Archive for the ‘Cancer’ Category

Welcome To Albino Island

January 11, 2009
Africa ... albino child

WITH their milky white skin, wispy hair and haunting, pale eyes, they are called “the living ghosts” by locals.

And the vulnerable albinos of Tanzania in East Africa have more than insults to fear.

They are being hunted down and hacked to death to satisfy a growing demand for their body parts and blood to use in black magic. (more…)

Marijuana Does Not Raise Lung Cancer Risk

October 24, 2008

Tuesday , May 23, 2006

By Salynn Boyles


People who smoke marijuana do not appear to be at increased risk for developing lung cancer, new research suggests.

While a clear increase in cancer risk was seen among cigarette smokers in the study, no such association was seen for regular cannabis users. (more…)

LSD used to treat terminally ill patients in clinical trials

August 13, 2008

Good and Evil: A Cancer Vaccine from Tobacco Plants

July 23, 2008

Human trial shows experimental vaccine is safe–but does it work?

By Nikhil Swaminathan

tobacco plant cancer vaccine

CANCER VACCINE?: Researchers used tobacco plants as manufacturing facilities to make protein to combat cancer.
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In the first human trial of its kind, a vaccine grown in genetically engineered tobacco plants has proved to be safe, paving the way to one day use it to help combat a potentially fatal form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Researchers report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA that the experimental vaccine triggered the immune systems of 11 of 16 volunteers (with so-called follicular B-cell lymphoma) to attack their tumors without any apparent dangerous side effects. (more…)