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Mutant Chickens Lay Eggs Filled With Cancer-Fighting Agents

Is this the solution to cancer?

Cancer is a dreaded disease worldwide. Each year, millions of people develop the illness and many are dying from it, even if there are potent treatment options available like chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Now, many experts across the globe are trying to invent ways to fight these cancer cells. In fact, a team of Japanese scientists at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has successfully modified chickens to have the ability to lay eggs containing cancer-killing drugs that can potentially reduce the cost of cancer treatment.

The eggs will contain interferon beta, a special protein used in treating skin cancer, multiple sclerosis, and hepatitis.

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When this is injected in patients with cancer about three times a week, it can help prevent cancer cells from spreading and multiplying. Also, it can boost T cells levels to battle cancer cells.

However, the problem is, production of this drug is expensive.

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The production of a few micrograms of interferon beta may already cost about $250 to $900.

The scientists altered the DNA of chickens through a genome editing technology to produce the interferon beta, which is also related to the immune system.

The scientists hope that the findings of the experiment could pave the way for further research on the area, making the production of the drug relatively lower than the current price.

Soon, the team plans to stably produce interferon beta at about several dozen milligrams to an estimated 100 milligrams from just one egg.

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This will dramatically cut production costs, making the drug more affordable for patients. This could help many patients with cancer who want cheaper options for the expensive drugs present today.

Prof. Hironobu Hojo at Osaka University said:

“This is a result that we hope leads to the development of cheap drugs.”

“In the future, it will be necessary to closely examine the characteristics of the agents contained in the eggs and determine their safety as pharmaceutical products.”

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Rare Condition Causes Girl To Start Period At Age 4 And Will Soon Undergo Menopause At 5

Her body is growing uncontrollably, making her go through menopause at age 5.

The endocrine system plays a complex role in the body. It regulates the release of various hormones, which are chemicals that control many body processes. When the endocrine goes out of control, it causes chaos in the body, leading to several health issues.

Endocrine problems affect many people of all ages. A four-year-old girl in Australia is suffering from a rare condition called Addison's disease. The illness causes her body to mature at a very fast pace.

In fact, Emily Dover has grown breasts at the age of two, had her period at 4 years old and is expected to have her menopause at 5 years old.

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Woman Finds Bro She Last Saw 6 Decades Ago, Discovers He’s Among The World’s Richest Men

Two siblings were separated for decades, later got a reunion where sister finds out shocking accomplishment of brother.

They say the family isn’t whose blood you carry, but it’s who you love and loves you back. This kind of deep relation was molded between one Scottish woman and her adopted Hindu brother who now happens to be one of the world’s richest men.

Ida Wilde has been reunited with her long-lost brother, Asgar Patel, after 60 years of being separated. The last memory they had of each other was the tearful goodbye they had to tell on a Glasgow railway platform as Asgar had to go back to his real family in India.

A Scottish woman finally found her adopted brother whom she last saw 60 years ago.

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Brit Guy Jailed In Dubai For Three Years For Touching Man’s Hips

Touching another man’s hips is apparently an unforgivable crime in Dubai and this Briton unfortunately didn’t know.

The Middle East has always been known for their strict compliance with their cultural practices on dress codes and decency. However, the United Arab Emirates, most especially the city of Dubai, opened its mind to new and more modern ideas. In fact, for the past couple of years, many tourists were attesting to its more “considerate” environment with the authorities already allowing women to flaunt their fashion sense; something that is still forbidden in other Arabian countries.

However, a previous incident in Dubai opens the world to the reality that the city still takes public indecency as a serious matter. It might have gone overboard though as a Briton was jailed for accidentally touching another man’s hip to avoid them from bumping each other.

A British tourist was jailed in Dubai for public indecency charges.

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