Biomarker Predicts Osteoarthritis13 years, 10 months ago
Posted on Jan 09, 2005, 11 a.m.
By Bill Freeman
Biomarkers are an important part of the medical diagnostic toolkit. Diagnostics isn't as flashy as the search for a cure, but bear in mind that many age-related conditions could be ameliorated or avoided entirely if predicted or otherwise caught in very early stages. EurekAlert reports on the identification of a biomarker for osteoarthritis: "a chronic degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis (OA) is a common cause of pain and disability among older Americans.
View the Article Under Discussion: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2005-01/jws-abt010705.php
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