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Heart Attack Biomarkers Accurate in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

Two blood peptide biomarkers that are indicators of heart attack in the general population also provide critical information regarding heart status in chronic kidney disease patients.  More...
20 Oct 2014

Glucose Monitoring System Cleared for Hospital Critical Care Units

A blood glucose monitoring system has been cleared and its use extended to critically ill patients who have been hospitalized.  More...
17 Oct 2014
DRG International
DiagCor Bioscience

Newly Discovered Marker Detects Early Pancreatic Cancer

A marker in the blood that may indicate early development of the pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma could pave the way for an early detection test.  More...
17 Oct 2014

Type 2 Diabetes Caused by Low Vitamin D Disputed

Low circulating concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D, a marker of vitamin D status, are associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, but whether this association is causal remains equivocal.  More...
17 Oct 2014

Genetic Data Predicts LDL Cholesterol Response to Statins

Genomic data could predict whether statins will benefit a patient or not, and this data alone can explain around 15% of patients' responses to a low density lipoprotein cholesterol lowering drugs.   More...
16 Oct 2014
Life Technologies
Image: ECG of atrial fibrillation (top) and normal sinus rhythm (bottom). The purple arrow indicates a P wave, which is lost in atrial fibrillation (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Blood Test Based on Genetic Biomarkers Detects Atrial Fibrillation

Heart disease researchers have developed a DNA-based blood test that identifies individuals with atrial fibrillation and predicts likelihood of suffering ischemic stroke.  More...
16 Oct 2014
Image: Photomicrograph of small cell carcinoma of the ovary hypercalcemic type (Photo courtesy of Nephron).

Simple Blood Test Used as Tool for Early Cancer Diagnosis

High levels of calcium in blood, a condition known as hypercalcemia, can be used by general practitioners and physicians as an early indication of certain types of cancer.  More...
15 Oct 2014

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