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Cancer cell with killer scaffolding structures

Well, as Glenn Reynolds says, this IS the 21st Century? Novel way to kill cancer cells

Actually, a way to have the cells kill themselves, sorta, sideways. By taking advantage of the changes in the environment inside ONLY cancer cells, a new mechanism hits the “Big Death Button”. Every cells has a mechanism by which it kills itself off – but this is certainly new in how scientists are turning it …

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This is not political…but it’s eerie as hell….

When Skip Murphy dragooned me to blog with GraniteGrok, I said “Okay, whatever…but what do you want me to write about?” He said “Whatever interests you.” Okay, that’s mostly politics, especially in New Hampshire…but every once in a while…. Something comes up. Like this. The picture on the left. The human heart. That is, something …

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Bad News For Jets fans…

I guess sports medicine has come a long way. This guy busted his tibia. Of course it never penetrated the skin. That’s encouraging. Seeing bones sticking out of flesh is reserved for serious injuries and great television shows like The Walking Dead.