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Biomarkers – News and Features

Cancer cells.
News

New Marker for Breast Cancer Prognosis Identified

New research indicates that expression levels of the RPGRIP1L gene might serve as a new prognostic marker for individuals with invasive breast cancer.
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Article

Water Analysis: A Pollution Solution?

Water represents a means to hydrate, wash, cook, clean and even to dispose of waste, but these activities are not without consequences. This article will discuss current areas of concern in water quality analysis and highlight some of the key techniques in detection and remediation efforts.
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Antibody Levels Can Predict Children Likely To Outgrow Peanut Allergies

Changes in antibody levels over time can predict which children are likely to outgrow their peanut allergy, according to a new study.
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News

Developing a Personalized Vaccine Against Cancerous Brain Tumors

Pairing a personalized dendritic cell vaccine with an immune-boosting compound improves the immune response to malignant gliomas.
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Opioid Addiction Medication Could Bring Relief to Long COVID Patients

Researchers have identified a way to restore the function of faulty ion channels on immune cells using the addiction medication naltrexone. This offers hope for alleviating various long COVID symptoms, including brain fog and muscle fatigue.
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Alzheimer’s Disease Types Linked to Rate of Cognitive Decline by New Tool

Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered a series of brain changes characterized by unique clinical features and immune cell behaviors using a new corticolimbic index tool for Alzheimer's disease, a leading cause of dementia.
Cancer cells.
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New Potential Target for Leukemia Therapy Identified

A team of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators discovered that a subset of myeloid and lymphoid leukemias depend on a molecular complex called PI3Kgamma for survival.
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Heat Waves Can Have Damaging Impact on Vital Organs

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine have found evidence of the molecular causes of the damaging impact heat stress causes on the gut, liver and brain in the elderly.
Woman holding a nebuliser.
Article

Breath Analysis: Revolutionizing Diagnosis and Monitoring of Cystic Fibrosis

Current diagnostic and monitoring techniques for cystic fibrosis can be uncomfortable for the patients. This article explores how breath analysis, an inexhaustible source with a comfortable and non-invasive sampling method, could overcome this challenge.
Neurons sending a signal to neighbouring neurons
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Vagus Nerve Stimulation Shows Promise in Treating Infections

Researchers have found that stimulation of the vagus nerve triggers activation of the spleen, thereby regulating antibody production. These findings highlight the potential of vagus nerve modulation in treating diseases, like lupus and sepsis.
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