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Cytokines in urine are associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and could be developed as a biomarker and provide a practical tool for early detection

Guymer R, Tao L, Goh J, Liew D, et al. Identification of Urine Biomarkers for AMD. Invest Opthalmol Vis Sci. 2011; 52(7): 4639-4644

Reference

Title
Identification of Urine Biomarkers for AMD
Publication
Invest Opthalmol Vis Sci
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Guymer R, Tao L, Goh J, Liew D, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 52, Issue 7
Pages
4639-4644

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Future Value

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