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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

    Los Angeles, CA
    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?

    Bring on the biomarkers
    George Poste

    Journal name: Nature
    Volume: 69,
    Pages: 156157
    Date published: (13 January 2011)

    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

    I wonder if the article is related to the editorial in the same issue.
    First do no harm , 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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