The past years have been outstanding for medicine and the great advantages it has brought to our kind. While issues still persist, doctors and researchers are permanently looking at how they could improve lifespan, the quality of life and eliminate any threat to our health. One of these great steps was this week, as doctors created a test that can detect any virus.
The test was developed within the Washington University School of Medicine and it can be a total game changer if we think about the amounts of medical problems we can dodge with its development. Think about it: whenever you know that something is not right, you have to go to a doctor and have yourself checked. Maybe they find something, or they don’t, only to finally discover something that could have been treated months or even years before.
But with this new test, you do not need to know what is or should be wrong with your body, you just need to take it. The test will tell you exactly whether you have an issue or not and what is most important is that it could detect diseases beforehand, ensuring that complex cases can be solved before they endanger anybody’s life.
Gregory Storch, the study’s senior has confirmed that the test “casts a broad net and can efficiently detect viruses that are present at very low levels”. He also confirmed that scientists believe this will have great impact in the future, helping those whose diagnosis have remained “elusive” and do not know whether further medical investigations are required.
Another major benefit is that the test is going to be available to all clinics worldwide. We are talking about a phenomenon that can show the health status of the world within a few years. But while this is a significant breakthrough, it can also contribute to the downfall of the globe’s morale. If this test can truly show what is wrong with every human being on the planet, it can also reveal how bad the situation is.
If we think about it for a moment, the test can show what issues you have, even the smallest problems that we live with daily like “normal” bacteria from our bodies. If every human being knew that they had an issue, and they all do, imagine that the world would have to face the fact that nobody is completely healthy. How will we feel then? Healthy? Because we will barely consider ourselves that way.
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