Cancer patients may feel like they have alien creatures or parasites growing inside their bodies, robbing them of health and vigor. According to one cell biologist, that’s exactly right. The formation of cancers is really the evolution of a new parasitic species.
By Gregory MonePosted 09.13.2007 at 3:41 pm 0 Comments
The roughly two thousand people walking around with glass-encapsulated RFID chips in their bodies are probably suffering from some headaches this week. Not because of the chips themselves, but the recent news that they might pose a health risk.
Though the chips are approved for use in humans by the FDA, the AP revealed recently that a number of animal studies, conducted from 1996 to 2006, showed that the implants can induce malignant tumors. The FDA stands by its approval, and implant-maker VeriChip says its products are perfectly safe. But scientists who reviewed the research had mixed reactions.—Gregory Mone
More than 1 million women are scarred every year enduring biopsies that test for breast cancer, and the majority turn out negative. Now Computerized Thermal Imaging Inc. hopes to eliminate unnecessary procedures by providing a noninvasive second opinion following a mammogram. Its thermal imaging system shows malignant tumors (red circle, left)-which are 1 to 2 degrees warmer than benign ones-as hot spots. The FDA could approve the system this year.