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Biomarkers – News and Features

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New Treatment Approach for Hard-To-Treat Cancers Shows Promise

Today, Logan Jenner is a healthy, happy 8-year-old who jumps tirelessly on his trampoline, dreams of visiting Hawaii and plans to tackle every sport imaginable. Once, he was Patient 13: a case of relapsed acute myeloid leukemia.
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Possible Therapeutic Target Identified for Small Cell Lung Cancer

Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that inhibiting a chromatin remodeling complex associated with a particular gene in small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) cells may decrease cancer cell differentiation and tumor growth.
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Unveiling Novel Therapeutic Targets for Neuroendocrine Cancers: A Precision Medicine Breakthrough

With limited therapeutic options available, scientists have been addressing a compelling need to explore personalized approaches for high-grade gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (GEP-NENs) that could revolutionize patient care.
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Blood Protein Could Help Diagnose Delayed Concussion Recovery

Researchers have identified a blood protein that could be used to detect children who may experience ongoing concussion symptoms.
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Distinct Microbial Signatures Identified in Patients With Colorectal Cancer Mutation

Researchers have identified microbiota signatures associated with KRAS mutations in people diagnosed with colorectal cancer. The findings suggest that gut microbes may serve as a kind of non-invasive biomarker for identifying subtypes of CRC.
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Protein Linked to Early Onset Dementia

Researchers have known that a less common protective variant of a gene called TMEM106B may slow disease progression, and now they have new insight into how parts of the protein produced by the TMEM106B gene may increase risk.
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“Theranostic” System Enables Identification and Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

A new radiotheranostic system has the ability to detect and treat ovarian cancer noninvasively, providing more personalized treatment to patients.
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Disturbed Gut Flora in Early Years Linked to Autism

Disturbed gut flora during the first years of life is associated with diagnoses such as autism and ADHD later in life. This is according to a study led by researchers at the University of Florida and Linköping University.
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Researchers Discover Mitosis “Stopwatch”

University of California San Diego scientists reporting in the journal Science have found a key mechanism that keeps track of mitosis timing and takes note when the process takes too long.
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Researchers Gain New Insights Into Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Two separate studies have delved into the understanding of resistance to chemotherapy in TNBC and found new ways to segment patients and improve treatment from it.
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