Morrisville, NC-based Gentris is setting up a new genomic biomarker testing service in Shanghai, a growing global hub for drug development.
A new study out of UCLA points to a potential biomarker for identifying which patients have the "fast" form of the disease and will need significant help early on.
A negative test result for certain BRCA2 gene mutations--which increase susceptibility to tumor growth--may not be an accurate indicator of a woman's lower risk for breast cancer.
Researchers on the lookout for ways to help detect one of the world's deadliest cancers may have a new biomarker on their hands. In lung cancer patients, scientists have linked the presence in tumors of the protein C4d to a higher cancer mortality rate, a new study says.
Regulus Therapeutics has partnered up with Biogen Idec to identify microRNA biomarkers in the blood of patients with multiple sclerosis, and the California biotech has charted some progress, pocketing a milestone payment and moving toward companion diagnostic development.
Researchers in Pennsylvania and Texas zeroed in on a blood biomarker whose elevated levels they said help predict a patient's long-term cognitive disabilities after a concussion.
Your dominant hand may be an indicator of your predisposition to certain psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia, according to a new study by Yale researchers.
Investigators at the University of Toronto say that the S100A7 protein can be used to flag precancerous oral lesions, precursors to cancer of the mouth, which is a particularly serious threat in Asia.
The hunt for new biomarkers that can help guide the diagnosis and, eventually, some method of treatment for Alzheimer's has spurred Big Pharma and non-profit groups to fund a careful investigation into the disease's links to Down syndrome.
Muscle can be damaged any number of ways, from physical trauma such as injury or exercise or diseases like muscular dystrophy. And researchers at McMaster University in Canada have found that any of these types of damage can be detected by measuring the biomarker protein Xin.
A new biomarker has shown promise to better predict which pregnant women are at risk for preeclampsia, a severe form of high blood pressure that can lead to organ damage and fetal complications, lighting the way for early intervention and better outcomes.
Patients with atrial fibrillation, a common cardiac arrhythmia, are often at a heightened risk for stroke and other health problems. But researchers in the U.K. and elsewhere believe they have identified a biomarker that can help screen for folks who face a greater likelihood of complications.
The FDA has approved the second imaging agent that can be used to detect a toxic protein found clustered in the fogged brains of Alzheimer's patients, but there's no guarantee it will ever find much of a market.
Scientists have found a new biomarker that can predict whether BRAF-mutant melanomas respond to drugs targeting BRAF, a discovery that could help better tailor treatment therapies for patients with these cancers.
A biomarker detectable in the breath of lung cancer patients holds promise for an accurate diagnostic, and researchers at the Cleveland Clinic have taken another stride toward making that a reality.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins say they've been able to track a pair of biomarkers that can shed light on a patient's risk of developing Alzheimer's and pinpoint the disease before telltale symptoms appear.
Inova Diagnostics once again has its sights on rheumatoid arthritis-detecting technology, this week acquiring a novel platform developed at Hasselt University designed to identify autoantibody biomarkers for the debilitating condition.
Certain metabolites can flag patients with biopolar depression for whom intravenous doses of ketamine will work best or not at all, researchers have concluded.
In a recent study, scientists with the University of Oregon tracked the release of nerve growth factor in saliva, finding for the first time that this protein typically linked to the survival, development and function of neurons could be an important player in understanding the body's response to stress.
While some investigators are seeking better ways to treat pancreatic cancer, others have been tracking biomarkers that can offer a more accurate way to identify the lethal disease earlier on, so patients can be treated while there's a greater chance of fighting the disease.