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Biomarkers play ideally an essential role in the early diagnosis, prediction and therapeutic monitoring of diseases, reflecting the burden of the disease for the patients. Regular monitoring both for disease onset and progression but also demonstrating the benefit of potential treatment are of high value for the patients. Biomarkers bring rationality in the treatment of patients with rare diseases.

Articles on Biomarkers

  • Multicenter Female Fabry Study (MFFS)

    The aim of the present study was to assess manifestations of and applied treatment concepts for females with Fabry disease (FD) according to the current European Fabry Guidelines. Between 10/2008 and 12/2014, data from the most recent visit of 261 adult female FD patients from six German Fabry…

  • Niemann–Pick Type C in Early-Onset Ataxia

    Niemann-Pick disease type C (NP-C) is a rare multisystemic lysosomal disorder which, albeit treatable, is still starkly underdiagnosed. As NP-C features early onset ataxia (EOA) in 85-90 % of cases, EOA presents a promising target group for undiagnosed NP-C patients.

  • BioFabry – Biomarker for Fabry Disease

    Fabry disease is a progressive, inherited, multisystemic lysosomal storage disease character-ized by specific neurological, cutaneous, renal, cardiovascular, cochleo-vestibular and cere-brovascular manifestations. Annual incidence is reported to be 1 in 80,000 live births but this figure may…

  • BioCyFi – Biomarker for Patients with a Cystic Fibrosis Disease

    Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease characterized by the buildup of thick, sticky mucus that can damage many of the body's organs. The disorder's most common signs and symptoms include progressive damage to the respiratory system and chronic digestive system problems. The feature of the disorder…

  • Pluripotent Stem Cells

    Pluripotent stem cells have the ability to undergo self-renewal and to give rise to all cells of the tissues of the body. However, this definition has been recently complicated by the existence of distinct cellular states that display these features.