Sunday, February 04, 2007

Lab accident cures cancer

The story goes like this: Grad student works on GI inflammation and uses an epithelial cancer cell line as a model. Tries to see if a PPAR-Gamma modulator would be effective against Chron's disease or ulcerative colitis, but messes her calculation by a couple of logs. Result, the cells die, and she claims to have found cure for cancer. Apparently the microtubules "disapeared", but we don't know how or why. Which makes me think I have already found the cure for cancer several times over, I just didn't realise.
Top ten cures:
  1. Serum starvation
  2. Low PH
  3. Gram negative bacteria
  4. Mycoplasma
  5. Fungus
  6. Autoclave
  7. Summer student
  8. Alcohol
  9. Trypsin
  10. protein lysis buffer


Bayman said...

Don't forget Lipofectamine 2000....

xenobiologista said...

I found a cure for influenza, it's called thawing your virus stock in a waterbath set at 56C instead of 37C.