hey cancer, fuck you

29 Jun

This is too sciency for me to explain, but basically a cure for cancer is in developement. Let me tell you, from all the big words they use, it sounds like it shows real promise. 

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“The therapy, published in the latest Nature Biotechnology journal, sees mini-cells called EDVs (EnGenelC Delivery Vehicle) attach and enter the cancer cell.

The first wave of mini-cells release ribonucleic acid molecules, called siRNA, which switch off the production of proteins that make the cancer cell resistant to chemotherapy.

A second wave of EDV cells is then accepted by the cancer cell and releases chemotherapy drugs, killing the cancer cell.

“The beauty is that our EDVs operate like ‘Trojan Horses’ They arrive at the gates of the affected cells and are always allowed in,” said MacDiarmid.”

A cure for HIV/Aids, and now a cure for cancer? Looks like we’ve been DOING WORK.

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2 Responses to “hey cancer, fuck you”

  1. Amanda June 30, 2009 at 8:32 PM #

    i understand that shit. i understand that shit so much i could draw a diagram for you.

  2. AJ July 4, 2009 at 12:41 PM #

    that is the hottest blog entry i’ve ever read

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