Biomarker is a measurable indicator of the severity or state of disease. It can also be defined as anything that can be used as an indicator of a particular disease state or physiological state of an organism. Based on their application, biomarkers can also be classified in to different types such as diagnostic biomarkers, disease biomarkers, disease prognosis biomarkers. Cardiac troponin is an example of Diagnostic biomarkers which is uses for the diagnosis of myocardial infarction. In order to use a biomarker for diagnostics, the sample material must be as easy to obtain as possible.
A journal is a periodical publication intended to further progress of science, usually by reporting new research. Most journals are highly specialized, although some of the oldest journals publish articles, reviews, editorials, short communications, letters, and scientific papers across a wide range of scientific fields. Journals contain articles that peer reviewed, in an attempt to ensure that articles meet the journal's standards of quality, and scientific validity. Each such journal article becomes part of the permanent scientific record.
Last date updated on July, 2014