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(YLE (Finland))   Finnish team discovers virus that causes Type 1 diabetes, announce progress toward a vaccine. Too stunned and happy to even attempt snark   (yle.fi) divider line 13
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2013-10-22 01:04:01 PM
9 votes:

miss diminutive: Taking the vaccine through a clinical trial would cost some 700 million euros. Some funding is in place from the United States and from Europe, but more is required.

700 million euros: 964 million US dollars

Cost of one B-2 stealth bomber: 735 million dollars

nuff said?


Are you saying we should just bomb people with diabetes and save 231 million dollars!?

It's an interest plan, but those bombs cost money too!  When all is said and done, you're looking at savings of only about 30 million.

Still, a penny saved...
2013-10-22 01:51:00 PM
4 votes:
We gonna call it liveabeetus now?
2013-10-22 01:54:14 PM
3 votes:
That's just sweet.
2013-10-22 01:37:59 PM
3 votes:

I_Am_Weasel: miss diminutive: Taking the vaccine through a clinical trial would cost some 700 million euros. Some funding is in place from the United States and from Europe, but more is required.

700 million euros: 964 million US dollars

Cost of one B-2 stealth bomber: 735 million dollars

nuff said?

Are you saying we should just bomb people with diabetes and save 231 million dollars!?

It's an interest plan, but those bombs cost money too!  When all is said and done, you're looking at savings of only about 30 million.

Still, a penny saved...


You're not factoring in ammo. Although I did just get a comical image in my head of a B-2 swooping down on fat people riding one of those assistance carts and opening the landing gear to hit them with a wheel.
2013-10-22 12:42:25 PM
3 votes:

what_now: Diabeetus is caused by a virus? I would never have thought that.

Which is why I work in finance, not science.


I think there can be different triggers, but at it's core, Type-1 is an autoimmune disease where the body says, "f*ck you, pancreas! I don't need none of you no more!" And it realizes far too late that it had something special.
2013-10-22 12:35:57 PM
3 votes:

what_now: Diabeetus is caused by a virus? I would never have thought that.

Which is why I work in finance, not science.


Insulin-dependent-because-your-pancreas-is-broken-diabeetus, not stop-ingesting-six-donuts-and-two-liters-of-soda-every-day-you-farking -moron-diabeetus.
2013-10-22 03:22:53 PM
2 votes:

Odin's Other Eye: cretinbob: jst3p: cretinbob: Because no one gets pneumonia or the flu anymore

You do know that it is possible to immunize people from some viral infections, right?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polio_vaccine

You know that all type I diabetes isn't viral, right?

You know that the leading theory as to the trigger of the autoimmune response that causes Type 1 diabetes is a viral infection, right?


If I were a betting man I would wager he didn't know that.
2013-10-22 02:11:20 PM
2 votes:

Notabunny: Can the vaccine be mixed into cupcake frosting?


I like the idea of working yourself into Type-2 while curing yourself of Type-1.
2013-10-22 12:18:58 PM
2 votes:
Diabeetus is caused by a virus? I would never have thought that.

Which is why I work in finance, not science.
2013-10-22 02:43:31 PM
1 votes:

Shostie: I think there can be different triggers, but at it's core, Type-1 is an autoimmune disease where the body says, "f*ck you, pancreas! I don't need none of you no more!" And it realizes far too late that it had something special.


I bet Steve Jobs was thanking God he had a pancreas.  I know I was.
2013-10-22 02:25:07 PM
1 votes:

Unoriginal_Username: Turn this into the next reality TV show. I bet we could sell it to Discovery. We just need a catchy name


Jon and Kate plus 80 pounds each
2013-10-22 01:39:13 PM
1 votes:
i288.photobucket.com

/Someone's going to have to find a new job
2013-10-22 01:37:09 PM
1 votes:
 
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