08-09-2012, 01:18 AM   #1
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Mycobacteria diseases

mycobacteria is a genus of bacteria responsible for leprae, tuberculosis, involved in aids, crohn and T1D

one of the subdivisions of mycobacteria genus is MAC, MAC includes M. avium, M avium silvaticum, M avium intracellulare and M avium subspecies paratuberculosis (CROHN)

knock-out mice: "A knockout mouse is a laboratory mouse in which researchers have inactivated, or "knocked out," an existing gene by replacing it or disrupting it with an artificial piece of DNA. "

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08-10-2012, 07:31 PM   #2
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DNA vaccine
What you think
08-11-2012, 05:16 PM   #3
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I think you might be interested in this article for several reasons. I see it as a potential Crohn's treatment in the future.


I found this statement not particularly surprising, but very depressing:

Faustman and her colleagues at Massachusetts General in Boston are working to get the vaccine to market. After their early findings in studies with mice, she said they tried to interest every major drugmaker in developing the vaccine as a possible cure for diabetes. All told her there wasn’t enough money to be made in a cure that used an inexpensive, generically available vaccine, Faustman said.

Nothing I post here is to be construed as medical advice. I am not a doctor or health professional.
They are simply my opinions.
08-11-2012, 05:56 PM   #4
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Very sad. It's always about making.
But there getting funded by people who have enough.
08-11-2012, 06:29 PM   #5
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it's always about the money isn't it?? I mean, there's a cure out there and nobody wants to get a hold of it. Not enough money?? really? If the drug companies really wanted to, they could find or have a cure. Not enough money for a generic vaccine?

With the prices they are charging for some of the medications/treatments, I think they can afford it..heck, if they can take an entire medical office staff to lunch, they can afford anything. There's money to be made and they don't care if seriously ill ppl have to take numerous drugs to stay in remission. It's all about the MONEY and PROFIT!! It's greed I tell ya and not trying to find a permanent cure for folks that truly and honestly need it. Wish there was a cure right now for Crohn's and UC. WE DESERVE IT and not all the nasty side effects from the pills and Biologics.

Just my opinion. Stay well everyone!!!

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