Antibodies against sugar molecules coating the cells help identify biomarkers for diseases
Antibodies against complex sugars enable discovery of biomarkers for diseases. Short science news

Antibodies are molecules in our blood that recognize specific targets in order to protect the body from infections and other diseases. A new technology is now using antibodies specific for sugar molecules as a tool to discover biomarkers for diseases. Many deadly diseases are difficult to identify early, due to lack of specific biomarkers. The technique has already been used to pinpoint a potential biomarker for ovarian cancer relapse. The technology is in development phase, but it promises to help scientists and doctors quickly identify dangerous diseases.

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Scientific publication: Nature Communications