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Scientists Develop Cancer Killing Virus

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posted on Oct, 19 2006 @ 08:36 PM
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South Korean scientists have genetically modified a virus to go after cancer cells! Apparently they've inserted a pregnancy related gene into the virus to achieve this feat. This could be the Holy Grail that Science has been seeking for decades!
 



www.breitbart.com
The adenovirus was implanted with a human gene that is related to the production of relaxin, a hormone associated with pregnancy.

When injected into cancerous tumors, the virus quickly multiplies in the cancer cells and kills them, the team said.

The new adenovirus can target only cancer cells and does not harm normal cells, the team said.




Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


This is a fantastic development. Who would have thought, using a Virus that causes Colds to attack Cancer.

What a paradox. North Korea using technology for destructive purpose. South Korea using it for curing disease! Ying & Yang

[edit on 19-10-2006 by HimWhoHathAnEar]




posted on Oct, 19 2006 @ 09:16 PM
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It could be very dangerous if it mutates... and it could save millions of lives if it doesn't. What a paradox! Ying & Yang!

[edit on 19-10-2006 by Vitchilo]



posted on Oct, 19 2006 @ 09:25 PM
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Can virus mutate? Or is that only bacteria.



posted on Oct, 19 2006 @ 09:38 PM
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Yes, viruses can definitely mutate.



posted on Oct, 19 2006 @ 09:40 PM
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Yes,a virus mutates. That is why it is a virus,a living organism that adapts to its environment. The "Flu" and common cold are virus',they mutate/change every year. Thats why you'll never get rid of the cold,or flu.



posted on Oct, 19 2006 @ 10:02 PM
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I would think they've taken mutation into account. They probably learned a little about virus stability in cold war bio-weapons programs.



posted on Oct, 20 2006 @ 01:10 AM
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meanwhile drug companies are going "oh sh...."

billions could be lost by them from the sales of cancer drugs. they dont want a cure, sick people are worth more til they die of course.

hehe go south korea



posted on Oct, 20 2006 @ 01:35 AM
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How exactly do they plan to kill the virus after it has served its purpose, and how do they plan to keep it from spreading to other parts of the body after it kills the cancer cells?

[edit on 20-10-2006 by DJMessiah]



posted on Oct, 20 2006 @ 09:59 AM
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posted by Damocles
meanwhile drug companies are going "oh sh...."



billions could be lost by them from the sales of cancer drugs. they dont want a cure, sick people are worth more til they die of course.



You may have just pulled the curtain back on the conspiracy behind our inability (not wanting) to stop North Koreas march to war.


After all the drug companies just landed that Medicare D contract. So now they're putting a hit on S Korea!



posted on Oct, 20 2006 @ 10:10 AM
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Quite honestly, I have believed that such drugs have been possible for many years. Don't tell me that we can put people on the moon, make robots and cars that park themselves, use stunning technology to make fat people thin, give people breasts, and turn men into women, but we can't seem to stop those pesky tumors. It just doesn't make sense.

I believe that this South Korean development is finally a step in the right direction. Cancer patients are given chemo which attacks and destroys EVERYTHING. Then they have to take other meds to keep the rest of their body alive after being given the poisonous chemo. Meds + Meds + Meds + Hospital stays = MONEY MONEY MONEY.

Perhaps the fact that a country has stopped spending billions developing ways for 80 pound women to have DD breasts and started to develop ways to cure diseases is a sign that people finally have stopped bowing to the drug companies.

Think about it this way... do you think that we as a society can not develop tires for cars that will NEVER go flat? Of course we can! We don't because if we do hundreds of thousands of people will lose their jobs, and hundreds of companies will go broke. You get the four tires that come with your car, and that's it. Bye bye goodyear et al.

Consider this the same way. Except it looks like South Korea is taking a stand.

Go them!

[edit on 10-20-2006 by Djarums]



posted on Oct, 20 2006 @ 10:21 AM
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Scientists have known for a while that the common cold fights cancer. Most recently - sometime in the past year or two(?) - I read a medical report from Australia about it.

...Looks a bit like a mutually beneficial relationship, dontcha think? And maybe a good reason NOT to take all those OTC cold "medicines."



Also looks like the pharmaceutical industry wants to profit at both ends - first, by selling drugs to suppress cancer-killing colds, then - second, by selling different drugs to kill cancerous tumours after they've had a chance to grow.

As an added benefit to the sacred economy, we just keep working and stay "productive" through all the pain and discomfort, and never give our bodies a chance to heal naturally. Which they would if we let them.


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posted on Oct, 20 2006 @ 10:27 AM
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production of relaxin, a hormone associated with pregnancy.

Never going to happen tin the US to many religous nuts that would rather you die than even talk about pregnancy or anything related to it.

mikell



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