FAQ

What is Self-Directed Research?

Self-directed research is when an individual examines their own biology, like checking your glucose or blood pressure.    Access to knowledge on the internet has empowered many savvy individuals interested in using new technologies to manage their health better, and managing starts with measuring.   OpenCures gives these individuals access to gold-standard research tools to measure their biomarkers, and assistance in educating themselves about the scientific evidence known about their biomarkers and their relationship to health. 

What is a biomarker?

A biomarker is anything you can measure about your biology.  People are usually familiar with traditional biomarkers like blood sugar or C-Reactive Protein (CRP).  OpenCures can help people measure these standard biomarkers, but we can also help the self-directed researcher access big-data generating tools like mass spectroscopy which can detect hundreds of thousands of biomarkers at once.   

Self-directed research is when an individual examines their own biology, like checking your glucose or blood pressure. Access to knowledge on the internet has empowered many savvy individuals interested in using new technologies to manage their health better, and managing starts with measuring. OpenCures gives these individuals access to gold-standard research tools to measure their biomarkers, and assistance in educating themselves about the scientific evidence known about their biomarkers and their relationship to health.
A biomarker is anything you can measure about your biology. People are usually familiar with traditional biomarkers like blood sugar or C-Reactive Protein (CRP). OpenCures can help people measure these standard biomarkers, but we can also help the self-directed researcher access big-data generating tools like mass spectroscopy which can detect hundreds of thousands of biomarkers at once.