Biomarkers are the news of the day at the moment! Often, the biomarker conversation seems to revolve largely around cancer diagnosis and monitoring – but their utility doesn’t stop there. This week, read on to learn about not only brain tumor markers, but also earlier, more accurate diagnostics for diseases from Parkinson’s disease to arthritis!

Yours, Michael Schubert, Editor

 
GENETICS AND EPIGENETICS
Uncovering Brain Tumor Biomarkers in Blood and CSF
11/17/2020 | Olivia Gaskill
Tapping into CSF and blood may overcome the challenges of diagnosing and monitoring brain tumors
BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosis Goes Skin Deep
11/16/2020 | Olivia Gaskill
Detecting Parkinson’s disease through skin samples shows potential for reliable, ante-mortem diagnosis
OMICS
Bite-Sized Breakthroughs
11/18/2020 | Olivia Gaskill
We round up some of the latest research news in pathology and laboratory medicine
MICROSCOPY AND IMAGING
Finding Osteoarthritis’ Missing Link with Mass Spectrometry
11/19/2020 | Olivia Gaskill
Using mass spectrometry to identify tissue biomarkers for osteoarthritis
 
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