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(Some Guy)   Scientists use alternating electric fields to jiggle electrically charged particles in cells back and forth hundreds of thousands of times per second. Still no cure for ... hey wait   (scienceblog.com) divider line 21
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2007-08-02 09:14:42 PM
A tumor in a Petri dish isn't the same thing as a tumor attached to a Pancreas.
 
2007-08-02 09:17:08 PM
I remember twenty or more years ago when Steve McQueen thought strong coffee enemas had potential for curing cancer. Call me back in another twenty years.
 
2007-08-02 10:07:57 PM
oldebayer: strong coffee enemas

Not a cure, plus your ringpiece will be up all night.
 
2007-08-02 10:24:27 PM
Whew!

All those shock treatments mean I'll be okay.
 
2007-08-02 10:52:17 PM
oldebayer: I remember twenty or more years ago when Steve McQueen thought strong coffee enemas had potential for curing cancer. Call me back in another twenty years.

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hilarious thing about coffee enemas
 
2007-08-02 11:15:19 PM
SLIME IN THE ICE MACHINE!
 
2007-08-02 11:23:20 PM
...isn't that basically a jiggered-up microwave?
 
2007-08-02 11:35:28 PM
"isn't that basically a jiggered-up microwave?"


Actually, it probably has more in common with a cellphone...
 
2007-08-02 11:39:50 PM
ndotseth: A tumor in a Petri dish isn't the same thing as a tumor attached to a Pancreas.

They did a small human trial which showed potential.
 
2007-08-02 11:41:21 PM
ndotseth: A tumor in a Petri dish isn't the same thing as a tumor attached to a Pancreas.

Um...technically true statement, but TFA says they tried it in patients with brain tumors. It didn't outright cure them, but the tumors did develop slower, and in some cases regressed.
 
2007-08-03 12:06:08 AM
Sounds like some kind of transistor to me...

Surely this technology can help me in my quest to finish GuildWars
 
2007-08-03 12:08:23 AM
A tumor in a Petri dish isn't the same thing as a tumor attached to a Pancreas.

In location only. It would still respond similarly to treatment.
 
2007-08-03 12:22:25 AM
Con_Authority: Actually, it probably has more in common with a cellphone...

Frequency's too low in either case. TFA states a 200KHz frequency; most cellphones run in the MHz range... and microwaves are 2.4GHz - same frequency band as a lot of cordless phones and, of course, wireless LAN's. There's also the power of the signal too.. Wireless LAN's have a max output of 150mW, not sure about cordless phones, and microwaves usually range 800 - 1200W.
 
2007-08-03 12:36:20 AM
Thanks Submitter, now I've got "Gettin Jiggy Wit' it" stuck in my head.

/Na-na na na na-na
 
2007-08-03 12:46:50 AM
oldebayer: I remember twenty or more years ago when Steve McQueen thought strong coffee enemas had potential for curing cancer. Call me back in another twenty years.

Wow... all this time I was ashamed of my bizarre fetish, and it turns out I was curing cancer! Awesome!
 
2007-08-03 01:26:47 AM
The point is that non-ionizing radiation apparently has an effect. Additionally, that heat is not the sole aspect of lower intensities as well as there apparently being an effect at low frequencies.

Which really shouldn't come as a surprise: the human body operates on miniscule amounts of current/voltage - if a cell phone can disrupt something scaled up an order of magnitude (like the monitor your looking at), why should it not also have an effect on electrical signals in your body?


/ needs to remember to get headset for cell phone
 
2007-08-03 01:29:30 AM
ndotseth:

A tumor in a Petri dish isn't the same thing as a tumor attached to a Pancreas.

This prevents cells from successfully dividing, and since healthy adult brain cells don't divide anyway it only affects the cancerous cells.

Unfortunately that makes it brain-tumor specific since it would over time damage just about any other sort of tissue.

Neat stuff, regardless.
 
2007-08-03 06:40:51 AM
I wonder if this procedure hertz?
 
wib
2007-08-03 08:40:10 AM
shift_DAWG: I wonder if this procedure hertz?
not bad
 
2007-08-03 09:14:57 AM
Are they working towards anti-matter containment?
This could be serious cool

/now to RTFA
 
2007-08-03 12:58:39 PM
...Great Headline subby. +1
 
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