Tag Archive: biomarker

Mar 10 2011

Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases – How Rare is Rare?

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) classifies a rare disease as affecting less than 200,000 individuals in the United States.  As insignificant as this classification may sound, collectively there are more than 25 million people in the United States affected by approximately 6,800 rare diseases. These rare diseases are alarmingly overlooked and under researched. …

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Aug 20 2010

Important Steps Forward for Early Detection and Diagnose of Alzheimer’s Disease

Image via Wikipedia In a recent report by Geert De Meyer of Ghent University in Belgium and colleagues, titled “Diagnosis-Independent Alzheimer Disease Biomarker Signature in Cognitively Normal Elderly People” (Arch Neurol. 2010;67(8):949-956) it was demonstrated that measuring certain proteins in spinal fluid can accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s and predict which patients with memory problems will develop …

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