Scientists Invent Death Test That Tells You When You’ll Die
It might not be information you want to know, but
just in case you do, scientist have devised a way to
let you know how many years you have left on
Metro reports that the “death-test” is a non-invasive
procedure, and involves applying a painless laser
pulse to the surface of the skin through a wristwatch-
This measures how a person’s body will decline with
age by analysing endothelial cells, the Sunday Times
These cells line the smallest blood vessels – capillaries
– in our bodies and respond to complex activity
elsewhere in the body.
By measuring the oscillations within the cells, the
scientists say they can calculate the length of time
before death and also test for diseases including
cancer and dementia.
The result is graded from 0 for death to 100 for
optimum functioning with the predictions becoming
more accurate as more data is added.
A user-friendly version of the system is expected to
be completed within the next three years.
The test was developed by two physics professors
from Lancaster University, Aneta Stefanovska and
Peter McClintock, with the help of grants from
medical charities and government research bodies.
Professor Stefanovska is credited with inventing the
method of analysing endothelial reactivity.
‘I am hoping we will build a database that will
become larger and larger, so every person person
measured can be compared against it,’ she said.
‘We will then be in a position to tell them the values
[that] predict a certain number of years.’
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