Possible cancer cure?
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http://themindunleashed.org/2014/04/soon-censored-korean-scientists-successfully-kill-cancer-magnets.html
according to rippedyanu, this site is not to be trusted. So i found 2 sites, never been on them but the sites look good to me.

https://student.societyforscience.org/article/magnets-kill-cancer-cells
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/cancer-cells-executed-magnet


what you think?
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ignoring the potential of a "magnets how do they work" joke, that article reads like one of those "do not vaccinate your kids because it does this or that and the stuff inside sounds scary" asshatery. That being said tests on animals in labs are far away from human application and even if it is found to be effective it will still be years and years away from a "cure". Also to believe that corporations are purposefully keeping people sick "Drug manufacturers (literally) bank on perpetual sickness, and cancer drugs have shown time and again to worsen tumors." as the writer of said article claims is Hilarius.

TLDR?

Sounds cool

Years from being a thing even if it works

Writer needs to remove his tinfoil hat for awhile.
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LHRCheshire wrote:

ignoring the potential of a "magnets how do they work" joke, that article reads like one of those "do not vaccinate your kids because it does this or that and the stuff inside sounds scary" asshatery. That being said tests on animals in labs are far away from human application and even if it is found to be effective it will still be years and years away from a "cure". Also to believe that corporations are purposefully keeping people sick "Drug manufacturers (literally) bank on perpetual sickness, and cancer drugs have shown time and again to worsen tumors." as the writer of said article claims is Hilarius.

TLDR?

Sounds cool

Years from being a thing even if it works

Writer needs to remove his tinfoil hat for awhile.


^THIS.

There are multiple solutions to solving cancer that are currently theoretical or are in the animal testing phase. These include element (as in periodic table) based nanoparticles attaching themselves to a cancerous region and killing it, nanomachines directly injecting cancer-killing agents into the tumor or even next-next gen chemotherapy that kills only the tumor and not the healthy tissue. The thing with each and every one of these solutions is they have been tested before on animals and work, but are far from human trials. The other thing they share in common is that they all use chemicals to kill it, not pseudo-science using magnets to kill a tumor. If it works in animal tests, great but it's waaaay behind the curve between other treatments which are more effective and are closer to human trials.

Also that's from "The Mind Unleashed" a website notorious for passing pseudo-science "miracle cures" and treatments as well as BS pseudo-intellectual beliefs that when put under scrutiny and observation, fall apart and are proven false, I tend to take everything from that site with a grain of salt. It's literally a site that makes money off of people's fears and untested beliefs who do not know what is happening in the world and are ill-informed

I mean no disrespect or if I seemingly come off as an asshole, I apologize. However, trusting a site like "the mind unleashed" is a very dangerous game that can lead to someone becoming incredibly ill-informed which can also lead to a domino-effect of people believing misinformation you spread. As someone in the the scientific community (Aerospace Engineering so biology isn't my forte but I keep up with the info as it pertains to some of the things I plan to work with in the future), stuff like this scares me in the sense that it further destroys the intellectual soundness of the world little by little and at the same time, negatively reflects the scientific community AND further stigmatizes us.

TL;DR: Stay away from "the mind unleashed" and sites like it unless it's for satirical purposes. Also, there are plenty of better, more reliable solutions in the works that while currently not in use, will be someday. Just don't expect it to be cheap or easy to access.
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I think it's kind of interesting, but I still think this kind of research has a way to go along with all the other things that can potentially cure cancer.
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you mean people can lie on the internet? but in all seriousness i believe that its always a good idea to keep a decent level of skepticism. And when it comes to things such as scientific theory and research to always make sure you have more than one source. Sadly it seems that people (as a generalization about society) tend to either not trust anything or are far too trusting especially when it comes to the internet. I think of it like having just the right amount of crazy, makes the world interesting.

P.S. gene therapy as a way to cure cancer before it even develops is another interesting idea to cure it.
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Posted 8/20/14

LHRCheshire wrote:

you mean people can lie on the internet?





couldn't resist
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