Scientists Revive Dormant, HIV-Fighting Genes

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BLOONINJA 503:
Yea! Nex is on the Escapist too!

Dude those pics were gross by the way...

I am! And yes, yes they were.

I forsee many stupid people having lots of sex after hearing this news and paying dearly for it afterward.

imacharginmehlaz0r:

my prize is the cake. its moist and delicious. you want a piece? he said to share it with the scientists. but im hungry.

why do i get the feeling this cake is a genetically engineered lie?

Earnest Cavalli:

GothmogII:

Or you know...just use protection.

Quite. dmase has chosen the most obscure possible cause for the spread of AIDS. It almost makes me wonder how long ago some girl he had a crush on ditched him for an older guy. He doth protest too much and all that.

Ga Latex you have bested me again. Sorry never been dropped for a older guy, younger yes and then she realized she made a huge mistake and came running back. I'm almost possitive that sex is the major contributor in the spread of HIV in America. Eithiopia I'm sure that sex isn't the leading cause. I guess a better strategy would be to not have sex with random strangers but especially with HIV you wouldn't know for possibly years after you getting infected, symptoms i mean. So you could have been in a relationship with someone for 2 years get married and on your wedding night have sex for the first time and find out later that they have HIV. How do you know. Anyways, I wouldn't follow my own advice in the first place except the random strangers thing, that seems more common sense.

300lb. Samoan:

imacharginmehlaz0r:

my prize is the cake. its moist and delicious. you want a piece? he said to share it with the scientists. but im hungry.

why do i get the feeling this cake is a genetically engineered lie?

well it WAS real. but i ate it all. i saved your piece though. you have 5 minutes to claim it before it becomes fair game for someone else.

Is it bad that the first thing I thought of when reading this was that Cowboy Bebop episode where a serum devolves people into apes?

MaxTheReaper:

Not a big fan of "God's will," which is what Wikipedia leads me to believe is their reason for resisting disease cures.

Actually, while I know that AIDS undoubtedly affects people who don't deserve it, I can't help but think that there are some people who got it because they're massive, stupid sluts.
And it's them I don't really want cured.

Yes, I am awful.
Blame nature, not nurture.

Anyway, as I said, looking past my extremism, this is still really cool.
Just wish it had been a way to cure all cancer forever.

You know what? Thinking about how many people are suffering from it due to plain ignorance (mostly in Africa, through no real fault of their own,) I have revised my opinion.
After all, I don't need a disease to help me off whores.
Woo science! Cure that disease! (or help develop a vaccine or whatever you know best)

Eh, thats what non-deadly-but-still-annoying-STDs are for. Horray for finding potential cure for HIV/AIDs

imacharginmehlaz0r:

300lb. Samoan:

imacharginmehlaz0r:

my prize is the cake. its moist and delicious. you want a piece? he said to share it with the scientists. but im hungry.

why do i get the feeling this cake is a genetically engineered lie?

well it WAS real. but i ate it all. i saved your piece though. you have 5 minutes to claim it before it becomes fair game for someone else.

Um, uh,,, aaaaaahhh.... DAMMIT FINE! OK, I'll stop with my pseudo-religious pessimism - finding a cure for AIDS is pretty fucking cool! I hope it's devil's food cake, that's my favorite!

SuperMse:
Is it bad that the first thing I thought of when reading this was that Cowboy Bebop episode where a serum devolves people into apes?

HAHA yes, it's awful! but only because it reminds me that they're making a live action Cowboy Bebop staring Keanu Reeves as Spike. DAMMIT

300lb. Samoan:

imacharginmehlaz0r:

300lb. Samoan:

imacharginmehlaz0r:

my prize is the cake. its moist and delicious. you want a piece? he said to share it with the scientists. but im hungry.

why do i get the feeling this cake is a genetically engineered lie?

well it WAS real. but i ate it all. i saved your piece though. you have 5 minutes to claim it before it becomes fair game for someone else.

Um, uh,,, aaaaaahhh.... DAMMIT FINE! OK, I'll stop with my pseudo-religious pessimism - finding a cure for AIDS is pretty fucking cool! I hope it's devil's food cake, that's my favorite!

if that is the chocolate lovers wet dream type cake then yea.

Hot damn, this is a huge breakthrough. Let's hope that it'll lead to a positive outcome here!

orannis62:

Internet Kraken:
Don't celebrate yet. Soon AIDS may no longer be a problem, but there is always the threat of super AIDS.

Yes, we must be ever alert for the Super AIDS.

Super AIDS is much buffer than normal AIDS and rides a flying motorcycle, be afraid!

OooOOOOH!

orannis62:

Lord_Ascendant:
.......this is so groundbreaking and awesome I can't even find words to describe it other than WOW

Took the words out of my mouth.

Lets just hope that the side effect of reawakening this gene doesn't turn the part of our DNA immune to the Black Death into junk DNA though (no basis for me to think that would happen, it would just be ironic).

We're not immune to the black death. Your statement is quite ironic though. About 2% of people on Earth have an immunity to the black death. This immunity is accomplished by removing the attachment site that the virus uses. Viruses are nothing but molecular machines, so without it's pre-programed attachment site, it cannot infect you (unless mutation occurs... which it does with pandemics). The ironic part is that HIV attaches to the same site. So this means that those 2% are immune to HIV as well. Both these viruses are very close in makeup, so immunity to one will most likely mean immunity to both.

Just a reassurance... HIV immunity won't mean (predictably anyway) a resurgence of a global pandemic. If anything, it's even more protection.

MaxTheReaper:

Flying-Emu:

MaxTheReaper:
...I want to be happy, but I...
Actually, I can't even share my honest opinion on this without getting banned.
Sometimes it really sucks to be an extremist.

Anyway, if nothing else, this is a good day for science.
And for that, I will rejoice.

Why do I get the idea you're a member of Delphi? (from Trauma Center, in case you didn't know)

Not a big fan of "God's will," which is what Wikipedia leads me to believe is their reason for resisting disease cures.

Actually, while I know that AIDS undoubtedly affects people who don't deserve it, I can't help but think that there are some people who got it because they're massive, stupid sluts.
And it's them I don't really want cured.

Yes, I am awful.
Blame nature, not nurture.

Anyway, as I said, looking past my extremism, this is still really cool.
Just wish it had been a way to cure all cancer forever.

You know what? Thinking about how many people are suffering from it due to plain ignorance (mostly in Africa, through no real fault of their own,) I have revised my opinion.
After all, I don't need a disease to help me off whores.
Woo science! Cure that disease! (or help develop a vaccine or whatever you know best)

You sir, have won this thread. Well, at least my support on it :D
You see, I can't help but feel that while it would be nice to have this for the folks in Africa and such, some other societies are going to look at it as saying that you can go have more sex. After all, AIDs is gone, right? Well, all that's going to encourage is the evolution of an even worse disease. History has proven this: abuse of penicillin and other medicines led to the creation of superbugs all over. This is that, just in genetic form. Nature can be a bitch at times, but when it comes to making tougher diseases she's the queen of being a bitch.

Earnest Cavalli:

BLOONINJA 503:
Yea! Nex is on the Escapist too!

Dude those pics were gross by the way...

I am! And yes, yes they were.

Huh. I was wondering what was going on (someone with 40 posts putting up news? MADNESS). Now I know :D

orannis62:

Internet Kraken:
Don't celebrate yet. Soon AIDS may no longer be a problem, but there is always the threat of super AIDS.

Yes, we must be ever alert for the Super AIDS.

super SENTIENT AIDS

Wow... just blew my mind and made my day. Way to go science dudes!

Yo, awesome scientists, please bring back the giant bat wings while you're at it :p

Now all we need to do is cure cancer and back hair and we'll be set.....

orannis62:

Internet Kraken:
Don't celebrate yet. Soon AIDS may no longer be a problem, but there is always the threat of super AIDS.

Yes, we must be ever alert for the Super AIDS.

Super AIDS is nothing... It doesn't get really ugly until it evolves into Living Liquid Super AIDS...

Now if only we could have found a way to link this to the development of Duke Nukem Forever...

Anyways, my personal paranoia is that the genes went kaput for a reason, and that fucking with ourselves on such a level can only have negative consequences; whether it's having children with two heads, zombie outbreak, SUPER AIDS or losing the will to live like the Jovians of EVE...

...yeah, I'm just going to do things the certain way and not tap hookers.

Edit: Darn, someone beat me to SUPER AIDS, but MINE WAS ALL CAPS. HA.

MizPiz:

Eh, thats what non-deadly-but-still-annoying-STDs are for. Horray for finding potential cure for HIV/AIDs

But I am a huge fan of the death penalty.
I have a flag.
And a t-shirt.

scotth266:

You sir, have won this thread. Well, at least my support on it :D
You see, I can't help but feel that while it would be nice to have this for the folks in Africa and such, some other societies are going to look at it as saying that you can go have more sex. After all, AIDs is gone, right? Well, all that's going to encourage is the evolution of an even worse disease. History has proven this: abuse of penicillin and other medicines led to the creation of superbugs all over. This is that, just in genetic form. Nature can be a bitch at times, but when it comes to making tougher diseases she's the queen of being a bitch.

See, your argument sounds a little less horrible than mine.

MaxTheReaper:

scotth266:
I SNIP MAHSELF.

See, your argument sounds a little less horrible than mine.

It's also why I laugh at all the Super-Aids posts, because they have no idea just how true that really is. Seriously, it will happen. I mean, some diseases were easier to kill before penicillin came along, and now they're goddamn invulnerable. It only takes one genetic mutation and ZOOP, here comes Super-Aids! This is expounded when Super-Aids becomes the only STD that still affects humans: then it has no competition to get in the way of it's rise to glory.

Hope lies...in our past.

MaxTheReaper:

Flying-Emu:

MaxTheReaper:
...I want to be happy, but I...
Actually, I can't even share my honest opinion on this without getting banned.
Sometimes it really sucks to be an extremist.

Anyway, if nothing else, this is a good day for science.
And for that, I will rejoice.

Why do I get the idea you're a member of Delphi? (from Trauma Center, in case you didn't know)

Not a big fan of "God's will," which is what Wikipedia leads me to believe is their reason for resisting disease cures.

Actually, while I know that AIDS undoubtedly affects people who don't deserve it, I can't help but think that there are some people who got it because they're massive, stupid sluts.
And it's them I don't really want cured.

Yes, I am awful.
Blame nature, not nurture.

Anyway, as I said, looking past my extremism, this is still really cool.
Just wish it had been a way to cure all cancer forever.

You know what? Thinking about how many people are suffering from it due to plain ignorance (mostly in Africa, through no real fault of their own,) I have revised my opinion.
After all, I don't need a disease to help me off whores.
Woo science! Cure that disease! (or help develop a vaccine or whatever you know best)

Max, I swear, in another life we were meant to be together.

I totally understand where you're coming from, and I feel exactly the same way.

The whores don't deserve a vaccine, but certainly there are plenty of good people out there, who do.

Damn the whores. Especially the idiots who don't use protection, have kids accidentally, and cost us decent people millions in taxes, when their neglected and unwanted kids inevitably get sent to prison.

This discovery could change the world as we know it. If there's a latent strand of DNA for HIV, imagine what other diseases we could latently be immune to.

scotth266:

MaxTheReaper:

scotth266:
I SNIP MAHSELF.

See, your argument sounds a little less horrible than mine.

It's also why I laugh at all the Super-Aids posts, because they have no idea just how true that really is. Seriously, it will happen. I mean, some diseases were easier to kill before penicillin came along, and now they're goddamn invulnerable. It only takes one genetic mutation and ZOOP, here comes Super-Aids! This is expounded when Super-Aids becomes the only STD that still affects humans: then it has no competition to get in the way of it's rise to glory.

And it still won't matter, because I will be immune.
As long as I don't get it from a blood transplant or something.

Ionami:

Max, I swear, in another life we were meant to be together.

I totally understand where you're coming from, and I feel exactly the same way.

The whores don't deserve a vaccine, but certainly there are plenty of good people out there, who do.

Damn the whores. Especially the idiots who don't use protection, have kids accidentally, and cost us decent people millions in taxes, when their neglected and unwanted kids inevitably get sent to prison.

One or both of us should be a cute chick.
Problem solved!

But yeah, it's a shame that by helping people who deserve it, we're helping people who deserve to suffer for their stupidity.

dmase:
Really most STD's such as HIV could have completely been avoided in America if people decided that they wouldn't screw around with people older then them. Just one generation decide that maybe i could try getting a partner from my own age group.

You do realise that AIDS has a twenty-five percent rate of perinatal transmission, which also is the cause of ninety-one percent of cases among children?[1]

This is amazing! Three cheers for genetic research!

But *cough*28 days later*cough*I am Legend*cough*
Screwing with DNA can sometimes lead to, well, problems. I think it's time to start developing my Z-Day survival plan and stock up on supplies.

Seriously though, this is amazing news.

Shit, as a sentient AIDS creature this does not fare well at all.

Caimekaze:

dmase:
Really most STD's such as HIV could have completely been avoided in America if people decided that they wouldn't screw around with people older then them. Just one generation decide that maybe i could try getting a partner from my own age group.

You do realise that AIDS has a twenty-five percent rate of perinatal transmission, which also is the cause of ninety-one percent of cases among children?[1]

Among Children and i'm sure somebody who has had it since birth would be a lot more careful then someone who doesn't even know they have it. I was talking more of STDs in General with this and i said in another post that i wouldn't really go as far on the age thing that i put in that post.

I hope only good comes of this, though, I fear many bad things will as well.

Not as the "We've tampered with Nature! *Insert face melting here* but this "cure" not being given to those who need it, that it's hoarded, or the price is too high.

Another way to look at it, which I believe no one adressed. The population.

Unless we starting colonizing space, or have orbiting colonies, it's gonna get crowded real quick.

I'm not saying people deserve to have AIDS, no one does. Nobody deserves to die like that, especially those who didn't do anything wrong.

Now, does it do anything else? Is only Retrocyclin activated, or is something else being let into the body? And what does this stuff do to someone without AIDS?

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