Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Natural cancer resistance - in mice and men

Scientists have bred cancer-proof mice. They basically can't get cancer. The trait is inherited and their white cells can destroy cancers in other mice.

Fascinating in its own right, but this has led to something that, in retrospect, seems obvious. It's not unlikely that there are humans that naturally very cancer resistant. I suggest looking at families with generations of heavy smokers and no cancers. Studying those people might give us some very interesting clues.

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