Entries in Treatment (2)

Thursday
May072015

A new horizon.. a new hope for cancer patients!

We have been talking about fighting cancer for so many years and I remember listening to my mentor tell me that while 2015 is unrealistic for cancer cure, 2025 is probably going to see great leap in the field of cancer cure.

As I read more and more about immunotherapy and novel drug delivery modules I am beginning to think this might be a reality sooner then 2025.

 G. Szeto, Adelaide Tovar, Jeff Wyckoff/MIT, Wellcome Images (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

This amazing image is a testament to one such drug delivery module. MIT based team of scientists have designed a polymer capsule that can be used for targeted therapy. I know as soon as you hear the word polymer you think well but a polymer could have its own gamete of problems, scientists are ahead of the game, the polymer is bio-degradable and dissolves quickly to release the drug.

While this testing currently is only in animal models and it needs to be refined to get access to deeper tissues, it is a step towards the goal, I might even say a leap towards the goal.

When I see an image like this, I don't just see science, I see Art, I see hope and the peak of human ability.

And then I wish why can't we use the same will to fight for peace, what if we eliminate all war and work towards creating a world free of diseases. What if we fought for not just us but for other species to have harmonious life.

And then I wish for my wish to come true.

Sunday
Apr192015

Butterfly child 

Here is a video that will move you beyond words.

And when I saw this video ofcourse I wanted to share it, but it also inspired me to write this blog. This video as you will see after watching touches your heart, and speaks volumes about JonathanPitre's spirit. He is a power house. He is generous and kind, compassionate and committed and most importantly full of life. More then many of us who have perfect health. 

I could not help but think how awesome would it be if the world fought for his condition. What could we accomplish if we used all our time, energy and resources to make this world a better place for him? Instead of spending our resources on wars, and proving one religion is better then the other, or fighting for more money, or land or oil, if we as a world chose to spend all our resources on finding cures for rare and not so rare diseases, what could we create?

If we gave away all the politics, and I mean the politics in science then I am positive we would find cure for Jonathan and other kids who are suffering from rare and painful diseases. 

 

Sometimes I wonder if there is a reason we focus on the wrong things? Things that don't matter! Wars, hate, pride, ego all the things that make us the worse versions of ourselves. Could we not be like Jonathan or be inspired by him? Videos like this and children like Jonathan can make us better human beings.

Perhaps we start by sharing his video and touching hearts. Perhaps we start by talking about him and his greatness over a dress on pinterest. Perhaps we start by dreaming of a world we want to live in and how we could create it. Now that is my dream...