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Comment Rundown (Score 5, Interesting) 52

While the title is misleading click-bait, there is potential to this discovery. Here's a rundown:

We already knew that miRNA (which is a regulator/anti-virus peptide working on DNA) was silencing tumour-suppressing genes, this is very old stuff.
We already knew that re-introducing tumour suppressing proteins into cells that lack them would remove the carcinogenic behaviour.
We did not know that adhesive proteins (a part of the external cell stuff that is commonly called Extra-Cellular Matrix (ECM)) regulated miRNA in proximal cells. This is very interesting stuff, and leads to several intriguing possibilities. What if you flood a cancer site with adhesive proteins attached to a membrane connecting peptide? Will that upregulate tumour-suppressing proteins? What happens when you do this to healthy cells? If the response in heathy cells is low, this could be a universal "low-risk, unknown reward" medication for multiple cancer types, something cancer treatment has long lacked (all non-crazy-person treatments are dangerous to healthy tissue now).

So, while not the panacea the title suggests, it's certainly an intriguing discovery.

Comment Re:Reach out and touch base and have a chat (Score 1) 303

Reuters is engaged in a witch hunt that much is clear. The only thing Clinton is guilty of is bad email practice. There has been no smoking gun; nothing that come close to treason or giving away state secrets. Jesus Christ, check every member of Congress and see how they handle email, are they all in compliance.

Okay, let's translate this:

"Hillary isn't guilty of anything. Her crime is far from being on the same level as treason. You can't convict Hillary for her crime until you convict the congress members who are committing the same crime."

Forgive me if I chuckle a little.

Comment Re:Anyone know the tweet that caused this? (Score 4, Funny) 114

I read the statement linked in the summary and immediately wondered, what was the deleted tweet that brought the pressure on Twitter to do this?

I'm pretty sure there has to be one. Either that or someone with a lot of influence was worried that they might tweet carelessly.

Maybe Hillary accidentally tweeted some classified emails?

Comment Finally! (Score 5, Insightful) 114

If there is one thing politicians need less of, it's personal responsibility.

Imagine a world where politicians could be judged not only by what they say in front of the reporters, but also by their actions and behaviour outside of PR-dictated statements. Sounds horrible, right? It's a good thing Twitter has stepped in to make sure that doesn't happen.

Submission + - Judge orders State Dept, FBI to expand probe on Clinton email server->

An anonymous reader writes: In a hearing over Freedom of Information Act requests to the State Department, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan said that former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn't comply with government policies. He ordered the State Department to reach out to the FBI to see if any relevant emails exist on Hillary Clinton's email server. Judge Sullivan was surprised that the State Department and FBI were not already communicating on the issue following the FBI's seizure of Clinton's email server and three thumb drives of emails. More than 300 emails are being examined for containing classified information, and dozens of the emails were "born classified" based on content. Some of those emails were forwarded outside the government. There are also clues emerging about how some of the classified information made its way onto Clinton's server. The email controversy is beginning to show up on the campaign trail, an unwelcome development for Secretary Clinton. Reporter Bob Woodward, who helped bring down President Nixon, said the scandal reminds him of the Nixon tapes. It is interesting to note that the post-Watergate reforms have helped move the investigation forward.
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