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Medicine crated to prevent radiation sickness

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posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 09:45 AM
Not sure if this should go here or in science and technology. But I think those of us here would appreciate it more.

Basically the drug works by preventing cells from carrying out the suicide mechanism they do when bombarded by radiation.

Imagine now being able to recieve much higher and intense doses of radiation in cancer treatment without the side effects.

Or if there is a nuclear war as long as the blast radius is avoided this medicine can prevent the survivors from succumbing to the after effects.

Of course this could also lead to nukes being used like conventional weapons since one could argue that by providing those in the surrounding areas with this medicine they will be kept safe.

posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 10:10 AM
finally some real Rad-away from fallout

Nice find mate
just hope we never gonna need it!

posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 10:13 AM
I always thought the suicide mechanism was there to ensure that if the cell went haywire, it couldn't do much damage. It's exactly what goes wrong in a cancerous cell - it keeps growing, and it should be killed - but somehow the suicide mechanism is broken.

So this drug turns all cells into potential cancer - and subsequently 'gives them the opportunity to recover'. This opportunity should be the opportunity of a cell's lifetime, then - either it fixes the cell, or everything ends up horribly wrong.. Under normal circumstances, our DNA may mutate every now and then (free radicals in our body, yadayada) - yet again, when no suicide mechanism is in place, the recovery of the cell may not fail.. How do those drugs ensure that?

[doomsday sunglasses]


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