Researchers have identified the hormone vasopressin as a possible biomarker for autism in boys in a new study involving rhesus monkeys. Why is determining an autism biomarker a valuable discovery?
Medicine May 5, 2018
Current diagnostic tools are limited to behavior observations and verbal communication, making it difficult to differentiate between depression and schizophrenia in their early stages. This is the first physiological test to detect both conditions.
Biotech March 20, 2017
A new type of biomarker found in urine may help scientists develop treatments for Parkinson's disease, a new study revealed. This may offer hope for patients of this degenerative condition.
Public Health July 7, 2016
Using silk fibroin, researchers developed a method to store blood samples without refrigeration. The blood can still be analyzed after 84 days of storage at 45 degrees Celsius.
Public Health May 12, 2016
There's already proof-of-concept research on a polymer film coating that can turn contact lenses into computer screens. The ultra-thin film coating technology is hoped to offer medical benefits, such as featuring sensors for monitoring health biomarkers.
Life February 6, 2016
Researchers found a distinction in blood samples of women who experience migraines from those who do not. Lipid levels tell if a woman is likely to get migraines, and provide further insight into better diagnosing and treating patients.
Life September 11, 2015
A breakthrough study conducted by King's College London researchers suggests that a particular protein in the body could be used as a biomarker to identify the potential of an individual to develop Alzheimer's disease later in life.
Life June 17, 2015
Scientists have discovered that the changing lengths of blood telomeres may help predict the development of cancer years before the actual diagnosis.
Life May 2, 2015
By analyzing blood samples of U.S. marines, researchers have detected biomarkers that could identify those vulnerable to developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study could also pave the way for improved diagnosis and treatment of the mental condition.
Life March 12, 2015
A biomarker may help doctors and researchers combat ALS and FTD. Scientists have identified a genetic mutation and developed a compound that may help patients suffering from these neurodegenerative diseases.
Life August 14, 2014
Researchers claim that a new test may have implications for predicting a person's death in time for them to receive treatment.
Life March 3, 2014
People could likely detect the presence of cancer earlier if diagnosis is as easy and as affordable as a pregnancy urine test. Such a solution may soon be available as MIT engineers have developed a cheap urine test that could detect cancer.
Life February 26, 2014
British researchers have isolated biomarkers that provide a clear indication of susceptibility to depression in teenage boys. Researchers tested a total of 1858 teenagers for the stress hormone, cortisol, and evaluated reported symptoms of depression in order to identify at-risk teenagers.
Life February 18, 2014