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Inspiring positive life changes

...hers in Texas have reviewed a number of studies on biomarkers indicators of health or disease status to see// if a knowledge of these can affect people's behaviour. They learned that if you reveal factors like carbon monoxide levels in blood - increased by smoking it does encourage people to quit for fear t...

Unborn Found To Be More Sensitive to Pollution

...m 265 mothers and their newborn babies looking for biomarkers indicating exposure to proteins known as carcinogen-DNA adducts, and cotinine, a component of cigarette smoke. All mothers in the study were nonsmokers. Even though the mothers were exposed to 10-times more of the pollutants, the newborns had eviden...

Genes from saliva may predict oral and breast cancer

...ave reported that genes from the saliva may be the biomarkers that can predict the //onset of oral and breast cancer in people. These biomarkers are called salivary transcriptomes can be used to detect cell carcinoma. The researchers have been a...

Early test to detect kidney failure

...ken after two hours of the surgery represent early biomarkers for acute renal injury after cardiac surgery. This may be the earliest way to accurately diagnose acute renal failure after a surgical procedure. The peers of the researchers feel that this is "a remarkable piece of translational research" that has ...

Test to predict ovarian cancer

...ike-growth-factor II, if the level of two of these biomarkers fall within a pre-designated zone then the patient is certain to have ovarian cancer. Of the 200 people with ovarian cancer and healthy women, the blood test had been able to predict the ovarian cancer with 95% certainty, and the same for predictio...

Early detection of alcohol abuse is better option for treatment

...suggest that there is a need to use newly emerging biomarkers and detailed questionnaires to predict the alcoho...on while it is at a still early stage. The current biomarkers available are generally used to monitor the results of the drinking on the body after the patient ha...

Occupational Exposure To Radiation Causes Chromosome Aberrations

...orkers. The study is mainly aimed at identifying biomarkers for easy detection and identification of chromosome aberrations. The study is also aimed at finding a link between complex chromosome aberrations and disease condition which would be helpful in establishing diagnosis and better treatment. The result ...

Sexes differ in response to burnout on the job and depression

...found to have increased levels of two inflammation biomarkers – fibrinogen and C-reactive protein (CRP). Both of these biomarkers have been associated with an increased risk of future cardiovascular disease and stroke. The study ...

New Generation Clinical Trials Could Save Time And Money, Improve Patient Care

... multiple potential treatment combinations and use biomarkers to determine who is responding to which medication. At the end of the day, when they enroll the last patient in the study, they want to be able to treat that patient optimally depending on the patient's disease characteristics. In the Bayesian approa...

Proteomic Profiling Can Detect Preterm Birth Risk

...nes clinical neonatology and basic science. The biomarkers which indicate inflammation can be detected in a m...y can be declared uncomplicated if the presence of biomarkers are not detected. A total of 164 samples of fresh amniotic fluid where studied from 131 patients who...

Biomarkers May Indicate Alzheimer's Disease

...sease can be identified by using the compounds, or biomarkers in the cerebrospinal fluid, according to scientifi...old people with higher levels of tau and b-amyloid biomarkers in the cerebrospinal fluid, along with a mild cognitive impairment. The fluids from 39 healthy vo...

Biomarkers Could Prove Significant In Understanding Aging Process

...nd Cell & Developmental Biology. “The quantifiable biomarkers we've characterized could be useful for monitoring laboratory-simulated aging as well as potential drugs or therapies that alter the aging process.” The reserachers focused on the DNA of cellular organelles called mitochondria, which are known as the...

Cut Calories to Age Gracefully

...d damage happens, UF researchers tracked levels of biomarkers - chemicals and molecules present in the liver - i...stem. The researchers also plan to assess the same biomarkers in a study of rats' hearts, muscle and brains. The research team was surprised to find one of the...

Protein Expression to Serve as Marker for Head and Neck Cancer

...ns they have identified in the blood are effective biomarkers for head and neck cancer. Dr. Gourin is considering opening the study to other medical centers to increase numbers possibly into the thousands. They also want to know if protein expression patterns found in the blood are expressed by cancer cells t...

Mouse Model Beneficial to Study of Head and Neck Cancer

...ents. Additionally, we have identified several new biomarkers that data suggest may be good targets for HNSCC therapy,’ Wang said. Wang was recruited to OHSU to study head and neck cancers. Through her research and through personal acquaintances, her passion was stirred to help people with this type of disfig...

Springer slated to spring a journal on Brain Imaging and Behavior

...s and cognitive changes to genetic tests and other biomarkers that reflect cellular and molecular processes....

IMP3 the Novel Biomarker for Metastatic Cancer

... is often unpredictable. There is a great need for biomarkers that can accurately distinguish those tumors with ...robability of metastasis. In an effort to identify biomarkers for renal cell carcinoma, Dr. Jiang and colleagues chose to study IMP3, a protein that was already d...

Meconium, no mere waste

... fetal alcohol exposure//. "There are only a few biomarkers that indicate if an infant has been exposed to alcohol during pregnancy, and most of them are not strictly associated with alcohol use," said Enrique M. Ostrea, professor of pediatrics at Wayne State University. "In this study, we have found a direct...

Researchers Beginning to Identify Genetic Culprits of Arthritis

...ch. "While some researchers are looking at various biomarkers in blood and other bodily fluids, we’ve identified 16 genes in the cartilage that may be involved with the onset of the disease." Arthritis may occur due to injury, overloading of the joint, or genetic and environmental causes. In his current study...

Varied Applications of Adult Stem Cells to Treat Host of Disorders in Human

...pical of melanocytes. The new cells also expressed biomarkers typical of pigment cells and when placed in an artificial human skin construct, produced melanin and responded to chemical cues from normal epidermis skin cells. After 14 days, about 10% of the stem cells in the neuronal cell line -- a type of cell...

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