EggSniper: Seen it.[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x325]
Keep an eye on what the quacks are saying, and you have an idea of what might be promising at the Wild West frontier of medicine.
ltdanman44: there is no money involved in a cure. Cancer treatment is a multi-billion dollar industry.
Hector Remarkable: 'Not "eliminates"! Not "invented", no!'No. He said, "no".
AccuJack: Another example of how the American government, forming its laws around and to support big business in certain areas, has made opportunities for other organizations doing the same thing any other way disappear.
TofuTheAlmighty: I was already skeptical of the article's premise but this shreds the author's crediblility.
vudukungfu: Sadly, no kickstarter yet?
AccuJack: Another example of how the American government, forming its blah, blah, blah...Everyone likes to believe the reason we haven't found a cure for cancer is that no one's discovered it. The truth is, no one knows a way to make it pay for its own development because the American blah, blah, blah.
Lord Huggington: This is the first and probably last time we'll ever hear about this.
Crotchrocket Slim: ltdanman44: there is no money involved in a cure. Cancer treatment is a multi-billion dollar industry.Reminds me of that scene from the All-Star Superman film where Lex Luthor develops a cure for tuberculosis (or was that cancer? been a while since I saw the movie) but sits on it because he wants to develop a life-long treatment for it to sell to the public. I swear drug companies are all run by IRL Luthors (albeit not anywhere nearly as brilliant).
meanmutton: Crotchrocket Slim: ltdanman44: there is no money involved in a cure. Cancer treatment is a multi-billion dollar industry.Reminds me of that scene from the All-Star Superman film where Lex Luthor develops a cure for tuberculosis (or was that cancer? been a while since I saw the movie) but sits on it because he wants to develop a life-long treatment for it to sell to the public. I swear drug companies are all run by IRL Luthors (albeit not anywhere nearly as brilliant).Do you know how much money drug companies make on antibiotics?
TexasPeace: 'horseradish peroxidase conjugated donkey anti-goat antibody'. ??
Crotchrocket Slim: antibiotic-resistant superviruses
TheSwizz: vudukungfu: Sadly, no kickstarter yet?Came to say this. It would take a day for all kickstarter records to be shattered.
chupathingie: Crotchrocket Slim: antibiotic-resistant supervirusesummm.. viruses have always been antibiotic-resistant. Anitbiotics target bacteria./nitpicks, I has them
t3knomanser: The article is mostly bullshiat. The guy has a potentially promising viral cancer treatment, like a thousand other medical researchers. That's fine and all, but it's hardly some inditement of modern society that he's not getting funded.
CowardlyLion: TexasPeace: 'horseradish peroxidase conjugated donkey anti-goat antibody'. ??This is basically just a thing used to detect whether or not (and in what approximate amount) something (let's call it POOP, here, 'cause that amuses me) is present in a sample.1) "horseradish peroxidase conjugated": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horseradish_peroxidase (tl;dr version: HP gets attached to the antibody to make it easier to detect)2) "donkey anti-goat antibody": antibodies (for these/similar purposes) are produced using two species--first a goat (the goat antibodies target POOP), then a donkey (the donkey antibodies target the goat antibodies).In this case, they took a sample of the thing they want to look for, or POOP, injected it into a goat. The goat's immune system, upon finding POOP in its body, produces antibodies that target POOP (it's more complex than that, but let's keep it simple). By drawing out some of the goat's blood, you can then obtain some antibodies that will bind to POOP. That's all well and good, but the goat antibodies, by themselves, aren't going to let you actually detect POOP in a lab experiment (they're just going to bind and do their thing), so they take the goat antibodies and inject them into a different species--in this case, a donkey. The donkey's immune system finds the goat antibodies and produces its own antibodies to target those goat antibodies (i.e., "donkey anti-goat antibodies"). Repeat the serum removal/extraction and you can get donkey antibodies targeting the goat antibodies. The donkey antibodies can then have horseradish peroxidase (or similar stuff) attached to them to make it more detectable. Then you can take a lab sample that may or may not contain POOP, add some of the goat antibodies that will bind to the POOP, then add some of the donkey antibodies that will bind to goat antibodies, then use science stuff to figure out how much POOP was present.Probably more of an explanation than you were looking for, but science is fu ...
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