Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Scientific Progress

We all snickered when writers have their space doctors prescribe radiation shots in cheesy SF.  We have - perhaps - snickered in vain.

The new animal experiments detailed in the study confirmed the power of macroketone. The agent did not stop the cancer cells implanted into the animals from forming tumors or from growing, but it completely prevented tumor cells from spreading, compared with control animals, he says. Even when macroketone was given after tumors formed, most cancer spread was blocked.

Discovering that citrus prevented scurvy allowed Europeans to sail around the world without loosing most of one's crew. Regular doses of macroketone could allow humanity to voyage to the far reaches of the solar system without dying of cancer when they get back.

Huzzah for scientific progress.

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