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Re: RC: Re: Re: What??

Hi Steph
Then you would probably find this book VERY interesting, being written
by a colleague. It would be GREAT to hear your "take" on it to after
reading. Do you have the time? Boy I'd love to hear your review as this
was NOT my field in college.

Visions of the Wind wrote:
> The growth of cells is regulated by a genetic sequence in the DNA which
> essentially tells the cell how many times is should split and/or tells the
> cell what the "stop growing" signals are. Cancer is the result of these
> signals being interrupted and/or shut off completely. The cells then
> continue to grow with no regulation mechanism telling them when to stop.
> While it is possible that there could be a 'parasite' that could produce a
> chemical signal that might interrupt the cells' natural mechanisms, the
> likelihood of this is small as relates to most cancers. The long and short
> of this being that while it is possible that this COULD happen in less than
> 1% of cancers, it is not likely. While I don't have a Ph.D. in the area, I
> DO have a bachelors with honors in Microbiology, and I HAVE worked in cancer
> biology research labs and have extended schooling in cancer biology.
> Steph McCray
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Whispering Oaks Arabians, Home of TLA Halynov
I've learned that life is like a roll of toilet paper, the closer it
gets to the end, the faster it goes. Smell the roses!

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