A new screening technology reveals a signature of mortality in blood samples.Researchers have identified four biomarkers that help to identify people at high risk of dying from any disease within the next five years.
Researchers from Finland and Estonia have discovered novel biological markers that are strongly indicative of risk of dying from any disease within the near future. Blood samples from over 17 000 generally healthy people were screened for more than a hundred different biomolecules. The health status of these study volunteers was followed for several years. The researchers looked for measures in the blood that could reflect who had died within the following 5 years after the blood sample was taken. In a study published in PLOS Medicine today they describe identification of four such biomarkers of death.
Novel blood screen reveals risk of dying among healthy people