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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    "you know what, let's just go crazy. i'd like all my bone marrow replaced please"

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  • CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Crashmo wrote: »
    Cool, now AIDS is funny! We can make AIDS jokes now!

    what did the gay guy put on his sandwich

    Miracle Whip?

    Close!

    Man-AIDS

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  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User
    edited December 2010
    The joke is MayonAIDS

    you turd de force

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    Dear satan I wish for this or maybe some of this....oh and I'm a medium or a large.
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  • MagnumCTMagnumCT Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    "you know what, let's just go crazy. i'd like all my bone marrow replaced please"

    Might as well. I mean, you're already there and all.

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  • JordanthehuttJordanthehutt Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    This is kind of old. We talked about it in my first level bio course when they first did the transplant.

    However there is now: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8272113.stm

    also some other promising stuff on the wiki.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase It's all in the game though, right?Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2010
    Crashmo wrote: »
    Crashmo wrote: »
    Cool, now AIDS is funny! We can make AIDS jokes now!

    what did the gay guy put on his sandwich

    Miracle Whip?

    Close!

    Man-AIDS

    Good, because Miracle Whip is awful.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Can't see the article right now but if it's anything like what I think has happened here then this is a prohibitively expensive, dangerous procedure with a tiny success rate

    But maybe it is as good as it sounds!!! that would rock

    Yeah I remember this story from when they first did the procedure on the patient a few years ago

    It's very expensive, and a very risky procedure, but it's proof of concept which is a very important step.

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Sheri wrote: »
    TheStig wrote: »
    Cool, now AIDS is funny! We can make AIDS jokes now!

    We weren't supposed to before? Oops!

    Oh, the other week in chem lab we were recording the smells of some chemical and my partner goes
    "What's it smell like"
    me: "eggs"
    her: "AIDs?!"
    Me: "eggs!"

    How did she think I could smell aids?

    She said it with a lower-case s? How silly of her.

    shhhhhhh
    I dropped it when switching shifts :(

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase It's all in the game though, right?Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2010
    TheStig wrote: »
    Sheri wrote: »
    TheStig wrote: »
    Cool, now AIDS is funny! We can make AIDS jokes now!

    We weren't supposed to before? Oops!

    Oh, the other week in chem lab we were recording the smells of some chemical and my partner goes
    "What's it smell like"
    me: "eggs"
    her: "AIDs?!"
    Me: "eggs!"

    How did she think I could smell aids?

    She said it with a lower-case s? How silly of her.

    shhhhhhh
    I dropped it when switching shifts :(

    You never switch shifts while typing. NEVER!

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  • TasteticleTasteticle Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    How many AIDS does it take to screw in a light bulb



    just one if he has a ladder


    Uh-oh I accidentally deleted my signature. Uh-oh!!
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  • CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Staleghoti wrote: »
    The joke is MayonAIDS

    you turd de force

    man-aids makes more sense and your face is ugly

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    MagnumCT wrote: »
    Seems like a waste of time and resources.

    you heard it here first, folks

    curing AIDS deemed "waste of time"

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  • TheidarTheidar Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Actually in traditional bone marrow transplants they use chemotherapy and radiation to fucking destroy ever bit of marrow in your body then inject the donor cells.

    A newer style called a mini-allogenic transplant uses less chemo and radiation and hope the new marrow will kill off your old cancerous marrow. This doesn't always work, but is much less likely to kill you from the transplant procees.

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  • MagnumCTMagnumCT Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    #pipe wrote: »
    MagnumCT wrote: »
    Seems like a waste of time and resources.

    you heard it here first, folks

    curing AIDS deemed "waste of time"

    No, no, no, only getting some of your marrow changed instead of all. What's all this about AIDS?

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  • VivixenneVivixenne aDAWRable! Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    MagnumCT wrote: »
    Seems like a waste of time and resources.

    are you a troll

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  • CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    An AIDS walks into a bar

    bleuugh

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  • VivixenneVivixenne aDAWRable! Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    MagnumCT I do not know you know how the human body works.

    Like Anjin said, it's not like an oil change.

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  • TasteticleTasteticle Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I am going to start a company called band-AIDS where you put a little band on your body and you get aids from it


    Uh-oh I accidentally deleted my signature. Uh-oh!!
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  • EndEnd Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Tasteticle wrote: »
    How many AIDS does it take to screw in a light bulb



    just one if he has a ladder

    "everyone needs aids!" - jared

    aint no valley low enough, aint no river wide enough
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  • KetBraKetBra hiRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Here is the abstract in case anyone is interested:
    ABSTRACT

    HIV entry into CD4+ cells requires interaction with a cellular receptor, generally either CCR5 or CXCR4. We have previously reported the case of an HIV-infected patient in whom viral replication remained absent despite discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy after transplantation with CCR532/32 stem cells. However, it was expected that the long-lived viral reservoir would lead to HIV rebound and disease progression during the process of immune reconstitution. In the present study, we demonstrate successful reconstitution of CD4+ T cells at the systemic level as well as in the gut mucosal immune system following CCR532/32 stem cell transplantation, while the patient remains without any sign of HIV infection. This was observed although recovered CD4+ T cells contain a high proportion of activated memory CD4+ T cells, i.e. the preferential targets of HIV, and are susceptible to productive infection with CXCR4-tropic HIV. Furthermore, during the process of immune reconstitution, we found evidence for the replacement of long-lived host tissue cells with donor-derived cells indicating that the size of the viral reservoir has been reduced over time. In conclusion, our results strongly suggest that cure of HIV has been achieved in this patient.

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  • CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    who wants to go get POZZED

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  • MagnumCTMagnumCT Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Vivixenne wrote: »
    MagnumCT I do not know you know how the human body works.

    Like Anjin said, it's not like an oil change.

    And he's right. Sounds like it's more like boiling out the old and then adding in the new. Traditionally, at least.

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    sorry my link was busted! seppuku for everyone!

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  • George Fornby GrillGeorge Fornby Grill ...Like Clockwork Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    sorry my link was busted! seppuku for everyone!

    No excuses on the seppuku, I know each of you motherfuckers has at least one katana you can throw yourselves on

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  • GeoMitchGeoMitch Registered User
    edited December 2010
  • TheidarTheidar Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Thanks for the support GM.

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  • GeoMitchGeoMitch Registered User
    edited December 2010
    no prob bro

    let's have a brone marrow transplant

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  • TheidarTheidar Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Okay but I'm the donor this time.

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  • MagnumCTMagnumCT Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Good info, thanks guys.

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  • OghulkOghulk whale oil beef hooked james k. polk middle schoolRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Holy shit this news is great.

    All the science news this fall has been fucking fantastic in general.

    !!

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  • GeoMitchGeoMitch Registered User
    edited December 2010
    unf yeah give me all that fucking marrow

    ugh ugh ugh

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  • VivixenneVivixenne aDAWRable! Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Theidar wrote: »
    Actually in traditional bone marrow transplants they use chemotherapy and radiation to fucking destroy ever bit of marrow in your body then inject the donor cells.

    A newer style called a mini-allogenic transplant uses less chemo and radiation and hope the new marrow will kill off your old cancerous marrow. This doesn't always work, but is much less likely to kill you from the transplant procees.

    The latter is the one I am familiar with because a friend of mine went through it. The state you're in before the transplant is pretty terrifying so doctors recommended the other one.

    It worked for her, so that was neat.

    The transplant is only meant to be enough to get things going, not top you up right away, so it can be pretty rough if you lose it all from what I hear.

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  • JyardanaJyardana Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    This is a pretty fucking fantastic step

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase It's all in the game though, right?Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2010
    Oghulk wrote: »
    Holy shit this news is great.

    All the science news this fall has been fucking fantastic in general.

    !!

    Good ol' science. Where would we be without science?

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  • the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2010
    all of you are reminding me of the scene in zombieland where that one zombie cracks open some dude's bone and slurps all the juice.

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  • MagnumCTMagnumCT Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Vivixenne wrote: »
    Theidar wrote: »
    Actually in traditional bone marrow transplants they use chemotherapy and radiation to fucking destroy ever bit of marrow in your body then inject the donor cells.

    A newer style called a mini-allogenic transplant uses less chemo and radiation and hope the new marrow will kill off your old cancerous marrow. This doesn't always work, but is much less likely to kill you from the transplant procees.

    The latter is the one I am familiar with because a friend of mine went through it. The state you're in before the transplant is pretty terrifying so doctors recommended the other one.

    It worked for her, so that was neat.

    The transplant is only meant to be enough to get things going, not top you up right away, so it can be pretty rough if you lose it all from what I hear.

    A guy I worked with had to (and still does, I think) travel to Texas on several different occasions for treatment, so I'm guessing his was the newer method as well.

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  • MagnumCTMagnumCT Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Oghulk wrote: »
    Holy shit this news is great.

    All the science news this fall has been fucking fantastic in general.

    !!

    Good ol' science. Where would we be without science?

    The Southern Baptist Convention?

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  • FishmanFishman I find your inability to differentiate between 'corruption' and 'feminism' disturbing Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
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    That's unbelievably cool. Your new name is cool guy. Let's have sex.
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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Fishman wrote: »

    Yes well it's the same study and the same patient

    they're just saying they were expecting a resurgence of the virus but it never appeared and now they're publishing their results

    medical science takes time

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  • GeoMitchGeoMitch Registered User
    edited December 2010
    faith healing is instantaneous though

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