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Biomarkers – News and Features

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Language-Processing Difficulties Are an Indicator of Cognitive Impairment

Language processing difficulties could be an additional cognitive biomarker of cognitive impairment that can precede Alzheimer's disease.
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Long-Term Cocaine Use Disrupts Communication Between Major Brain Networks

Under the direction of assistant professor of radiology Li-Ming Hsu, the research demonstrates how long-term cocaine use affects brain functions, making recovery and stifling cravings more difficult.
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Kundalini Yoga Provides Unique Cognitive Benefits to Older Women

Kundalini yoga, which focuses on breathwork and meditation, can provide several benefits to cognition and memory in older women at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
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New Study Unveils Proteogenomics Landscape of Small Cell Lung Cancer

Researchers reported the first large-scale study characterizing the proteomics and phosphoproteomics of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) clinical cohorts, providing a comprehensive picture of the proteogenomics landscape of SCLC.
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Alzheimer’s Blood Test Performs As Well As Spinal Fluid Test

A simple blood test to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease soon may replace more invasive screening methods such as spinal taps, as research shows it performs just as well.
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High Levels of Inflammatory Protein Linked to Long COVID

SARS-CoV-2 triggers the production of the antiviral protein IFN-γ, which is associated with fatigue, muscle ache and depression. New research shows that in Long COVID patients, IFN-y production persists until symptoms improve.
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Blood Test Predicts Patient Outcome After Stroke

An ultra-sensitive blood test that reflects brain damage after acute ischemic stroke – and also predicts functional outcome. This is a discovery that is expected to be of great significance in the future.
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Alzheimer’s Blood Test Is 96% Accurate, Study Finds

Researchers have developed a cutting-edge blood test for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI), surpassing remarkable accuracy rates of over 96% and 87% respectively.
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The Need To Scale Single-Cell Functional Studies

Kathrin Herbst reviews the pros and cons of various single-cell technologies and discusses the need to move to functional readouts in the future.
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Bringing the Benefits of 4D-Lipidomics Research to the Clinic

The capabilities of trapped ion mobility spectrometry combined with automated data annotation software are driving new developments in lipid analysis. This article discusses how such advances are bringing the technology to more mainstream use, setting the foundations for future clinical research.