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Novel candidate biomarker for heart failure also strongly predicts risk of death

A potential new biomarker for heart failure may be more powerful than established measures in identifying patients at increased risk for death from several causes. In a report to appear in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that has received early online release, an international research team describes finding that blood levels of a protein called ST2 both indicate the presence o...

Asia Pacific Family Medicine moves to BioMed Central's open access platform

... APFM, the regional journal for the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians (Wonca), is an academic society journal which...

UPMC joins Italian government to create $398 million biomedical research center in Sicily

PITTSBURGH Building on its successful transplant center and clinical facility in Palermo, Italy, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) today announced a partnership with the Italian government, the Region of Sicily and Italy's National Research Council to create a $398 million (330 million) Biomedical Research and Biotechnology Center (BRBC), also to be located in Sicily....... Fund...

Have researchers found a biomarker to signal a more agressive form of prostate cancer?

DENVER--Researchers say they have identified a biomarker that indicates a more agressive form of prostate cancer. Fox Chase Cancer Center's chairman of radiation oncology, Alan Pollack, M.D., Ph.D., presented the findings today at the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology in Denver, Colo. ..."Staging factors for prostate cancer such as PSA and the Gle...

Vorinostat shows anti-cancer activity in recurrent gliomas

) Annual Meeting by Eva Galanis, M.D. (<A HREF="http://mayoresearch.mayo.edu/mayo/research/...

'Bigger the baby, the better' axiom is incorrect

... Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia, accounting for 38% of all deaths in 2002 and claiming the liv...

Jefferson pharmacologist says biomarker discovery bodes well for better cancer diagnostics

... The researchers have identified "a new level of biological regulation" and potentially an improved way to profile tumors, says Scott Waldman, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics at Jefferson Medical College...

Scientists create dual-modality microbeads to improve identification of disease biomarkers

... The researchers developed a technique to simultaneously or sequentially add optical and magnetic nanoparticles into the beads. Adding magnetic nanoparticles allows the use of a magnetic field to attract...

High level of cardiac biomarker may help predict risk of CVD events in patients with heart disease

... Risk stratification for cardiovascular events among the general population and among high-risk individuals is of considerable interest because of the potential to help guide use of primary and secondary preventive therapies. Brain-type natriuretic peptide (BNP; consisting of 2 or more amino acids) and the amino terminal fragment of the prohormone BNP (NT-proBNP; a type of peptide in the bloo...

Newer biomarkers add small improvement in cardiovascular risk prediction to established risk factors

... In the study, scientists followed 3209 participants in the Framingham Heart Study for 10 years and measured 10 of the most promising novel biomarkers for predicting the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The newer biomarkers such as natriuretic peptides, C-reactive protein, fibrinogen, urinary albumin, and homocysteine were compared with establis...

Ability of biomarkers to predict risk of heart disease, stroke appears limited

... "We found that several contemporary biomarkers were associated with future cardiovascular disease or death, over and above what was indicated by established risk factors; but even in combination t...

World-class Biomedical Research Center to be in West London

... Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt announced last week (8 December) the creation of eleven Biomedical Research Centres (BRC) and awarded BRC status to the two hospitals in partnership with Imperial College. BRCs will be leaders in translating scientific research into benefits for patients. Imperial's academic clinicians will work with their NHS colleagues to take research from...

BioMed Central announces Journal of Medical Case Reports

... "Case reports that expand the field of medicine are of interest and value to clinicians. Publishing case reports helps fulfil the need to gather...

Protein-based tumor biomarker predicts breast-cancer survival

SEATTLE The first and largest clinical trial of its kind confirms that a protein called p27 may be a valuable tool for predicting survival after a diagnosis of breast cancer.... The findings, by lead author Peggy Porter, M.D., of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, in collaboration with colleagues from nine other institutions, appear in the Dec. 6 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer...

Biomarkers for psychosis

Psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, personality changes, and disorganized thinking occur in several psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and psychotic depression. Scientists understand little of what goes wrong in a psychotic person's brain, but hope that brain imaging and systematic characterization of genetic activity and protein composition in th...

New biomedical device uses nanotechnology to monitor hip implant healing, may reduce wait times

... "This microsensor not only reduces post-operation recovery time, it will also help reduce the wait time for patients needing artificial joint implants," says Dr. Walied Moussa, a professor in the Department of Mec...

BioMed Central's Deborah Saltman awarded the Rose-Hunt Award

... The Rose-Hunt Award is a medal named in honour of two of the founding members of the Royal College of General Practitio...

Researchers use statistical technique to find mix of biomarkers predicting mortality

FINDINGS: Previous research has uncovered a range of biological markers that can predict disability, morbidity and mortality in older adults. In this study, the researchers analyzed 13 biomarkers representing neuroendocrine and vascular functions and immune and metabolic activity over 12 years in 1,189 high-functioning men and women aged 70-79 enrolled in the MacArthur Study of Successful Aging....

Jefferson researchers find potential biomarket for heart failure

... "These findings add to the growing evidence that GRK2 is a biomarker for heart failure," says Walter Koch, Ph.D., director of the Center for Translational Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Dr. Koch previously demonstrated that GRK2...

Electric jolt triggers release of biomolecules, nanoparticles

... The technique was described Sept. 10 in a presentation by Peter C. Searson, a Johns Hopkins professor of materials science and engineering, during the 232nd national meeting of the...

American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting Sept. 6-9

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ARVO's Cogan Award to Austrian biomedical professor

... The Cogan Award recognizes a researcher 40 years of age or younger at the time of nomination who has made important contributions to research in ophthalmology or visual science directly related to disorders of the human eye or visual system, and who also shows substantial promise for future research. Drexler was selected to rec...

IOM Advisory: Preventing Medication Errors News Conference on July 20

A 1999 report on medical errors by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies identified medication errors as one of the most common types of these mishaps. In any given week, more than four out of five American adults take at least one medication and almost a third take five or more different prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, or herbal supplements....

BioMed Central Journals join Medscape Publishers' Circle

... The newly included BioMed Central journals are: BMC Family Practice, BMC Gastroenterology, BMC Health Services Research, BMC Musculoskeletal...

Biomarker reduces length of antibiotic treatment

... ... ... ... Beat Mller, M.D., of University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland, and nine associates examined 302 consecutive patients with suspected CAP. They divided th...

New biomarkers for improving treatment of spondylarthritis

Clinical trials are essential to the development of effective treatments for chronic autoimmune arthritis. For ethical, practical, and financial reasons, researchers increasingly face the challenge of achieving proof-of-concept in early-phase clinical trials of limited size, limited duration, and minimal patient risk. Analysis of tissue from the synovium, the thin membrane lining the joint spac...

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Cleveland Clinic establish biomedical research collaboration

TROY, N.Y. Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., the nation's oldest technological university, are collaborating to further research at the intersection of medicine and engineering....... Under terms of a recently signed agreement, the institutions will jointly undertake research in several areas including nano-medicine, nano-bio materials...

Biomechanics improving lives, providing insight for medical practice

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. April 11, 2006 Biomechanics is a growing field that is providing further knowledge into such medical matters as how the human heart beats. A study published in Experimental Techniques shows us how these findings are advancing medical practices and innovations. ...... For the health world, this field, traditionally used to study how the body moves, can provide insight into how t...

Daniel Rader, MD, of PENN, selected to direct a 2006 'Freedom to Discover' biomedical research grant

Philadelphia, PA - Daniel Rader, MD, a specialist in preventive cardiovascular medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS), has been selected to direct a prestigious Freedom to Discover Unrestricted Biomedical Research Grant awarded to the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine by Bristol-Myers Squibb....... Rader is one...

Let me hear your body talk: UH scientists mine biomedical data

HOUSTON, March 15, 2006 Five University of Houston researchers are teaching computers how to listen when your body talks. ...... Thanks to a $900,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that addresses the needs of the increasing complexity of collecting and analyzing biomedical data, this quintet of UH computer scientists can now more easily tackle this mining of health information from pat...

Gliadel Wafer demonstrates long-term survival benefit for patients with high-grade malignant glioma

MGI PHARMA, INC. (Nasdaq: MOGN) today announced the publication of long-term (56 month) follow-up data showing that Gliadel Wafer provides a durable long-term survival benefit for patients with high-grade malignant glioma....... Gliadel Wafer is approved by the FDA for treatment of patients with newly-diagnosed high-grade malignant glioma as an adjunct to surgery and radiation. Gliadel Wafer is...

Major biomarker candidates for Alzheimer's disease explored

Alzheimer's disease--specific biomarkers clearly are needed for the differential diagnosis of cognitive impairment in the elderly. What sets age-related disorders like hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and diabetes mellitus apart from Alzheimer's disease is that each has biomarkers that can be followed easily and repeatedly, not simply to diagnose, but also to monitor response and optimize treat...

Inflammatory biomarker helps identify progressive precancerous lesions in the lung

C-reactive protein (CRP), a biomarker for inflammation in the blood, can help to identify individuals whose abnormal precancerous lesions will advance closer to invasive lung cancer....... The results appear in the first issue for March 2005 of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, published by the American Thoracic Society....... Stephen Lam, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., of the Lu...

Mobile phone use not linked to increased risk of glioma brain tumours

Mobile phones are not associated with an increased risk of the most common type of brain tumour, finds the first UK study of the relationship between mobile phone use and risk of glioma. The results are published online by the BMJ today....... The four year study by the Universities of Leeds, Nottingham and Manchester and the Institute of Cancer Research, London found those who had regularly used...

Biomarker for age-related macular degeneration found

People who have elevated homocysteine in their blood, an amino acid that is a known biomarker for cardiovascular disease, may also be at an increased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a study in the January issue of the American Journal of Ophthalmology. This research was conducted at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Devers Eye Institute in Portlan...

New microchip technology for medical imaging biomarkers of disease

A collaboration between scientists at UCLA, Caltech, Stanford, Siemens and...Fluidigm have developed a new technology using integrated microfluidics...chips for simplifying, lowering the cost and diversifying the types of...molecules used to image the biology of disease with the medical imaging...technology, Positron Emission Tomography (PET). These molecules are used...with PET to diagnostically...

Study uncovers potential biomarker for lupus atherosclerosis

Groundbreaking research reported at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology indicates that a certain form of the normally "good" high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol linked to cardiovascular health plays a counterproductive role in people with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis, promoting atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and heart disea...

ANU cancer researcher wins biomedical award

An ANU medical researcher who has an anti-cancer drug in commercial development has been awarded the prestigious Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Science for 2005. ... ...Professor Chris Parish, who has made fundamental and applied contributions to knowledge in the fields of immunology and cancer biology, was presented with the award in Sydney last week.... ...The Cli...

Alcohol biomarker test cuts care costs for chronically ill patients

Adding a new alcohol biomarker test to patients' revelations about their drinking habits could lower the cost of caring for patients with chronic illnesses like diabetes and high blood pressure, a health economics analysis finds.... ...The alcohol-screening test measures the level of a chemical in the blood -- carbohydrate deficient transferrin -- which is responsive to alcohol. A cost-benefit an...

Biomarkers may provide important information for patients at risk for recurrent ischemic stroke

CHICAGO Measurement of two biomarker levels in stroke survivors may provide predictive information for recurrent ischemic stroke beyond traditional risk factors, according to a study posted online today by the Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The study will be published in the January print edition of the journal. ......The two biomarkers are soluble vascular cell adhes...
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