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The Transgenic Human

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The future is coming faster than anyone can imagine. Genetically controlled evolution is on humankind’s event horizon.

Written by mattliving

May 7, 2015 at 11:36 am

From The US Healthcase Debate: Birth is a Right. Health Care is Not!?

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Why Is Universal Health Care ‘Un-American’?
It’s amazing to hear Christians who talk about the right to life as though it ends at birth.
They believe every egg has a right to hatch,
but as soon as you’re born, it’s dog eat dog.

Written by mattliving

September 3, 2009 at 7:30 am

One Month Ago Radio Show Caller Warns DHS Transporting Flu Virus

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Coincidence or just too damn scary to think about. Follow the spread of this flu on Google Maps.

Written by mattliving

April 25, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Posted in Medicine, Survival

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For Suffering Cancer Patience Marijuana Is Not Laughing Matter Mr. President.

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canadiancancersocietyBukisa: Ms. Whiting told the House’s Public Safety Policy and Oversight Committee of her 26-year-old daughter Stephanie’s two-year battle with facial melanoma that surfaced during the young woman’s third pregnancy. The packed hearing room was dead quiet as Ms. Whiting spoke of Stephanie’s face being cut off “one inch at a time, until there was nothing left to cut.” She spoke of her daughter’s severe nausea, her “continuous and uncontrollable pain.”

Stephanie moved back to her family’s home and “bravely began to make plans for the ending of her life.” The tumors continued to grow, invading the inside and outside of her mouth, as well as her throat and chest. Nausea was a constant companion. Zofran and (significantly) Marinol, the synthetic pill version of THC, did nothing to abate the symptoms. Stephanie began wasting away. She lost all hope of relief.

Joni’s other children approached their mother, begged her to let their sister use marijuana. But Ms. Whiting, a Vietnam veteran whose youngest son recently returned from 18 months in Iraq, was a law-abiding woman. And she was afraid of the authorities. There was no way she would allow the illicit substance in her house. As she held her ground, her grownup kids removed Stephanie from the family home.

Three days later, wracked by guilt, Joni welcomed her daughter back. “I called a number of family members and friends…and asked if they knew of anywhere we could purchase marijuana. The next morning someone had placed a package of it on our doorstep. I have never known whom to thank for it but I remain grateful beyond belief.” The marijuana restored Stephanie’s appetite. It allowed her to eat three meals a day, and to keep the food down. She regained energy and, in the words of her mother, “looked better than I had seen her in months.”

Stephanie survived another 89 days, celebrating both Thanksgiving and Christmas with her family.

Shortly after the holidays, Stephanie’s pain became “so severe that when she asked my husband and me to lie down on both sides of her and hold her, she couldn’t stand the pain of us touching her body.”

Stephanie died on January 14, 2003 in the room she grew up in, holding her mother’s hand. A mother who, as she told the legislative committee, would “have no problem going to jail for acquiring medical marijuana for my suffering child.”

bspcommentI can not for the life of me understand where the President thought he was coming from when he made light comments marijuana.

What makes his comments even more unsettling is the fact that his own mother suffered terribly duing her remaining days from cancer yet President Unicorns and Rainbows laughed off the question without any discussion.

Normally, Mr. Obama takes time and replies with a well formulated and mature response to questions. It’s unfortunate the President thinks so little of cancer sufferers to even consider the benefits of even medical marijuana. Oh well, what do you expect from a President who goes on The Tonight Show and makes light of Special Olympians. (:

Mr. President. If you are not going to allocate sufficent funds to find real cures for these deseases that have palgued modern society for decades, at least have the decency to make whatever medicine that eases their pain available. Hope? Change?

Written by mattliving

March 29, 2009 at 11:44 am

Posted in Freedom, Knowledge, Medicine

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Canadian Researchers Reprogram Adult Cells to Stem Cells Without Cancer Risk

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stemcell2009Toronto Star: Toronto scientists have scored a major breakthrough in stem cell research, coming first in a worldwide race to find a safer way to make human skin cells act like embryonic stem cells. The discovery could well bring the promise of personalized organ repair within reach of patients.

Andras Nagy and his team of scientists at Mount Sinai Hospital are the first to reprogram adult human cells into embryonic-like stem cells without using potentially dangerous viruses that could cause cancer.

The finding overcomes one of the major hurdles in using the reprogramming technique in the search for new drugs, finding innovative cures for disease and creating personalized organs and tissue for patients.

Experts say the elegant discovery quickly will be adopted by labs around the world and will accelerate further advances in biology’s hottest field.

“This is a significant contribution,” says Alan Trounson, president of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state’s stem cell funding body. “It’s a very innovative way of delivering the gene products that are needed for reprogramming adult cells into embryonic stem cell-like cells. Well done to the Nagy group.”

bspcommentThink of the TRILLIONS of dollars that could be saved and the incredible improvement in patients lives when stem cell therapies replace drug and surgical treatments for diseases like cancer.

Written by mattliving

March 3, 2009 at 9:35 am

Posted in Knowledge, Medicine

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Specialists Create Molecular Decoy That Prompts Cancerous Cells to Kill Themselves

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molecular_decoyYahoo!: French specialists on Sunday unveiled a new weapon against cancer — a molecular “decoy” that mimicks DNA damage and prompts cancerous cells to kill themselves.

The research, published in a US journal, Clinical Cancer Research, opens up fresh avenues for attacking tumours that are resistant to conventional therapy, they said.

Chemotherapy and radiotherapy aim at inflicting sufficient damage to a cancer cell to unleash a process of programmed cell death, also called apoptosis.


Written by mattliving

February 16, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Posted in Health, Medicine, Science

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Grape Seed Extract Found To Kill Leukemia Cells

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grapeseedScientific Blogging: An extract from grape seeds forces laboratory leukemia cells to commit cell suicide, according to researchers from the University of Kentucky. They found that within 24 hours, 76 percent of leukemia cells had died after being exposed to the extract.

The investigators, who report their findings in the January 1, 2009, issue of Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, also teased apart the cell signaling pathway associated with use of grape seed extract that led to cell death, or apoptosis. They found that the extract activates JNK, a protein that regulates the apoptotic pathway.

While grape seed extract has shown activity in a number of laboratory cancer cell lines, including skin, breast, colon, lung, stomach and prostate cancers, no one had tested the extract in hematological cancers nor had the precise mechanism for activity been revealed.

“These results could have implications for the incorporation of agents such as grape seed extract into prevention or treatment of hematological malignancies and possibly other cancers,” said the study’s lead author, Xianglin Shi, Ph.D., professor in the Graduate Center for Toxicology at the University of Kentucky.

bspcommentThis story like many other similar stories about natural remedies are powerful reminders why we should not let our governments outlaw natural remedies or medicines.

Written by mattliving

January 17, 2009 at 11:55 pm