Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

New Medical Use For Jellyfish May Yield Awesome Sci-Fi Movie

"Cancers deep within the body are difficult to spot at an early stage, and early diagnosis is critical for the successful treatment of any form of cancer. What we have developed is a process which involves inserting proteins derived from luminous jellyfish cells into human cancer cells. Then, when we illuminate the tissue, a special camera detects these proteins as they light up, indicating where the tumours are."
Professor Norman Maitland and his team at Yorkshire Cancer Research Laboratory at York University have made what seems to be an amazing and important breakthrough in the fight against cancer. Hopefully, inserting jellyfish cells into human beings will not cause human beings to turn into jellyfish.

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dado (#102)

If they have inserted the jellyfish glow junk into the cells, doesn't that mean they already know where they are?

It sounds like they give the patient a virus that's been genetically engineered to seek out the cancer cells and infect them with the glow junk. Then they can find it with the special lights. The horror movie based on how this all goes horribly wrong practically writes itself.

johnpseudonym (#1,452)

Jellyfish heaven is a lot like L.A.

DMcK (#5,027)

More likely to yield a lousy SyFy movie.

MollyculeTheory (#4,519)

Ugh this has basically nothing to do with jellyfish whatsoever! JELLYFISH CURE CANCER, AT 11 – HATE science reporting.

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