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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.
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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)
Taking a selfie with Meryl Streep. (December 1)
Speaking with local officials after arriving at Perth International Airport. (November 13)
At a New York event for the Clinton Global Initiative. (September 24)
Sitting with Elton John at an AIDS benefit. (July 23)
Speaking at the Millennium Challenge Corporation Washington. (November 27)
Boarding Air Force One with President Obama in Bangkok. (November 19)
After speaking at World AIDS Day. (November 29)
Flashing a disapproving glance at British Prime Minister David Cameron. (February 23)
During a meeting at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. (April 9)
At a State department conference with the Albanian Prime Minister. (April 25)
Arriving late to a meeting in Phnom Penh. (November 20)
Kissing Christina Aguilera. (October 3)
Testifyin before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. (February 29)
Walking in Australia with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. (November 14)
At the swearing-in ceremony for her Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs. (June 22)
Trying on a Lakers jersey with Kareem Abdul Jabbar at the State Department. (January 18)
Dancing at Cafe Havana in Cartagena, Colombia. (April 15)
Enjoying a beer in Cartagena. (April 15)
Meeting Louis C.K. at the Time 100 gala. (April 24)
With Amy Poehler at the Time 100. (April 24)
Holding up her award from the New York Women’s Foundation. (May 10)
On her way to meet with Singapore’s Prime Minister. (November 17)
Speaking in the Albanian Parliament (November 1)
Meeting with Australia’s Prime Minister. (June 22)
Accepting drawings from four-year-old Katie in Brazil. (April 16)
Whispering to President Obama. (May 20)
At a meeting in Japan. (July 9)
And a bonus GIF! Dancing in South Africa. (August 7)
Flipping her hair at the airport in Mexico. (June 17)
Until recently, kitties at the Etobicoke Humane Society in Ontario would sleep on the “cold, hard floor” – well, not anymore, cause IKEA has just donated 10 doll beds for the cats and made a $300 contribution towards the brighter future of the shelter pets. “Our floors are easy to clean but not terribly comfortable to lay on. Now cats like Catsby and Frankie have beds of their own to curl up in,” the humane society posted on Tuesday.
IKEA doesn’t sell pet furniture as such, but some people discovered that their Duktig Doll Beds are perfect size for their beloved fur balls. Oh, and the company recently posted a picture of the double decker version of their Duktig Doll Bed – with a cat lying on the top bed and a pug doggie resting on the bottom one.
My main straw hack it to put a few together and drink from a distance. But the Household Hacker has some other very useful (or at least playful) tricks. In return for explaining he got over 400.000 views on his video. Fair deal, right?
“Take those extra drinking straws and put ’em to work! Make a liquid dispenser, tidy up your cables and even seal up a bag.”