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Bob_Scopatz
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BBC

Now I know why blue jeans fade! All the dye is going off to fight cancer!

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Tante Shvester
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"Red light can only travel through 5-6mm tissue, but activating the nanoparticles in tumours inside the body, such as in the gut, could be done by using a fibre optic cable to shine the laser on the cancer target."
Where the sun don't shine, so to speak.
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Libbie
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Ooh, wow! I love wacky science articles. This is really neat - thanks for sharing!
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Sorta like a Pink Floyd song: "Fade on you craaaaazzy bloo-oo-ooo jeans!"
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This is great news! I can't wait to see how the animal trials go. [Smile]
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Tante Shvester
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Why so blue?
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SoaPiNuReYe
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I didnt know cells could commit suicide lol.
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Nighthawk
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So if I stab someone with a ballpoint pen, can I argue that I'm helping them and it's for their own good?

And...

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Cancer cells are too greedy for their own good.
There's a scientific statement if I ever heard one.

So who's going to start a thread regarding the moral dilemas cancer cells experience in their day to day lives? Who's going to be the one to come in defense of cancer cells because they're being verbally mistreated, or being repressed by unethical and untested scientific practices?

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Originally posted by SoaPiNuReYe:
I didnt know cells could commit suicide lol.

Apoptosis.
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Cell suicide (apoptosis) definitely does happen, and is the end goal of PDT and more traditional radiation therapy. As opposed to interphase necrosis, apoptosis limits the body's inflammatory response, such as edema.
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