Cancer

Category archives for Cancer

Common everybody! Sing the chorus with me, you know the words! The vast, vast majority of ERVs are junk. They are genomic pirates, and your genome is doing the best it can to keep them silent. When ERVs are making noise, its a sign that something has gone wrong. Very, very wrong. Like, for example,…

Why havent we cured cancer yeeeeeeeeet?

Last time I talked about why treating cancer is so hard: Why havent we cured cancer yeeeeeet? Briefly, scientists did complete genome sequencing of seven individuals prostate tumors, and things were all kinds of jacked up. Not only were all seven tumors different, but one tumor had over 200 chromosomal rearrangements. Like taking your genome…

MMTV and Breast Cancer

Sorry, Hitch. Religion doesnt poison *everything*. Thanks to the bumbling efforts of ‘respected’ scientists like Judy Mikoivts, we now know that its not religion, but mouse DNA, that poisons everything. Relatively new readers of ERV are well aware of the fact that all efforts to connect XMRV to any human pathogen have ended up being…

HERVs and HIV-1

Quick recap of ERVs for new readers of ERV (or long-time readers who have forgotten!)– ERVs are retroviruses that accidentally infected an egg/sperm cell, and became a permanent part of that egg/sperms DNA. That egg/sperm then went on to successfully generate a viable embryo, and because that retrovirus was part of the egg/sperms DNA, it…

CDC recommends HPV vaccine for boys!

The HPV vaccine is one of my most favoritest vaccines. From a public health perspective, its efficacy is unprecedented. From an immunological perspective, learning how the HPV vaccine works is going to teach us something about our immune system we didnt know before. From a virological and evolutionary perspective, we dont have to be worried…

This study is a case study from this study (lol): Chimeric Antigen Receptor-Modified T Cells in Chronic Lymphoid Leukemia I imagined this scene happened in one of their lab meetings: I didnt go in-depth as to how everything was working before, so I thought I would do it now!

Measles vs Cancer

Just to make this clear up front: WHAT I AM ABOUT TO WRITE ABOUT IS NOT A ‘CURE’ FOR CANCER. ITS A NEAT IDEA WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO CAPITALIZE ON IN THE FUTURE. ITS COOL! NOT A ‘CURE’. Perfect example of the potential domesticated viruses have to tame deadly diseases! Tumor Cell Marker PVRL4…

Viruses and Prostate Cancer

No, Im not talking about XMRV Im talking about using genetically modified viruses to treat prostate cancer Broad antigenic coverage induced by vaccination with virus-based cDNA libraries cures established tumors First, just to be clear, I dont know how this works. :-/ I mean, I know how this ‘works’, but I dont know how its…

I talk about how viruses and endogenous retroviruses can cause cancer (and all kinds of other diseases) all the time here on ERV. But one thing I hope I highlight for you all as well is how the scientific community can use viruses as a tool. We can take advantage of their evolved tricks and…

There are lots of controversies in viral research. Not just woo ones, like whether HIV-1 exists and causes AIDS, but real controversies that have been going on for some time, like whether HIV-1 infects dendritic cells or DCs just carry–>pass on virions. The public hears about the stupid stuff, but dont know (dont care?) about…