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Scientists find treatment to kill every kind of cancer tumor
Published March 27, 2013 | New York Post

Researchers might have found the Holy Grail in the war against cancer, a miracle drug that has killed every kind of cancer tumor it has come in contact with, the New York Post reported.

The drug works by blocking a protein called CD47 that is essentially a "do not eat" signal to the body's immune system, according to Science Magazine.

This protein is produced in healthy blood cells, but researchers at Stanford University found that cancer cells produced an inordinate amount of the protein thus tricking the immune system into not destroying the harmful cells.

With this observation in mind, the researchers built an antibody that blocked cancer's CD47 so that the body's immune system attacked the dangerous cells.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/03/27...cer-tumor/
HarvestMoon Wrote:Scientists find treatment to kill every kind of cancer tumor
Published March 27, 2013 | New York Post

Researchers might have found the Holy Grail in the war against cancer, a miracle drug that has killed every kind of cancer tumor it has come in contact with, the New York Post reported.

The drug works by blocking a protein called CD47 that is essentially a "do not eat" signal to the body's immune system, according to Science Magazine.

This protein is produced in healthy blood cells, but researchers at Stanford University found that cancer cells produced an inordinate amount of the protein thus tricking the immune system into not destroying the harmful cells.

With this observation in mind, the researchers built an antibody that blocked cancer's CD47 so that the body's immune system attacked the dangerous cells.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/03/27...cer-tumor/


I may be slooooow but I ain't dummmmmmmmmmmb. Just tweeted out the article, but I don't have a Science subscription anymore so I can't get thru the Paywall for the full article.

Thank's. Moon!
OH CRAP, Munkie is going to bug out...the zombification will begin shortly....



But on a serious note:

This is really neat stuff that our scientist are able to do. But I cringe at the fact we are messing with the natural order of things by not letting Nature run her coarse....
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