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Inside Cancer’s Newest Miracle Cure

Inside Cancer’s Newest Miracle Cure | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
What makes immune-based therapies so promising— and so powerful—is that they are a living drug churned out by the patients themselves.
Kenneth Weene's insight:
What a wonderful thing it would be if we could wipe out cancer, especially in children. However, two issues remain. 

The first is the slippery slope of allowing genetic modification of people. While I'm all for doing so with people who are alive and who will be healthier for the therapy, what about gene therapies on embryos? Are we making Frankenbablies? Should we be playing god?

The second is the cost or such made-to-order therapeutics? Doesn't this become an argument for reducing the possibility of making profit from therapy and increasing our reliance on a single payer so that everybody has equal access or should the wealthy get first dibs on treatment once it emerges from the research cocoon? For my part, while I want the developers of such wonderful new methods to receive just and large compensation, I don't want to see another epipen type of situation. Do you? 
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Drinking This Could Protect You From Skin Cancer

Drinking This Could Protect You From Skin Cancer | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
The sun is the biggest culprit in causing skin cancer, but there’s a beverage that may thwart some of the tumor-causing effects of ultraviolet rays
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What a great story to wake up to. So have another cup of joe and keep healthy. Sounds good to me.

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Tree nuts help colon cancer patients in new study. But caveats abound

Tree nuts help colon cancer patients in new study. But caveats abound | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Surprising new research suggests tree nuts might be as effective as chemo at keeping colon cancer from recurring after treatment. But there are caveats.
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I love tree nuts, almost like they are family. Anyway, I eat them regularly and am regular, so I guess I support this finding or at least agree that a healthy diet is part of staying well and of healing when we are not well. My three favorite nuts are walnuts, pistachios, and cashews; or perhaps I was supposed to mention my brother and two of my cousins there. Anyway, eat well and be happy. 
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Scientists find more precise way to turn off genes, a major goal of treatments that target cancer

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Scientists have found a more precise way to turn off genes, a finding that will speed research discoveries and biotech advances and may eventually prove useful in reprogramming cells to regenerate organs and tissues.
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A very promising bit of science news.

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, March 10, 2013 3:28 PM

 "The idea is to reprogram cells to do the things we want them to do," Lim said. "We are still unlocking the secrets of the genome to harness the power of cellular reprogramming."

 

WOW! Reprogramming cells for regenerative medicine - Sounds like something out of a SyFy movie!