[Marxism] Fwd: Cure for cancer might accidentally have been found, and it could be malaria | Science | News | The Independent

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Oct 14 09:32:55 MDT 2015

A fascinating article. In George Johnson's excellent "The Cancer 
Chronicles", he explains that the reason it is so hard to find a "cure" 
for cancer is that it is a disease that is closely related to life 
itself--the growth of cells. In this instance, scientists learned that a 
malaria treatment had a big drawback--it attacked the placenta of 
pregnant women. Their research also stumbled across the fact that the 
treatment also attacked tumors. Placentas...tumors--what an interesting 


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