Tuesday, July 07, 2009

It's that every now and again - not often, but occasionally - you get to be a part of justice being done.

Do you remember when AIDS was held out by fundamentalist types as proof of God's disapproval of homosexuality? How in the 80s all evidence that AIDS wasn't exclusively a gay disease was lost on those types?

I wonder how the Pat Robertsons of the world will react to the amazing news that AIDS may actually hold the cure for lung and other types of cancer.

So how does CTMP halt cancer progression? Using biochemical analysis to analyze the expression levels of certain proteins, scientist found that overexpression of CTMP shut down not only Akt signaling but also protein synthesis, proliferation, angiogenesis and cell cycle progression of lung cancer cells while normal cells were not affected. Not only was lung cancer progression halted in 9-week old mice but the authors of the study found that cancer cells died from apoptosis.

Unlike chemotherapy which preferentially affects cancer cells but still has deleterious consequences to normal tissue after prolonged treatment, lentiviral mediated gene therapy “surgically” targets tumor cells while sparing normal tissue.

"God's Wrath" just might end one of the most horrible diseases ever to plague man providing incalculable good to the world.

If there was a God it's almost as if he goes out of his way to make the Pat Robertsons of the world look bad. Hmmm.


Arkonbey said...

Interesting news. I just read that the thing with cancer is not curing it, but detecting it. If it's detected early, cure rates are like 90%; if detected late, you're down to around 10%.

The article argued that curing cancer is a monumental task while detecting, not quite so monumental. So, they should focus on detection first.

Pat Roberston. I've long held that whatever he says, the opposite will hold true.

Speaking of gay-bashing nonsense: Did you hear that Rush Limbaugh and Jenny Sanford both blame gay marriage for Gov. Sanford's cheating?

Randal Graves said...

[Dean's post read using the Official Pat Robertson Truth-O-Matic Jesus Filter:]

Homosexuality causes cancer!

Lockwood said...

So as a smoker, should I contract AIDS as a prophylactic measure?

okjimm said...

"God's Wrath" ??????? I alway's thought God's Wrath was cheap beer.

Pat Robertson is a shill.

Arkonbey- I thought it was Obama's fault.... Sanford was so bummed about the economy that he took a flying f**k to feel better.

Life As I Know It Now said...

what doesn't kill you makes you stronger ;~)

Dr. Zaius said...

Pat Robertson would rather die of cancer than take any damned "homo" cure.

Swinebread said...

I can't bring myself to talk about 'em

Ubermilf said...

I want some of Swinebread's potato chips.

Ricky Shambles said...

I remember seeing something on the teevee that some descendants of the survivors of the Black Death (God's Wrath) were actually immune to AIDS because of an odd lingering genetic differentiation. Then again, that relates to evolution, which is the realm of the devil.

[Insert Robertson money shot here.]