Thursday, February 9, 2012


WORLDWIDE - So you know that cancer cells don’t die, right? They have this  immortal zombie/vampire thing going on, and it makes me crazy. Luckily, we have about 20 ‘how to defeat immortals’ television shows happening so we know to stock up on water and supplies. 

The big news at a recent meeting of cancer researchers called ASCO is that there are little tiny caps on the ends on the tops of cancer cells called "telomeres". Those caps are the reason the cells live forever, the researchers tell us. The researchers are now trying to find a way to make the telomeres not fit. Be too short for the cell, therefore it will die a natural death like the rest of our cells.

I, personally, was pretty happy to hear about this research. As a cancer patient, it’s really unnerving to know that I’ve got cells wearing shoes that look like this picture running around my system. Blech. 
(Come on, you didn’t think I was going to put up a photo of a really scary zombie and not shoes, right? This is a family friendly blog!)

Go go cancer research!

1 comment:

kim farris said...

Hiedi, hello! Wonderful to hear about the research. You made me smile with those dreadful zombie and that's hard for me to do at this time. Keep up your great work. Sincerely, kim farris