Modern day left-wingers really, really hate the nation of Israel, believing that they are somehow a bunch of evil squatters trying to kick the Palestinians off their own land like a bunch of colonialists or some nonsense.
This is why you constantly hear of liberal boycotts against Israel so often. However, if a new report is accurate, the haters are about to eat a large helping of crow.
Apparently, Israeli scientists believe they’ve found a cure for cancer. Again, if this turns out to be true, it could be one of the most important discoveries in the history of medicine.
As the Jerusalem Post reports, “An estimated 18.1 million new cancer cases are diagnosed worldwide each year, according to reports by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Further, every sixth death in the world is due to cancer, making it the second leading cause of death (second only to cardiovascular disease).”
The treatment is called MuTaTo (multi-target toxin), and works much like antibiotics do in targeting bacteria. MuTaTo is based on SoAP technology, which works by finding, binding and removing bacteria by utilizing bacteriophage-derived proteins. Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria.
MuTaTo inserts DNA coding for a protein into a bacteriophage. Once inside, the protein shows up on the phage’s surface, making it apparent to researchers who can use the phages to find interactions with other proteins, DNA sequences and small molecules. Unlike 2018 Nobel Prize-winning scientists George Smith and Gregory Winter, who used phage display to evolve new proteins or antibodies, the Israelis are producing peptides, which Morad says are better equipped for the job because they are smaller, less expensive and less difficult to manage.
Morad said the company’s initial efforts involved attempting to find “individual novel peptides for specific cancers.” But then he and colleague Dr. Hanan Itzhaki decided to go for broke. He explained that most anti-cancer drugs attack a specific target on or in the cancer cell, but they often trigger a mutation that makes the drug ineffective. But MuTato, as the Jerusalem Post notes, uses “a combination of several cancer-targeting peptides for each cancer cell at the same time, combined with a strong peptide toxin that would kill cancer cells specifically.”
Morad said that the company’s technique “made sure that the treatment will not be affected by mutations; cancer cells can mutate in such a way that targeted receptors are dropped by the cancer … The probability of having multiple mutations that would modify all targeted receptors simultaneously decreases dramatically with the number of targets used. Instead of attacking receptors one at a time, we attack receptors three at a time – not even cancer can mutate three receptors at the same time.”
Morad said MuTato, because it attacks multiple targets, destroys the proteins targeted on the cancer cell. Morad also said because the peptide parts of MuTaTo are tiny and flexible, they can penetrate areas other drugs fail to reach. He stated, “This should make the whole molecule non-immunogenic in most cases and would enable repeated administration of the drug.”
This is incredible, and even if it’s not a complete cure, it seems to indicate that we are on track to find how to get rid of this awful disease and help save an untold number of human lives.
This is a prime example of why hate is such a waste. God blessed these brilliant minds to study this disease and have given them resources that could help engineer a cure. These minds aren’t American. And that’s okay. In fact, that’s fantastic.
It doesn’t matter where they come from, what their skin color or gender happens to be. What matters is they are using the gifts God gave them to better mankind. Simply beautiful.
Let’s hope this pans out and becomes a legitimate cure and affordable treatment for cancer patients the world over.
Source: Daily Wire