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Thc Found To Kill Leukemia Cells (THC = active ingredient in marijuana)

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beeseven

http://www.affymetrix.com/estore/community/wayahec_leukemia.affx

A group in London discovered that THC helps to kill leukemia cells by affecting a certain gene. MKP3, enhanced by THC, helps stop the MAPK pathway, which some scientists believe is a factor in the survival of tumor cells.

So another plus for marijuana? Think that the U.S. will ever legalize it nationally, even if just for medical purposes? I think we're just too conservative as a country to do it, even if it has some big benefits =/

SqlByte

O.o whoot !i cant belive this is one good news that i heard in last 3 months ;)If USA legalize marijuana here in serbia that could happen too ! hehe no more cops for me, and i hope prices would be better and better stuff to smoke...damn.. im not going to hide in school anymore when i smoke pot ;)


brainless

yay, another point for special teas ;)sql: you wouldn't have to hide if you simply improve tea with some grass ;) here in Germany it's somewhat easy to get your hands on stuff and as long as it's a small scale the police won't do too much about it...


wild20

You are just asking for consroversy aren't you? ;) Well, I think the medicinal properties of it are okay, but thts it. I think that if you derive the good stuff from it, fine. But don't let people buy it and drive all messed up and crashing and killing everybody. That is my take on it and I think this is a valuable find.


brainless

wild20: I've never spoken in favor of driving cars or even driving under the influence of any drugs ... whenever I use mind-affecting drugs (whatever it is ... be it cannabis, be it alcohol, be it caffeine...) I make sure that I've got at least one day off before I get behind or on a wheel again (ok, I might go for a ride on my bike again in the evening or if I know that I ride on roads which are seldom used by cars/seldom used at all ... but any car I'm supposed to drive would have to wait for the next morning...

there's a very nice poem about that but I've never seen it in english yet so I'll translate it for you:

I went to a party, mommy, and thought about your words.You asked me not to drink, so I didn't drink alcohol.
I felt proud, mommy, just like you said I would.
I didn't drink before driving, mommy, even though the others laughed about it.
I know that was right, mommy, and that you're always right.
The party's over now, mommy, and everyone's driving home.
When I got into my car, mommy, I knew I'd make it home safely,
due to your education so responsible and fine.
I got onto the car, mommy, but the other driver didn't see me and his car hit mine hard.
Now I'm lying on my back, on the pavement, and I hear the cops say: "He who did that was drunk."
Now I'm the one who's got to pay.
I'm dying, mommy, please come, please hurry. How could this happen?
My life blew like a balloon.
Everything's covered in blood, mommy, most of it is mine.
I hear the doctor say, mommy, that there's no hope for me.
I'd just like to say, mommy, I swear I didn't drink.
It was the others, mommy, they didn't think about it.
He probably was on the same party as me, mommy.
The difference is: He drunk and I will die.
Why do people drink, mommy? It can ruin a while life.
I have strong pains now, mommy, sharp like knifes.
The guy who hit me, mommy, walks around and I'm lying to die.
He's looking stupid.
Tell my brother not to cry, mommy.
Tell daddy to be brave.
And when I'm in heaven, write Daddy's Girl on my grave.
Somebody should have taught him, mommy, not to drink and drive.
If someone had told him, mommy, I'd still be alive.
My breath is going short, mommy, I'm afraid.
Please don't cry, mommy, you were always there for me.
I have only one last question, mommy, before I leave:
I didn't drink before I drive, why am I the one who has to die?
-----
Ich ging zu einer Party, Mami, und dachte an Deine Worte. Du hattest mich gebeten, nicht zu trinken, und so trank ich keinen Alkohol.
Ich fühlte mich ganz stolz, Mami, genauso, wie Du es vorhergesagt hattest. Ich habe vor dem Fahren nichts getrunken, Mami, auch wenn die anderen sich mokierten.
Ich weiß, dass es richtig war, Mami, und dass Du immer recht hast. Die Party geht langsam zu Ende, Mami, und alle fahren weg.
Als ich in mein Auto stieg, Mami, wusste ich, dass ich heil nach Hause kommen würde: aufgrund Deiner Erziehung - so verantwortungsvoll und fein.
Ich fuhr langsam an, Mami, und bog in die Strasse ein. Aber der andere Fahrer sah mich nicht, und sein Wagen traf mich mit voller Wucht.
Als ich auf dem Bürgersteig lag, Mami, hörte ich den Polizisten sagen, der andere sei betrunken. Und nun bin ich diejenige, die dafür büßen muss.
Ich liege hier im Sterben, Mami, ach bitte, komm' doch schnell. Wie konnte mir das passieren? Mein Leben zerplatzt wie ein Luftballon.
Ringsherum ist alles voll Blut, Mami, das meiste ist von mir. Ich höre den Arzt sagen, Mami, dass es keine Hilfe mehr für mich gibt.
Ich wollte Dir nur sagen, Mami, ich schwöre es, ich habe wirklich nichts getrunken. Es waren die anderen, Mami, die haben einfach nicht nachgedacht.
Er war wahrscheinlich auf der gleichen Party wie ich, Mami. Der einzige Unterschied ist nur: Er hat getrunken, und ich werde sterben.
Warum trinken die Menschen, Mami? Es kann das ganze Leben ruinieren. Ich habe jetzt starke Schmerzen, wie Messerstiche so scharf.
Der Mann, der mich angefahren hat, Mami, läuft herum, und ich liege hier im Sterben. Er guckt nur dumm.
Sag' meinem Bruder, dass er nicht weinen soll, Mami. Und Papi soll tapfer sein. Und wenn ich dann im Himmel bin, Mami, schreibt "Papis Mädchen" auf meinen Grabstein.
Jemand hätte es ihm sagen sollen, Mami, nicht trinken und dann fahren. Wenn man ihm das gesagt hätte, Mami, würde ich noch leben.
Mein Atem wird kürzer, Mami, ich habe große Angst. Bitte, weine nicht um mich, Mami. Du warst immer da, wenn ich Dich brauchte.
Ich habe nur noch eine letzte Frage, Mami, bevor ich von hier fortgehe: Ich habe nicht vor dem Fahren getrunken, warum bin ich diejenige, die sterben muss?

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jlhaslip

What I am curious about is how did they ever come up with the connection between this illness and the thc cure?Some of the most harmful things come from the strangest places. Heroin can help you or destroy you. The benefits of chewing cocoa leaves turns into a nightmare when it is processed into cocaine, and then crack.That is one very strong argument about the destruction of the Rain Forests in South America (and elsewhere). We really don't know what else is in the Forests which might benefit the world population. (Besides the tree's ability to handle co2 and produce oxygen.)I hope something good comes out of this research.


wild20

I am glad you agree. And although I don't agree with the use of drugs for the fun of it, I do think they have beneficial elements to some forms of cancers and other disease. And you are doing a great service to your country by not driving messed up. Just my thoughts on it. Nice poem by the way. It shows that you can pay even if you are not the one who is messed up and driving. Just another reason why drinking and doing drugs while driving is bad for both you and others in your way.


DogEater008

wow.. i didn't know that leukemia was cuased by a virus. =P. I thought it happans because you have too many white blood cells. <--- didn't really learn anythign about lukemia, even though our last choir teacher died from it at my school just last year.Well. .about the marijuana. It is legal in some states to be used for medical purpose.. so i don't think the goverment will have to legalize the drug (as in letting people use it as a non medical purpose).


beeseven

I thought it happans because you have too many white blood cells.

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Leukemia is blood or bone marrow cancer, but it can cause you to have too many white blood cells.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leukemia for more.


msdeeva

No matter how many medical or environmental benefits (i.e., Hemp cloth better for environment than cotton) are discovered, mary jane will never be legalized in the united states. The reason I suspect, is that they cannot control it (production, sales, taxes, etc), therefore it is an illegal substance. There is no proof that it's any worse than alcohol, or cigarettes. There is constant influx of promising research, yet it's illegal. Right now they try to regulate and dispense it to cancer patients by prescription, but that's as far as they'll probably go. What I don't understand is how a government can arrest you and throw you in jail for growing a plant. Makes no sense.


miCRoSCoPiC^eaRthLinG

US and it's stuck up policies.. Who cares man :angry: In this part of the world (Asia) especially in India and it's immediate neighbours it's almost as good as free. You get the best grade of Hash ever from these nations... hehe.. An hemp related products - specially stuff that involve pure distilled THC oil - ROCKZZZ !!


PIPER-4-HIRE

http://www.affymetrix.com/estore/community/wayahec_leukemia.affx
A group in London discovered that THC helps to kill leukemia cells by affecting a certain gene. MKP3, enhanced by THC, helps stop the MAPK pathway, which some scientists believe is a factor in the survival of tumor cells.

So another plus for marijuana? Think that the U.S. will ever legalize it nationally, even if just for medical purposes? I think we're just too conservative as a country to do it, even if it has some big benefits =/


I think it would depend on who gets in after they kick Bush out.

As it is right now, with Geo Dubya and the Moral Majority types hanging around Washington, and commanding the influence they presently enjoy due to the Conservative nature of their policies and those policies stemming directly from the core of their Beliefs with respect to the Bible and Christianity, and all that ... (you can see where I'm going with this ... ) ... not until the Americans boot him out of the Oval Office. Not that I'm suggesting that there is anything wrong with the MM, but their political advantage right now outweighs their numbers, if you know what I mean...

iGuest

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Thc Found To Kill Leukemia Cells

 

what are the active in mariuana?

 

-reply by sabrina


iGuest

THC found to kill leukemia cells

Thc Found To Kill Leukemia Cells

 

Replying to beesevenAs a person experiencing chemotherapy through my own eyes, watching my 2 year old son, I don't think the entire you.S. Will ever be accepting even with overwhelming evidence of medical purposes if it weren't for marijuana being an illicit drug prior to finding medical benifits, it would be part of standard Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia treatment.

 

-reply by Krista


iGuest

Legalize.Thc Found To Kill Leukemia Cells

Medicinal purposes and legalization(with limits like: Driving, Age, and Sale) would be great. Basically like alcohol/other medical drugs but with great benifits and no drawbacks and theres little good from alcohol. I have found personally that drving high(myself and being with others that drive blazed) are actually very good. More cautious really, I guess its the paranoia.  anyway I'm pretty high an decided to submit my opinion so peace out and keep smokin

-reply by Brad

 


dangerdan

Firstly, msdeeva you say that

The reason I suspect, is that they cannot control it (production, sales, taxes, etc), therefore it is an illegal substance.

This argument is self defeating and causally the other way round. Because marijuana is an illegal substance the US government can not control it. Were it legal, they would be more than capable of controlling production, sales and tax. Some estimates say the US government could generate as much as $1bn in tax revenue.
Secondly, and before people start having a go I smoke marijuana most days, I really think there is this dichotomy between people genuinely researching the medical benefits marijuana may or may not have. On the other hand, you have people trying to justify smoking a joint based on the health benefits it could be said to have.

There is no such thing as medical marijuana. Smoking a joint is NOT good for you.

rpgsearcherz

Unless that group's research is also verified by many, many other sources it will not make a difference.Anyone can *claim* anything.I could publish a document right now stating that water cures cancer and makes people turn homosexual due to chemical changes water brings on.Does that make it true? No. It gets published and then over a long period (many months to years) others will attempt to replicate the research. Only upon them failing multiple times are they able to properly "deny" the claim I put out.Much like with this group. Until it has been verified and re-verified by others there is no truthfulness behind it.


webishqiptar

It's not only a matter of medical condition. Than it only helps evaluating some kind of disease such as leukemia. So uses can be made for special cases. But I am not sure if these studies are real or proven.


iGuest

sweet, except your link doesnt work. (for me) but anyway watch a movie on youtube free of charge called run from the cure. Right now. And do your research