mRNAs are genetic signature for dangerous plaque; A urine test for prostate cancer;

> A pattern of five microRNAs appear to be a genetic signature for the most-dangerous plaque in artery walls--the ones that can lead to stroke. Item

> University of Michigan researchers develop a urine test that checks for a gene fusion to supplement PSA tests for prostate cancer. Release

> After five years of study, researchers discover a genetic biomarker for Barrett's esophagus (BE) and/or the cancer esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). Related to gastroesophageal reflux disease BE is thought to be a precursor to EAC. However, by the time EAC is diagnosed, chances of survival are poor. A biomarker for early detection and diagnosis could potentially save lives. Lerner Research Institute release

> Kinexus Bioinformatics and the A.W. Spears Research Center analyzed cigarette smoke biomarkers finds big gender differences in response to cigarette smoke. Release

> About one-third of all HIV patients also have the hepatitis B or C viruses, which means their livers deteriorate faster and they are more likely to die. Now, biomarkers in the blood have been discovered that could predict liver flares, fibrosis progression and even death among those infected with both HIV and hepatitis. Article

> Pacific Biomarkers produced an informative video describing what it does, and what biomarkers are. Video