Maureen Martino

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PrognosDx, Accium team on histone biomarker tests

PrognosDx Health is combining its epigenetics technology with Accium BioSciences' accelerator mass spectronomy platform to develop predictive histone biomarker tests. The two companies hope to create

Screening method could help prevent multiple types of cancer

A new genetic screening method called BROCA located mutations in 12 genes for inherited cancers of the ovary, fallopian tubes and peritoneum. The study, led by Dr. Elizabeth Swisher at the University

Biomarker could detect graft-versus-host disease

A team led by researchers from the University of Michigan Health System has identified a biomarker that indicates whether a cancer patient who's received a hematopoietic stem cell transplant is

Biomarker could quickly diagnose stroke patients

Testing for the NR2 peptide can identify patients suffering from acute ischemic stroke within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms, reports Medscape Today. The findings are backed by neuroimaging

Heart treatment guided by biomarker cuts complications

Regularly testing for a biomarker that indicates cardiac distress could significantly reduce hospitalizations for heart failure symptoms. The study findings, conducted by Massachusetts General

GeneNews finds schizophrenia marker in blood

GeneNews Limited (TSX:GEN) says its uncovered a biomarker in the blood that may indicate a risk for developing schizophrenia. The Toronto-based developer identified the marker using its Sentinel

Saliva test could predict pancreatic cancer

In a small study of three dozen patients, researchers at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine found that those with pancreatic cancer had different levels of certain bacteria compared to healthy

Courtagen raises $8M for biomarker work

Massachusetts-based Courtagen has raised $8 million from 67 investors to support development of protein biomarkers for disease detection using technology it bought from Decision Biomarkers in 2009,

ASU researchers pursue radiation exposure test

A BARDA-funded program is set to enter the next phase of a research project to develop a test that could quickly and easily identify whether a person had been exposed to dangerous levels of radiation

Synthetic estrogen can cause reproductive issues in offspring

Women whose mothers were given diethylstilbestrol (DES) while pregnant are more likely to have reproductive problems and are predisposed to cancer and pre-cancerous conditions. DES was the first