SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN MAGAZINE MAY HAVE DISCOVERED THE PROBLEM WITH LIBERAL FASCIST BRAINS
Did Herpes Cause a Form of Sen. Edward Kennedy's Brain Cancer?S
New evidence points to a link between the herpesvirus and the deadly cancer glioblastoma
More and more in recent years, cancer biologists are pointing their fingers at viruses. Human papillomavirus, they found, causes cervical cancer; hepatitis B induces liver cancer; and Epstein-Barr virus has been implicated in lymphoma. Most recently, scientists discovered that malignant brain tumors called glioblastoma multiforme, the late-stage version of the cancer that has afflicted Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, are almost always teeming with cytomegalovirus (CMV), a common, typically harmless herpesvirus. Although the nature of the association is still a mystery, researchers are already taking advantage of the link to find new cancer treatments.
The saga began in the late 1990s, when Charles Cobbs, a neurosurgeon then at the University of California, San Francisco, started pondering the link between inflammation and brain cancer. Malignant tumors are often associated with abnormal immune activity, and he wanted to know why. “Is it just something that happens out of the blue, or is it possible that there’s something maybe driving that inflammatory cascade?” he recalls wondering................