Drop of blood can predict future diseases

Posted on February 10, 2008 

Drop of blood can predict future diseases

Any disease starts when biochemical processes go wrong for this or that reason. As a result, this prevents some organ or a system from working properly, but that is still unseen because there are no symptoms. A potential patient feels good, all the test results being normal. But a disease already develops. A patient will show symptoms (including pain) when his or her body organs become seriously damaged. For instance, primary symptoms of diabetes appear when 85 percent of pancreatic cells producing insulin are destroyed.

Until recently there was no equipment that could detect a disease at its primary stage. The revolutionary research has been based on the fact that antibodies are the first to react to any defects which have just appeared in a human body. These peculiar molecules produced by immune system cells rid the organism of decay products.

“A healthy person has the same number of antibodies in the blood,” said Professor Poletaev. “But when a disease emerges, their number changes drastically, either decreases or increases. Every group of antibodies is associated with a certain organ. Knowing the number of antibodies a doctor may find out defects. For example, the destruction of hepatocytes – the liver-clearing antibodies – testifies to infectious processes in the liver. The destruction of myocardial cells, which results in the shift of cardiotropic antibodies, exercises heart problems.”

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One Response to “Drop of blood can predict future diseases”

  1. ajit on March 3rd, 2008 1:11 pm

    a drop of blood to predict future disease seems to be an intresting and useful finding ,still have doubts about its accuracy and cost effectiveness.

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