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Doctor insights on: Biomarker Companies

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What is a biomarker?

What is a biomarker?

A natural substance : Biomarkers are a natural substance in the body that can be measured. Under certain conditions the level may rise and be clinically relevent the heart has biomarkers like troponins that go up with muscle damage. This would indicate a possible heart attack. ...Read more

Biomarker (Definition)

A biomarker is a test, usually a simple blood test, that determines the subtype of a medical condition to be more predictive of a therapeutic result or side effects. Bio markers are important for personalized therapies and having a major ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: biomarker?

What is the definition or description of: biomarker?

Predictive test: A biomarker is a test, usually a simple blood test, that determines the subtype of a medical condition to be more predictive of a therapeutic result or side effects. Bio markers are important for personalized therapies and having a major impact on cancer therapy. ...Read more

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Does TGF Beta Biomarker helps with diagnosis of what trigger cyclic thrombocytopenia in adult men with no drug and medication use ?

Does TGF Beta Biomarker helps with diagnosis of what trigger cyclic thrombocytopenia in adult men with no drug and medication use ?

TGF etc..: hello ~ prob'ly not. Very brief review of the literature done and I could not find this connection. Its not an appropriate use of my time here to do in depth review of the literature to find arcane connections of biomarkers to rare diseases. This is a complex issue + I am sure you are well acquainted with using Internet search engines or Pubmed. Relevant personal info you should d/w treating Oncol ...Read more

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Besides leptin, what's another biomarker for obesity.?

Besides leptin, what's another biomarker for obesity.?

There are several: There are several factors including ghrelin and also Insulin metabolism that are important. ...Read more

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Should I test for alzheimer’s biomarkers or just let nature take its course?

Should I test for alzheimer’s biomarkers or just let nature take its course?

Nature: At this point, the biomarkers may increase your anxiety but not help you. I would suggest doing the things that prevent alzheimer's: 1. Routine physical exercise 2. Socialization (friends, family, etc.) 3. Routine mental exercise (crosswords, sudoku, quilting, reading) 4. Lots of fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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What’s biotech compared with biopharmaceutical companies?

What’s biotech compared with biopharmaceutical companies?

Some crossover: Biotech companies mostly concentrate on biological molecules like antibodies as products for disease modification. Pharmaceutical companies mostly concentrate on chemicals that can be made in a laboratory. But pharm companies are constantly on the look for promising biotech companies to work with or buy to increase their product line. ...Read more

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Will insurance companies cap coverage?

Will insurance companies cap coverage?

If they can: Insurance companies are not your (or my) friend. They will do everything to delay or prevent payment. Most have internal "caps" on various treatments and lifetime caps on total payout. If yours denies coverage for this reason, first read your policy, consult your advisor (which could be someone in the hr department of your company) and finally argue with the insurance company. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are herbal product companies ripping us off?

Are herbal product companies ripping us off?

No: Consumers have a choice whether or not to purchase a particular herbal product. We should educate ourselves on the evidence of their benefits prior to purchasing them for a particular purpose. The product companies will be biased in the reporting benefits for a host of conditions but we have to use our own knowledge to determine the validity of their claims. The fda also plays a role. ...Read more