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Biomarkers – News and Features

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News

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.
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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.
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Vagus Nerve Stimulation Emerges as Potential Treatment for 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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News

New Biomarkers Could Help Diagnosis of Schizophrenia in Rare Genetic Disorder

A recent study led by UC Davis Health researchers provides new insights into the molecular changes linked to the rare genetic condition 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, or 22q.
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News

Anger Episodes Impair Blood Vessel Function

Brief episodes of anger impaired blood vessel functioning, which has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, finds new study in Journal of the American Heart Association.
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News

Biomarkers Linked to Cell Therapy Response for Bone Marrow Tumors Identified

In a recent clinical study, researchers identified several biomarkers that are associated with the response to CAR T cell therapy in multiple myeloma, a malignant tumour disease in the bone marrow.
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News

Healthy, Balanced Diet Linked to Superior Brain Health

New research has highlighted the profound link between dietary choices and brain health. The research showed that a healthy, balanced diet was linked to superior brain health, cognitive function and mental wellbeing
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Article

Dissecting the Proteome To Understand Disease

Proteomics provides insights into the regulation of biological processes and mechanisms of disease. In this article, we explore approaches scientists are using to find early markers of disease, new drug targets and strategies to overcome resistance to treatments.
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Industry Insight

Tackling Unmet Drug Screening Needs

In this interview, Jeroen Verheyen tells us about Semarion, its SemaCyte technology and how it can help to address unmet drug screening needs.
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News

164 Active Trials Are Testing Alzheimer’s Therapeutics

Alzheimer’s treatment studies offer hope as UNLV expert predicts new potential drugs, biomarkers will yield critical insight for future development.
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