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    Scientists ID Gene Behind Cancer's Spread

    Scientists in England say they have identified the gene that is responsible for cancer's spread through the body - raising the possibility of a "one-size-fits-all" cure for the disease by developing a drug that switches off the gene.


    Most deaths from cancer result from its gradual metastasis, or spreading, from the original cancer site to other tissues and organs. Halting that spread wouldn't eliminate a patient's primary cancer, but it would allow it to be treated with conventional therapies and surgery, "with no risk of the disease taking hold elsewhere," according to researchers.

    The research was conducted at the University of East Anglia and published Tuesday in the journal Oncogene.

    "The culprit gene - known as WWP2 - is an enzymic bonding agent found inside cancer cells. It attacks and breaks down a natural inhibitor in the body which normally prevents cancer cells spreading," the university said in a release detailing the findings. "The UEA team found that by blocking WWP2, levels of the natural inhibitor are boosted and the cancer cells remain dormant."
    Scientists ID Gene Behind Cancer's Spread - Health Blog - CBS News



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    Re: Scientists ID Gene Behind Cancer's Spread

    That's nobel prize type research - wow!!



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    Re: Scientists ID Gene Behind Cancer's Spread

    I thought this was going to blame Chizik for cancer.



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    Re: Scientists ID Gene Behind Cancer's Spread

    You do know that was also the global warming people at East Anglia.

    Would this be applicable to animals also?


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    Re: Scientists ID Gene Behind Cancer's Spread

    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoClone View Post
    I thought this was going to blame Chizik for cancer.



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    Re: Scientists ID Gene Behind Cancer's Spread

    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoClone View Post
    I thought this was going to blame Chizik for cancer.
    No, not cancer, but I'm pretty sure he was the one with the monkey that caused aids to jump species



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    Re: Scientists ID Gene Behind Cancer's Spread

    Quote Originally Posted by rebecacy View Post
    That's nobel prize type research - wow!!
    Forget noble prize, thats supreme overlord of all earth type research.



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    Re: Scientists ID Gene Behind Cancer's Spread

    Quote Originally Posted by clone52 View Post
    Forget noble prize, thats supreme overlord of all earth type research.
    Just hope it's not up there with Cold Fusion.



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    Re: Scientists ID Gene Behind Cancer's Spread

    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoClone View Post
    I thought this was going to blame Chizik for cancer.
    Definitely the first thing that popped into my head as well...



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    Re: Scientists ID Gene Behind Cancer's Spread

    Monster discovery if able to use it for treatment. Likely years away from any practical uses, but certainly gives you hope.



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    Re: Scientists ID Gene Behind Cancer's Spread

    Isn't the cure for cancer what caused the world to turn into zombie creatures in I Am Legend



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    Re: Scientists ID Gene Behind Cancer's Spread

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    Definitely the first thing that popped into my head as well...
    I thought I was the only one. It's really quite sad.



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    Re: Scientists ID Gene Behind Cancer's Spread

    uhh ...do they work for a company...because im going to invest my life savings in them tomorrow! Great stuff



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    Re: Scientists ID Gene Behind Cancer's Spread

    Quote Originally Posted by rebecacy View Post
    Just hope it's not up there with Cold Fusion.
    looks like that's taken care of too.

    Italian scientists claim to have demonstrated cold fusion (w/ Video)


    (yes, i know this is likely yet another failure)



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