A New Blood Test Created by a Team of HU Faculty Members Uses Dying Cells to Uncover Life Threatening Diseases

Dr. Ruth Shemer and Prof. Yuval Dor from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Prof. Benjamin Glaser from Hadassah Medical Center have created a new blood test that can detect diabetes, multiple sclerosis, pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis and brain damage, opening up vast possibilities for diagnostic medicine.

"Our work demonstrates that the tissue origins of circulating DNA can be measured in humans. This represents a new method for sensitive detection of cell death in specific tissues, and an exciting approach for diagnostic medicine," said Dr. Ruth Shemer of the Hebrew University, a DNA methylation expert and one of the lead authors of the new study.

This groundbreaking discovery is also breaking news around the world. To read more about this discovery from various publications click on the links bellow.

Times of Israel

Science Magazine

The Daily Mail

Jerusalem Post


Posted March 16, 2016