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We are nice

Posted by gimpygimpy on 17/02/2010

It’s quite tough being little moi, at the forefront of the battle against those crazy homeopaths. Having run out of real things to say it’s getting harder to come up with good stuff against those weirdos and I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel. Still, good thing I’m anon (or at least I hope I still am), cause the amount of people’s copyright material, baseless facts and slander I’ve had to use on mon blog lately could put me in hot soup (hope that would be French onion!)

You see, I’m really a nice guy! It’s just that those homeopaths keep attacking us. And what have we done to them? Nothing! We were just sitting here minding our Latte’s when out of the blue they launched a hate campaign against us. They are vicious and hate filled conspiracy theorists. They even targeted Evan Harris MP, and a nicer more neutral guy you could not find. I’m so nice I was going to leave them alone but then they had to go and defend themselves against our 10:23 campaign. Can you believe that! Why can’t they just shut up and die quietly?

But what CAN I say when homeopaths go out to help in Haiti. Difficult to complain about that really. Placebo? False hopes? Hmmm… I just don’t think that would cut the mustard. So I just rehashed the same old no evidence stuff, but on a week that a trial like this comes out its a bit difficult, n’est-ce pas? And from no less than the Department of Molecular Pathology, the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. I mean those are serious dudes. Pa!

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20043074

Cytotoxic effects of ultra-diluted remedies on breast cancer cells. The use of ultra-diluted natural products in the management of disease and treatment of cancer has generated a lot of interest and controversy. We conducted an in vitro study to determine if products prescribed by a clinic in India have any effect on breast cancer cell lines. We studied four ultra-diluted remedies (Carcinosin, Phytolacca, Conium and Thuja) against two human breast adenocarcinoma cell lines (MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231) and a cell line derived from immortalized normal human mammary epithelial cells (HMLE). The remedies exerted preferential cytotoxic effects against the two breast cancer cell lines, causing cell cycle delay/arrest and apoptosis. These effects were accompanied by altered expression of the cell cycle regulatory proteins, including downregulation of phosphorylated Rb and upregulation of the CDK inhibitor p27, which were likely responsible for the cell cycle delay/arrest as well as induction of the apoptotic cascade that manifested in the activation of caspase 7 and cleavage of PARP in the treated cells. The findings demonstrate biological activity of these natural products when presented at ultra-diluted doses.

And the cheeky buggers go on to say: Further in-depth studies with additional cell lines and animal models are warranted to explore the clinical applicability of these agents.

I mean on what basis does that warrant more research? Just cause it worked a bit?! Anyway no problem; you may not know this but in my daytime job I’m a researcher, so I’ll find some holes in that research pretty pronto. Just watch this space!

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3 Responses to “We are nice”

  1. La Sychophant said

    Fear not gimpygimpy, the nice cancer industry people will make sure this gets buried. Homeopathy? There’s nothing in it! The mass overdosers proved that last month. QED

  2. warhelmet said

    I like drugs. Drugs are good.

  3. La Sychophant said

    Hey Warhelmet,

    What about doing a comparison trial! Recruit all the earnest 1023ers to do a similar ‘mass overdose’ with your favourite drugs. That’s a sure way to show that unlike Homeopathy – there’s nothing in it – proper drugs HAVE got something in them!
    The media are on board so they’ll definitely show up.
    What do you think? It could be called Real Drugs – there’s plenty in them!

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