posted on Jul, 15 2016 @ 09:33 PM
a reply to: zandra
I am intrigued to as why cancer cells become immortal.
If you think of a cell being a factory and a "computer programme"
Each time a cells DNA is damaged, a genetic error results in modification of the programme.
Eventually the cell is damaged too far and dies off. However there's some damaged survivors left to make the next population of cells. Repeat over and
Seems to me that it is some kind of "stochastic search algorithm" that results in cells being immortal
and seriously damaged that have found a way around the mechanisms to self destruct the damaged cell.
Then we are told of various treatments that force cancer cells into being normal again?
How can this be when their code was scrambled and immortality was reached?
Also how could this process be advantageous?
Well if a cell dies then it does not propagate. So in times of extreme errors to the functioning programme
it would be advantageous to keep the cell alive but this would kill the organism and result in the cell dying anyways.
So I would assume there's another mechanism(s) to kill these cells or normalise them?