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Biomarker Predicts Fracture Risk in Older Women

Circulating levels of a protein biomarker predicts the risk of postmenopausal women having a low-trauma fracture independent of their areal bone-mineral density (aBMD) status, classical bone-turnover markers (BTMs) and Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX) score, new research shows. The study was published online August 2 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. Nicolas Bonnet,

September 10th, 2017|Categories: Disease Specific, Osteoporosis|Tags: , , |

A biomarker for tracking the progression of ALS

April 4, 2017  At a Glance Researchers discovered that levels of a protein in urine gradually increased in patients with ALS as their disease progressed over 2 years. These results suggest a potential biomarker to monitor disease progress and the effectiveness of therapies. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease in which motor

April 4th, 2017|Categories: ALS|Tags: , , , |

New Biomarker Could Reveal Alzheimer’s Disease Years Before Onset, by Staff ~ August 30, 2013 "If our initial findings can be replicated by other laboratories, the results will change the way we currently think about the causes of Alzheimer's disease," said Dr. Ramon Trullas. A study published today reported the identification of what may be the earliest known biomarker associated with the risk

Path of Plaque Buildup is Possible Alzheimer’s Biomarker

Relatively Early Accumulation of Plaques in Temporal Lobe Was Associated With Cognitive Decline Tue, 2013-07-16 09:34, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia - The trajectory of amyloid plaque buildup— clumps of abnormal proteins in the brain linked to Alzheimer’s disease- may serve as a more powerful biomarker for early detection of cognitive decline rather

Novel Protein May Help Detect Lou Gehrig’s Disease and Dementia

2/11/2013 11:25 AM EST - MAYO CLINIC Newswise — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at Mayo Clinic have discovered an abnormal protein that accumulates in the brains of many patients affected with two common neurodegenerative disorders — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, and frontotemporal dementia. They say their findings have uncovered a potentially new