Biomarker Predicts Osteoarthritis14 years, 1 month 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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