 2 Diabetes: 14 New Biomarkers Identified

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[09/10/2012] A German research team has identified 14 novel biomarkers for type 2 diabetes. They can become the basis for new methods of treatment and prevention. Furthermore, they can also be used to determine diabetes risk very early and to shed more light on the mechanisms of the disease.Type 2 Diabetes: 14 New Biomarkers Identified - Read more

Diagnostic: Technology Identifies Biomarkers for Ulcerative Colitis

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[08/10/2012] A novel technology can identify, in animal models, potential biomarkers of ulcerative colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the colon. This technology may be used in the diagnostic of other diseases as well.Diagnostic: Technology Identifies Biomarkers for Ulcerative Colitis - Read more

Personalized Medicine: Patients on the wrong path

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[02/07/2012] While many physicians immediately think of biomarkers, genetic fingerprinting and new possibilities for cancer treatments when they hear the key words personalized medicine, most patients view the issue differently. They rightly assume that means they receive a treatment that places them in the center – and not just their genes. Personalized Medicine: Patients on the wrong path - Read more

Leukaemia: Marker Distinguishes More-Aggressive Form

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[15/06/2012] People newly diagnosed with chronic leukaemia must often wait to learn if they have a faster- or slower-progressing form of the disease. This study identified a molecular marker that quickly helps to distinguish which form a patient has. The findings could enable patients with aggressive disease to start treatment sooner.Leukaemia: Marker Distinguishes More-Aggressive Form - Read more

Kidney Cancer: Biomarkers and New Therapeutic Targets

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[04/06/2012] Using blood, urine and tissue analysis of a unique mouse model, a team led by University of California Davis researchers has identified several proteins as diagnostic biomarkers and potential therapeutic targets for kidney cancer.Kidney Cancer: Biomarkers and New Therapeutic Targets - Read more

Pancreatic Cancer: Early Biomarker Identified

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[15/05/2012] Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Centre have identified a new biomarker and therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer, an often-fatal disease for which there is currently no reliable method for early detection or therapeutic intervention.Pancreatic Cancer: Early Biomarker Identified - Read more

Tumour: Antibodies to Intracellular Cancer Antigens Enhance Immunity

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[15/02/2012] An international team of scientists in Japan, Switzerland, and the United States has confirmed that combining chemotherapy and immunotherapy in cancer treatment enhances the immune system's ability to find and eliminate cancer cells, even when the cancer-associated proteins targeted by the immune system are hidden behind the cancer cell membrane.Tumour: Antibodies to Intracellular Cancer Antigens Enhance Immunity - Read more

Facing Forgetfulness: Recognising the Early Stages of Alzheimer‘s Disease

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[01/02/2012] Diagnosing advanced Alzheimer‘s nowadays is no longer difficult. And yet, to detect the so-called “progressive neurodegenerative brain disease with memory loss as the leading symptom“ early on, basic diagnostic methods are not sufficient. Facing Forgetfulness: Recognising the Early Stages of Alzheimer‘s Disease - Read more

Older Adults: "Exergames" May Provide Cognitive Benefit

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[18/01/2012] Virtual reality-enhanced exercise, or "exergames," combining physical exercise with computer-simulated environments and interactive videogame features, can yield a greater cognitive benefit for older adults than traditional exercise alone, according to a new study.Older Adults: "Exergames" May Provide Cognitive Benefit - Read more

Overweight Adults: Diet Rich in Slowly Digested Carbs Reduces Markers of Inflammation

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[13/01/2012] Among overweight and obese adults, a diet rich in slowly digested carbohydrates, such as whole grains, legumes and other high-fibre foods, significantly reduces markers of inflammation associated with chronic disease, according to a new study by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre.Overweight Adults: Diet Rich in Slowly Digested Carbs Reduces Markers of Inflammation - Read more

Mucopolysaccharidoses: New Test Spots Early Signs of Inherited Metabolic Disorders

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[09/01/2012] A team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have developed a simple, reliable test for identifying biomarkers for mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS), a group of inherited metabolic disorders that are currently diagnosed in patients only after symptoms have become serious and the damage possibly irreversible.Mucopolysaccharidoses: New Test Spots Early Signs of Inherited Metabolic Disorders - Read more

Diagnostics: Measurements Towards Earlier Diagnosis in Alzheimer's Disease

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[15/12/2011] European PredictAD project, lead by Principal Scientist Jyrki Lötjönen from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, has developed a decision support tool for objective diagnostics of Alzheimer's disease.Diagnostics: Measurements Towards Earlier Diagnosis in Alzheimer's Disease - Read more

Tumour Cell Formation and Growth: Metabolic Protein Plays Unexpected Role

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[07/11/2011] The embryonic enzyme pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) has a well-established role in metabolism and is highly expressed in human cancers. Now, a team led by researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre reports that PKM2 has important non-metabolic functions in cancer formation.Tumour Cell Formation and Growth: Metabolic Protein Plays Unexpected Role - Read more

Personalised Cancer Therapies: "Currently things progress in major steps"

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[22/08/2011] The goal of personalised medicine is to be able to provide an individual disease forecast and to implement an accurate and fast treatment. Today new genetic and molecular findings, as well as the analysis of individual patient characteristics, already make first conclusions on the individual course of disease possible. Personalised Cancer Therapies: "Currently things progress in major steps" - Read more

Proteins: Improved Method Holds Promise for Biomedical Research

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[17/08/2011] Antibodies are the backbone of the immune system—capable of targeting proteins associated with infection and disease. They are also vital tools for biomedical research, the development of diagnostic tests and for new therapeutic remedies.Proteins: Improved Method Holds Promise for Biomedical Research - Read more

Warning Signs: Predict Kidney Injury After Surgery

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[15/08/2011] Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common – but preventable complication after surgery that can lead to other complications or even death. The use and development of biomarkers will help physicians diagnose and treat acute kidney injury. Three protein measurements indicate who has a high risk of developing kidney injury after heart surgery, according to two studies.Warning Signs: Predict Kidney Injury After Surgery - Read more

New Understanding: Biomarkers Could Lead to Earlier Diagnosis

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[18/07/2011] Scientists carried out by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the University of Edinburgh and industrial partners from the UK (Mologic ltd), US (IBM's Watson Research Center) and the Netherlands (Pepscan Presto BV)identify molecular differences between disease-indicating proteins and those which exist naturally.New Understanding: Biomarkers Could Lead to Earlier Diagnosis - Read more

Autism: Biomarker Discovered

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[13/07/2011] Siblings of people with autism show a similar pattern of brain activity to that seen in people with autism when looking at emotional facial expressions. University of Cambridge researchers identified the reduced activity in a part of the brain associated with empathy and argue it may be a 'biomarker' for a familial risk of autism.Autism: Biomarker Discovered - Read more

Medicaid: It Increases Use of Health Care

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[08/07/2011] Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) in cooperation with other researchers have found that expanding low income adults' access to Medicaid substantially increases health care use, reduces financial strain on covered individuals and improves their self-reported health and well-being.Medicaid: It Increases Use of Health Care - Read more

Molecules Identified: Help to Propelling Cancer Metastasis

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[08/04/2011] Researchers have identified two molecules that enable cancer to spread inside the body. These findings could eventually lead to therapies that prevent metastasis by inactivating the molecules.Molecules Identified: Help to Propelling Cancer Metastasis - Read more

Personalised Medicine: Strategy for Identifying Biomarkers

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[18/02/2011] A team of biologists, clinical oncologists, pathologists and information scientists has established a strategy for identifying biomarkers. If a particular pattern of these biomarkers can be detected in the blood, this indicates a cancerous disease. Personalised Medicine: Strategy for Identifying Biomarkers - Read more

Inflammatory Diseases: Scientists Find the 'Master Switch' for Key Immune Cells

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[17/01/2011] Scientists have identified a protein that acts as a "master switch" in certain white blood cells, determining whether they promote or inhibit inflammation. The study could help researchers look for new treatments for diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis that involve excessive inflammation.Inflammatory Diseases: Scientists Find the 'Master Switch' for Key Immune Cells - Read more

New 'Dentist' Test: Detecting Oral Cancer Will Save Lives

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[10/08/2010] A new test for oral cancer, which a dentist could perform by simply using a brush to collect cells from a patient's mouth, is set to be developed. New 'Dentist' Test: Detecting Oral Cancer Will Save Lives - Read more

DNA: Gene Identified Related to Chronic Pain

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[06/08/2010] Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have succeeded in identifying for the first time a gene associated with susceptibility to chronic pain caused by nerve injury in humans, signalling a significant step toward better understanding and treating of the condition.DNA: Gene Identified Related to Chronic Pain - Read more

Menopause: New Test Predicts the Age

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[30/06/2010] Researchers have developed a way of accurately predicting when women will hit the menopause using a simple blood test. The average difference between the predicted age and the actual age that the women in their study reached the menopause was only a third of a year, and the maximum margin of error was between three and four years.Menopause: New Test Predicts the Age - Read more

Diagnostic: New Test for Bladder Cancer

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[25/06/2010] Researchers from the Danish Cancer Society and the Herlev University Hospital of Copenhagen have developed a novel assay to test for multiple tumour markers in bladder cancer. Diagnostic: New Test for Bladder Cancer - Read more

Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer: Predictive Biomarker Found

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[04/06/2010] A team of researchers have strong evidence that a protein may help doctors in determining patient prognoses for nonsmall cell lung cancer. This new finding may have great impact on survival rates.Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer: Predictive Biomarker Found - Read more

Personalized Medicine: “A Genetic Test for Your Graduation Present“

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[01/05/2010] Individual, goal oriented and without any side effects – this is how more and more patients should be treated in the future. Treatments according to the key-lock principle already partially exist today. MEDICA.de talked to Ivar Roots from the Charité Institute for Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology about cancer, genes and an unusual present. Personalized Medicine: “A Genetic Test for Your Graduation Present“ - Read more

Heart: Obese Toddlers Show Warning Signs

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[12/03/2010] A new study found that obese children as young as three years old have elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation that in adults is considered an early warning sign for possible future heart disease.Heart: Obese Toddlers Show Warning Signs - Read more

Genes: Personalised Blood Tests for Cancer

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[19/02/2010] Scientists have used data from the whole genome sequencing of cancer patients to develop individualised blood tests they believe can help physicians tailor patients’ treatments.Genes: Personalised Blood Tests for Cancer - Read more

Biosensors: Tiny Device to 'Sniff Out' Disease

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[17/08/2009] Coupling biological materials with an electrode-based device, Prof. Judith Rishpon of Tel Aviv University is able to detect infinitesimally small amounts of disease biomarkers in our blood. Biosensors: Tiny Device to 'Sniff Out' Disease - Read more

Brain Cancer: New Possible Marker for Severity

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[07/04/2009] Researchers have identified a new biological indicator that may help identify which brain-cancer patients have the most aggressive forms of the disease. Brain Cancer: New Possible Marker for Severity - Read more

Breast Cancer: New Test May Predict Metastasis

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[31/03/2009] Researchers have identified a new marker for breast cancer metastasis. Density of TMEM (Tumour Microenvironment of Metastasis) was associated with the development of distant organ metastasis via the bloodstream. Breast Cancer: New Test May Predict Metastasis - Read more

Diagnosis: Biomarker Test to Foresee Alzheimer’s

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[25/03/2009] A test capable of confirming or ruling out Alzheimer’s disease has been validated and standardised by U.S. researchers. The test also predicted whether a mild cognitive impairment would convert to Alzheimer’s disease later on. Diagnosis: Biomarker Test to Foresee Alzheimer’s - Read more

Sepsis: On The Killer’s Trail

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On The Killer’s Trail [01/03/2009] Sepsis, better known as blood poisoning, kills almost as many people as heart attacks do each year. This is due to the fact that it is often diagnosed too late and, moreover, wrongly treated. New tests are to change that. Sepsis: On The Killer’s Trail - Read more

Gerontology: Science of Ageing in Its Infancy

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[01/12/2008] One thing we know for sure by now: ageing cannot be viewed from one angle alone. Hence, gerontologists try to combine the results from different disciplines. Like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle in order to get a complete picture. Gerontology: Science of Ageing in Its Infancy - Read more

Biomarkers: Hormones Can Predict Menopause

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[28/10/2008] Investigators have provided new information about hormonal biomarkers that can address the beginning of the menopause transition.Biomarkers: Hormones Can Predict Menopause - Read more

Imaging: To Be in the Know with Every Detail (Part 1)

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[15/10/2008] by Wiebke Heiss / MEDICA.de Word has it that back in the ancient world those sentenced to death sometimes had been cut open in order to catch a glance of the insides of living men. About 100 years ago, science succeeded to allow this look without hurting people. The discovery of X-rays started a rapid development in medical imaging.Imaging: To Be in the Know with Every Detail (Part 1) - Read more

First Large Trial Proves Superior AMI Recognition

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[24/08/2005] Up to now there exists a blind spot for the detection of acute myocardial. The traditional biomarkers rise too slow, resulting in an often too late treatment. This diagnostic gap is filled by the new...First Large Trial Proves Superior AMI Recognition - Read more

 
 

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