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Steely_D
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Posted: Sep 22, 2017 - 12:13pm

 aflanigan wrote: 
Proving that seven years of work wasn't enough to find a proper replacement for the ACA. It's not a great thing, but if we're going to rescind the work of that uppity President then it's going to take more than simply complaining.

Time and money wasting dotards!


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Posted: Sep 22, 2017 - 11:55am

Zombie Trumpcare 3.0 seemingly dead again
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Posted: Jul 27, 2017 - 10:36am

 black321 wrote:
 miamizsun wrote:

thanks!

awesome stuff

and i've posted a literal shyte ton of relative material  (like on andrew hessel)

exciting expo tech 
http://andrewhessel.com/


 thanks, will check it out later

 

strangely this is from 2015 but was posted yesterday on singularity university summits (saw it in my feed)



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Posted: Jul 27, 2017 - 7:53am

 miamizsun wrote:

thanks!

awesome stuff

and i've posted a literal shyte ton of relative material  (like on andrew hessel)

exciting expo tech 
http://andrewhessel.com/


 thanks, will check it out later


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Posted: Jul 27, 2017 - 7:49am

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This was an interesting show on using viruses, including HIV, to cure cancer.

http://killingcancer.vice.com/

 
thanks!

awesome stuff

and i've posted a literal shyte ton of relative material  (like on andrew hessel)

exciting expo tech 
http://andrewhessel.com/
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Posted: Jul 27, 2017 - 7:39am

This was an interesting show on using viruses, including HIV, to cure cancer.

http://killingcancer.vice.com/
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Posted: Jul 27, 2017 - 7:28am

Gene therapy cures Duchenne muscular dystrophy in dogs

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an incurable X-linked muscle-wasting disease caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene. Gene therapy using highly functional microdystrophin genes and recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) vectors is an attractive strategy to treat DMD. Here we show that locoregional and systemic delivery of a rAAV2/8 vector expressing a canine microdystrophin (cMD1) is effective in restoring dystrophin expression and stabilizing clinical symptoms in studies performed on a total of 12 treated golden retriever muscular dystrophy (GRMD) dogs. Locoregional delivery induces high levels of microdystrophin expression in limb musculature and significant amelioration of histological and functional parameters. Systemic intravenous administration without immunosuppression results in significant and sustained levels of microdystrophin in skeletal muscles and reduces dystrophic symptoms for over 2 years. No toxicity or adverse immune consequences of vector administration are observed. These studies indicate safety and efficacy of systemic rAAV-cMD1 delivery in a large animal model of DMD, and pave the way towards clinical trials of rAAV–microdystrophin gene therapy in DMD patients.

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Posted: Jul 25, 2017 - 6:43pm

 haresfur wrote:

And this: 

The Truth About The Doctors In The Charlie Gard Case

That being said, I tend to side with the parents on decision making in many cases, even if they are making bad decisions. In this case, it would have been in the interests of the parents' mental health and probably wouldn't have done the kid much more harm.


 
Yeah, I can't get behind that blanket statement.

Because this.

And this.

And this.

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Posted: Jul 25, 2017 - 6:29pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote: 
And this: 

The Truth About The Doctors In The Charlie Gard Case

That being said, I tend to side with the parents on decision making in many cases, even if they are making bad decisions. In this case, it would have been in the interests of the parents' mental health and probably wouldn't have done the kid much more harm.

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Posted: Jul 25, 2017 - 6:02pm

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+1
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Posted: Jul 25, 2017 - 5:58pm

Interesting perspective on the Charlie Gard debate.
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Posted: Jul 25, 2017 - 5:54pm

 Steely_D wrote:

Reminds me of how when people asked Nader about his responsibility for getting Bush elected, he suggested that the real people responsible were the ones who voted for Bush.

 
"Twelve percent of Florida Democrats (over 200,000) voted for Republican George Bush" -San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 9, 2000

Ralph was absolutely correct.

The votes of Florida voters themselves show that Ralph Nader was not responsible for George W. Bush’s presidency. If one percent of these Democrats had stuck with their own candidate, Gore would easily have won Florida and become president. According to the official 2001 Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 7, 2000, Bush beat Gore in Florida by 543 votes. Notice too that every third-party candidate received enough votes in Florida to have cost Gore the election. Also, half of all registered Democrats did not even bother going to the polls and voting.

Not to mention if Gore had won his home state TN, he'd have won the election. Or if Gore had won Clinton's state AR, he'd have won the election.

Get your facts straight. Let's not parrot the Democratic Party scapegoat line because they can't stop playing Republican Lite.


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Posted: Jul 25, 2017 - 5:20am

New gene editing screens thousands of genes at once for cancer and will scale to whole genome screening

A novel screening method developed by a team at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center — using CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology to test the function of thousands of tumor genes in mice — has revealed new drug targets that could potentially enhance the effectiveness of PD-1 checkpoint inhibitors, a promising new class of cancer immunotherapy.

Researchers report that deletion of the Ptpn2 gene in tumor cells made them more susceptible to PD-1 checkpoint inhibitors. PD-1 blockade is a drug that “releases the brakes” on immune cells, enabling them to locate and destroy cancer cells.

“PD-1 checkpoint inhibitors have transformed the treatment of many cancers, and opened the door to the possibility that immunotherapy will form part of the cure for cancer,” says Haining, senior author on the new paper, who is also associate professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and associate member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.


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Posted: Jul 24, 2017 - 7:45am

eventually extremely early diagnosis at "stage zero"

sensor tech is getting better and better at an amazing rate

via japan news

New blood test can check for 13 types of cancers


The Yomiuri ShimbunA research team led by the Tokyo-based National Cancer Center Japan has developed a new test to diagnose 13 kinds of cancers from a single drop of blood, with a clinical study set to start from next month.

The center’s research and ethics screening committee gave the green light to the study in mid-July. The research team will apply to the central government to put the new test into practical use within three years, at the earliest.




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Posted: May 29, 2017 - 10:36am

 
kcar wrote:

"Democrats are ethnic cleansing terrorists who do no really care about the poorest and most incapable among their own fellow citizens.   When it comes to American Exceptionalism, the Democrats are just as bad if not worse than the Republicans because at least the Republicans implicitly recognize that they do not care about 'others'.  "

...Aaaand there goes my interest, sailing away into the sunset. If you were willing to discuss actual health care policy and structural reform of the industry, I'd be willing to exchange thoughts with you. But you seem stuck on your need to conflate the Democrats' actions on healthcare reform with some warped notion of the party's foreign policy. This is the kind of confused thinking I ran into when I used to go to bars. Life is too short to put up with other people's nonsense. 

Let's agree to disagree. BTW the GOP supports Netanyahu and his construction projects in Palestinian territories far more than the Democrats do. Please, rant about foreign policy in the appropriate topic thread and not here. 



 
kcar,  You are clearly not familiar with the history of Democratic party support for the Israeli nation building process.

But if you are saying that Democrats have always consistently and strongly supported a single-payer system, and have not been beholden to health care sector special interests, then you are correct, I have no understanding whatsoever of US health care politics.

I will leave you in peace to finger point all you want.


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Posted: May 17, 2017 - 8:43am

have a look


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Posted: May 16, 2017 - 4:21pm

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via singularity hub

 

To create a new drug, researchers have to test tens of thousands of compounds to determine how they interact. And that’s the easy part; after a substance is found to be effective against a disease, it has to perform well in three different phases of clinical trials and be approved by regulatory bodies.

It’s estimated that, on average, one new drug coming to market can take 1,000 people, 12-15 years, and up to $1.6 billion.

 ....

As AtomWise COO Alexander Levy put it, “You can take an interaction between a drug and huge biological system and you can decompose that to smaller and smaller interactive groups. If you study enough historical examples of molecules…you can then make predictions that are extremely accurate yet also extremely fast.”

“Fast” may even be an understatement; AtomNet can reportedly screen one million compounds in a day, a volume that would take months via traditional methods.

AtomNet can’t actually invent a new drug, or even say for sure whether a combination of two molecules will yield an effective drug. What it can do is predict how likely a compound is to work against a certain illness. Researchers then use those predictions to narrow thousands of options down to dozens (or less), focusing their testing where there’s more likely to be positive results.

The software has already proven itself by helping create new drugs for two diseases, Ebola and multiple sclerosis. The MS drug has been licensed to a British pharmaceutical company, and the Ebola drug is being submitted to a peer-reviewed journal for additional analysis.

While AtomNet is a promising technology that will make discovering new drugs faster and easier, it’s worth noting that the future of medicine is also moving towards a proactive rather than reactive approach; rather than solely inventing drugs to cure sick people, focus will shift to carefully monitoring our health and taking necessary steps to keep us from getting sick in the first place.

 
Watch Big Pharma fight against it - via more PR Justified Greed from implying they do all the heavy lifting regarding drug development. But the last dozen years or so, most Pharmaceutical companies pushing to purchase, extend patents, and hike costs on formulas researched and funded by the Gubmint (gasp - 'oh no') while predominately pursuing the most expensive and rarest medicines for long term need. 
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Posted: May 16, 2017 - 5:08am

via singularity hub

 

To create a new drug, researchers have to test tens of thousands of compounds to determine how they interact. And that’s the easy part; after a substance is found to be effective against a disease, it has to perform well in three different phases of clinical trials and be approved by regulatory bodies.

It’s estimated that, on average, one new drug coming to market can take 1,000 people, 12-15 years, and up to $1.6 billion.

 



There has to be a better way—and now it seems there is. Last week, researchers published a paper detailing an artificial intelligence system made to help discover new drugs, and significantly shorten the amount of time and money it takes to do so. The system is called AtomNet, and it comes from San Francisco-based startup AtomWise. The technology aims to streamline the initial phase of drug discovery, which involves analyzing how different molecules interact with one another—specifically, scientists need to determine which molecules will bind together and how strongly. They use trial and error and process of elimination to analyze tens of thousands of compounds, both natural and synthetic. AtomNet takes the legwork out of this process, using deep learning to predict how molecules will behave and how likely they are to bind together. The software teaches itself about molecular interaction by identifying patterns, similar to how AI learns to recognize images. Remember the 3D models of atoms you made in high school, where you used pipe cleaners and foam balls to represent the connections between protons, neutrons and electrons? AtomNet uses similar digital 3D models of molecules, incorporating data about their structure to predict their bioactivity.

As AtomWise COO Alexander Levy put it, “You can take an interaction between a drug and huge biological system and you can decompose that to smaller and smaller interactive groups. If you study enough historical examples of molecules…you can then make predictions that are extremely accurate yet also extremely fast.”

“Fast” may even be an understatement; AtomNet can reportedly screen one million compounds in a day, a volume that would take months via traditional methods.

AtomNet can’t actually invent a new drug, or even say for sure whether a combination of two molecules will yield an effective drug. What it can do is predict how likely a compound is to work against a certain illness. Researchers then use those predictions to narrow thousands of options down to dozens (or less), focusing their testing where there’s more likely to be positive results.

The software has already proven itself by helping create new drugs for two diseases, Ebola and multiple sclerosis. The MS drug has been licensed to a British pharmaceutical company, and the Ebola drug is being submitted to a peer-reviewed journal for additional analysis.

While AtomNet is a promising technology that will make discovering new drugs faster and easier, it’s worth noting that the future of medicine is also moving towards a proactive rather than reactive approach; rather than solely inventing drugs to cure sick people, focus will shift to carefully monitoring our health and taking necessary steps to keep us from getting sick in the first place.




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Posted: May 14, 2017 - 7:23pm

 westslope wrote:

Well, the parallel with foreign policy is interesting no?   The Democrats support the Israeli nation building/ethnic cleansing process, the kill ratios, the nuclear weapons monopoly because they believe themselves superior.  

The important point is that Democrats are willing to hurt other inferior people outside the USA and are willing to hurt their own inferior people because their own don't live right.

Now, kcar, if you can show me polling data that says 90% of Democratic representatives and activists support a single payer system and have done so for several years then I guess I am wrong.    But from everything I read, the Democrats work just as hard for special interests as the GOP and believe in the proper incentives and do not want to in anyway hurt the pharmaceutical or biotech industries.  In other words, the Democrats want to deliver more health care to Americans but without hurting all the special interests that profit handsomely from the status quo.  

For far too many decades now, I have listened to Democrats name calling.  Diminishing others through labels, making it easier to deny services to fellow citizens or to aerial bomb foreign 'others' through labels.

Well, in the interests of advancing the 'debate, allow me to stoop to the same level of rhetoric.  Democrats are ethnic cleansing terrorists who do no really care about the poorest and most incapable among their own fellow citizens.   When it comes to American Exceptionalism, the Democrats are just as bad if not worse than the Republicans because at least the Republicans implicitly recognize that they do not care about 'others'.  

 
"Democrats are ethnic cleansing terrorists who do no really care about the poorest and most incapable among their own fellow citizens.   When it comes to American Exceptionalism, the Democrats are just as bad if not worse than the Republicans because at least the Republicans implicitly recognize that they do not care about 'others'.  "

...Aaaand there goes my interest, sailing away into the sunset. If you were willing to discuss actual health care policy and structural reform of the industry, I'd be willing to exchange thoughts with you. But you seem stuck on your need to conflate the Democrats' actions on healthcare reform with some warped notion of the party's foreign policy. This is the kind of confused thinking I ran into when I used to go to bars. Life is too short to put up with other people's nonsense. 

Let's agree to disagree. BTW the GOP supports Netanyahu and his construction projects in Palestinian territories far more than the Democrats do. Please, rant about foreign policy in the appropriate topic thread and not here. 




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