biological marker


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biological marker

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1. (Medicine) a substance, physiological characteristic, gene, etc that indicates, or may indicate, the presence of disease, a physiological abnormality or a psychological condition. Also called: biomarker
2. (Psychology) a substance, physiological characteristic, gene, etc that indicates, or may indicate, the presence of disease, a physiological abnormality or a psychological condition. Also called: biomarker
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If further studies confirm the membrane aberration as a specific biological marker for Alzheimer's, laboratory techniques to measure membrane rigidity may be incorporated into diagnostic strategies, say the scientists.
Headquartered in Mountain View, California, SurroMed uses its integrated phenotyping and biological marker discovery platform to better understand the root causes of disease and the factors underlying patient-to-patient variations in disease presentation, progression and response to therapy.
Ringold will describe how SurroMed is addressing the need for new strategies and technologies for molecular phenotyping and biological marker discovery.
Thirty-one (89%) patients had a significant tumor response, as measured by a 50% or greater decrease in the serum M-protein, a standard biological marker for multiple myeloma.
Ringold will describe how SurroMed is addressing the need for new strategies and technologies for molecular phenotyping and biological marker discovery with the goal of improving the understanding of disease and the pharmaceutical industry's ability to develop new therapeutic products efficiently and cost effectively.
The research team, led by Dr James Brown, has proven a significant link exists between Irisin levels in the blood and a biological marker of ageing called telomere length.
A team of Chinese scientists has identified a new biological marker that can help diagnose lung cancer more accurately and easily.
Higher levels of the chemicals were associated with higher levels of nitric oxide in exhaled breath, which is a biological marker of airway inflammation.
Studies should consider sexual behaviour when evaluating condom effectiveness and would be strengthened by the use of a biological marker of semen to determine whether ejaculation, and therefore a true risk of exposure, occurred.
Eugene Lipov, coauthor of Exit Strategy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: New Hope for War Fighters & Civilians Alike, plans to treat patients and follow up with biological marker tests that would help prove his theory that PTSD is a medical, not a psychological, condition.
A prognostic factor is a biological marker that helps determine the course and outcome of a disease.

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