11 years ago today the world lost the God of Heavy Metal, Ronnie James Dio. Let us remember him.First off, let me plug Dio's charity The Ronnie James Dio Stand up and Shout Cancer Fund. This is a great charity that literally has no administrative costs, as it is run completely by volunteers. It's also a charity that benefits research, and not one that goes towards awareness: http://www.diocancerfund.org/who/ And now, a Dio single that most of his hardcore fans have never heard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaj8fP7k69U
Podcast Episode 343: Operation CowboyIn April 1945, a group of American soldiers learned that hundreds of Lipizzaner horses were being held on a farm in western Czechoslovakia — and set out to rescue them before the Red Army could reach them. In this week’s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll tell the story of Operation Cowboy, one of the strangest episodes of World War II. We’ll also learn about an NBA brawl and puzzle over a technology’s link to cancer deaths. Intro: What’s wrong with these Martian census numbers? Japanese puzzle maven Nob Yoshigahara offered this perplexing model. Sources for our feature on...
Tiger King’s Joe Exotic Diagnosed With CancerTiger King‘s Joe Exotic has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The 58-year-old is currently serving a 22-year sentence on animal abuse charges, as well as his connection to a murder-for-hire plot against Big Cat Rescue’s Carole Baskin. Exotic, real name Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, revealed his diagnosis on social media, with pleas for a pardon from …1
Cancer has ripple effect on distant tissues | The Source | Washington University in St. LouisA new study with zebrafish shows that a deadly form of skin cancer -- melanoma -- alters the metabolism of healthy tissues elsewhere in the body. The research led by chemist Gary Patti suggests that these other tissues could potentially be targeted to help treat cancer.1
Adjuvant oncolytic virotherapy for personalized anti-cancer vaccinationViruses expressing tumour antigens can prime and boost anti-tumour immunity but the efficiency of this approach depends on the capacity of the virus to infect the host. Here, the authors show that vaccination with oncolytic viruses co-administered with tumour antigenic peptides is as efficient as antigen-engineered oncolytic viruses.1