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Biomarkers – News and Features

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Gene Therapy Shrinks Liver Cancer in Mice

According to research, inhibiting the galectin 1 protein, which is often over-expressed in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using gene therapy can shrink HCC and increase the number of killer T cells inside tumors in mice.
Protein structure.

Absence of Key Protein Leads to Shorter Life Expectancy in Animal Models

Life expectancy and healthy ageing in mice can be determined by a protein present in some cells of the immune system, according to a study. When this protein is absent, animal models have a shorter life expectancy.
Ball and stick model of a protein.

TIMS: A New Dimension in Protein Analysis

This article explores application areas that are showing the most potential for this technology and illustrates how ML approaches are being applied to maximize its value.
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Brain Inflammation May Cause Irritability and Anxiety in Alzheimer's

New research reports that agitation and anxiety seen in Alzheimer's patients may stem from brain inflammation, rather than from tau and amyloid proteins.
A silver-gray strand of DNA.

Efficacy and Efficiency of CRISPR Diagnostic Technology Improved

By leveraging a unique, competitive reaction between two different crRNAs, researchers simplify CRISPR technology, making it a more effective tool for sensitive nucleic acid detection.
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AI May Reduce Unnecessary Treatments for Breast Cancer Patients

A new artificial intelligence (AI) tool may make it possible to spare breast cancer patients unnecessary chemotherapy treatments by using a more precise method of predicting their outcomes.
A cancer cell adhered to a surface.

Harnessing the Power of the Immune System: Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy

This article will explore the role of the immune system and immune evasion in cancer and will discuss how the immune system can be exploited therapeutically and the recent advances in cancer immunotherapy.
Two vials containing blood.

Cancer Blood Tests Can Jumpstart Diagnoses and Targeted Therapy

Blood tests for circulating tumor DNA could be used to detect cancer 18 months prior to clinical diagnosis by CT scan, jumpstarting diagnosis and enabling patients to start targeted therapy quickly.
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Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk of Cognitive Decline in Older People

Older people who follow a Mediterranean diet are at a lower risk of cognitive decline, reports a new study that highlights the biological mechanisms related to the impact of diet on cognitive health.
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Gene Expression Link to Suicide Explored

Suicidal behavior is driven by a mix of psychological, social and biological factors. New research has identified overactive inflammation and loss of critical protection mechanisms in the brain as potential contributors to suicide risk.