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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Vaccine for Cancer Being Tested

From CSA

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have successfully eradicated skin cancer in lab mice with a new vaccine. Normal skin cells called melanocytes can grow rapidly and cause melanoma, the most common and deadliest form of cancer. Mayo researchers isolated an unusual protein and attached to it what they call a "scout" that, when injected, "recruits" T-cells from the immune system, attacks melanocytes, and destroys the tumors without damaging other parts of of the lab mices's bodies. If this kind of vaccine can be adopted for use in humans, it could have enormous benefits since skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with at least 1 million new cases each year.


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