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User avatar #1 - worshippingbensho (09/09/2013) [+] (13 replies)
''Scientists Confirm Existence of Largest Single Volcano on Earth''...

so... your mom after taco-bell??
User avatar #6 to #1 - worshippingbensho (09/09/2013) [-]
well... this just proves that i either need to work on my jokes... or i need to work in what way i present them....
User avatar #21 - Crusader (09/10/2013) [+] (11 replies)
You can't vaccinate against cancer.
Cancer is already inside you, the cells are almost impossible to differentiate from normal cells, unless they are tumours.
#22 to #21 - EnergizierAnon (09/10/2013) [-]
and yet, they did it.
#4 - anonymous (09/09/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Did no one see I Am Legend? I dont want to go down that road...
User avatar #17 to #4 - toosexyforyou (09/10/2013) [-]
yeah lets just stop trying to cure any disease because of a movie.
#27 - fuckinfuckinfuck ONLINE (09/10/2013) [+] (3 replies)
"Scientists Confirm Existence of Largest Single Volcano on Earth"

So they found at that the largest volcano exists? Was there ever really any doubt? I mean, some volcano somewhere had to be the largest, right?
#2 - betesta (09/09/2013) [-]
We just got one step closer
#37 - commandershit (09/10/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Some day this will be relevant
#3 - anonymous (09/09/2013) [+] (12 replies)
>Implying there isn't already a cure for cancer that's constantly being buried by pharmaceutical companies because it's cheaper than chemo
>Implying there aren't already methods to increase human lifespan that only really powerful people in the world have access to
#68 - saltycat (09/10/2013) [+] (7 replies)
It is physically impossible to vaccinate against cancer and HIV. A vaccine is where you inject someone with a dead form of a bacteria so that your body can produce antibodies to fight the disease. This means if you ever contract the disease, your body will be able to produce the correct antibodies to rid your body of the disease immediately. However, as HIV is a virus, a dead form cannot be injected as it was never alive in the first place (Much like an enzyme it can only be denatured). Cancer on the other hand is defined as a group of cells that is dividing uncontrollably. This also cannot be vaccinated against as it would effectively be injecting someone with a small tumour. Each of us has the potential to get cancer everyday as cells are constantly being damaged into the position where a tumour could form. What stops this is your body killing those cells before they start to divide into a tumour. Sorry about that, just annoyed me, check your facts next time.
User avatar #71 to #68 - specialone (09/10/2013) [-]
Explain influenza vaccines then.

That's a virus and yet we can vaccinate against that.

The "cancer vaccine" probably refers to vaccinating against a certain virus/bacteria which when in the body is able to produce alterations in host cell DNA leading to uncontrolled cell proliferation, ie cancer. This virus/bacteria may be the cause of certain types of cancer. For example, I know that you can get a vaccine against ovarian cancer, but the causing agent is also involved in a lot of cases for throat cancer - hence why it's recommended for everyone.
User avatar #46 - gwynn (09/10/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Find a cure for Tinnitus.
#11 - nuclearderp (09/10/2013) [+] (14 replies)
Too bad people will likely drop the cancer cure part way, patent their current research, making it cost a fortune to continue, because greed is more important that trying to make the world just that little bit better.
Too bad people will likely drop the cancer cure part way, patent their current research, making it cost a fortune to continue, because greed is more important that trying to make the world just that little bit better.
User avatar #40 - maycontainallergys (09/10/2013) [+] (3 replies)
That last one though if we can do that then soon enough anyone with a 3d printer could pirate basic necessity
User avatar #105 - subaqueousreach (09/10/2013) [-]
That mysterious structure looks like it's made of web. I bet spiders are evolving into sentience.
User avatar #97 - ronbon (09/10/2013) [+] (2 replies)
does anybody have the links to all of these articles?
#86 - whitennerdy (09/10/2013) [+] (1 reply)
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#69 - anonymous (09/10/2013) [+] (2 replies)
you cant vaccinate cancer as it is not a viral infection. I call bs
User avatar #78 to #69 - toastycracker (09/10/2013) [-]
Actually, I know some in my family who has stage 4 cancer of the throat that is linked to HPV. Sooooo.
User avatar #79 - robertolee (09/10/2013) [-]
What? How can you vaccinate against cancer? Does it just prevent cells from rapid division or is there some sort of surface marker on the cancer cells. I have no idea how this would work seeing as cancer is just your own cells going haywire. Can anyone explain?
#55 - hsawryt (09/10/2013) [-]
can we get a link up in hea
User avatar #38 - zaxzwim (09/10/2013) [-]
what is this tiny structures they talk about?
#30 - verycoolcat ONLINE (09/10/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Unfortunately, genetic engineering as of right now, really only benefits those yet to be born.
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