News tagged with biomarkers

Bad mitochondria may actually be good for you

Mice with a defective mitochondrial protein called MCLK1 produce elevated amounts of reactive oxygen when young; that should spell disaster, yet according to a study in this week's JBC these mice actually age at a slower ...

dateJul 22, 2009 in Biochemistry
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Biomarkers help predict prostate cancer progression

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have evaluated a simple, more specific blood test that identifies patients undergoing proactive surveillance for low-grade, low-stage, non-palpable prostate cancer who would eventually require ...

dateApr 19, 2010 in Cancer
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Why is breast milk best? It's all in the genes

Is breast milk so different from infant formula? The ability to track which genes are operating in an infant's intestine has allowed University of Illinois scientists to compare the early development of breast-fed and formula-fed ...

dateMay 12, 2010 in Health
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