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Using Modified Virus Cells to Kill Cancer

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Re: Using Modified Virus Cells to Kill Cancer

06/04/2022 9:20 PM

This looks really promising, but I see the danger of it going the same way as antibiotics.

Instead of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, you will have immune systems becoming resistant to the virus.

It always boils down to an arms race.

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06/04/2022 11:16 PM

Hopefully you would only need to use it once or twice...

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06/05/2022 7:10 AM

Beware unforeseeable consequences.Viruses carry information and pieces of the DNA from the first host to the next host.

Monkeys housed near Tigers inherit some of the Tiger DNA,and vice versa.The only way this could happen is through viral transfer.

It appears to me that the ultimate goal for viruses is to homogenize all life on Earth.Will the Earth one day be covered in a single organism?

Just a little far-side-out-of-the box thought for the next Sc-Fi book or movie.

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06/05/2022 7:30 AM

"Monkeys housed near Tigers inherit some of the Tiger DNA,and vice versa." Interesting comment, do you have a link on that?

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06/05/2022 8:07 AM

I remember reading about it many years ago,but I cannot find a link to it now.

Perhaps our local expert on internet searches,SE can help?

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06/05/2022 1:00 PM

DNA from every living thing circulates in the air in tiny amounts and you do breathe it in, but you also eat it, that doesn't mean that you are becoming part of that animal, just that you have ingested some organic material...Your DNA is unique, and remains so your entire life...AFAIK

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/01/220106111549.htm

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06/05/2022 7:37 PM

That is what I was always taught,but after reading the article,it seems that small snippets of the DNA,or RNA, were transferred between the two animals,carried by viruses.

Perhaps that is why married couples that live together for many years begin to resemble each other?

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06/06/2022 1:50 AM

Viruses are basically bags of DNA that hijack other cell types and use the cell to generate copies of the virus DNA, thereby killing the cell, the virus has no purpose other than to replicate...the body will eventually develop antibodies and kill off the virus...

You might be thinking of epigenetic changes, which are not changes to the DNA structure itself but chemical blobs attached to the DNA that alter communication....and these come from your everyday environment effects...

..."Epigenetics is the study of how your behaviors and environment can cause changes that affect the way your genes work. Unlike genetic changes, epigenetic changes are reversible and do not change your DNA sequence, but they can change how your body reads a DNA sequence."...

https://www.cdc.gov/genomics/disease/epigenetics.htm#:~:text=Epigenetics%20is%20the%20study%20of,body%20reads%20a%20DNA%20sequence.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/06/080624174849.htm

People who live together over time do sometimes share diet, exercise and grooming habits that may manifest as similar general physical condition and appearance...and yes probably some epigenetic influences as well, but these don't necessarily have similar results from person to person....

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06/06/2022 7:18 AM

There are people that have more than one DNA in their bodies,coexisting with no problems.

The internal organs may be one DNA profile,the blood or hair may be another DNA profile;(Chimeras).

This link has examples:

https://discover.hubpages.com/education/People-with-Double-DNA-An-Overview-of-Chimeras

DNA is more mobile that previously thought.

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06/06/2022 11:03 AM

Yes there is a condition known as chimerism, but that doesn't happen from ingesting other peoples cells(cannibalism)...or other animals(chow)...

https://www.healthline.com/health/chimerism#causes

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06/06/2022 12:33 PM

Any influence on the DNA would be epigenetic in nature, this would be part of environmental influence....

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06/11/2022 1:58 PM

DNA is constantly changing. Only about 1% of DNA is protein-coding genes. The non-coding remains are where today's genetic research is trying to understand. One of the ideas for these regions is this is where cells remember past infections and the mechanisms used to survive those infections.

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06/06/2022 6:56 PM

..."A small NYC-led cancer trial has achieved a result reportedly never before seen - the total remission of cancer in all of its patients.

To be sure, the trial — led by doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering and backed by drug maker GlaxoSmithKline — has only completed treatment of 12 patients, with a specific cancer in its early stages and with a rare mutation as well.

But the results, reported Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine and the New York Times, were still striking enough to prompt multiple physicians to tell the paper they were believed to be unprecedented."...

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/health/nyc-cancer-trial-delivers-unheard-of-result-complete-remission-for-everyone/3721476/

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06/06/2022 7:24 PM

Hey finally a weight loss drug that really works, and is reported to have minimal side effects....72 week trial (1.5 years) average weight loss 21% for the 15 mg dose...and possible cure for diabetes, a win win....

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-06-diabetes-drug-patients-never-before-seen-amounts.html

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06/08/2022 12:45 PM

The potential is there, the technology is feasible, one minor detail, I wouldn't trust the current medical establishment, corr*pt to the core, with that kind of technology. I'll stick with my monkeypox for now. (WTF?) S.M.

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06/13/2022 2:51 PM

Spanish-Israeli team finds mechanism to make blood cancer cells harmless

https://www.jpost.com/science/article-709219

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