"Trojan horse cells kill cancer"

OzzieCapie

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Nice to see Australia gets more and more to the helm of this bleeding edge research. Do a Google on cornea +stem cells +Australia. I remember, there was a time when your country (I assume you are South African), was involved in 'cutting edge' medicine too. Do a Google on 'first hard transplant'.

Australia punches way above its weight here:

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Medical discoveries that have had a major impact on the way we live, life expectancy etc

Asprin —1915.

Heart pacemaker -1926

Penicillin— 1941, Howard Florey.

Ultrasound scanner— 1961,

Cochlear implant— 1979, Graeme Clark

Flu antiviral (Relenza)- 1996

Skin polarprobe— 1998, detects cancerous sunspots.

Cervical cancer vaccine (Gardicil)—2006 Professor Ian Frazer

Nobel Laureates in Science:

1915—Sir William Lawrence Bragg and Sir William Henry Bragg, X-Ray Crystallography

1946—Lord Howard Walter Florey penicillin (see above).

1960—Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet - immunology, the basis for organ transplants.

1963—Sir John Carew Eccles -how nerves and the brain function.

1975—Sir John Warcup Cornforth structure of living matter.

1996—Professor Peter Doherty immunology.

2005—Professor Barry Marshall and Dr Robin Warren Helicobacter pylori bacterium - ulcers of the stomach and duodenum.

Add to that the Black Box flight recorder, Resilin, underwater camera, Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, Radio Telescope, Gene shears, nanotechnology, etc etc
 
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Ou grote

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Australia punches way above its weight here:

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Medical discoveries that have had a major impact on the way we live, life expectancy etc



Nobel Laureates in Science:



Add to that the Black Box flight recorder, Resilin, underwater camera, Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, Radio Telescope, Gene shears, nanotechnology, etc etc

Add sheep-shagging as well - the aussies pioneered and perfected that.
 

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Cervical cancer treatment... What kind of research must've gone into that..
 

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Cervical cancer treatment... What kind of research must've gone into that..
Papiloma virus vaccination? South Africa has done a lot of good research there. Probably a few eccentric doctors involved there as well :p.

That is from 2007. Perhaps they managed to succesfully transport siRNA in these nano cells? Hence the publication in Nature Biotechnology?
 
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