Scientists Have Unveiled A Revolutionary New Treatment For Cancer

Scientists have revealed that a revolutionary drug – capable of not only destroying cancer cells, but making sure that they don’tcome back – is on the brink of becoming widely available.

As The Daily Mail reported, two studies on the new treatment – T-cell immunotherapy – have delivered incredible “unprecedented” results. While onesuggested that the drug could stop cancer from returning for at least 14 years, the other saw 94% of patients (all diagnosed as terminally ill) completely free of cancer after receiving the treatment.

ResearcherDr Stanley Riddell said:

“These are patients that have failed [every other treatment].Most patients in our trial would be projected to have two to five months to live.

This is extraordinary… unprecedented in medicine to get response rates in this range in these very advanced patients.”

The treatment uses a patient’s own T-cells (the white blood cells designed to fight disease within the body) to combat their cancer. While T-cells aren’t usuallyvery good at fighting cancer, with this new treatment, doctors remove them from a patient’s body and genetically modify them, in effect training them to kill cancer once they’re re-injected.

They work in a similar way to vaccines, so remember how to kill cancer. That way, if it comes back, they’ll hunt and then quickly destroy it.

While so far, this type of treatment has only been used on “liquid cancers” – so cancers of the blood such as leukaemia – given it’s incredible success rate, doctors are now looking to develop it to be used on “solid” tumours.

It’s early days and more studies need to be done – so we’re still cautious – but this type of immunotherapy has given scientists hope that a cure for cancer might be within reach.

They believe it has huge potential, and hopefully treatments will be rolled out soon.

Image Credits: The Daily Mail, New Scientist, Lab Talk

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Van Gogh self-portrait is actually his brother

Text: AFP/Photo credit: The Van Gogh Museum

June 23, 2011 –Art researchers at Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum said they have “discovered” a work by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh — long thought to have been a self-portrait — was in fact a picture of his younger brother Theo.

“According to current opinion, Vincent van Gogh never painted his brother Theo, on whom he was dependent,” the Van Gogh Museum said in a statement.

But senior researcher Louis van Tilborgh now believed the 1887 painting of a man wearing a light-colored hat and a dark blue jacket was in fact Van Gogh’s brother Theo, Vincent’s junior by five years.

“The conclusion is based on a number of obvious differences between the two brothers,” said the museum, pointing out dissimilar features including the neatness of the subject’s beard and his round-shaped ear, “something Vincent did not have.”

“The form and color of Theo’s beard, more ochre than red, is also an indication” as well as the man’s “eye-color and the style in which he was dressed supports the new insight,” the museum said.

“The portrait matches pictures of Theo,” Van Tilborgh told the Dutch news agency ANP.

Theo van Gogh died six months after his older brother shot himself in a wheat field at the age of 37 in Auvers, France, in July 1890.

The new investigation’s results are published in a 600-page catalogue, put together by Van Tilborgh and three other researchers at the museum, which houses the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings and letters.

(via Discovery News)

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The 30 Best Photos Of Hillary Clinton From 2012

1. “Oh my God is that INSTAGRAM?!”

Kevin Wolf / AP

Taking a selfie with Meryl Streep. (December 1)

2. “What do I have to do to get a Diet Coke around here?”

Theron Kirkman-Pool / Getty Images

Speaking with local officials after arriving at Perth International Airport. (November 13)

3. “Okay, Bill. Let’s not drag this on too long.”

John Moore / Getty Images

At a New York event for the Clinton Global Initiative. (September 24)

4. “I will be your Tiny Dancer, sure.”

Michael Kovac / Getty Images

Sitting with Elton John at an AIDS benefit. (July 23)


Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

Speaking at the Millennium Challenge Corporation Washington. (November 27)

6. “You really can’t let that talk about your Mom jeans get to you, you know?”

Carolyn Kaster / AP

Boarding Air Force One with President Obama in Bangkok. (November 19)

7. “BRB.”

Jose Luis Magana / AP

After speaking at World AIDS Day. (November 29)

8. “Are you SURE you don’t have any details on Kate Middleton’s pregnancy?”

Matt Dunham – WPA Pool / Getty Images

Flashing a disapproving glance at British Prime Minister David Cameron. (February 23)

9. “Is this jacket Chanel? Wouldn’t YOU like to know.”

Jason Reed / Reuters

During a meeting at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. (April 9)

10. “That text wasn’t intended for me? Sure.”

JEWEL SAMAD / Getty Images

At a State department conference with the Albanian Prime Minister. (April 25)

11. “This is just like being late for biology class.”

Jason Reed / Reuters

Arriving late to a meeting in Phnom Penh. (November 20)

12. “This must be what it’s like to watch obscene amounts of the E! network.”

13. “Wow, I SO would not pin her hair.”

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press / MCT

Kissing Christina Aguilera. (October 3)

14. “God this job is boring sometimes.”

Win McNamee / Getty Images

Testifyin before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. (February 29)

15. “I’m calling this headshot ‘Mysterious Victorian.’”

Matt Rourke, Pool / AP

Walking in Australia with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. (November 14)

16. “They’re Balenciaga.”

At the swearing-in ceremony for her Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs. (June 22)

17. “But have you seen my jump shot?”

Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Trying on a Lakers jersey with Kareem Abdul Jabbar at the State Department. (January 18)

18. “Is this what ‘little monsters’ do???”

STR / Getty Images

Dancing at Cafe Havana in Cartagena, Colombia. (April 15)

19. “Remind me to try this with PBR one time.”

STR / Getty Images

Enjoying a beer in Cartagena. (April 15)

20. “Amy Poehler just FOLLOWS me sometimes.”

Larry Busacca / Getty Images

Meeting Louis C.K. at the Time 100 gala. (April 24)

21. “She usually minds her own business after the photo op.”

Larry Busacca / Getty Images

With Amy Poehler at the Time 100. (April 24)

22. “This feels sort of like that super-spiritual yoga retreat I’ve been meaning to take for 20 years.”

Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Holding up her award from the New York Women’s Foundation. (May 10)

23. “This staircase is so ‘rich kids of Instagram.’”

Nicky Loh / Getty Images

On her way to meet with Singapore’s Prime Minister. (November 17)

24. “The fact of the matter is, it isn’t even a CONTEST between One Direction and the Wanted.”

Arben Celi / Reuters

Speaking in the Albanian Parliament (November 1)

25. “I heard I’m a meme. LOL.”

Paulo Whitaker / Reuters

Meeting with Australia’s Prime Minister. (June 22)

26. “I make official documents with macaroni art too.”

Pool / Reuters

Accepting drawings from four-year-old Katie in Brazil. (April 16)

27. “Your fly is unzipped.”

Whispering to President Obama. (May 20)

28. “I know how to spice up this panel talk…”

At a meeting in Japan. (July 9)

29. “…with some sweet dance moves.”

And a bonus GIF! Dancing in South Africa. (August 7)

30. *Hair Toss*

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Flipping her hair at the airport in Mexico. (June 17)

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