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Cancer isn't a single specific disease that can be cured with a universal treatment because there are many, many different kinds of cancers. Just about any multi-cellular organism can suffer from cancer, but the occurrence of cancer in some species is remarkably low -- leading scientists to study those animals to find out why -- to see if there might be a strategy for preventing cancers in mammals like us. Here are just a few interesting links on cancer research. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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Filed Under: cancer, cure, disease, hyaluronan, insects, medicine, myth, naked mole rat, sharks


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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 8 Jul 2013 @ 5:20pm

    I, for one, welcome our new naked mole rat overlords....

    old joke, I know. still couldn't resist.

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  • identicon
    Pixelation, 8 Jul 2013 @ 6:24pm

    "This myth has killed countless sharks"

    This myth is likely killing people too.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 8 Jul 2013 @ 7:12pm

    When the treatment is more profitable than the cure,
    it is unlikely that a cure will be readily available.

    A sad state of affairs to say the least.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 8 Jul 2013 @ 8:06pm

    What croc, sharks and orthodontists have in common?

    They all shed teeth for a living.

    Seriously though, some people realized that crocs can be used as models for tooth regeneration treatments.

    Imagine one day you pull out a tooth and that is no big deal because your dentist just activates your own body's capabilities to regrown a new one, some believe is about chemical signal processing, there is a way to initiate the process a Japanese researcher just proved on a rat, making it grow a new green tooth

    http://phys.org/news/2013-05-alligator-dental-regeneration-tooth-humans.html
    PNAS: Fully functional bioengineered tooth replacement as an organ replacement therapy
    http://news.discovery.com/tech/biotechnology/tooth-regeneration-gel.htm


    The naked mole rat and sharks have some super powers, shards don't ever sleep and the little rat buggers are cancer resistant :)

    In 100 years we may become masters of all we see, we would look at others and think they are Gods.

    I was born in the wrong age.

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    Anonymous Coward, 8 Jul 2013 @ 8:27pm

    scams are scams

    you think "shark cartilage" sales people are actually selling REAL SHARK cartilage's ??

    Don't you think if they are going to lie about the cure, they are going to equally lie about the product of that cure.

    Shark fin soup is responsible for millions of sharks being killed, not scammers killing real sharks to make a FAKE CURE.

    when was it proven that eating some animal would impart properties of that animal to the person who ate it ?

    So if you eat the eyes of Eagles you can see better ? or fly ?

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