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  • A Silver Bullet For "Untreatable" Infections. 0 comments
    Jun 19, 2013 11:14 PM | about stocks: SLV

    Just the other day I posted a reflection on some organizations concerns over new strains of diseases in so many words, that were becoming naturally more and more resistant to antibiotics.

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    Fate it seems, and human efforts are actively working on this dilemma however, and now it seems that researchers have discovered a way of essentially turning otherwise untreatable(given current presumed restrictions) infections/diseases into softer gentler versions of there formers selves. Versions which can be manipulated/acted upon using more standard anti-bacterial substances.

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    For example, researchers have found that by using silver compounds, that they can do just this, and hence in a way strip away the protective force-field that virii etc have built up in regards to specific antibiotics/treatments.

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    Its perhaps somewhat interesting that it has been common knowledge for a while(hundred if not thousands of years) that silver has anti-bacterial properties, hence its use in a variety of different sensitive environments/ specific medical gauzes etc, but its good that someone somewhere has put 2 and 2 together. For surely, its always easy to "Monday morning quarterback" and say, "oh that was obvious", and perhaps this is one of the reasons, that knowledge is so important in one's life, for one may thus better understand the sort of "cell membranes" of different processes/logics and hence easily put two and two together once one realizes the type of protein one needs to be allowed to enter into the world of success/understanding.

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    Either way, surely this may help revert some of the potential doom/gloomism that may otherwise and perhaps reasonably surface in the face of the possibility of bacteria/virii becoming untreatable, and perhaps it would be interesting to see, if, as I'm sure in the future we will, whether or not this is kind of a nice skeleton key for many dilemmas that fall under this untreatable malady heading per se.

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    Either way, here's a link to the article(below). Much silver is already used in medical/scientific devices/materia however it will be interesting to see if maybe in years to come with these new finding, whether or not future silver demand will be marginally accelerated or bumped up per se, for surely as the developing world continues to develop, it will begin to be able to afford more high quality medical equipment and surely this by its self will increase the demand for silver equipment, but perhaps this new finding may add some occasional acceleration or something to that rate or increase in demand.

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    Article; http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130619164754.htm

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    Here's another interesting article, it discusses "naked-mole-rats" which apart from being naked(hairless) subterranean rats, are also one of the interesting species of mammals that are immune per se to cancer, which is I guess somewhat unique; anyway they are always a hot topic for research and here's the latest I guess one could say;

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130619132444.htm

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    On this topic of immunity to cancer I was watching the good-old Japanese State broadcasting television channel(NHK) the other day, and they had this great discussion of how that the same enzyme that may have allowed us(humans) to grow such large brains may also be that which makes us more susceptible to cancer than other primates etc, which don't have the same problem with cancer. It makes sense I guess since by shifting an emphasis on to cell expansion/reproduction we have hence accentuated that which can go wrong as well with said process(cancer), the show had an interesting way of very clearly framing the subject none-the-less.

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