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Speaking of biomarkers...

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by urbantravels, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. urbantravels

    urbantravels disjecta membra

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    New article in the journal Nature with a commentary on the sorry state of biomarker research - looks like we aren't the only ones with a problem.

    Anyone got a Nature sub and can get the full text?

    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v469/n7329/full/469156a.html

    Bring on the biomarkers
    George Poste

    Journal name: Nature
    Volume: 69,
    Pages: 156157
    Date published: (13 January 2011)
    DOI:
    10.1038/469156a

    Published online
    12 January 2011

    Nature | Comment

    Bring on the biomarkers
    George Poste

    The dismal patchwork of fragmented research on disease-associated biomarkers should be replaced by a coordinated 'big science' approach, argues George Poste.
     
  2. illsince1977

    illsince1977 A shadow of my former self

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    I wonder if the article is related to the editorial in the same issue.
    First do no harm http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v469/n7329/full/469132a.html , which focuses on a lack of biomarkers in psychiatric diagnoses. There is also a downloadable article about a new(?) tool Japanese neuroscientists are using as a biomarker in mental illness NIRS. Wonder how our brains would read on this? Would the results be more grist for the mill that considers ours a mental illness rather than a physical/organic one that does CNS damage? Who knows! I can't imagine that we have been part of the test population despite having heard Japan is ahead of many other governments in taking CFS seriously.
    I do not have access to the article you started this thread about. Sorry!
     

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