Author archives: Volkan Coskun

  • Diagnostic Tests Using Biomarkers

  • Besides the need of patient biospecimen for new drug development, those specimens are also necessary for the development of new diagnostics – biomarkers. A biomarker is a biological molecule (DNA, protein, etc.) found in blood or tissues, indicating a certain state of a disease or condition. For [...]
  • Personalized Medicine on the Rise

  • In the past, most doctors used a "one-size-fits-all" approach when treating their patients with a given drug. Starting off with standard doses, they then observed how well (or not) patients responded and then, if necessary, changed the doses or drugs by a "trial and error" process. Nowadays, doct[...]
  • Help research by donating your blood

  • Did you know that something as simple as donating 4 tablespoons of blood can help accelerate research for your disease? Researchers from around the world use biospecimens such as blood and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) to find new ways to treat diseases. The problem is, researchers do not have imme[...]