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(Fox News)   Scientists create drug that "has killed every kind of cancer tumor it has come in contact with". Still no cure for.....um, hold that thought   (foxnews.com) divider line 18
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2013-04-04 08:41:27 AM  
6 votes:

Sgygus: Cyanide?


No. Apparently it's silica gel.

FTA:The drug works by blocking a protein called CD47 that is essentially a "do not eat" signal to the body's immune system
2013-04-04 08:30:15 AM  
5 votes:

MidnightSkulker: Science reporting goes like this:
Paper: "We found a small but measurable positive effect of substance X in this extremely narrow animal model."
Media: "CANCER CURE FOUND"


Paper: "We actually cured cancer.  All of it."
Media: "Team of scientists die in lab explosion"
2013-04-04 10:26:32 AM  
2 votes:

Random Discord: Exactly how many times is this going to be repeated?


Until someone finds the cure for Alzheimer's?
2013-04-04 09:42:34 AM  
2 votes:

Sgygus: Cyanide?


TNT?
2013-04-04 09:23:21 AM  
2 votes:
Awesome job at "reporting" the news, Fox News.

1.bp.blogspot.com
2013-04-04 09:15:29 AM  
2 votes:
Somebody have the actual research linked?

static.neatorama.com
2013-04-04 02:13:31 AM  
2 votes:
Cyanide?
2013-04-04 10:40:24 AM  
1 votes:
images1.wikia.nocookie.net

So you're saying I DIDN'T have to be blended with Selmak..?
2013-04-04 10:32:19 AM  
1 votes:

Vodka Zombie: Cancer will never be cured.  In America, cancer is just too much of a welcome cash cow for just about every facet of the American health care/health insurance industry, and finding an easy cure would cost them billions in profits.  It's much better for them to convince you that you're going to die and subject you to an obscenely expensive regimen of treatments and medications and surgeries that can bleed every last penny from your bank accounts.



No. When you take their student loan payments out of their monthly salary, a good deal of the laboratory staff around the world make less than minimum wage. While PIs can rake in the dough (and not all of them, by a long shot) your techs, lab assistants, chemical handling people and even laboratory managers live the lush lifestyles of the ten-thousandaires. Some of them make as much as four tens. And that's terrible.

If the people handling the data weren't often on food stamps, it would be possible to believe they've all bought into a plan to keep the cures down....but do you really believe that no one making a lush 26k a year but in on the great secret cure would've gone "Hey, Mr. Jobs, for 2 million dollars I'll give you this cure..."

Hell, half the techs I know would give you their data for a beer and a new pair of shoes.
2013-04-04 10:19:01 AM  
1 votes:
Cancer will never be cured.  In America, cancer is just too much of a welcome cash cow for just about every facet of the American health care/health insurance industry, and finding an easy cure would cost them billions in profits.  It's much better for them to convince you that you're going to die and subject you to an obscenely expensive regimen of treatments and medications and surgeries that can bleed every last penny from your bank accounts.

Simply saying, "Hey!  You have cancer.  Give me a thousand bucks for this drug, and you'll be fine," is not attractive when they can tell you, "Well, we have these drugs.  They're cheaper than the really effective ones, and they might not work or make a difference like the expensive ones will.  If only you could afford those.  Have you thought about maybe holding a bake sale or selling your house and cars and cashing in that retirement account?  I'm much more confident in the expensive ones."
2013-04-04 09:39:30 AM  
1 votes:

Feepit: Is this the same study posted to Fark several days ago?

*checks link*

Yup! Same exact one.


So you are telling me there has been a recurrence of the cancer article
2013-04-04 09:35:52 AM  
1 votes:
www.smbc-comics.com
2013-04-04 09:21:38 AM  
1 votes:

Archae hippy: Killing cancer cells is easy (see the first few posts, or boobies or what ever).

Blocking HUMAN CD47 makes implanted HUMAN tumors more susceptible to the mouse immune system.  Normal MOUSE cells are also more susceptible, but much less so.  I hate cancer, but this extremely preliminary.


So, logically, if we remove the cancerous tumor from a human, and replace it with a tumor from mice, this may work great!

I'm not even an MD.  I know, right?
2013-04-04 09:07:29 AM  
1 votes:
Was this found by Pewterschmidt Pharmaceuticals ?
2013-04-04 09:05:04 AM  
1 votes:
So, can I start smoking again or not?
2013-04-04 08:52:44 AM  
1 votes:

I_Am_Weasel: Sgygus: Cyanide?

No. Apparently it's  silica gel.

FTA:The drug works by blocking a protein called CD47 that is essentially a "do not eat" signal to the body's immune system


Wait, you're not supposed to eat that? Why wasn't I warned??!11?!
/so thirsty now
2013-04-04 06:37:21 AM  
1 votes:
Science reporting goes like this:
Paper: "We found a small but measurable positive effect of substance X in this extremely narrow animal model."
Media: "CANCER CURE FOUND"
2013-04-04 02:52:42 AM  
1 votes:
Polonium?
 
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