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The Genetic Roots of Adolescent Scoliosis
Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences in collaboration with Keio University in Japan have discovered a gene that is linked to susceptibility of Scoliosis.
Diagnostic Test Developed for Enterovirus D68
researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a diagnostic test to quickly detect enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a respiratory virus that caused unusually severe illness in children last year.
Tracking Breast Cancer Before it Grows
A team of scientists led by University of Saskatchewan researcher Saroj Kumar is using cutting-edge Canadian Light Source techniques to screen and treat breast cancer at its earliest changes.
The Light of Fireflies for Medical Diagnostics
EPFL scientists have exploited the light of fireflies in a new method that detects biological molecules without the need for complex devices and high costs.
Could a simple saliva test detect Alzheimer's?
Researchers have presented findings suggesting that a simple, non-invasive diagnostic for Alzheimer's could be within reach.
Cheap Diagnostics with a Portable "Paper Machine"
Scientists have developed a cheap, portable system for point of care diagnostics for a range of infectious diseases, genetic conditions and cancer.
New Variant of Streptococcal Bacteria
Scientists have discovered a new variant of streptococcal bacteria that has contributed to a rise in disease cases in the UK over the last 17 years.
New Insights into “Antenna” of Human Cells
Scientists from the University of Leeds have uncovered the most comprehensive list yet of genes implicated in a group of common inherited diseases.
Discordant NIPT Test Results May Reflect Presence of Maternal Cancer
Results published in Journal of the American Medical Association.
Sperm RNA Test May Improve Evaluation of Male Infertility
To help resolve uncertainty—and guide prospective parents to the right fertility treatments—scientists propose the use of a new kind of fertility test. It involves examining sperm RNA by means of next-generation sequencing.

Biomarkers Market 2013 - 2020
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Biomarkers are novel diagnostic tools that provide intelligence to physician about disease progression and treatment effects. Advancement in understanding of human genome promotes its application in diagnosis of disease on molecular basis. Biomarker technology is evidencing increased application in disease diagnosis, drug development and formulation, diagnosis for exposure of certain harmful chemical and prognostic treatments. The global market for diagnostic biomarker is expected to reach about $30.6 billion in 2020, growing at CAGR of 16% from 2013 to 2020. Pharmaceutical companies, which are interested in introducing novel diagnostic solution are increasing partnership and collaboration with private laboratories, and educational institutes. The companies are also increasing their investments in research and development.


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Global Biomarker Market on the Rise
Biomarker market for diagnostic applications is expected to reach $30.6 billion globally by 2020.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
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