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New Cancer Treatment--How Does It Work?

Basically, they are using HIV to help kill cells that turn malignant... AIDS kills cancer... who knew?

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New Cancer Treatment--How Does It Work?. Basically, they are using HIV to help kill cells that turn malignant... AIDS kills cancer... who knew?
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RdDan
Male, 30-39, Europe
 760 Posts
Friday, December 21, 2012 3:58:43 PM
HIV isn't AIDS. If it was, it`d be called AIDS.


Mad_Gremlyn
Male, 18-29, Western US
 405 Posts
Friday, December 21, 2012 3:47:29 PM
Hey anti-GMO people, I trust you want nothing to do with this as it violates your hippie bullpoo.

16comets09
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 87 Posts
Thursday, December 20, 2012 11:06:30 PM
oh god...90% of IAB will not be educated enough to understand this...

They took out Emma's T cells. They then inserted new genetic material into these T cells using an altered HIV virus...altered in a way that the HIV directs the T cells to attack bad B cells as opposed to HIV that normally just kills your T cells (for the most part). These altered T cells were put back in Emma, which attack the bad (and good) B cells caused by her type of leukemia. There is no HIV present in her body whatsoever.

DingDingDong
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1500 Posts
Thursday, December 20, 2012 5:40:53 PM
I thought for sure I'd see a pedobear joke in the comments here. IAB, I am disappointed.

MacGuffin
Female, 30-39, Europe
 2597 Posts
Thursday, December 20, 2012 4:43:04 PM
You should read about Coley's Toxins one time. There`s so much potential in so many avenues of cancer research that just seem to have been forgotten about when catch-all ubiquitous approaches like radiation came along. These days a lot of people think the `cure` is the same thing as the disease itself: they think losing your hair and feeling nautious are symptoms of the condition rather than of its conventional `cure`.

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