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Risk of Heart Attack Can Now Be Predicted

A certain biomarker in the blood may predict the risk of heart attack ...a levels represent a potentially powerful clinical biomarker of vascular inflammation and adverse outcomes in patients with ACS.” Thus Measuring PIGF levels ma...

Early Detection of Prostate Cancer

...s the usefulness of EPCA and its possible use as a biomarker for prostate cancer....

Predicting The Risk Of A Heart Attack

A certain biomarker in the blood may predict the risk of heart attack ...a levels represent a potentially powerful clinical biomarker of vascular inflammation and adverse outcomes in patients with ACS.” Thus Measuring PIGF levels ma...

Traffic Smoke May Damage DNA

...Using average and cumulative traffic density and a biomarker of exposure, the researchers found out workers being affected by oxidative DNA damage. They also measured plasma nitric oxide as an indicator to oxidative stress due to traffic exhaust exposure. The stress level was also high in these workers of the ...

Early test to detect kidney failure

...gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) as an early biomarker to detect ischemic renal injury after the patient had a cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. Of the 71 children surveyed who had undergone cardiopulmonary bypass, 20 children had developed acute renal injury. The amount of NGAL in the urine at 2 hours af...

High expression of interferon induces lupus disease

Scientists had been able to find a biomarker that will help in medical practitioners to diagnose lupus disease in their early state only for effective treatment.// Lupus is a condition that happens when the body’s tissues are affected by the body’s own immune system. Patients affected with lup...

Biomarker for prostate cancer may be separated for treatment

Scientists at UCLA had been able to isolate a biomarker for prostate cancer cells do// that it will become easier to treat the disease. The biomarker protein, which was hidden inside the cells, can now be moved to a different location from where it c...

Testing genes for disease does not cause harm to children of people with Alzheimers

... that had focused on the genetical testing for the biomarker ApoE4, which is the part of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene of adult children of patients with Alzheimers. ApoE4 is linked with incidence of Alzheimer's disease. The data was a comparison between two sets of participants, one who were told that they...

Blood Test To Predict Heart Failures

...existence of an enzyme in the blood that acts as a biomarker for conditions that lead to heart failures. Based on their findings they have now successfully developed // a blood test to predict the onset of heart failure in patients with cardiac disease. Scientists had previously showed that an enzyme called G...

Depression May Be A Risk Factor For Cancer Initiation

...s, the formation of 8-OH-dG seems to be a valuable biomarker to evaluate the possible stress–cancer linkage under natural and ordinary stress conditions. A recent study, published in the November issue of Journal of Psychiatric Research, was conducted in Japan to ascertain the potential link between depressio...

Osteopontin: a useful biomarker in asbestos-related cancer

...o test the hypothesis that osteopontin is a useful biomarker in pleural mesothelioma and, more specifically, to...ntin in a cohort of subjects with asbestos-related biomarker disease with preoperative levels in patients with surgically treated pleural mesothelioma.Osteoponti...

A Boon For Gastritis Patients In The Form Of Broccoli

...gnificant reduction of H. pylori and pepsinogen (a biomarker in the blood indicating the degree of gastritis). "Even though we were unable to eradicate H. pylori, to be able suppress it and relieve the accompanying gastritis by means as simple as eating more broccoli sprouts is good news for the many people ...

Environment a major factor in occurrence of Type 2 Diabetes

...were analyzed for a POP residue known as CB-153, a biomarker of PCBs, and DDE, the main by-product of DDT. It was found that 6 percent of men and 5 percent of their wives who had type 2 diabetes had high concentrations of both chemicals. "The adjusted mean serum level of PCBs among the subjects with diabete...

Exposure To Cadmium Associated With Increased Cancer Risk

...t is excreted in a person's urine can be used as a biomarker of exposure. Exposure occurs through contaminated food or water or inhalation of tobacco smoke or polluted air. Using a random population sample of 994 participants from north-east Belgium, Staessen and colleagues prospectively investigated whether...

Salivary Test Could Predict Future Oral Bone Loss

...ell us how much damage already has been done. This biomarker test also could provide a quick and easy way to monitor patients over the long-term and to determine if a particular treatment is working," Scannapieco said. Patricia Yen Bee Ng, Maureen Donley, D.D.S., Ernest Hausmann, D.M.D., Ph.D., Alan Hutson, ...

Protein Expression to Serve as Marker for Head and Neck Cancer

...dam, who also is using proteomics to find a better biomarker than prostate specific antigen, or PSA, for prostate cancer. Source: Eurekalert...

Cancer Causing Chemicals Found In Urine Of Babies Whose Parents Smoke

...dren and adults," Hecht said. "NNAL is an accepted biomarker for uptake of the tobacco-specific carcinogen NNK. You don't find NNAL in urine except in people who are exposed to tobacco smoke, whether they are adults, children, or infants." A previous study by Hecht and his colleagues indicated that the first...

IMP3 the Novel Biomarker for Metastatic Cancer

...Center have identified the protein IMP3 as a novel biomarker that is a powerful new tool in the prediction of metastasis and the subsequent prognosis of patients with renal cell carcinoma. Accounting for more than 80 percent of malignant kidney tumors, renal cell carcinoma is the most common type of kidney c...

Procalcitonin-Guided Antibiotic Therapy Proved Effective in CAP Cure

...nity-acquired //pneumonia (CAP) – Study finds. A biomarker of infection, procalcitonin appeared to be a good indicator for early discontinuance of antibiotic therapy as compared with other parameters. The study, which is the first research trial of its kind, appears in the first issue for July 2006 of the ...

Pomegranate Juice Remedy for Prostate Cancer

.... Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is an important biomarker which shows the presence of prostate cancer. But study shows that consumption of a glass of pomegranate juice daily by 50 men who were treated for prostate cancer stabilized blood levels of PSA. If PSA levels were to double it meant that the cance...

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