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(Science Magazine)   Schizophrenia drug cures a form of leukemia. Still no cure for the CIA-implanted chip in my head   (news.sciencemag.org) divider line 17
    More: Spiffy, CIA, psychiatric drugs, pluripotent stem cells, cancer stem cells, leukemia, schizophrenia, McMaster University, stem cells  
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2012-05-25 05:27:37 AM  
That's what the foil is for. It interferes with reception.
 
2012-05-25 10:30:23 AM  
Subby

I had the same problem until I was abducted aliens. They put a small crab like thing, about the size of a dime at the base of my skull. I've been fine and problem free ever since.
 
2012-05-25 10:31:32 AM  
Wow.

They might find a cure for cancer that involves blocking dopamine receptors.

That means you may live, but you won't have any fun doing it.
 
2012-05-25 10:38:50 AM  
Subby, if you wrap a wet towel around your head it will weaken the signal and they won't be able to track you.
 
2012-05-25 10:49:55 AM  
The lizard people want you to believe this.
 
2012-05-25 10:50:31 AM  
Subby, The CIA-Chip is your friend. If you let it, it will tell you how to do things which will improve your life. Just relax and let the chip think for you. Decide for you. Live for you.

I love my CIA-Implanted Chip.



/please help me
 
2012-05-25 10:52:15 AM  
Judging from some of the articles we've had on here in the last 6-12 months, we're on the verge of curing most forms of cancer and a multitude of other disease. Which is awesome because it'll make it much easier for me to live forever.
 
2012-05-25 10:54:32 AM  
This is what freaks me out about pharmaceuticals. It's cool that this drug apparently has two very beneficial uses, but the fact that something being prescribed for one thing turns out to have a major effect in a completely unrelated way is unsettling. These things are affecting the body in ridiculously complex ways, and we're basically prescribing them for whatever side effect we want at the moment without really understanding how they do it.
 
2012-05-25 11:11:41 AM  

Honest Bender: Judging from some of the articles we've had on here in the last 6-12 months, we're on the verge of curing most forms of cancer and a multitude of other disease. Which is awesome because it'll make it much easier for me to live forever.


Till the Quickening
 
2012-05-25 11:24:45 AM  

bingethinker: That's what the foil is for. It interferes with reception.


Just remember to use real tin foil, not the aluminum stuff that the government has largely replaced it with. Aluminum foil actually works to amplify the signal.
 
2012-05-25 11:33:12 AM  

Erix: This is what freaks me out about pharmaceuticals. It's cool that this drug apparently has two very beneficial uses, but the fact that something being prescribed for one thing turns out to have a major effect in a completely unrelated way is unsettling. These things are affecting the body in ridiculously complex ways, and we're basically prescribing them for whatever side effect we want at the moment without really understanding how they do it.


upload.wikimedia.org

curing cancer not good enough for ya?
 
2012-05-25 12:04:37 PM  

Erix: This is what freaks me out about pharmaceuticals. It's cool that this drug apparently has two very beneficial uses, but the fact that something being prescribed for one thing turns out to have a major effect in a completely unrelated way is unsettling. These things are affecting the body in ridiculously complex ways, and we're basically prescribing them for whatever side effect we want at the moment without really understanding how they do it.


my thoughts too, on the one hand that's pretty cool... on the other, how did you fark *THAT* up?
 
2012-05-25 02:19:59 PM  
AML is a farked up disease. My dad started had symptoms for a week before he went to the hospital (they were attributable to other things), then passed away 3 days later.
 
2012-05-25 02:21:02 PM  
started had
Grammar is for chumps.
 
2012-05-25 05:44:42 PM  
Great, but can't taking psychotropic medication when it's not indicated CAUSE mental illness? Getting cured of cancer only to become schizophrenic is kind of going from the frying pan into the fire.
 
2012-05-26 03:46:43 AM  

Nogale: Great, but can't taking psychotropic medication when it's not indicated CAUSE mental illness? Getting cured of cancer only to become schizophrenic is kind of going from the frying pan into the fire.

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One you can live with, the other you cant. I know you didnt intend to imply this, but not all Schizophrenic sufferers are the tortured murderers on tv.

Live "crazy" or die sane?

I choose to live, dammit.
 
2012-05-26 05:24:19 AM  

Nogale: Great, but can't taking psychotropic medication when it's not indicated CAUSE mental illness? Getting cured of cancer only to become schizophrenic is kind of going from the frying pan into the fire.


Where'd you pick up that idea? There can be the similar risk of side effects for a non-psychotic person that a psychotic person, but there's normally no XOR effect where it automatically flips you the other way precisely because you didn't already have a certain condition it's used to treat. Many drugs are used to treat multiple conditions. People treated with such a drug don't generally get the other conditions simply because they started out with just one of the conditions the drug is used for.
 
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