Definition of biomarker
: a distinctive biological or biologically derived indicator (such as a metabolite) of a process, event, or condition (such as aging, disease, or oil formation)
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General testing of both ponds turned up evidence of dog feces in both Quinn’s Pond and Esther Simplot Park ponds, while goose feces biomarkers were found only in Quinn’s Pond, results showed.
Joyce pushed the need to find a biomarker that might identify people who have a disposition to CTE.
About five years ago, if parents wanted more specific information after the biomarker test, doctors had to remove placental tissue or amniotic fluid from the womb.
Researchers from nine clinical sites in the DLB consortium will collect clinical data, brain imaging scans and biological samples from more than 200 DLB patients to aid investigations into biomarkers.
After eight weeks of instruction, participants had lower levels of certain immune system biomarkers linked to stress. 16.
Rogers also hopes to develop the devices further, potentially giving them the ability to sample biofluids like sweat and do chemical analysis of biomarkers that indicate health or disease.
The accelerated approval was for solid tumor cancers not eligible for surgery or that have spread in patients identified as having a biomarker called microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair deficient (dMMR).
In addition, the study found a biomarker that predicts whether tumor cells will enter the bloodstream.
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Medical Definition of biomarker
: a distinctive biological or biologically derived indicator (as a biochemical metabolite in the body) of a process, event, or condition (as aging, disease, or exposure to a toxic substance) age-related biomarkers of disease and degenerative change—Janet Raloff
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