Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cell Therapy Holds Promise For The Future

This is some pretty amazing stuff! Perhaps someday cell therapy can be utilized in the battle against cancer in all of its forms.

The treatment uses patients’ own T-cells, a type of white blood cell that normally fights viruses and cancer. The patient’s blood is run through a machine that extracts T-cells and returns the rest of the blood to the body. Researchers then do some genetic engineering: they use a disabled virus as a “vector” to carry new genetic material into the T cells, which reprograms them to recognize and kill any cell that carries a particular protein on its surface.

Cell Therapy Promising for Acute Type of Leukemia - NYTimes.com

Sunday, March 17, 2013

..Some politicallly incorrect news from a politically incorrect doctor

A new study on mice shows that nicotine — yes THAT nicotine — can help grow the new blood vessels needed to relieve all those conditions and more by stimulating the release of critical adult stem cells.

I wonder why this hasn't been reported on the nightly news.........


Nicotine grows new blood cellsDouglass Report - Official Site
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