29. March 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Health

A single drug can shrink or cure human breast, ovary, colon, bladder, brain, liver, and prostate tumors that have been transplanted into mice, researchers have found. The treatment, an antibody that blocks a “do not eat” signal normally displayed on tumor cells, coaxes the immune system to destroy the cancer cells.

A decade ago, biologist Irving Weissman of the Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California, discovered that leukemia cells produce higher levels of a protein called CD47 than do healthy cells. CD47, he and other scientists found, is also displayed on healthy blood cells; it’s a marker that blocks the immune system from destroying them as they circulate. Cancers take advantage of this flag to trick the immune system into ignoring them. In the past few years, Weissman’s lab showed that blocking CD47 with an antibody cured some cases of lymphomas and leukemias in mice by stimulating the immune system to recognize the cancer cells as invaders. Now, he and colleagues have shown that the CD47-blocking antibody may have a far wider impact than just blood cancers.

“What we’ve shown is that CD47 isn’t just important on leukemias and lymphomas,” says Weissman. “It’s on every single human primary tumor that we tested.” Moreover, Weissman’s lab found that cancer cells always had higher levels of CD47 than did healthy cells. How much CD47 a tumor made could predict the survival odds of a patient.

To determine whether blocking CD47 was beneficial, the scientists exposed tumor cells to macrophages, a type of immune cell, and anti-CD47 molecules in petri dishes. Without the drug, the macrophages ignored the cancerous cells. But when the CD47 was present, the macrophages engulfed and destroyed cancer cells from all tumor types.

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18. November 2012 · 6 comments · Categories: Health

Dick Gregory recently said that when his VEGAN daughter came down with fibroids, he warned her against relaxers. He was RIGHT!

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I wish to God I had known this when I was being tormented with fibroids. Lord, have mercy.

Ladies, drop the relaxers. Heaven only knows what else those things are doing to women! Ironically, I just posted an article a few days ago about the fact that I was going natural. I’m spreading the word on this one.

For years, I was vegetarian, thinking that my fibroids were lined to diet. They were not. They were linked to the filth and garbage and lye in the relaxers!

MEN….show this article to your wives and daughters!