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September 26, 2014

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12:00 PM | Biomarkers in Cancer Research: An Introduction
As a term, “Cancer Research” covers a broad range of scientific investigation. Many of us think of cancer research as the development of new drugs to treat patients – known […]

September 17, 2014

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4:00 AM | La NASA fornisce le ‘linee guida’ per la ricerca di ET
Gli astrobiologi che esplorano le atmosfere planetarie alla ricerca di mondi alieni non si limitano alla ricerca di un solo tipo di gas, come l’ossigeno, l’ozono o il metano, poichè in certi casi questi gas possono essere prodotti in modo non-biologico. E’ quanto affermano i ricercatori della NASA che hanno condotto per lungo tempo una serie di […]
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12:16 AM | NephroCheck®—can we predict AKI in the ICU? And then what?
Nephrologists have been looking for sensitive biomarkers to predict AKI. Efforts have been made and the idea of “renal angina” was proposed by Goldstein and Chawla in 2010, but still there has been no reliable biomarker commercially available to detect AKI early enough.  Well, the FDA has just approved a point-of-care biomarker assay, NephroCheck®, for predicting risk of AKI. Interestingly, none of the most studied biomarkers such as KIM1 and NGAL are included. […]
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