By: buckeyes466
23 Dec 2003, 11:27 AM EST
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Seems like after all theese years we have some direction i would guess... More towards theraputic cancer treatment... Look at our scientific advisory Board..
Cannellos(Oncology), Harris(Oncology), Pestka(First recombinats interferons for the treatments of cancer),Young(Serves on the staff of a leading cancer research and training institution), and of course D'Olimpio(Runs North shore University Hospital's supportive oncology and palliative care service. Also his research has focused on improving the quality of life of cancer patients, especially by reversing the wasting process (cachexia) associated with cancer, and in cancer treatment-related fatigue syndrome.)
*All Ya'll bashers say what you want about AVR118 and this stock but we truly have an exceptional scientific advisory board.
*Guess our good old Doc's finally decided that Genital warts were beneath them!( no pun intended)
Cancer it is......
GOO ADVR................

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By: FoxChase1803
23 Dec 2003, 04:03 PM EST
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Foreskin Acts as AIDS Magnet

Finding May Explain Why Uncircumcised Men More Likely to Get HIV

By Daniel DeNoon
WebMD Medical News Reviewed By Brunilda Nazario, MD
on Monday, December 22, 2003

Dec. 22, 2003 -- The foreskin of the penis is a magnet for HIV, British researchers report.

Uncircumcised men are at higher risk of getting the AIDS virus during sex than men who have had their foreskins removed. The new findings offer an explanation.

Elizabeth J. Soilleux, PhD, and Nicholas Coleman of the Hutchison/MRC Research Center in Cambridge, England, performed detailed studies on nine normal human foreskins.

In each, they found cells bearing the CD4 and CCR5 molecules that HIV loves to use as a doorway to infection. But they found something else, as well: A molecule called DC-SIGN. DC-SIGN is known to act as a chemical chaperone, capable of picking up HIV and carrying it inside cells.

"We suggest that DC-SIGN may contribute to HIV transmission in the foreskin by enabling the infection of permissive cells," Soilleux and Coleman conclude.

The researchers report their findings in the January issue of the Journal of Clinical Pathology.

The finding is just circumstantial evidence. It doesn't actually prove that men with foreskins get HIV more easily. But studies of circumcised and uncircumcised men show that circumcision cuts a man's risk of getting the AIDS virus.

Even so, many circumcised men DO get HIV infection from unsafe sex. Circumcision is no substitute for safe sex.

SOURCES: Soilleux, E.J. and Coleman, N. Journal of Clinical Pathology, January 2004; vol 57: pp 77-78.

By: FoxChase1803
23 Dec 2003, 04:47 PM EST
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Let's not overlook"

Dr. Michael Harris

Dr. Michael Harris is Director of the famed Tomorrows Children's Institute for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Chief of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at the Hackensack University Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics at the UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Additionally, Dr. Harris is a member of the National Cancer Institute's Special Review Committee where he is responsible for the review of Community Clinical Oncology Programs, and Associate Editor for Pediatric Oncology for the scientific journal “Cancer Investigation.” Dr. Harris previously served as Chief of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at The Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City.