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Old 07-07-2009, 10:21 AM
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Default Unexpected cancer breakthrough...

As reported on IO9, a South Korean research team has modified the AIDS virus and used it to cure lung cancer. (in mice at least) The irony is stunning! One of the worst killers in modern history, the virus now seems to be a whole new line of promising anti-cancer research.

So, those who kept banging on your pulpits about how it was a judgement against gays by God... feel free to forego any treatment for your cancers that use this virus, in the future.
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:24 AM
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As reported on IO9, a South Korean research team has modified the AIDS virus and used it to cure lung cancer. (in mice at least) The irony is stunning! One of the worst killers in modern history, the virus now seems to be a whole new line of promising anti-cancer research.
Wow! I need to read up on this. I think it's great that we are making such great medical advancements. It's amazing what genetic manipulation can achieve, and I'm not talking about Khan!!

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Magdalena Götz showed that functional neurons can be created from astrocytes in the mouse brain... those are the stunning moments in science.
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:12 AM
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Haha... let it be true, oh let it be true!

The articles source is the Pittsburgh Examiner and the study was published by the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, (Issue 12, June 15th 2009).

http://ajrccm.atsjournals.org/cgi/co...ct/179/12/1131
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Lets cheer when they do it for humans.
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:16 AM
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True, but the idea itself, of using such a deadly virus in order to treat a deadly disease, it's pretty darn amazing. It is NOT a cure for human lung cancer, but give it some credit!
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:18 AM
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I'm sure it will require a great deal of further study and research, but it is indeed a highly interesting development.
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As reported on IO9, a South Korean research team has modified the AIDS virus and used it to cure lung cancer. (in mice at least) The irony is stunning! One of the worst killers in modern history, the virus now seems to be a whole new line of promising anti-cancer research.

So, those who kept banging on your pulpits about how it was a judgement against gays by God... feel free to forego any treatment for your cancers that use this virus, in the future.
its not over yet. It may work on mice, but humans and mice are 2 totally different spicies.
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:26 PM
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Ah, but is Mickey so far away.....an older article but...

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...L&type=science
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True, but the idea itself, of using such a deadly virus in order to treat a deadly disease, it's pretty darn amazing. It is NOT a cure for human lung cancer, but give it some credit!
I can almost see the desaster of not ploting this out to it's ultimate results. You're right. The reserach gives hope.
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