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Multiple biomarker index useful only in asymptomatic patients with mild atherosclerosis

A multiple biomarker index, one that includes markers of inflammation, is only modestly associated with increased risks of coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease in asymptomatic patients, according to the results of a new study [1]. The increased risk of events for patients with a biomarker score above the median occurs mainly in those with a mild amount of existing atherosclerosis, according to investigators.

UC San Diego Brain Tumor Treatment Program Launches Personalized Biomarker Clinical Study

The Brain Tumor Unit at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego in La Jolla, is launching a clinical trial that will examine the use of biomarkers to advance the treatment of malignant gliomas, brain tumors that start in the brain or spinal cord tissue. Annually, about 17,000 Americans are diagnosed with gliomas, which are difficult to treat and often fatal.

Power3 Medical to Publish Medical Breakthrough Documented During Clinical Trials of Power3 Medical’s Flag Ship NuroPro(R) Diagnostic

Power3 Medical Products, Inc. (OTCBB: PWRM – News) announced today that, in collaboration with Lourdes R. Bosquez, MD, it has unexpectedly discovered new and unprecedented findings regarding clinically important differences in the response of the NuroPro® protein biomarkers in the blood of untreated Alzheimer’s disease patients compared to patients treated with the widely used anti-dementia drugs Aricept® (Donepezil HCl, Pfizer – NYSE: PFE), Exelon® (Rivastigmine, Novartis – NYSE: NVS), and Namenda® (Memantine HCl, Forest Laboratories – NYSE: FRX). These results relate to the genetically distinct groups of Alzheimer’s disease patients, i.e., those individuals who possess the Alzheimer’s high-risk gene for Apolipoprotein E4 and those who do not possess the gene.

Van Andel Research Institute to Utilize Aushon BioSystems’ Microarray Technology

Aushon BioSystems, Inc., a leading provider of advanced microarray instrumentation and laboratory services for biomarker discovery, development and analysis, announced today that the Van Andel Research Institute (VARI), part of the Van Andel Institute, will utilize the Aushon 2470 Arrayer technology in its Laboratory of Cancer Immunodiagnostics to advance research efforts focusing on developing novel protein analysis methods to identify and study protein abnormalities in the blood of cancer patients. The goal of the research is to develop blood tests for the early detection or more accurate diagnosis of cancer.