I cannot deal with the fact Tasmanian Devils are being driven to extinction by a contagious, untreatable cancer. I cannot deal with it. Click on the first link to see the science behind the tragedy:
Click on the second link to see why I cannot deal with this, psychologically:
I am crying remembering Cedric… I saw him as Arnies brother-from-down-under… crap…
Anne-Marie Hodge from Endless Forms just wrote about new findings about Tasmanian Devils and their cancer:
I took away another idea:
Further, we show that loss of MHC molecules from the cell surface of DFTD cells is due to coordinated down-regulation of genes essential to the antigen-processing pathway, and that this loss is by regulatory mechanisms including epigenetic modifications rather than structural mutations.
I dont think giving HIV+ patients epigenetic modifiers is a good idea. But Id definitely be trying them in infected Devils.