On the snow-clotted plains of central Sweden where Wotan and Thor, the clamorous gods of magic and death, once held sway, a young, self-deprecating gene therapist has invented a virus that eliminates the type of cancer that killed Steve Jobs.
'Not "eliminates"! Not "invented", no!' interrupts Professor Magnus Essand, panicked, when I Skype him to ask about this explosive achievement.
'Our results are only in the lab so far, not in humans, and many treatments that work in the lab can turn out to be not so effective in humans. However, adenovirus serotype 5 is a common virus in which we have achieved transcriptional targeting by replacing an endogenous viral promoter sequence by…'
It sounds too kindly of the gods to be true: a virus that eats cancer.
'I sometimes use the phrase "an assassin who kills all the bad guys",' Prof Essand agrees contentedly.
The Krippin Virus, also known as KV for short, was created as a cure for cancer. Hundreds of test subjects were injected with the serum and all became infected. This virus can be airborne, possibly from the breath of the billions of infected across the world carrying the virus in water droplets. Of the 6 billion people on Earth at the time KV broke out, only 12 million were immune to the virus. Since KV does not cause the infected to die and reanimate, the infected should not be considered undead or living dead.
To donate money to Professor Magnus Essand's research on viral treatments for neuroendocrine cancer, send contributions to Uppsala University, The Oncolytic Virus Fund, Box 256, SE-751 05 Uppsala, Sweden, or visit www.uu.se/en/support/oncolytic. Contributions will be acknowledged in scientific publications and in association with the clinical trial. A donation of £1 million will ensure the virus is named in your honour.
Originally posted by phroziac
This is a common conspiracy in many industries. If i owned a phizer, i could just buy this idea, patent it, and lock it away forever.
Swedishly uninterested in profiteering, devoted only to the purity of science, Magnus and his co-workers on this virus have already published the details of their experiments in leading journals around the world, which means that the modified virus as it stands can no longer be patented. And without a patent to make the virus commercial, no one will invest. Even if I could raise the £2 million (I want only the best version) to get the therapy to the end of phase II trials, no organisation is going to step forward to run the phase III trial that is necessary to make the therapy public.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
It's against the T&C to ask for that sort of thing, which is why I did not mention it.
And you can't possibly tell me there is no conspiracy against curing cancer. Cure suppression is very common place in our time.
There is money in a cure, only in continued treatment.
Okay, all right, there is a conspiracy at ATS to suppress this potential cure for cancer. Just as numerous anti-vaccination threads indicate a conspiracy to suppress the anti-HPV cancer vaccine. There are, however, no conspiracies to suppress cures for cancer among parties that really matter.
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Is that why there are so many treatments for (e.g.) smallpox on the market? Or does your theory only apply to cancer?
TV Personality: The world of medicine has seen its share of miracle cures, from the polio vaccine to heart transplants. But all past achievements may pale in comparison to the work of Dr. Alice Krippin. Thank you so much for joining us this morning.
Dr. Alice Krippin: Not at all.
TV Personality: So, Dr. Krippin, give it to me in a nutshell.
Dr. Alice Krippin: Well, the premise is quite simple - um, take something designed by nature and reprogram it to make it work for the body rather than against it.
TV Personality: You're talking about a virus?
Dr. Alice Krippin: Indeed, yes. In this case the measles, um, virus which has been engineered at a genetic level to be helpful rather than harmful. Um, I find the best way to describe it is if you can... if you can imagine your body as a highway, and you picture the virus as a very fast car, um, being driven by a very bad man. Imagine the damage that car can cause. Then if you replace that man with a cop... the picture changes. And that's essentially what we've done.
TV Personality: And how many people have you treated so far?
Dr. Alice Krippin: Well, we've had ten thousand and nine clinical trials in humans so far.
TV Personality: And how many are cancer-free?
Dr. Alice Krippin: Ten thousand and nine.
TV Personality: So you have actually cured cancer.
Dr. Alice Krippin: Yes, yes... yes, we have. [cuts to post-apocalyptic New York three years later]
In this case it seems that nobody wants to give the man a few million dollars to get his trials under way. With all the money that we donate and collect for cancer research, by the billions, and yet somehow, something as amazing as this goes un-noticed?
Originally posted by grey580
A virus that eats cancer?
mmmmmm..... I don't feel like this ones a good idea.
Originally posted by rickymouse
reply to post by tothetenthpower
His system will never work. every person who catches his cold gives it to someone else. It will spread around and nobody will get that kind of cancer after that. How are you suppose to make money off of that? I suppose they will be confiscating all his research shortly saying he is some sort of terrorist that is targeting TPTB