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A cure for cancer discovered
The closest Michael Kalafatis ever will get to being a rock star is a photo posted near his office door at Cleveland State University.
In a photo, a musician, strutting across a stage, soaks in the applause and adulation of thousands of fans. On it, a caption reads: “The biochemical superstar, Dr. Kalafatis, is shown here leaving a recent Cleveland State lecture.”
“Some of my students did that. … Funny huh?” he said.
Those crazy college kids.
Is it possible that there is a cure for cancer?
A Cleveland State University professor believes there is. And a panel of independent reviewers at both the Cleveland Clinic and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) agree.
Professor Michael Kalafatis, heads up research for Cleveland State University (CSU). For over 10 years he’s led CSU research into blood coagulation.
it happened by accident. Right there inside chemistry labs in a science building along Euclid Avenue. A dozen or so blocks from the Indians’ Progressive Field or Cleveland Browns Stadium — sites that Stark Countians are probably more familiar with. Kalafatis calls it a case of “serendipity” rather than “stumbled.”
“Your best discoveries are from something you weren’t expecting,” says David Anderson, the associate dean of Cleveland State University.
That’s exactly how this breakthrough happened.
Kalafatis was working on a research project related to genes and blood coagulation. His students added a special compound to human cancer cells in a petri dish.
The compound killed the cells. This wasn’t the point of the experiment… or what Kalafatis expected. He thought his students had botched the experiment. So he had them do it again. And they got the same results. Shocked by the incredible possibility, he did the test himself. And got the same result. With disbelief… he did it again. And again the compound killed the cancer cells.
So he broadened the experiment. Using the compound that he now calls CancerX, Kalafatis applied it to different types of cancer.
Breast cancer… prostate cancer… leukemia… brain cancer… CancerX killed them all.
But experiments in petri dishes don’t mean the same thing as they do in real life. So he took his experiments to the next level.
Discovering the cure
Kalafatis injected human cancer cells into mice and allowed them to grow into full-blown tumors. Then he applied CancerX.
Nothing happened at first.
A week went by.
“Then I got a phone call,” says Kalafatis. “The tumor had disappeared.”
It was then that he knew he was onto something. He began running a gamut of tests. Every type of cancer he could test… and it killed ALL of them.
He’s since tested almost 60 different types of cancer. Tumors dramatically shrink – or are entirely killed. And even better… there’s no damage to surrounding tissue or healthy cells.
He’s had his findings confirmed by the Cleveland Clinic and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Clinic ran a series of tests on dozens of different types of cancer. These included brain, kidney, and liver. They found it destroyed the tumors… with no harm to healthy cells.
The NIH conducted Phase I and II trials on over 50 different types of cancer. They got the same results - every time.
Now Professor Kalafatis is ready to take his trials to the final level – testing on human patients. If those trials prove successful… he believes a cure for cancer could be available within 10 years.
LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE HIDING THE CURE TO CANCER
Last year Kalafatis applied for federal stimulus grant money to support scientific research. The application was rejected.
He had hoped to secure enough money to allow him to delve more deeply into research and strengthen initial findings he made five years ago, that a certain type of chemical compound kills cancer cells without doing other damage.
The lack of money has prevented Kalafatis from doing the type of work that is accepted for publication in prestigious academic journals — which, in turn, may lead to getting more money to create larger studies.
“In the [rejection letter] I got totally non-constructive critiques,” said Kalafatis, an expert in the field of blood coagulation, thrombosis and apoptosis (programmed cell death). “It’s very discouraging.”
A bit ironic for someone who, three times a year, reviews grant proposals for the National Institutes of Health in his field of specialty, and twice a year reviews proposals that come before the American Heart Association.
Boost Your Vision with One Simple Super Food
Let me introduce you to one of nature’s wonders: the Chinese call them wolfberries… but in the West they’re called Goji berries.
This shriveled red berry could be mistaken for a raisin… but its health benefits are unparalleled. It’s a powerful antioxidant. A super anti-aging tool. And brand new research shows that it can improve vision – or repair retinal damage… even for people in their 70s.
Goji berries have been used for 6,000 years by herbalists in China, Tibet and India to:
protect the liver
improve sexual function and fertility
strengthen the legs
boost immune function
The new study was made by Kansas State University earlier this year. Professor Dingbo “Daniel” Lin led the two-year research project.
Professor Lin was inspired by his own cultural heritage. He set out to see if the myths were true about the berries. He was most interested in the ones that said that the berries improve eyesight.
“In our culture, we have literature about the berry and its functions,” he says.
The professor knew that Goji berries had a long history of improving vision. But he wanted to understand how that happened. An earlier study – published in 2005 in the British Journal of Nutrition – had found that the berries impacted age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Professor Lin believed the secret power of the berries lay in their rich antioxidants.
He used dried berries and examined how they affected retina cells. He found they contain high levels of zeaxanthin, lutein, polysaccharides, and polyphenolics. These antioxidant-rich compounds all improve vision.
In recent years, goji juice has become popular as a health beverage. Companies marketing goji juice often mention the unsupported claim that a man named Li Qing Yuen consumed goji berries daily and lived to be 252 years old. Marketers also list extensive health benefits of goji juice, even though there are few published clinical trials in humans.
Problems with Lipitor
The side effects of Lipitor and other cholesterol lowering medications (called statins) have been the subject of much controversy in recent years. For this reason, many people are now looking for natural alternatives to statins to avoid the possible Lipitor side effects.
For millions or people, statin drugs are the number one doctor-prescribed defense against heart disease. In fact, so many people take them that we spent $12.5 billion on Lipitor in 2006 alone. But brand new research reveals that they may seriously damage your health. That’s because statins significantly increase your risk of diabetes.
That means millions of people taking the drugs now have to decide which is worse… heart disease or diabetes.
Dangers of Statin Drugs
. Plenty of reports say statin drugs cause severe pain and can actually make muscles atrophy. Worse, they may actually increase your risk of stroke.
Now, a brand new study, published in The Lancet, confirms that statins do cause diabetes. Researchers reviewed the case files of over 91,000 people from 1994 through 2009. They found a direct link between people taking statins and developing diabetes.
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