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(Lexington Herald Leader)   Ebola serum's secret ingredient: Kentucky tobacco   (kentucky.com) divider line 8
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2014-08-05 01:56:18 PM  
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www.flix66.com

It's tobacco... it's good for you.
2014-08-05 11:20:35 AM  
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BitwiseShift: They'll find a cheaper way to produce it using mushrooms or other fungi. The tobacco farmers will go back to prepping for federally legal weed.



With 50% of the adults in China smoking, I don't think the tobacco farmers are hurting for a market.

But yeah, I'd rather see them growing cannabis; either the smoking kind, or oil and fiber hemp varieties.
2014-08-05 10:23:22 AM  
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FTA:  "Scientists have long known that tobacco readily picks up genes inserted into it."

Interesting...be nice if all those tobacco farmers could find new uses for their product.

/not opposed to smokers
//except the ones who leave their butts everywhere
2014-08-05 10:21:18 AM  
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RainbeauxSue: bdub77: In a study published last year, scientists at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases reported that 43 percent of infected nonhuman primates recovered after receiving the treatment intravenously 104 to 120 hours after infection - after symptoms developed.

I'm a bit curious what that actually means. What's the typical death rate? 43% is barely better than the 60% survival rate currently reported on Ebola Zaire. Obviously latent symptoms are a bad sign.

Historical survival rate is 10%, current outbreak is 40%. 43% is a small improvement, but it's at least a start.

If the alternative was bleeding to death out my nose/eyeballs/ass, I'd take an injection of damn near anything for a 3% better chance.


I don't have the information but the 104-120 hours could be a shorter time period of being sick then without the medicine.  That would also be a good thing.
2014-08-05 10:19:25 AM  
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bdub77: In a study published last year, scientists at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases reported that 43 percent of infected nonhuman primates recovered after receiving the treatment intravenously 104 to 120 hours after infection - after symptoms developed.

I'm a bit curious what that actually means. What's the typical death rate? 43% is barely better than the 60% survival rate currently reported on Ebola Zaire. Obviously latent symptoms are a bad sign.


Historical survival rate is 10%, current outbreak is 40%. 43% is a small improvement, but it's at least a start.

If the alternative was bleeding to death out my nose/eyeballs/ass, I'd take an injection of damn near anything for a 3% better chance.
2014-08-05 10:17:58 AM  
1 votes:
This is kind of cool.  Much like getting certain variants of e. coli to replicate human insulin.
http://www.madehow.com/Volume-7/Insulin.html
2014-08-05 10:17:51 AM  
1 votes:
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Let's see all natural organically grown homeopathic lettuce do that.
2014-08-05 10:13:05 AM  
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The nicotine content of my blood must make me immune then.
 
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