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Research Stream: Biomarkers

A biomarker is a characteristic that can be measured to describe the state of health or disease. Biomarkers may be clinical (e.g. weight, blood pressure, smoking), biochemical (e.g. glucose, cholesterol) or molecular (e.g. telomere length, a gene polymorphism).

Review Articles About the Role of Biomarkers in Diabetes Complications

There is an increasing array of clinical, biochemical and molecular markers available to evaluate health and disease status. The groups expertise in the area is reflected by invitations for them to write review papers and book chapters.

A common carotid artery dissection ultrasound

Validation of Biomarkers

Sometimes several biomarker tests are available to evaluate health or disease status, which can vary in their relationship to the outcome of interest, as well as their ease of use, time and cost. There is often one test that is regarded as being the most robust, i.e. the gold standard. Our team usually compares various biomarkers tests, before applying them to clinical studies.

A Diagnoptics AGE Reader

Novel Biomarkers and Relationships to Clinical Outcomes in Diabetes

To improve the prediction of future health outcomes and to monitor responses to treatments novel clinical, biochemical and molecular markers are often evaluated in relationship to existent or future health status.

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