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    16 KB Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)00:22 No.9306000  
    Pepsi is giving away grant money to a cause that gets the most votes, and one of the ideas in the running is Kanzius Non-invasive R/F therapy, an alternative cancer treatment that looks very promising. Basically what it is, is injecting carbon or gold nanotubes into cancer cells, heating them with radio waves, and thus destroying the cancer cells and leaving the nearby healthy cells intact. Last I heard it was 100% successful when tested on liver cancer in rabbits. Hasn't entered human trials yet though.


    It's currently ranked 6th, but only the top 2 spots get the grant money. The ideas that are beating it are fucking stupid as shit and quite selfish to be honest.

    >"To rebuild our grade school that was destroyed in March of 2009."

    >"Revitalize my neighborhood with a community center."

    >"Screamfest Horror Film Festival launching directors & writers careers"

    So anyway if you care about defeating cancer once and for all, please vote here:

    The shitty thing is you do need to register but you can just use a fake gmail account or something and it only takes a couple minutes.

    Ok I won't bug you anymore, just wanted to spread the word.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)00:30 No.9306119
    god dammit
    >> Melo The Yellow !!HdpiNQY5bDZ 04/20/10(Tue)00:38 No.9306229
    If it makes you feel any better, I took the time to post your message on another site.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)00:41 No.9306281

    I also did this.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)00:43 No.9306306
    wait, what?

    you can't fight cancer one at a time.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)00:46 No.9306360
    I would've voted but too lazy to sign up.

    Also, you want to beat the black kids and their lazy parents spamming 'vote' for the community center ? Or local government who would rather cut off cancer research funds in order to save a few bucks off the local budget on building a new school? The horror film festival is just a terrible idea.

    Present this vote to the local hospital and get the patients to vote.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)00:47 No.9306376
    I went ahead and gave it a vote. Fuck anyone who votes for the other selfish bullshit.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)00:49 No.9306407
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    you gotta learn how to sell your post man

    anyway - /co/, /r9k/, & /sci/ are in on this


    vote & or spread the word


    ...that's...a really good idea actually - thanks
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)00:51 No.9306454
    I voted. Fuck cancer and fuck every fund that is beating the treatment fund.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:09 No.9306774
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    The project coordinator for the community center gets 50 grand of the funding

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:14 No.9306873
    Im doing my part!. Want to know more?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:19 No.9306970

    uhh sure?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:21 No.9306992
    >2010, the cure for cancer has been found

    >Total cost for treatment and rehabilitation: 182099.99$ + tax
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:23 No.9307027
    My mom was diagnosed a few months ago with colon cancer.

    Shit sucks, man. Shit sucks.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:25 No.9307060
    I have my doubts that it'll pan out, but I'm voting for the idea, because if it does, that's a lot of lives saved.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:26 No.9307089

    fucking cancer?

    fucking old person's disease?

    fuck old people.
    >> Inquisitor Cale !!b+iFaavctAj 04/20/10(Tue)01:26 No.9307106
    Sorry, Anon. What do the docs think her chances are?

    My sister was just declared into remission from leukemia, and a close friend just got done with chemo from very advanced lymphoma. Hasn't been a good year for the folks close to me.
    >> MR. RAGE !D9l9S8Lio6 04/20/10(Tue)01:27 No.9307116

    >> Leman Russ 04/20/10(Tue)01:29 No.9307165
    Man, that global school thing sounds good too...
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:30 No.9307176
    Post this on Digg. It'll get a lot more votes.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:30 No.9307179

    the top two choices get the funding

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:30 No.9307182
    I find it amusing that you're in a constant state of rage, yet you tend to be one of the most reasonable, likable tripfags.

    Also votan to kick the shit outta cancer.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:31 No.9307183
    destroying the cancer cells and leaving the nearby healthy cells intact

    Does it work on /b/?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:32 No.9307212

    No seriously. over 9000 hours on the internet gives me this

    note that the median age is 60+ for basically every cancer on the list.

    Not that young people don't die from cancer, but you don't see stuff about allowing hip replacements for everyone.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:32 No.9307218

    My friend got cancer at 14
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:33 No.9307231
    There are no healthy cells, friend.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:34 No.9307237
    >>>/co/16125742 (404'd but got alot of support)


    let them vote first
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:34 No.9307251
    My first girlfriend died of cancer at the age of 16.

    I got to watch. Shit suxs.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:36 No.9307268
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    Vote to cure cancer, /tg/!
    >> G. D. !!Y8HG2fUusNY 04/20/10(Tue)01:36 No.9307271
    You have my sword, /tg/.
    I'll vote for this as many times as needed.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:36 No.9307275

    Yes, it does suck.

    However, most fucking people who die young will die of being hit by a car or some other blunt force trauma thing.

    Do you see an option for preventing that?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:36 No.9307283

    Ffffff that. I'd rather improve our system than give it to someone else.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:37 No.9307299
    > Can't prevent some things. Better not fix the others.
    >> G. D. !!Y8HG2fUusNY 04/20/10(Tue)01:39 No.9307332
    We have two. "Helmets" and "awareness beyond your arms' reach".
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:39 No.9307338
    The only causes worth donating to are the houses for people who have lost a child and this one. Those are the only two that should get any funding. Fuck your community center, fuck your grade school.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:40 No.9307347
    We can cure cancer just as soon as we set up a colony on the moon. It's getting kind of crowded down here..
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:40 No.9307354
    You want we should crosspost this to as many boards as we all individually frequent? I mean hell, if you can post in on /b/...
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:41 No.9307359
    "What's that, you have one less person living in your house? HERE! HAVE A NEW, BIGGER HOUSE!"
    >> Melo The Yellow !!HdpiNQY5bDZ 04/20/10(Tue)01:43 No.9307398
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    Well, just as I imagined, the thread I posted on that site got 2 posts and fell off the front page.

    It was Newgrounds by the way, I still can't believe I hanged around there. Instead their celebrating Hitler's birthday and 'oh man I'm gonna get so high'.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:43 No.9307399

    Crosspost to /k/ & /g/ as they'll happily vote down schools and community centers

    then to /r9k/ for the traffic
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:44 No.9307408

    "Bawww, depression, can't function in society, bawww"
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:46 No.9307453
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    >Cancer cure being beaten out by FUCKING FILM-MAKERS
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:50 No.9307531
    I voted to exterminatus cancer, anyone who voted otherwise should be tracked down and sterilized. Although I did vote in the lesser funding categories for all the building shelters/etc. for animals.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:51 No.9307546
    This makes coming to 4chan the most worthy thing I have done today.

    Kinda odd isn't it?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:53 No.9307592

    These are gonna take some work to keep bumped until they catch posters.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:54 No.9307597

    true, but the Pepsi funding HAS to go somewhere

    why not the cancer research?

    let me remind you, one of the other choices is a fucking horror film festival


    you don't have to - you can spread the word beyond 4chan (Facebook, Digg, ect.)

    this started in /sci/ and grew on to /r9k/ for more support - you (/tg/) and /co/ were called on to help first because of your friendly reputations, alot of support was obtained in /co/ before the thread got deleted

    I guess it depends on the board

    /b/ being /b/, are unpredictable on how they react to certain causes - thankfully it's going over well with the majority there
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:54 No.9307600

    Oh come on, that's not fair.

    You know what he was trying to say is that cancer affects more old people than young people.

    Not to imply that this lessens the effects on cancer patients of either age.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:54 No.9307608

    We don't have enough of each, because if we did, then cancer would beat out those kinds of deaths.
    >> Commissar Internet !!49Ay+6zEbfG 04/20/10(Tue)01:55 No.9307623
    >go to 4chan on 4/20
    >vote in favour of bitchslapping cancer
    >feels good man :3
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)01:59 No.9307686
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)02:12 No.9307915
    I've lost too many family members to cancer to not give a shit.

    You have my vote, OP.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)02:19 No.9308007
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)02:21 No.9308041
    Posted this on facebook.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)02:22 No.9308050
    My relative is dying of cancer. OP, you have my vote. Onward, fa/tg/uys! FOR JUSTICE!
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)02:24 No.9308072
    See, I care about off-topic stuff like this so much more than faggots. For that alone, I'll vote all night!
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)02:29 No.9308137
    hypocrite you either loathe all offtopic shit or none you dont get to pick and choose faggot.
    >> Brother-Captain Larenth !OVDQFZN.fQ 04/20/10(Tue)02:30 No.9308151
    Fuck Cancer.

    Linked this to my Facebook.

    In the name of the Emperor, let no cells survive.
    >> Brother-Captain Larenth !OVDQFZN.fQ 04/20/10(Tue)02:37 No.9308231
    Also, have a free bump.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)02:41 No.9308276
    If 4chan feels so strongly about this they should email moot for stickies on the frontpage of every board.
    >> SAGE sage 04/20/10(Tue)02:43 No.9308288
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    Oh, look. Pepsi. Spamming 4chan.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)02:50 No.9308383
    Just voted. God speed /tg/, god speed.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)02:54 No.9308427
    Voted, put it up on my facebook.

    I don't suppose we could break this one like we did with Time's Most Influential People?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)02:55 No.9308437
    oh look, a faggot, saging, like it does anything...
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)02:57 No.9308465
    In before Shoop Da Whoop

    Saging allows you to reply to a thread (usually to express your distaste) without bumping it. It can be used en-masse to make the thread reach its image limit and/or post limit-before-autosage.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)02:58 No.9308470
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    There have been other cancer cures that worked on humans that have just been ignored and unfunded, not to mention have already been in use as medicine for other things (Look up DCA). This sounds incredibly complex and expensive.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)02:58 No.9308473
    and in singular posts by an heartless douche, does nothing.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)02:59 No.9308478
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:01 No.9308504
    Voted. Have a good evening brother
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:02 No.9308517
    too lazy to sign up? it takes like 4 fucking seconds dude! they dont even have to RSVP the fucking thing.
    >> Bag guy. 04/20/10(Tue)03:03 No.9308528
    What the fuck. I have ten votes a day, but I can only vote for each thing once?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:04 No.9308530
    seriously? do you not even have a Facebook? if you do you can just use that to vote...you don't even have to sign up for anything
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:04 No.9308533
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    I appreciate the effort, and I voted. I'm just postan' pic related to demonstrate that cancer is a nightmare mode disease, and that, most likely, no miracle cure (and you know they come along every few years) is going to work.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:05 No.9308544

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:05 No.9308545
    Curing cancer with nanotech and radiowaves? Voting for this makes the world more cyberpunk, something I can get behind.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:06 No.9308549
    A troll? A pepsi spammer? Maybe several?

    All too confusing.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:07 No.9308558
    Well fuck, a very slim chance of making shit better is better than nothing. And better than a film festival.
    >> Lord-Pizza !9Pti8/NdEA 04/20/10(Tue)03:09 No.9308576
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    clearly much better than a grade school as well
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:09 No.9308579
    Those both sound like equally bad ideas.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:10 No.9308580
    There's not much point in posting that comic when you yourself do not understand how cancer works.
    >> Freedom S.T.A.L.K.E.R !!TXajtWyaahw 04/20/10(Tue)03:10 No.9308586
    in the emperors name brother.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:11 No.9308592
    thats not entirely correct.Cancer is a nightmare disease, but its not a bunch of mutations simultaneously. Its just one. One that makes the cells grow out of control. All those other effects are stuff your cells do naturally.

    But in anycase thats also why this treatment is especially promising. It doesn't rely on shutting down a symptom of a mutation to stop the cancer. Nor does it attempt to fix the problem. It eliminates it completely.

    Essentially the benefits of radiation (kills all cells, does so quickly, quick recovery) without the drawbacks (nausea, hair loss, potential for more cancer, kills living cells)
    >> Duty Stalker 04/20/10(Tue)03:12 No.9308598
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    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:13 No.9308613
    >but its not a bunch of mutations simultaneously. Its just one. One that makes the cells grow out of control

    I don't think you understand how mutations work. Or proto-oncogenes.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:13 No.9308617
    Just like
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:17 No.9308666
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    Whether you are THAT IGNORANT or THAT TROLLING is irrelevant to me. I am now going to focus a whole day's worth of hatred on you, and you alone. In a few minutes, the sum of hatred this world has for you will have increased by a certain percentage, and I will be in a state of blissful emotionlessness for the rest of the day.

    Commencing Two Minutes' Hate now.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:18 No.9308672

    For the last few years, my professional life consisted mainly of translating clinical studies relating to cancer. If you think you have something to share, please do so, but don't throw around statements with no explanation.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:19 No.9308685
    Oh fucking hell if this is trolling it's working.

    Mercy motherfucker. Have mercy.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:20 No.9308692
    Curing cancer with gold? haha sounds legit to me guys. Please donate to my own cancer research, it involves injecting diamonds into your bloodstream
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:21 No.9308710
    Um...I do.

    Are you retarded? Let me throw down some knowledge.

    I said " but its not a bunch of mutations simultaneously. Its just one. One that makes the cells grow out of control. All those other effects are stuff your cells do naturally."

    Quick line found from Wikipedia " he proto-oncogene can become an oncogene by a relatively small modification of its original function"

    A single mutation causes the cell to begin to grow out of control, utilizing methods that are available already and just not being utilized.

    Here's some more knowledge for ya.

    When you are in vitro, almost all of your cells are Oncogenes. Its not until you reach adolescence that all of them finally turn off. But these cells don't leave, they lie dormant, UNTIL a mutation in the gene that keeps them dormant reactivates them and causes a cancer.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:24 No.9308740

    There is not just one way to fuck up something.

    If you look at cancers as caused by DNA damage (which I believe they mostly are), then it means that the coding is fucked up.

    Now, as a shitty college students just got into programer, I know that there are many ways to fuck up code, and I figure that a particular fucking up of code is a mutation.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:30 No.9308791
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:30 No.9308793

    Troll, same thing posted on another boards thread of this.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:31 No.9308806


    Someone copied me?

    I don't know how to feel.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:31 No.9308809
    But I didn't say that there weren't multiple ways. There are. Thousands in fact.

    But for any given cancer there is only one.

    The comic made it seem like each tumor had 6-10 diffrent causes and thus could resist diffrent treatments.

    But each individual tumor has 1 cause, and generally an effective treatment.

    And even then, the comic was pointless, because as I pointed out earlier, this treatment would bypass the restrictions placed by type
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:31 No.9308811

    Not sure if troll, assuming you aren't.

    News flash, man: an oncogene is just shorthand for a gene that is a prerequisite for cancer.

    Cells might have abnormal growth with two or three mutations. It might turn into cancer after 5-6. It might be malignant invasive after 8-9.

    These are just random numbers but the method is sound. That said, the rapid division and high error rate of cells that are ALREADY cancerous does tend to select for MORE cancerous cancer given enough time.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:32 No.9308821

    A mutation, in the programming sense, is a modification to a data structure. Say, the class that contained information about a person starts uninitialized, but as information is read from a file, the contents are modified in place (in memory) to reflect the contents of the file. Or, a list is populated with more elements.

    Accidental mutations are a bitch of a bug to find, because unless you know exactly what pieces of code are changing what, you need to keep track of what each variable is at all times. And if you did know that, you probably wouldn't have this bug in first place.

    Then there is code mutation, like in polymorphic viruses: a polymorphic computer virus can rewrite its own code, adding a bunch of useless loops and moving code around; the final code is different, but the effects it has are the same. Since the code is different, the hash is different, and it evades detection by AV software.

    Finally there is mutation on genetic algorithms, which is used in AI: you have a bunch of solutions, and randomly you change bits of them or splice them together, and pick the best at each generation. That one is like genetic mutation. Except you are the piece of code and you don't get to survive into the next generation, you are just discarded away with cancer.

    Carry on.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:32 No.9308824
    I guess my complaints are more about the comic.

    Cancer is a naturally-occuring disease, or rather, is constantly occuring in our bodies all the time, all comming down to damage in the DNA. And that damage can occur in any of the ways listed in the comic. Virsues constantly inject their DNA into ours, and can cause cancer. Radiation or other carcinogens can damage the DNA, and cause it. DNA itself wears down over time.

    The major problem with cancer is that our body doesn't catch it. When it does, it either outright kills the cells, or forms walls around it to stop it from creating blood vessels (and thus making moles). As we age, our immune system gets worse and the rate at which cells fit that perfect storm of DNA going to shit and every precaution to kill itself fail increase.

    Cancer research is an exciting field. Its why I'm studing to become a Genetic Engineer.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:32 No.9308828
    Voted, posted to facebook, crossposting this thread on /v/
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:35 No.9308854
    I'm sorry it seems there was a misunderstanding.

    You seem to be talking about malignant cancer, while I'm talking the tiniest tumor.

    And even then the comic is inaccurate since most of the supposed mutations are actually just normal growing cell functions.
    >> sage sage 04/20/10(Tue)03:35 No.9308855
    Even though multiple failures typically have to accumulate to lead to cancer, I do agree that this does not imply that these "different failures" necessitate different treatments.

    If anything, it provides more possible avenues of attack against cancer.

    Thread reported for not /tg/ related. Take this to /b/.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:36 No.9308865
    He has.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:37 No.9308876

    Man, this post really makes me think, largely on how I had simplified cancer down to just cancer causing materials, not considered the genetic part.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:37 No.9308880
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    >$ 200,000 Pay Balloon Payment Due Nov 1 2010
    > Pay Balloon Payment Due Nov 1 2010
    >$ 200,000
    >$ 50,000 Building Materials
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:37 No.9308883
    This faggot is everywhere. Even /d/.

    No mercy even for dickgirls it seems.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:38 No.9308887

    >>>/co/16125742 (404)
    >>>/k/5783452 (404)
    >>>/co/16128994 (TAKE 3)

    just took out the film festival
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:38 No.9308888
    I'll vote so the niggers don't get any more money for their nigger center.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:38 No.9308897
    I've read the background on this, plenty of counter-evidence that shows there's no way this can work.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:40 No.9308911
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:41 No.9308929
    Inductive heating of metal used to treat cancer? Certainly sounds like it'd work.
    >> Alpharius 04/20/10(Tue)03:44 No.9308957
    >I am not a scientist nor am I trained in any way, but I've read articles saying that this isn't real and so I believe it.

    Srsly, guys.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:45 No.9308973

    I could kiss you for that...

    But I did a barrel roll instead.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:45 No.9308978
    dude it involves injecting GOLD or a SUBSTANCE MORE VALUABLE THAN GOLD into your body and shooting radiation at it.

    that, plus, aren't nanotubes toxic? From what I've seen in this thread DCA is much more cost-effective, if still absurdly expensive
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:46 No.9308981
    >Are you retarded? Let me throw down some knowledge

    I'm scared of your wikipedia citations.

    >A single mutation causes the cell to begin to grow out of control

    That depends entirely where the mutation occurs. And what kind of mutation.

    Take for example, a frame-shift mutation near the locus of the gene which codes for the "stop" protein in the cell cycle. That changes the ENTIRE genetic code after that point, and causes the cell to become cancerous FAR quicker. A silent mutation (one which does not change whatever amino acid is used in the polypeptide chain for that protein) won't have any effect on the cell.

    My point is, there is far more that goes on when a cell goes cancerous than just "its DNA has a mutation." Our DNA is CONSTANTLY mutating, in EVERY cell.

    Fun science fact, we have about 3.2 billion nucleotide base pairs. DNA synthesis messes up about once per bllion base pairs. Every time cells devide, there are about 3 new mutations.

    tl;dr it is a bunch of fucking mutations since the whole point is the cell is braking down and becomming an ugly cancerous cell you assridden cuntshitter
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:47 No.9308994

    There may be ways to cure cancer, but the best way is to never get it. Gentlemen: we must perfect DNA
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:47 No.9308998
    >nanotubes toxic
    Do you have the faintest inkling of an idea of what a nanotube is?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:47 No.9309003
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    You'll believe everything you read on the internet, eh?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:49 No.9309029
    >> Alpharius 04/20/10(Tue)03:50 No.9309033
    I'm for this too.

    But for the moment, if we can cure cancer by shooting a beam of pure SCIENCE at it, then hell yes I want that.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:51 No.9309046

    That's hardly fucking PURE science.

    Anyone can inject you with something, and then shoot EM waves at you.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:51 No.9309048
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    Them damn kids an' their community whatzits and their pissant schools. I done my part to beat the little shits that think they're better than curin' cancer.
    >> Kips of Moot !Mootvt3xJ6 04/20/10(Tue)03:54 No.9309090
    Reposted to a forum and voted.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:57 No.9309113
    Doesn't matter if this is a failsafe or retarded way of curing cancer. It beats the fucking SHIT out of the other competitors. Better the human race by eliminating another method of trying to cure cancer or help some dumb ass niggers play basketball on weekends - or help some pretentious terrible movie fags get to hollywood?

    I'd like to help the human race thanks, not tiny demographics.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)03:57 No.9309119

    It's actually quite cheap, and it's not harmful (due to the properties of gold nanocages). Adhesion of organic compounds is quite easy with gold, and you can make such adhesion very inert... not to mention that gold nanocages are already harmless to the human body.

    Either way, you contain a drug that seeks out cancer in the gold nanocage, then fire a laser at it (in the same way LASIK works). And then you watch as it heats up intensely, but at a very small, specified space.

    Look up this scientific article on an academic database: "Gold nanocages as photothermal transducers for cancer treatment"

    This stuff was already done at least 3 years ago. It's certainly past the research phase by now, judging by OP. Glad to see that research got somewhere.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)04:03 No.9309165

    You realize it's not an actual balloon, right?

    "Here's the basics...Grandmother gives the house to Erin if she makes the balloon payment by a certain date. The $200,000 goes to grammy who will live in a nursing home. That leaves Erin with $50,000 to remodel the house so she can live there. Scam is getting Pepsi to foot the bill."
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)04:07 No.9309200
    >it involves injecting GOLD or a SUBSTANCE MORE VALUABLE THAN GOLD into your body and shooting radiation at it.
    Iron would be cheaper, if this is inductive heating. Only downside is iron's not nearly as ductile as gold is.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)04:30 No.9309399

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)04:32 No.9309423
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    >Thread about SCIENCE and MEDICINE

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)04:33 No.9309432
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    Go yell in a mirror.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)04:34 No.9309439

    While none of us have any clue and any authority to judge whether this whole cancer affair is viable or not, the point of science is finding the things that don't work as much as finding the things that work.
    So it's win-win if Mr. Goldtubes McCancercure gets more funding.
    So vote, you faggots.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)04:34 No.9309441
    votan to cure cancer
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)04:46 No.9309541
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)04:56 No.9309637
    I fucking love horror films, but voting for that over Cancer research? Fucking no.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)05:12 No.9309795
    People who get cancer deserve to get cancer.

    Voting for Screamfest.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)05:15 No.9309830
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    >Find thread on suptg
    >Go to vote
    >Already registered with Pepsi
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)05:15 No.9309836
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    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)05:18 No.9309855
    >Connect with facebo...
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)05:19 No.9309867

    Well, it's true!

    Their genes weren't good enough, so they got cancer.

    Too bad for them.

    But a horror movie fest could enlighten culture for people who WEREN'T born with terrible genes.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)05:20 No.9309878

    ...is cancer actually genetic?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)05:24 No.9309932

    list of things we can thank our sister fucking ancestors for, yes cancer is among them.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)05:24 No.9309939
    Predilections towards some forms of it (prostate cancer, for example) do seem to be genetically transferrable.

    That aside, I love how "rebuild a school in assfuck nowhere, USA" is higher in the list than "develop infrastructure for free online schooling & vocational education for kids worldwide". Nice priorities, people.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:12 No.9310414
    Kanzius cancer cure is the only decent and best idea out from the list...

    Has this thread been cross posted on different boards?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:15 No.9310445

    I like how a festering hole in the Internet like 4chan has a keener perspective with regard to human welfare than, apparently, most of the country.
    >> Sorain !VReP2N9ezw 04/20/10(Tue)06:18 No.9310468
    first, this is 4 chan, the place at which all internet roads end, so yes, that is logical.
    second, this is /tg/ we turn porn threads into discussions on the meaning of morality. (While retaining the porn, everyone likes porn.)

    So ya.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:22 No.9310509
    4chan is where smart people go to act stupid, or so the saying goes.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:24 No.9310529

    Read the comment section. There's /a/, /b/, /int/, and people going 'for the greater good' who are probably from here.

    I voted for the Kanzius cancer one, and then the online school just to bump Screamfest down. (You get like ten votes but only one vote per project.) I mean seriously, what the fuck.

    The brick and mortar projects would have an immediate, low-risk payoff but Kanzius did some fucking amazing work and this treatment definitely has wide potential. (His other inventions are really neat, too. It's a damn shame we lost him.)
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:28 No.9310549
    All that said, the smaller 'pet projects' really could host online fundraising of their own. It's cheap, remarkably effective when done right. Any time you can actually improve the human condition instead of degrading it by exploiting the tendency of people to part with small sums of cash in large numbers is a plus.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:29 No.9310558
    Voted for the cancer cure
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:32 No.9310589
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:36 No.9310626
    The best part about the 'resource house'?
    >I have lost 2 of my 3 children to cancer.

    First sentence in the second paragraph.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:37 No.9310637
    Voted to kick cancer's ass, as well as the global school to kick ignorance's ass. Come on, /tg/, let's get our Lawful Good on!
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:37 No.9310640
    Supporting the survivors of cancer victims is indeed much more important than curing cancer. This is an undeniable truth.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:39 No.9310664
    vote you goddamn double heretics
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:40 No.9310670
    Any other good projects to vote for?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:40 No.9310674
    A house, a school, a boys and girls club?
    Voted for cancer.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:41 No.9310680
    reported for metathread
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:41 No.9310685
    TWO boys and girls clubs.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:42 No.9310693
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    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:44 No.9310715

    And it is a scam, she gets a house for free, remodels it, her grandma gets a load of wonga and then she can stop the program after a year and get a free house and the cash from her dread grandma
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:44 No.9310723

    >TWO boys and girls clubs
    >TWO girls clubs
    >TWO girls, ONE cup
    >> Alpharius 04/20/10(Tue)06:45 No.9310728
    It's not a metathread you fucking imbecile. It's an entirely unrelated to /tg/ thread.

    It's also about curing cancer so shut up and die of cancer if you have a problem with it.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:46 No.9310734
    ...dread grandma?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:47 No.9310742
    Looks like a newfag caught onto a buzzword, guys!

    Next up he might call you weeaboos!
    >> Alpharius 04/20/10(Tue)06:48 No.9310747
    shut up you double katana
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    Dread Grandma
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:49 No.9310759

    And i'm out of buzzwords. NO WAIT! BLAM!
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:50 No.9310765
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:50 No.9310771

    "I've come to destroy you"
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:52 No.9310786
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    >double katana
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:53 No.9310791
    I'm not completely sure cancer getting cured would be a good thing, from an objective point of view, mostly due to the whole overpopulation thing that's occuring.

    Maybe if a relative develops it, I'll be less objective and relatively more selfish.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:53 No.9310797
    Future cancer research fag here (in honor of three dead family members). Voting for this Kanzius shit even if it puts me out of work XD.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:55 No.9310809

    You'll still get to research preventative treatment, surely?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:56 No.9310820

    Not as much funding then, but it is for the greater good
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:56 No.9310821
    what's better a smaller population of very long lived healthy individuals or the current overpopulation conveyor belt of short lives riddled by degenerative diseases? Use a fucking condom.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:56 No.9310825
    i voted and put it on facebook
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:58 No.9310845

    Overpopulation is a self-correcting issue. If the population reaches a level at which it cannot be sustained, people will start dying until it becomes workable.

    To say that a cancer treatment could be bad because it will increase population growth isn't "objective", it's fucking moronic.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:58 No.9310847
    Yeah and there are plenty of other diseases where medicinal chemistry is relevant so no sweat :)
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:58 No.9310853
    Same here. 4chan shall save cancer research!
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)06:59 No.9310862

    Of course the smaller population would be better, but that won't happen, will it? Too many fucktarded teenagers not wrapping it and old people not having the good grace to die when their best years are behind them.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:00 No.9310871

    So... your saying that we should save people with cancer, so that eventually a lot more people can start dying from the overpopulation issue?

    You're a fucking monster, that's just sick.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:02 No.9310886
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    I'm doing my part, too!
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:02 No.9310897

    I'm saying overpopulation is going to happen anyway, and if it does it will fix itself. Cancer will not fix itself, and is a much more immediate concern.

    The other thing I'm saying is that you're an imbecile. If I didn't make that clear.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:02 No.9310898
    No, he's saying that it's fucking retarded to deny cancer research because of overpopulation.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:03 No.9310900
    i spread this to 7 and 99 chan
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:04 No.9310910
    Golden rule: treat others as you would be treated by others.

    Don't worry about these ethical quandaries.

    Make life extension an option for future generations and let them make a choice.

    Don't impose your values on future generations.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:05 No.9310915
    is /b/ doing its part?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:05 No.9310920
    Voted for cancer.
    Beating out the film festival at least.
    I wish we could vote for it more than once with our ten votes. That may just be because I live in cancer city though.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:06 No.9310926
    Thread was posted there earlier, had a good reception. It's 404'd by now though.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:06 No.9310931

    So... let's speed up the overpopulation issue, meaning more people will die while we try to find a way to solve it? That's not going to work, eventually there'll be some difficult choices that humanity will have to make if we don't want to end up going to war over the last scraps of food.

    Do you cure cancer, meaning there's more people starving to death, or do you not cure it, so there's less people starving but more dying from cancer?

    It's a moral grey area, there's no right or wrong answer.

    Stop fucking arguing about it.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:08 No.9310947

    Yes. Loudly, as usual.

    By the way, for all of you who feel like voting more than once, note there's no need for your email to be real - you can fill every field with "asdfghjkl" (or "asdfg@hjkl.com") and make as many accounts as you care to. No cookies either. Vote for as long as you can maintain your concentration.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:09 No.9310965
    So shut down hospitals and clinics, and make every drug company stop making medicnes. Oh, and that food downstairs you like? Can't have that anymore, it might help overpopulate the world. You gotta eat sticks, grass and whatever small animals you can trap.

    Also the internet spread overpopulation with porn, so you're banned.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:10 No.9310967
    Ok, gonna go ahead and post this on my facebook, this is actually pretty goddamn important as far as I'm concerned
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:13 No.9310990
    There's one issue with your argument: You're not considering anything but cancer and overpopulation to make/break the issue.

    If we cure cancer, but overpopulation occurs, it might be something else that stems the tide. A pandemic maybe. War. Famine. Doesn't matter.

    The point is, you can't say that it's a 'moral gray area' because it isn't. Beneficial is beneficial, you can't change that by trying to color it differently.

    Cure cancer. If overpopulation occurs, it will either fix itself or we will do something about it. It is not our place to quantify wise or poor decisions based on the unforseeable future. This research will help people now. Later too, most likely. But now is the only time to worry about. The future could be anything. 2012 could be the end. 40,000 could be the end. We could all become immortals. Who fucking knows?

    So just think about what you're saying before you say it Anon. Judge worthiness based on what you have in front of you, not a manufactured scenario.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:13 No.9310994
    Voted to cure cancer.

    Come on. A horror festival. Really? I wonder how the guys who put that idea up there feel about themselves now.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:13 No.9310998

    We tried that in Africa, it just increased the birth rate to compensate for the deaths. We'll need a new plan...
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    >he thinks curing cancer is a "morally grey area"
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:15 No.9311013

    People keep saying that 'overpopulation will fix itself'. Why not just come out and say 'people will die in droves so that the more advanced countries can live'?
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    as much as I would be behind this OP there is no way for cancer to be fully healed unless either 1. several pharmaceutical CEO's were diagnosed with it.
    or 2. a mass epidemic of cancer suddenly swept through the country.

    the sad state of affairs is that doctors and pharmaceutical companies make their money off of their patients misery, and they will never completely cure you because it's all about the come back....The cure will always be 1 more dollar than anyone has.

    none the less I have posted this on my facebook page, god be with you brother anon.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:17 No.9311023

    Maybe I should clarify, I meant that the act of saving one set of people only for others to die as an indirect result is a morally grey area.
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    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:18 No.9311035
    We cure cancer and allow natural scientific advancement to handle our growing populations. As food production improves, so too does our ability to handle our populations, if our populations grow past that point, we start dying off and eventually return to a manageable number.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:18 No.9311036

    Your an American right? What the fuck do you care about overpopulation? You live in a country with massive untapped agricultural capacity that could support something like twenty times the current population.
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    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:18 No.9311041
    People will die in droves so that the more advanced countries can live.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:18 No.9311044
    Because it is not polite to say truth. We must lie to be happy.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:19 No.9311050
    Only is such a mindbogglingly abstract way. You could also posit that someone breathing would deprive another person of oxygen and insist breathing all the time is a morally grey area.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:19 No.9311055
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    Sadly, this smells like one big pile of bovine-origin manure. No side effects? 100% effectiveness? Really?

    Now cancer research is all well and good on its own, but I wouldn't throw money towards someone with a sales pitch reading like a snake oil ad. The fact that he is apparently going to use a lot of the money for getting new donors doesn't make it look like any less of a way to scam donors/investors.

    I also see that they missed out on the bit where carbon nanotubes interact with your body like a more aggressive version of asbetos. I haven't heard anything about the gold dito but since it's the size and shape that's the problem, and not the chemistry...
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:19 No.9311056
    This is ignoring Canada to the immediate north, which is like that but upped a few exponents.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:19 No.9311057
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:20 No.9311062
    >>Do you cure cancer, meaning there's more people starving to death, or do you not cure it, so there's less people starving but more dying from cancer?
    You do know cancer is a common cause of death in the west and MEDCs but not so much in LEDCs? You probably won't die of it until your 30s-40s at least. So curing it will simply help people in the west, who have no food problems, and not help people in the developing world, who are the ones with starvation issues.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:20 No.9311068
    Look I know this is hypothetical and cheap but I'm pretty sure mr overpopulation won't be so fucking philosophical about it if he gets diagnosed (not that I would wish this on anyone!).

    Lets put this into perspective, 1 in three people are diagnosed with some form of cancer. There's bound to be someone you love among them.
    >> Gaow? 04/20/10(Tue)07:20 No.9311069

    Acutely, tech has a great opportunity to cure overpopulation.

    You see, people with opportunities to get decent jobs, afford good homes, education, food, health care and entertainment don't breed like rabbits. If we can provide a decent standard of living to everybody population growth will slow to a crawl anyway, like it dose in much of the first world's natural population growth, without taking immigration into account.

    Fuck, Japan's population growth is acutely negative.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:21 No.9311075
    Cause you know, the advanced countries never went through mass deaths or pandemics or anything...

    Dude, extract your head from your ass. Countries all develop the same way, basically. If they are resource poor, they usually either push for manufacturing and technology, or they stagnate under oppressive regimes until they finally have a revolution that works. Resource rich countries will rest on their laurels until the shit hits the fan, then scramble to install a manufacturing and technology base to recover from losing their main source of income.

    Pick a country. Apply template. That's how it works, for the most part. It's not saying that at all. It's saying that shit happens, you can't plan for it. All you can do is look at what you have, and work with it.

    We have the chance to end cancer. Should we? Of course. We've striven to end all manner of diseases and maladies. Why stop now because some funny-in-the-brainpan people think we need sickness to prevent future problems?

    Yeah, right. Cause us getting rid of many diseases and finding penicillin was the cause of Ebola and AIDS.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:22 No.9311078
    Pick your sarcastic reply you cancer loving sagefag:


    2. What is this Cancerâ„¢ and where can I buy it?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:22 No.9311085
    >Hey /tg/, let's help cure cancer
    >FUCK YOU you're destroying the planet

    I love you guys.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:23 No.9311089

    Well, except that there's enough oxygen for everyone and it's renewable thanks to trees and algae and such.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:23 No.9311091
    Well, that's part of it, but improved food production, transportation, storage and preparation helps massively in handling an expanding population.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:23 No.9311093

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:23 No.9311094
    idk guys this sounds promising but how are they getting the nanotubes in the cancer cells?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:23 No.9311095

    What difference does it make how it's phrased? Yes, if, in some speculative future, overpopulation causes a food or water shortage, lots of people will starve to death.

    Hey, you know what? If the Earth crashes into the sun, lots of people will die too.

    But there is nothing you can do about either of those things. Curing cancer will not magically cause the world population to skyrocket to 12 billion. What it will do, however, is keep a bunch of people alive who would be dead. Which is unilaterally good.

    If you disagree with this, it's your civic duty to kill yourself and as many innocent people as possible. Because, in theory, you are slowing population growth.

    Or you could help cure cancer. Your choice.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:24 No.9311099
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:25 No.9311109
    I fear that without capslock this will be lost. I have been following cancer research very closely since my mother was diagnosed last year. I read about the golden nanoshell project a long time ago. It may not be as miraculous as we hope but it's not a scam you jews did 911 conspiracy nut.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:26 No.9311112

    Not anymore they don't, you think that places like the USA or the Ruskies would be happy with an improved africa which they have less control over? I'm pretty sure they get a lot of imports from there.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:26 No.9311116
    This is true, for now.


    This is the reasoning of "don't cure cancer" man, and it's fucking stupid. I'm not a very smart man, and I can see it.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:26 No.9311120
    you know cancer is really the last enemy of mankind once we get rid of cancer the human pop will skyrocket we will live much longer lives as well. we already don't have enough fresh water and food to feed the planet and you want to add more people?

    plus how are they getting the nanotubes into the cancer cells?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:27 No.9311126
    I don't know or care who Maddie is or what your talking about and you don't seem to speak English very well. Please refrain from posting in all caps. It is obnoxious to read.

    If you have proof this is a scam, please post it. If not it would appear that it is you who is spamming.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:27 No.9311127

    >What it will do, however, is keep a bunch of people alive who would be dead. Those people will then breed like rabbits.

    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:28 No.9311144

    I think 'Maddie' is Madeline McCann.

    You know, the little girl who's like a submarine.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:29 No.9311154
    >>What medicine will do, however, is keep a bunch of people alive who would be dead. Those people will then breed like rabbits.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:29 No.9311156
    Right, I hope somebody reads this for what it's worth.

    Tumors need a capillary network in order to develop.

    All capillaries have small holes in for non fat soluble substances to move through ultrafiltration and iffusion.

    Capillaries around tumours have larger gaps in them than standard ones. These nanoshells are small enough to fit through the gaps in cancerous capillaries but too big to fit through normal capillaries.

    Thus, these shells find their way into the tumor tissue and not healthy tissue.

    They are then heated up killing the cancerous tissue but not healthy cells (the heating doesn't even need to be that great since if you think about it a fever above 40 degrees can be fatal).

    Sadly I think this is all wasted on you guys.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:29 No.9311166
    >>keep a bunch of people alive who would be dead. Those people will then breed like rabbits.
    What, all those fortysomething saved of prostate cancer are going to breed like rabbits?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:29 No.9311168
    Fuck all of the america-centric bullshit right there. Agreeing with the cancer research at least that will be useful in a global way over time.
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    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:30 No.9311171
    Oh for fuck's sake. Yes, they'd be butthurt over it. So were the Limeys when we rebelled. So the fuck what? What, are we gonna actively take a role in making a country a shithole? Yep, we're doing it right now. Cuba, Africa (continent, but stfu), etc. You know what? There are stable African countries too.

    Point is, if the people decide to fix shit, and right a wrong, and make their land livable and just, then fuck us, and fuck everyone else, it's gonna happen. It happened for the US, France, Poland, etc. It'll happen for them too.

    They may remain poor, but happy poor people are just as well off if not better off than neutral or miserable wealthy people. Just look at we Americans.

    tl;dr- We're asshats, and we're rich. We see poor kids playing soccer and want to take their ball cause they're having fun and we're not. Fuck that. The kids are eventually gonna grow up and play soccer whether we want them to or not.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:30 No.9311172
    That's cool I wish I was like a submarine.

    flyin' under da water, shootin' mah nukes at commies
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:30 No.9311175
    is this a good thing idk we can't feed the planet as is, plus HOW ARE THEY GETTING THE NANOTUBES INTO THE CANCER CELLS, nobody is talking about this everyone is just sucking each other dicks but nobody is talking about the biggest problem on the table.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:30 No.9311176

    Possibly, but why would you want to imagine that? That's a pretty fucked up fetish you've got going there.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:32 No.9311192
    I was thinking more along the lines of being at the bottom of the ocean, filled with seamen.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:32 No.9311193
    some one make a new /b/ thread
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:32 No.9311194
    ok thank you for answering my only question to this i am going to now look this up and see if it pans out not a medfag soo i really know nothing of this thanks.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:32 No.9311195

    See >>9311156
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:32 No.9311197
    You should totally be, like, a senator, or something!
    Seriously, stop being a little emo faggot.

    >I meant that the act of saving one set of people only for others to die as an indirect result is a morally grey area.
    >Curing cancer makes others die.

    We can produce more food/acre than ever before.
    Starvation due to overpopulation is not the issue, and NEVER will be, in civilized countries.
    In uncivilized countries, they ALREADY have starvation due to overpopulation, and few people are dying of cancer.
    Look up "farm towers", too.
    The only possible downside to overpopulation is a ridiculous crime rate, and increasingly more homosexuals, which would actually DAMPER the growing population.
    Hell, many advanced countries, such as China, Japan, U.K., are at the VERY BOTTOM of the birth-rate chart, while all those shitty, poor-as-fuck, scrabbling-in-the-dirt-for-food countries are producing as many as FIVE TIMES MORE CHILDREN, per woman!

    You think that saving some people from a lingering, agonizing death is going to change anything about this?
    That those countries where children are born, and die of malnutrition a few months later are suddenly going to get WORSE?
    Fuck you, and fuck your sixth-grader logic.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:33 No.9311201
    >>nobody is talking about this everyone is just sucking each other dicks but nobody is talking about the biggest problem on the table.
    ...there's lots of ways they could but we don't have full details so we can't speculate?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:33 No.9311202
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:33 No.9311204

    Those people will breed like rabbits, creating more people who are also alive, which is also good. If your species is alive, your species is doing well.

    And you still don't get that overpopulation is *inevitable*. At least, it is based on current trends. Slowing it down doesn't do anything for anyone. It's morally identical.

    Except for the part where slowing it down involves killing people who are alive. Oops.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:34 No.9311210
    You know what disgusts me the most /tg/? The fact that Pepsi had this money to begin with and could've circumvented this retarded social marketing bullshit and just funded the cancer research directly. Would've been great PR too.

    But I guess getting more hits on thier website is more important than contributing to society.

    I hate corporations.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:34 No.9311211
    As an aside, I love all the "I don't get it so I'm scared"fags in this thread. Seriously guys. What, you gonna leave here and go burn a witch?

    Just because something's over your head doesn't make it evil or wrong. If you're too stupid to understand, then at least learn to trust other people every once in a while. I mean goddamn.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:35 No.9311214
    Wasn't cancer cured in lots of cases with just sodium bicarbonate?
    >> Gaow? 04/20/10(Tue)07:35 No.9311215
    No, it's not. Overpopulation is a problem created by places where women have no options and no birth control. Give them decent jobs and the pill and overpopulation would stop being a problem tomorrow.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:36 No.9311221

    Poor countries already have more kids because more kids means more boy kids means more farmers means more potential food.

    That's a gross oversimplification of course but it's the general idea.

    Y'all need to read a book. And cure cancer. And maybe get off your fat asses and help out the third world but that's probably asking too much.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:37 No.9311232

    But slowing it gives us more time to find a solution.

    Granted, that solution would probably be invading Africa, killing everyone and turning it into a giant farm, but it'd work at least.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:37 No.9311236
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    My children, do not listen to the ruinous powers that lead you astray.

    Purge the insult to the glory of mankind that is cancer and find your destiny in the stars.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:37 No.9311238
    Frankly, one of these things is going to make someone richer than fucking God, and probably create multiple new industries, while the others are just going to throw some money at irrelevant shit.
    The only capitalistic choice is to support this research: It's a sound investment.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:38 No.9311247

    I thought they had more kids because the death rate is higher, so they want to ensure at leeast a few of them make it to being adults.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:38 No.9311249
    need to update the post, its now ranked 5th :]
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:39 No.9311255
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    >>And you still don't get that overpopulation is *inevitable*. At least, it is based on current trends.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:39 No.9311257
    ok it seems like this could be true though i am having trouble kinda understanding the info, do you have a quote or a website or something that clearly states this because searching google is not very good for medical research again i am not a medfag so i have no idea what most of this stuff is lol.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:40 No.9311261
    Oh god, I just realized that OP got a minor GET.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:40 No.9311263
    Bit of that too but mostly it's that kids are the closest thing to a natural resource these poor bastards have. One more pair of hands is one more pail of water hauled from the well ten miles away.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:41 No.9311265
    Psheh, all of those Swedish children are muslims.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:42 No.9311271

    Also they help keep the parents alive when they get old.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:43 No.9311278
    I'd vote over 9000 times if this would include the cancer infesting 4chan. But it's not, so I'll just vote once. DO HO HO
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:44 No.9311294
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    >I'm not completely sure cancer getting cured would be a good thing.


    Well, since overpopulation is an issue, let's just stop the development of medicine.

    Makes sense.


    And that is why you don't try to have a serious discussion on 4chan.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:44 No.9311296
    and done
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:44 No.9311300
    >And you still don't get that overpopulation is *inevitable*. At least, it is based on current trends

    Actually, if you look closer at the "current trends", they show that birth rates drop the more developed a country gets. Almost all EU countries, for instance, are actually facing *under*population with the way the birth rates are going.

    tl;dr: Solve overpopulation by developing the fuck out of the world.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:45 No.9311302

    Here is a new scientist article from 2003 (very long sighted scam to start spreading false evidence on new scientist seven years ago).

    It doesn't go into the mechanics of the increased permeabiltity of cancerous capillaries though.

    I'll see if I can dip something up about that.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:47 No.9311319
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    rolled 19, 6, 16, 14 = 55


    >This argument conflicts with my opinion, I will exagerrate it to make it seem invalid
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:47 No.9311323
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    Top = Birth Rate
    Bottom = Death Rate
    >Poor countries already have more kids because more kids means more boy kids means more farmers means more potential food.
    Poor countries have more kids because they are filled with people. People have sex. People don't have sex to make farmers. People have sex to feel good. Sex without preventative measures means more kids. More kids means more mouths to feed. More mouths means less food to go around. Less food to go around more more crime.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:48 No.9311326
    Voting this at the speed of light.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:48 No.9311331
    Also, lol Russia.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:50 No.9311338
    ok this is good but i really want that capillaries stuff.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:51 No.9311348
    rolled 15, 20, 20, 20 = 75


    No, it's mostly to do with the kids helping out. The fact it feels good is an added incentive though.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:51 No.9311351

    The nanoshells collect around tumors because the blood vessels that are formed to feed the fast growing cancer cells are very abnormal and have a leaky characteristic that let nanoparticles somewhat selectively stay in the the cancerous area.


    The leaky vasculature mumbo jumbo is a fancy way of saying the gaps in cancer capillaries are larger.

    I found a bunch of medical journals but you need ot register to read them.

    I hope you will at least give this stuff the benefit of doubt now :)
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:52 No.9311353
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    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:54 No.9311370
    The debate about overpopulation is really not intelligent :(. Give it a rest. This feels like a fucking youtube comment page. If it's this bad on /tg/ I can only imagine how shit it will be on /b/.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:54 No.9311371
    you have med journals on the internets cause ill look at them idc i have nothing to do today. im a history major soo i think i can figure it out. im becoming convinced i would just like to read about something not related to the nanotubes something that just deals with capillaries.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:54 No.9311376

    >People don't have sex to make farmers.

    Yes they do.

    If you know that your future depends on you having kids to provide for you when you're too old to work, damn right you're going to try to spawn as many farmers as possible.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:58 No.9311396


    http://www.springerlink.com/content/d204255u6708058x/ - medical journal (ctrl f vasculature)

    http://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/abs/10.2217/17435889.2.5.735?journalCode=nnm once again ctrl f vasculature.

    I hope you will find this useful.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)07:58 No.9311397
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    If they have, and have had, such a high fertility rate, then how come they're still in shit-town?

    >Implying the children live
    >implying the parents get old
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)08:01 No.9311412

    Now before I retire to the conservatory /tg/entlemen. Being skeptical is always cool in my book. I am the first to concede that many treatments never make to phase three clinical trials.

    But spamming that this is a scam in capslocks is not warranted and allowing this to lose to a fucking horror movie festival would be disgrace.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)08:01 No.9311418

    Well, in Africa they have sex to make more niggers. This seems like a counter-intuitive move, as it's hard to imagine any situation that improves when you add more niggers.

    "Hey, there's a bunch of problems here. We need to fix up this place and get some proper irrigation working for those fields. What I need is a bunch of stupid niggers that think fucking a virgin will cure AIDS."
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)08:03 No.9311426
    >this shit

    World sure is going in the right direction. Keep up the good work, humanity.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)08:04 No.9311430
    Or like any sensible fucking dwarf you just wait until the next migrant wave.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)08:04 No.9311432
    It's not a strawman argument, it's literally what he was saying. He was objecting to curing cancer specifically because of overpopulation problems.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)08:05 No.9311439
    Why can't we just burn Africa, again?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)08:07 No.9311456

    I don't wanna talk to no scientist. Y'all liars making me pissed!
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)08:07 No.9311467

    Which is double niggardly because it's not even a valid argument in itself. The places who do all the overpopulation don't tend to have cancer problems.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)08:14 No.9311524
    I don't support blocking cancer research or anything, I voted for it here.

    But, your argument is a little off, simply because they do have cancer problems. They just don't have hospitals or medical personnel or health insurance in the quantity that modern countries do. Thusly it goes unreported more often than not. Hell, life is stressful in a shithole. So you smoke more, drink more, fuck more, etc. This causes problems. They just don't get recorded or reported cause there is no one to take care of it.

    This doesn't mean that the argument against the project is validated or anything. It's just not disproven or made weaker by your notion is all.

    As an avid arguer and debater, I had to point this out.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)08:14 No.9311530
    I doubt this miracle cure will work.

    However, it's in the principle. What's more important?

    Rebuilding a grade school?
    Building a child's park?
    Starting a film project?
    Researching a possible way to cure certain cancers?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)08:16 No.9311550
    Well fuck man, if you had told the sick and dying in the mid 19th century that mold would fix their problems you would have been laughed out of town at best, tarred and feathered more likely than not. Speculation is all well and good, but you just never can tell what's going to work and what isn't until you try.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)08:19 No.9311580
    Pepsi can't defeat cancer. They probably recognize that funneling money into that won't get them immediate results like these other options will.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)08:19 No.9311584
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)08:19 No.9311586
    Arguably we could get a lot of mileage out of building a school or something, but on the face of it, once we research this shit we'll know it forever. I suppose it's possible we'll get the next Einstein out of our new community center, but I can't help but think this is like getting yourself a beer instead of looking up how expensive beer is at various retailers near you.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)08:20 No.9311598
    Cancer comes from a hatred of yourself
    while this might cure cancer in the short run, we need other avenues for the long run
    >> Gaow? 04/20/10(Tue)08:20 No.9311604
    People in the mid 19th century were familiar in many cases with the scientific method, and new medical treatments were introduced all the time. They'd be willing to hear you out, often as not.

    Yeah, most of the new medicines they'd hear about would be "opium+booze+something to make it taste like medicine" but you'd be amazed how many problems that can cure.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)08:21 No.9311610

    dogs develop cancer at 11 years because they hate themselves more?

    Galapagos turtles live to 200 without getting it because they love themselves?

    Fuck off new age guy.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)08:29 No.9311683

    Things you can cure with opium+booze:

    1) Chronic pain
    2) Teething pain in babies
    3) Headache
    4) Cough
    5) Boredom
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)08:31 No.9311699
    I give you to about 40
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)08:31 No.9311700
    I would like to invest in your research anon.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)08:33 No.9311726
    Voted and Facebook'd. Fuck these cunts and their grade school.

    My best friend's dad just died of cancer, on my friend's birthday nonetheless. Feels bad, man.

    CURE CANCER, /tg/!
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)08:34 No.9311733
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    What an enlightened thing to say, Buddha would be proud.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)08:39 No.9311794
    $ 50,000 Project Coordinator
    $ 50,000 Operational Expenses

    Some niggas are gotta be stinkin rich after pepsi sponsors their center
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)08:46 No.9311866
    Cure some goddamn cancer.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)08:46 No.9311872
    School, Community center, and a film festival. I'd rather get the money myself for college for the 2nd rank with Cancer at the top rank
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)08:57 No.9312002
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)09:05 No.9312113
    Got my friends and parents to voat lal.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)09:40 No.9312455
    cancer is natural, trying to fight it is like raping your grandma
    >> Anonymous 04/20/10(Tue)10:52 No.9313235

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