Researchers are working on new vaccines for auto-immune diseases. And it involves nanotechnology. It’s really fascinating how these people try to find vaccines to deal with diseases which are often caused by vaccines. It’s a great way to keep them in a job and to keep the money flowing. Of course taking away the cause of the diseases would be a lot better, but somehow scientists never seem to be interested in that.
Nanotechnology is still something very new and when used in humans (like in drugs or sunscreens) the problems are already showing up. But such huge warning signals have never stopped scientists from finding new applications for their dangerous technology. They keep going till they are stopped by a too high number of deaths.
“Scientists are excited by the findings which hold out the prospect of new treatments for a broad range of conditions.” I’m sure they are. For the system is such that the more they find, the more work they have. And wouldn’t you be excited with the prospect of a well paid job for the next ten years? The interesting thing is that they only talk about “treatment”, not about “cure”. Conventional medical treatments rarely cure. They just keep you sick in a slightly more acceptable way. That’s why it’s not health care, but disease management.
“The research could also lead to new ways of tackling the spread of cancer.” One of the main causes of cancer are medical treatments, so this sounds like a bad idea. Doctors don’t cure cancer and they usually don’t even extend the life of the cancer patient, let alone improve the quality of life. So anything that “could lead to a new cancer treatment” is something to run away from.
“However, much more work is needed before experts can be sure the therapy is safe for humans.” That’s what I mean: at least five more years of job guarantee. Not bad. Personally I would prefer to do something useful, but some people are happy to do anything, as long as it pays well enough.
“The vaccine tricks the immune system into producing antibodies that target an enzyme at the heart of autoimmune diseases.” That’s similar to the way vaccines cause autoimmune diseases. Interesting. First cause the problem, then offer a solution. The solution causes other problems and you offer more solutions. That’s how the medical system has worked for a long time, but of course it’s insane. (No worries, I’m sure that scientists are working on a treatment for this kind of insanity. It will just cause more insanity.)
“Untreated mice suffered severe damage to their colons while those injected with the vaccine experienced only “limited” inflammation.” Just what I said: disease management is the best you can expect. Cures rarely happen. Interesting that the article doesn’t say anything about side-effects (= unwanted effects, which can be a lot worse than the problem that was initially treated.) Did the mice get sicker? Did they die earlier? Did the treatment last? I suppose that “needs to be researched further”. Many medical treatments were eventually taken off the market because the dangers far outweighed the benefits. That’s because researchers usually don’t look for the dangers. They only stop a study when the problems are so big that they can’t be ignored or hidden. Especially longer-term problems are very rarely studied.
“The research is published today in the journal Nature Medicine.” I don’t know what this magazine is like, but this research has absolutely nothing to do with nature. And not too much with medicine either. “Unfortunately it is quite difficult to reproduce this precision synthetically,” That’s usually the problem. That’s why drugs always have so many negative effects, where natural substances rarely cause problems. And it’s obvious that scientists know this. But natural products can’t be patented, so they keep searching for synthetic alternatives that can make a lot of money.
“has already applied for patents on the synthetic vaccine molecules as well as the antibodies they generate.” Synthetic vaccine molecules? Is there really anyone who would be happy to get this injected? “scientists acknowledge the “disappointing outcomes” of man-made MMP inhibitors in previous clinical trials.” So the results are disappointing, but the article starts with “promising results”. What is it? Promising or disappointing? Maybe medical research is in such a bad state that disappointing results are promising nowadays. Any result better than no result?
If you want to stay healthy stay far away from vaccines. Better even: stay away from doctors as much as possible. For it’s this kind of quack research that ends up in the consultation rooms of doctors, who will prescribe anything as long as they are told by someone that it’s a great new treatment.