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Deer Antler Genes Could Suppress Cancer

By ohomen171 follow ohomen171   2019 Jul 1, 3:57am 427 views   7 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


#deerantlersAll in the Head
Deer antlers might hold new hope of a cure for cancer.

In a study published in the journal Science, a team led by Chinese researchers identified nine cancer-related genes that are responsible for antler cell-growth, as well as tumor formation and prolonging the life of cancer cells, the South China Morning Post reported.

However, the team also uncovered 19 other genes that act as tumor suppressors, preventing the antlers from growing out of control and halting the development of tumors elsewhere in the body.

The animals can still get tumors, but they usually do no harm and disappear over time. “To the deer, (cancer) is not a disease – it’s a part of life,” said study lead author Wang Wen.

In a commentary published in the same issue of Science, other researchers said the findings would help scientists seeking ways to regrow missing organs and develop new drugs to fight cancer.

“Studies of deer antlers offer attractive approaches for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine,” they wrote. “For instance, deer antlers have inspired a commercially promising prosthesis for amputees.”
1   HEYYOU   ignore (44)   2019 Jul 1, 10:32am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Cancer cures are held in vaults.
There is no profit in cures.
2   FortWayneIndiana   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 1, 10:35am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HEYYOU says
Cancer cures are held in vaults.
There is no profit in cures.


There are vaccines that prevent many diseases. And if they find cancer cure, it'll be amazing!

Even faggots could rejoice (those are liberals favorite people), because they get anal cancer a lot, less than AIDS, but still a lot.
3   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (2)   2019 Jul 1, 12:08pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

ohomen171 says
Deer antlers genes might hold new hope of a cure for cancer.


Great! Now just need to find a cure that doesn't require carrying antlers as a side effect.
4   FortWayneIndiana   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 1, 12:10pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Heraclitusstudent says
Great! Now just needs to find a cure that doesn't require carrying antlers as a side effect.


Come on be honest would you rather die of cancer or have antlers?
And if some random person says something offensive, you just poke him with your antlers and claim it was an animal instinct.
5   Ceffer   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 1, 2:35pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Now I don't feel so bad about getting gored on that last hunting trip.
7   Misc   ignore (0)   2019 Jul 2, 3:51am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Aren't millennials growing horns because of cellphone use? --- thought I read that somewhere

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