Israeli-developed blood test may be able to identify diseases

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Israeli-developed blood test may be able to identify diseases

Post by Guest on Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:43 am

DNA strands in the blood can reveal which cells in a body may be dying, alerting physicians early on, Hebrew University researchers say.

An experimental blood test may one day be able to detect a range of diseases including cancer and multiple sclerosis, based on signatures of DNA from dying cells, researchers said Monday. The work, described in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal, is still in its early stages, but opens up vast possibilities, the study authors said. “We view this is as a breakthrough with huge potential, but it will not be realized very soon,” said co-author Yuval Dor, a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

“We are working hard on this but this is far from clinical use,” Dor said in an email to AFP. So far, the method has been tested on 320 patients and controls, and has shown success in finding diseases such as pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis, diabetes, traumatic brain injury and multiple sclerosis. When cells die, it can mean a disease is just beginning to take hold in the body — perhaps a tumor is forming, or an autoimmune or neurodegenerative illness. Scientists have already known for some time that dying cells release fragmented DNA into the circulating blood.
The new method can identify a unique chemical modification called methylation.

These methylation patterns reveal the specific identity of cells. “Our work demonstrates that the tissue origins of circulating DNA can be measured in humans,” said co-author Ruth Shemer of the Hebrew University. “This represents a new method for sensitive detection of cell death in specific tissues, and an exciting approach for diagnostic medicine,” she said. Researchers stressed that far more work is needed before the test can be brought to the public. Also, the range of diseases that can be detected is small, so far. And it remains unclear how much the testing might cost. Dor said the technology is based on next-generation DNA sequencing, which is becoming less expensive every year.

“I expect the cost will not be a major factor,” Dor said.

“There are still technical improvements needed, and more testing on larger populations, in particular in a setting that can actually predict disease.”


http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-developed-blood-test-may-be-able-to-identify-diseases/


Nothing to see here, just some Zionists, (who are claimed to be evil by some of racist left) leading the way in medical research, in order to help millions of people.

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Re: Israeli-developed blood test may be able to identify diseases

Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:31 pm

FIRST we need to see the replicated double blind trials; then the peer reviewed article in a respected medical research journal...

THEN give them 5 years of clinical trials and 5 years of field trials, and -  just like any other similar medical advancements - it could be another 10-15 years before we see local medicos with access to such technologies..

WHENEVER you see first notifications like this being sent to mainstream media outlets, often it's a sign that the researchers are looking for pharma' and biotech' companies to offer them a research grant to help them continue their work.
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Post by Guest on Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:35 pm

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:FIRST we need to see the replicated double blind trials; then the peer reviewed article in a respected medical research journal...

THEN give them 5 years of clinical trials and 5 years of field trials, and -  just like any other similar medical advancements - it could be another 10-15 years before we see local medicos with access to such technologies..

WHENEVER you see first notifications like this being sent to mainstream media outlets, often it's a sign that the researchers are looking for pharma' and biotech' companies to offer them a research grant to help them continue their work.

First point:

The work, described in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal


Second point:

is still in its early stages, but opens up vast possibilities,


Your last points is an invention

I imagine many would be lining up to pay towards, but then Israel has its own sources of funding

So nothing to say what a brilliant breakthrough this could be, must make you sick to the core to praise a Jew eh?

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