Key protein tweak may stop cancer’s spread

Researchers have discovered a protein key to cancer's spread and relapse. It could lead to new treatments that ditch unfortunate side effects.

Duke-NUS • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cancer biomarkers proteins featured health-and-medicine metastases

Are retina layers early warning for Alzheimer’s disease?

Research with mice shows a new imaging technique could help spot early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease by looking at the retina.

Ken Kingery-Duke • futurity
May 26, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease retina biomarkers eyes health-and-medicine

Blood test accurately detects Alzheimer’s disease

A new blood test accurately detects a protein that indicates Alzheimer's disease, researchers say. It may change the way we diagnose and treat the disease.

McGill University • futurity
May 12, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease biomarkers featured health-and-medicine blood-tests

Can this biomarker flag autism in newborns?

A biomarker in newborns may signal autism spectrum disorder months or even years before symptoms begin, say researchers.

Jim Dryden-WUSTL • futurity
April 29, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: autism biomarkers childrens-health babies health-and-medicine medical-tests

‘Smart toilet’ checks you for diseases like cancer

A new kind of smart toilet can check users for diseases using a variety of biomarkers. It even comes with an ID scanner and can send data to the cloud.

Stanford • futurity
April 6, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: cancer colon-cancer biomarkers featured health-and-medicine feces urine

Protein signals if non-small cell lung cancer will spread

A newly identified protein indicates which non-small cell lung cancer is more likely to metastasize.

Carolyn Scofield-Tulane • futurity
March 12, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cancer tumors lungs biomarkers lung-cancer health-and-medicine metastases

Middle East war refugees have biomarkers for PTSD

War refugees from Syria and Iraq show biomarkers for post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health problems, a new study shows.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
March 11, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: war biomarkers refugees metals middle-east health-and-medicine post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

Can a low-carb diet reverse brain aging?

A new study shows that the effects of aging appear in the brain can appear in your 40s. Cutting carbohydrates may protect you, though.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook • futurity
March 6, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: dementia food aging brains biomarkers featured health-and-medicine

Brain waves show who’ll respond to Zoloft

A new way of looking at brain activity could help pick the right depression treatment. It can tell if patients will respond to the antidepressant Zoloft.

Tracie White-Stanford • futurity
Feb. 24, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: depression antidepressants biomarkers health-and-medicine medications personalized-medicine

Better classify breast cancer with 34 more biomarkers

A new imaging approach adds nuance to the four categories of breast cancer and could lead to more precise diagnosis and treatment.

U. Zurich • futurity
Jan. 28, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: cancer breast-cancer biomarkers health-and-medicine medical-tests imaging-technology

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