Using HIV to cure cancer.

Posted by: NucleusG4

Using HIV to cure cancer. - 06/21/13 11:36 AM

Holy crap!
Just ran across this.

Using modified HIV cells to kill leukemia cells.

"According to Dr. June, the process includes drawing blood from the patient, and extracting the T-cells, at which point a modified harmless version of HIV was added to the cells, and injected back into the patients in the study. Once back in the body, the modified cells act as “serial killers,” which attacked and destroyed at least 1,000 cancer cells in the 3 test cases."
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Using HIV to cure cancer. - 06/21/13 11:37 AM
Posted by: DLC

Re: Using HIV to cure cancer. - 06/21/13 11:56 AM

Reminds me of the use of malaria to cure syphilis in the 1920s !

Malaria causes very high fevers which kills the syphilis spirochete*, but then you're left with malaria ! I hope they're right about the "harmless" HIV strain! eek

*T. pallidum rapidly dies >40 C or 103-104 F. It's optimal growth temp is 33-34 C - below normal body temperature. Did the heat killing studies myself, 30 years ago !