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Mayo Clinic Researchers Discover Biomarkers for Prostate Cancer Detection, Recurrence

ROCHESTER, Minn. — May 14, 2012.  Alterations to the "on-off" switches of genes occur early in the development of prostate cancer and could be used as biomarkers to detect the disease months or even years earlier than current approaches, a Mayo Clinic study has found. These biomarkers — known as [...]

Created by Joe Dangor

Biomarkers to Create Better Health Solutions

Mayo Clinic is receiving funding from the Biomarkers of Gut Function and Health program to identify and validate biomarkers that can guide new ways to improve the health of children in the developing world. The program is part of the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative, launched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Healthy Muscle Linked To Healthy Bones

Healthy muscle mass is linked to healthy bones, and there are gender differences as well. These findings, just released by Mayo Clinic, could be used to better identify people at higher risk for falls and fractures. Researchers have been aware that the progressive loss of muscle mass and bone density is a natural [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

"On-Off" Switches Could Be Used To Detect Prostate Cancer

The “on-off” switches of genes that occur early in the development of prostate cancer could be used as biomarkers to detect the disease months or even years earlier. This Mayo Clinic study found these biomarkers — known as DNA methylation profiles — also can predict if the cancer is going to recur and if that recurrence [...]

Created by Dana Sparks