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July 17, 2012, 07:56:19 PM
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I just caught it on todays news a few minutes ago from this post.

Combo of gold and tea may effectively treat cancer better than chemo

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/07/16/combo-gold-and-tea-may-effectively-treat-cancer-better-than-chemo/
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July 17, 2012, 07:57:53 PM
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I just caught it on todays news a few minutes ago from this post.

Combo of gold and tea may effectively treat cancer better than chemo

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/07/16/combo-gold-and-tea-may-effectively-treat-cancer-better-than-chemo/
So could I get totally shit-faced on goldschlager and tea, and never have to worry about cancer again? Sign me up!

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July 17, 2012, 08:01:17 PM
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I just caught it on todays news a few minutes ago from this post.

Combo of gold and tea may effectively treat cancer better than chemo

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/07/16/combo-gold-and-tea-may-effectively-treat-cancer-better-than-chemo/
So could I get totally shit-faced on goldschlager and tea, and never have to worry about cancer again? Sign me up!

I was just posting about goldschlager on btc e chat window. ironic. Small world we live in.
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July 17, 2012, 08:01:20 PM
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as if gold was not expensive enough, if this works, will shoot sky-high prices

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July 17, 2012, 08:11:09 PM
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as if gold was not expensive enough, if this works, will shoot sky-high prices



Probably would, a ton of cancer patients out there. But it should not be a reason to have it worth more as it is to do good.
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July 18, 2012, 05:44:07 AM
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Probably worth investigating, but a couple studies of 20 mice where 5 or 6 get dropped for vague technical reasons (I am assuming at this point because that is what 80% of these "newsworthy" biomed articles are) doesn't mean much. Someone prove me wrong after reading the actual paper.
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July 18, 2012, 05:48:01 AM
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In Africa, gold dust used to be collected and rubbed on the skin because of its medicinal properties.

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July 18, 2012, 06:01:38 AM
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In Africa, gold dust used to be collected and rubbed on the skin because of its medicinal properties.

I'm sure people tried everything. Not saying gold can't be a useful drug somehow... just is there anything people won't try rubbing on themselves when they think they are dying? Gold is pretty inert on its own though (hence goldschlager), here it sounds like they are covalently binding some kind of growth factor mimicking compound to it or something.
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July 18, 2012, 06:16:26 AM
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In Africa, gold dust used to be collected and rubbed on the skin because of its medicinal properties.

I'm sure people tried everything. Not saying gold can't be a useful drug somehow... just is there anything people won't try rubbing on themselves when they think they are dying? Gold is pretty inert on its own though (hence goldschlager), here it sounds like they are covalently binding some kind of growth factor mimicking compound to it or something.

All I know is that modern medicine (especially pharmacology) largely exists upon the knowledge of ancient and/or tribal cultures.

Most researchers become aware of the medicinal properties of the active ingredients in most medicines (active ingredients which come from plants) because some guy with a bone through his nose and wearing a straw diaper told them.

Modern researchers learn about the vast majority of medicine from indigenous cultures.  Indigenous cultures are simply more connected with nature and understand it in a more personal way.  It's truly amazing when you realize that some tiny tribe in the Amazon learned that if you combine plant 'x' with plant 'y' it has medicinal effect 'z.'  With over 20,000 plants in the Amazon, think about the probability of this occurring through a trial-and-error process.  It's truly fascinating.

I wouldn't be surprised if this gold medicinal revelation is a product of indigenous knowledge. 

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July 18, 2012, 06:31:12 AM
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yea, all we do now is trial and error anyway. Shaving off ~20% of false positives/negatives can't compete with just *[enough people] trying different things for a *[long enough] time period. As time goes on "enough people" and "long enough" should edit:increase, as long as progress is being made.



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July 18, 2012, 07:01:59 AM
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as if gold was not expensive enough, if this works, will shoot sky-high prices



Haha, this made me lol so hard. Great movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr0gNJ090JA

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