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Wed, May. 10th, 2006, 06:22 pm
Rats, er, Mice in the News

I came across this interesting article. This mouse's blood cells not only act as a vaccine and a cure against even the most malignant cancers, but it's hereditary as well. It sounds too good to be true and obviously they still have a lot of work ahead of them isolating how it works so they can hopefully apply this to humans as well. I have had several friends and family members touched by cancer, so a magic bullet like this is of keen interest to me. In light of the human impact cancer has had on me, I hope I would not be accused of being flippant in expressing a hope that this technology could one day be applied to pet rats as well?

Wed, May. 10th, 2006 05:35 pm (UTC)

I can picture you getting a preventive transfusion of rat blood while sipping on a cup of marsupial milk. ;-)

Thu, May. 11th, 2006 11:05 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): blood

It might be possible. I have seen a new pill which is a replacement for
chemo... for bowel cancer patients. it looks much better than the awful
chemo which leaves a horrible taste in your mouth for weeks.

As for the ear on the rat, it's a bit of a myth.
they actually just kept it alive there.

It was removed from a corpse and then attached to a rats back.