New Research Could Predict Debilitating Diseases - New York News

New Research Could Predict Debilitating Diseases

Posted: Updated:

What if you could predict debilitating diseases in your future before they strike?

Researchers in Rowan University laboratories are experimenting away trying to figure out what makes incurable, deadly diseases tick when they stumble upon the unexpected the result a game changer.

"Everyone is walking around with antibodies in their blood, thousands of them," Dr. Bob Nagele said.

Dr Nagele's team set out to see if auto antibodies can signal early warnings of a devastating disease, something already lurking and working inside your body.

A more vital clue can they tell when much later in life you will get sick with a disease.

Neurons or nerve cells are constantly firing throughout the brain. In this research, some of those cells start to flicker and dim eventually dying out and breaking up.

The cell debris or trash now finds its way into nearby blood vessels alerting the immune system to send in the troops antibodies to attack and clean out the trash reinforcements are sent to knock down a major resistance.

Doctor Nagele says that surge of antibodies detected in just one drop of your blood is a clear indication of the trouble brewing inside your head years before a chronic disease is even diagnosed.

"We want to be able to give them a chance to be treated with any therapy that comes down the road that would be able to block and maybe stop the disease altogether," Nagele said.

Doctor Nagele says while they still may be years and several more steps away from possible FDA approval, his research project just got a second grant from the Michael J. Fox foundation for Parkinson's and that his work with Alzheimer's is being backed by the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Hundreds celebrate Easter at St. Patricks Cathedral

    Hundreds celebrate Easter at St. Patricks Cathedral

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:37:51 GMT
    Hundreds of people showed up to Saturday's mass at St. Patricks Cathedral to celebrate Easter, one of the holiest days for Christians around the world.
    Hundreds of people showed up to Saturday's Mass at St. Patricks Cathedral to celebrate Easter, one of the holiest days for Christians around the world.
  • NYC police investigating body in plastic container

    NYC police investigating body in plastic container

    Police in New York City are questioning a suspect after discovering a dead body stuffed into a large, black plastic storage container.
    Police in New York City are questioning a suspect after discovering a dead body stuffed into a large, black plastic storage container.
  • Governor kicks off 114th annual New York International Auto Show

    Governor kicks off 114th annual New York International Auto Show

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:00:18 GMT
    Auto fans you may already know this the 114th New York International Automobile Show is in town this week. Governor Cuomo was on hand Saturday to kick off the official opening of the 10 day event by driving a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette convertible through the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
    Auto fans you may already know this the 114th New York International Automobile Show is in town this week. Governor Cuomo was on hand Saturday to kick off the official opening of the 10 day event by driving a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette convertible through the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices