MEDICAL SCIENCE - DISEASE



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Ebola Flu Genetic Diseases Heart Disease
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Malaria Muscular Dystrophy Parkinsons Polio
Superbugs Ulcers Other Diseases


Allergies

Cancer


5/20/17

Vaccine for breast cancer shows promise



(You guys owe me big time for that one)


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5/13/17

Mutations in the KRAS protein successfully targeted by RNA

resulting in huge reductions in tumor size and metastasis


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4/14/17

What is the primary cause of cancer?

Nearly two-thirds can be traced to DNA mutations

So quit getting older ... it's bad for your health


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"Hey cancer cells ... yeah, I'm talkin' to you!"

"You're goin' down!"




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The measles virus has been engineered to fight bone marrow cancer ...

and it worked


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Killer T-cells armed with special cancer-fighting molecules
are finally turning the tide of battle




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Colonoscopies reduce cancer mortality rates

(I hope you all appreciate the fact that I did not include a picture with this story)


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So you quit smoking (firsthand smoke);
and you stay away from smokers (secondhand smoke);
so now you're safe from nicotine, right?

Thirdhand smoke causes DNA damage

No matter where you go, or what you do on this planet;
there is always something out there ... that is out to get you.

Cheer up. If you are reading this then you were born human, which means ...
you already won the lottery.


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You'll never believe which former enemy has now become our friend.

Flesh-eating bacteria


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One secret to tissue regeneration discovered

Tadpoles prevented from regrowing tails

Here is the article referenced above that features DNA discoverer James Watson
who adds another attack against the misuse of antioxidants

Antioxidants may be hindering the war on cancer


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Meta-analysis finds highly significant negative effects for low-level radiation.
In fact, they conclude that there is no lower threshold that guarantees safety.

DNA damaged by even low levels of radiation


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Combination drug therapy may fight both cancer and bacteria

Researchers create right-handed anti-microbial peptides


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Cholera


Viruses hijack bacterial immune system before killing it

New weapon against cholera


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Colds


Can you catch a cold ... from cold weather?
(2:45)



Centuries of observations by everyone on Earth
led us to the belief that colds were caused by cold
which is why we called them "colds."

Then we learned that colds were caused by viruses.
But many people, in their zeal to bang everyone over the head
with their newly-found knowledge,
claimed that colds were not affected by temperature,
which contradicted centuries of observations.

Now researchers have shown that the observations were correct,
and that, while it is true that colds are caused by viruses,
it is also true that temperature does play a role
in whether or not we succumb to the viruses (1:04)



A few years ago I discovered,
that when a viral infection first began to irritate my throat,
if I donned a surgical mask before bedtime,
I had a good chance of preventing the cold by morning.
The mask worked better than aspirin.

I surmised that it might have something to do with the fact,
that by slowing down my breathing,
that might be enabling my immune system to better defend against the virus
which was trying to speed up my heart rate, etc.
(similar to how hyperventilating people slow their respiratory rates
by breathing into a paper bag)

Well, it seemed plausible anyway.

But as the video showed,
science explains what the real mechanism is behind the mask's success ...

Rhinoviruses prefer cold noses


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Ebola


It turns out that our Kardashian-obsessed media
hasn't been telling us everything about ebola, like ...

It stays in the semen 3 months after it has been cleared from the blood

Personally, I'm glad our media has its priorities straight.
We wouldn't want to frighten the people with things like ...

important facts


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Flu

Genetic Diseases


Things can get pretty dangerous in the womb
(a boy ate his twin ... sort of).



So if life begins at conception, why did God allow this murder?
In the Bible God does threaten to make family members eat each other
if they don't worship Him (Ezekiel 5:10).
But this kid didn't even get a chance for Christ's sake.

Come on God, a fetus?


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Heart Disease


A compound called D-PDMP blocked the synthesis of the glycosphingolipid molecule,
thereby preventing the development of heart disease in mice and rabbits.




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Baby's life saved by a new 3D-printed device




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Injectable gel restores heart function




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Herpes


When your immune system jumps into action against an invader,
a sleeping virus (like herpes) just may take advantage of the commotion ...

and begin replicating again


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HIV


By blocking a protein crucial to alerting the immune system to viral infection,
scientists have made a counter-intuitive discovery
that may revolutionize treatment of chronic infections.

Type 1 interferons


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HPV


Brain-dead anti-vaxxers continue to be responsible
for thousands of American deaths each year.

Behind AIDS, HPV is the second most deadly sexually transmitted disease


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Immune System


Explanation of how our skin fights off harmful bacteria

Special proteins


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Malaria

Muscular Dystrophy

Parkinsons


Researchers link Parkinsons to heart disease

Defective mitochondria


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Polio

Super Bugs


Antibiotic-resistant superbugs are threatening humanity.

Science to the rescue


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Ulcers

Other Diseases


5/10/17

Dopamine cells (from embryonic stem cells)

have been transplanted into the brain to fight Parkinson's

But ...

placebo worked just as well

Why does everything have to be so difficult?


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Live vaccines combine into new viruses in chickens



Anti-vaxers will, of course, attempt to use this in their misinformation campaign. In reality, a place they have never visited, it only means that scientists have learned more about how viruses function. Medical professionals will simply have to take recombination into consideration when administering multiple vaccines.


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