Health Cells Grown By Japanese Researchers Kills Cancer

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In a promising start to a brand new year, researchers at the University of Tokyo and the Riken Research Centre for Allergy and Immunology may have found a possible cure for some of the worst diseases plaguing mankind, including HIV and cancer.

Working as a team, researchers from both institutions were able to extract live T-cells, the vital powerhouses of the human immune system, from patients, specifically targeting specialized cytotoxic T-cells which have the ability to recognize and attack signs of infection. One donor suffered from skin cancer; another HIV.

Researchers then converted the T-cells back to induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) by exposing them to a group of compounds called the “Yamanaka factors,” in part so they could study the stem cells’ differentiation processes. Then the team reconverted the stem cells back into specialized disease-fighters, the T-cells known as “killer T-cells”or “killer T lymphocytes.” Among other critical findings, researchers discovered that the skin-cancer fighting T-cells remained capable of producing the crucial anti-tumor compound interferon.

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And so the T-Virus was made.
Way too many lonely T's in that article.
 

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Impending Zombie Apocalypse on the horizon.
 

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Heard this many times on this forum never seems to work out.... :(
 

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Yeah seriously, what is wrong with the zombie apocalypse thing?
I start to doubt the whole idea, just like global warming and world war part 3 it seems to never come.
 

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The recent fascination with the General Public on the Zombie Apocalypse actually being real intrigues me. If I was a millionaire I would invest personally into research on this phenomena :)
 

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Its probably the most "reasonable" kind of apocalypse.
All the other variations on that have some kind of mythical element.
But the zombie apocalypse might be possible because you never know what crazy kinds of bacteria or viruses or whatever is out there.
There is strange viruses which can have a negative effect on your brain and behaviour, and there is those crazy drugs which completely melt your brain too and leave you like a zombie.
If a major outbreak of a particulary strong and infectious virus of that nature happens a "sort of" zombie apocalypse would be possible i guess. Very unlikely though.

Also: Its cool. You can kill stuff and you dont need to feel bad. Undead / Zombies are like nazis, you dont need to ask yourself if you are really one of the good guys.
 
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