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My comment was "moderated", so I am waiting to see if it is worth following up. I don't usually leave comments on other Blogs, not wanting them to repay in kind. This could change. I am struggling for a hypothesis to explain why a trained scientist could be so deluded and unscientific in matters of Medicine.
Monday, September 1, 2008
(As always, don't take my word for it, do a search yourself.)
DCA research isn't receiving any funding from Drug Companies (no surprise there, it can't be patented), Insurance Companies, Government Agencies, or even the Cancer Foundations.
Meanwhile, after begging for money, the discoverer (Dr Evangelos Michelakis) is doing human trials. Note that he discovered DCA killed cancer cells in 2005, but kept it to himself for two years.
And it looks like Harvard Medical School didn't listen to the skeptics, and went ahead and did some testing on their own.
Dichloroacetate (DCA) Promising for Endometrial Cancer
A safe, cheap cure for some cancers. But with out profit, it is slow going. Meanwhile, several patented treatments which failed clinical trials, are still going to be used anyway.
When Medicine is about profit, only the Drug companies profit. No evidence yet, but I'm sure other countries are doing their own tests. No doubt some clinic is already using it to reduce or stop cancer.
But until somebody spends the millions to get it approved, it is considered quackery.
In anecdotal news, several people have reported curing skin cancer in less than two weeks, by putting it on the skin cancer itself. This is not considered evidence based medicine however. Until millions of dollars have been spent, years have passed, and multiple trials have been done, one can not say anything actually has cured skin cancer.
Not that those facts are going to stop somebody with cancer from trying. After all, if you are going to die, what have got to lose?
In case you are wondering how safe DCA is, several extensive studies were done, all of which declared it very safe. These studies were done not because of any concern about the drug, (it is very rarely used), but because it is found in drinking water, a by product if chlorination. People were concerned it might CAUSE cancer, so they did a lot of testing.
Funny thing, no matter how much they gave rats, they never got cancer.
(links for evidence for all this in the works)
Sunday, August 31, 2008
From the NYTimes:
How the Nose Sniffs Danger in the Air
The next time someone says, “I smell danger in the air,” that might literally be true — and the odor might be coming from you.
At the tip of the noses of mammals, including humans, is a ball of nerve cells known as the Grueneberg ganglion, named after Hans Grueneberg, the scientist who described the structure in mice in 1973.
Grueneberg thought it was just a nerve ending. Only in last few years, after scientists devised strains of mice that glow green under fluorescent light, did they deduce that the Grueneberg ganglion is a component of the olfactory system. But they still did not know what the ganglion smelled.
In the Aug. 22 issue of the journal Science, researchers at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland report that they have figured it out, at least for the green-glowing mice.
All sorts of organisms, including plants, insects and mammals, release “alarm pheromones” when they sense danger; the pheromones waft through the air to warn others. Very little is known about the alarm pheromones of mammals other than that they exist. Scientists have not identified the compounds; they do not know where in the body the pheromones are produced. Nonetheless, the Lausanne scientists could collect the pheromones by simply stressing mice and sucking up the air around them.
When other normal mice were exposed to the danger-scented air, they froze in their tracks. But mice whose Grueneberg ganglia had been excised did not notice anything wrong and continued to wander around their cages without a care in the world.
Friday, August 22, 2008
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