This article caught my attention today. A rather, dare I say it, significant discovery created out of research from the University of Tel Aviv:
“So the Jews have discovered a cure for cancer. Now if only they could invent a cure for Islam” -Anon
‘Universal’ cancer vaccine developed
A vaccine that can train cancer patients’ own bodies to seek out and destroy tumour cells has been developed by scientists.
A vaccine that can train cancer patients’ own bodies to seek out and destroy tumour cells has been developed by scientists Photo: ALAMY
By Richard Gray, Science Correspondent
8:00AM BST 08 Apr 2012
The therapy, which targets a molecule found in 90 per cent of all cancers, could provide a universal injection that allows patients’ immune systems to fight off common cancers including breast and prostate cancer.
Preliminary results from early clinical trials have shown the vaccine can trigger an immune response in patients and reduce levels of disease.
The scientists behind the vaccine now hope to conduct larger trials in patients to prove it can be effective against a range of different cancers.
They believe it could be used to combat small tumours if they are detected early enough or to help prevent the return and spread of disease in patients who have undergone other forms of treatment such as surgery.
Cancer cells usually evade patient’s immune systems because they are not recognised as being a threat. While the immune system usually attacks foreign cells such as bacteria, tumours are formed of the patient’s own cells that have malfunctioned.
Scientists have, however, found that a molecule called MUC1, which is found in high amounts on the surface of cancer cells, can be used to help the immune system detect tumours.
The new vaccine, developed by drug company Vaxil Biotheraputics along with researchers at Tel Aviv University, uses a small section of the molecule to prime the immune system so that it can identify and destroy cancer cells.
Meanwhile, Muslims are still defending their founders preposterous and likely not-seriously-meant claim that camel urine was medicinal and a panacea for what ails ya. Well, I suppose if you try drinking the stuff right from the tap the camel might have mixed feelings about it and possibly put you out of your misery quite quickly…
First let us look at the Sayings (Hadiths) of our beloved Prophet that dealt with camel urine:
Narrated Abu Qilaba: “Anas said, “Some people of ‘Ukl or ‘Uraina tribe came to Medina and its climate did not suit them. So the Prophet ordered them to go to the herd of (Milch) camels and to drink their milk and urine (as a medicine). So they went as directed and after they became healthy, they killed the shepherd of the Prophet and drove away all the camels. The news reached the Prophet early in the morning and he sent (men) in their pursuit and they were captured and brought at noon. He then ordered to cut their hands and feet (and it was done), and their eyes were branded with heated pieces of iron, They were put in ‘Al-Harra’ and when they asked for water, no water was given to them.” Abu Qilaba said, “Those people committed theft and murder, became infidels after embracing Islam and fought against Allah and His Apostle . (Sahih Bukhari, Ablutions (Wudu’), Volume 1, Book 4, Number 234)“
Meanwhile, Hungarian anti-Semites are digging up an alleged murder of a girl by Jews in the 1800s where the court of the day actually found there was no evidence of ‘Jewish involvement’ in her disappearance, but was introduced today in the Hungarian Parliament just to demonize them afresh.
Let us hope the Muslims and Hungarian anti-Semites all boycott this vaccine. That could save a lot of horror in the not-too-distant future.