When I stepped on the scale at my doctor’s office, I was surprised to see that I weighed 144 pounds. “Why don’t you just take off that last four?” I joked to the nurse as she made a notation on my chart. A few moments later, my doctor came in and flipped through the chart. “I see you’ve lost weight,” he said. “You’re down to 14 pounds!”
One of the universal signs for every type of malignant cancer is severe unintended weight loss. And it often (not always) means the tumor has spread beyond the body organ of origin into another part(s) of the person. Known as metastasizing (spreading), it is the most difficult form of the disease with which to deal. The patient is usually sent home with medicine being given to make them as comfortable as possible before death arrives. And when that time does come, they are often physically just a shell of what they once were.
But Israeli researchers believe they have found the way to cure metastatic cancer and the answer lies, in of all places, the human sperm. Here are the details. When a cancer cell develops in an organ, the cell is able to grow because it’s in its normal environment of cell nourishment. However, when those cancer cells leave one organ for another, they enter a very different environment and must improvise in order to survive and flourish under more hostile conditions. And they do so by reprogramming their inside computer to adapt to their new environment.
Well, it turns out that the only other cell in the human body that does the same thing is the sperm (as it goes from the male organ to the female organ). And lo and behold, the computer inside the sperm cell is exactly the same as the computer inside the metastatic cell. So, being able to work on the much more stable sperm cell and using advanced robotic chemical tools, a synthetic antidote (E260) was developed that disabled the computer (FerT) and killed off the sperm cell. Now the only question was, would E260 work on the FerT in the metastatic cell? First, Israeli scientists injected the antidote by needle into a culture dish of metastatic cells and it disabled the computer inside and killed the cancer cells. Then, Israeli scientists gave the same antidote orally to mice with metastatic tumors, and there, as well, it disabled the computer inside and killed the cells. As well, in each case, there were no adverse side effects seen and the surrounding normal cells remained unaffected. Plus, all of this was done without having to resort to chemotherapy and/or radiation.
Dr. Uri Nir and his team of medical researchers at Bar-Ilan University in Tel-Aviv, now begin clinical trials on humans. And if all goes as planned (never a guarantee), that elusive simple “shot” or “pill” to cure cancer, could be one step closer.
The bottom line? Another one of the seemingly endless examples of God’s promise to Abraham that he and his seed would be a blessing to the entire world.