|(This is the pic off the ualberta.ca site)|
A friend on Facebook posted this:
Apparently scientists have found a cure for cancer in Dichloroacetate (DCA). It's a generic drug, no patent, so big pharma won't be able to make a killing off it. MUHAHAHA! (ahem). But the article complains that mainstream media seems to be ignoring this big news. (and you expected different?)
Here's the scientists' original article http://www.dca.med.ualberta.ca/Home/Updates/2010-05-12_Update.cfm
Perhaps it's not made a big splash yet because it needs more study. Academics have to be careful to cover their butts at all steps of the way, you know. I used to work for scientists. They tend to dribble out hintings of their research, publishing a paper at every little development, probably so they can stretch their big idea out for as much grant money as possible. They may have already seen all the way to the end, but who knows if they'll ever get another big idea, so they save it and save it. Plus they have to prove it to the nit-pickers.
Apparently that AIDS cure news I posted yesterday is about a month old. There may be a bottleneck in implementing it, like the scarcity of donors, or having to match the donor and recipient for compatibility. Dunno.
But wow, what a week for bombshell futuristic blog posts: A cure for AIDS, a cure for cancer, and a self-driving car. What more could I want, except to get back to the frugality stuff and stay on topic? Aw hell, it's my blog and I'll stray if I want to.