DiaGenic reports accuracy for biomarker diagnostic in PD; Hair cortisol marks PTSD;

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> DiaGenic reports 85% accuracy for blood biomarker-based diagnosis in early, naive Parkinson's patients in a European multicenter study. Press release

> Studies of adolescent girls after the 2008 Chinese earthquake have shown that hair cortisol levels could be used as a biomarker for post-traumatic stress disorder. Abstract

> An osteoarthritis (OA) study from the FNIH Biomarkers Consortium is intended to improve clinical outcomes for those with OA of the knee. Press release

> Critical Diagnostics' ST2 biomarker is predictive in heart failure. Press release

> Using informatics can identify biomarkers for disease. Abstract

> Personalizing controlled ovarian stimulation needs a combination of hormonal, functional and genetic biomarkers. Abstract

> Desmoplakin I acts as a biomarker in recurrence of stroke. Abstract

> Combining biomarkers and echocardiography with clinical risk scores improves risk stratification in older patients at risk of heart failure. Article

> Beta-amyloid precursor protein, perhaps best known as the precursor to beta-amyloid, the peptide that forms plaques in Alzheimer's disease, may have a role as a biomarker in transformed stem cells in cancer. Abstract

> The FNIH Biomarkers Consortium has launched a research collaboration to evaluate clinical trial endpoints for antibiotic development. Press release

> Courtagen Life Sciences and Tetracore are collaborating to develop a biothreat assay using Courtagen's biomarker technology. Press release

> H-NMR shows the severity of Alzheimer's disease. Paper

> Biomarker genes can differentiate between Haemophilus influenzae and Haemophilus haemolyticus. Abstract

> Serum levels of miR-1322 have potential as a diagnostic biomarker for patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Abstract

> Meta-analysis of datasets has found new biomarkers in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Abstract

> Proteomic analysis of gingival crevicular fluid (fluid produced during gum disease) has found biomarkers for dental disease. Abstract

> An SRM-based targeted proteomics platform has identified pancreatic cancer biomarkers. Abstract

And Finally... A researcher at Wayne State University has received a grant to develop a model system for MS and find biomarkers linked to behavioral changes. Press release