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Clark Ellis brings us a rare interview with British researcher Dr. Jonathan Kerr who is now living in Colombia.
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Lipkin finds biomarkers not bugs

Discussion in 'Phoenix Rising Articles' started by Firestormm, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. Bob

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  2. Firestormm

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    The piece I cited talked about T17 cells from what I remember and without checking - because I am knackered.

    Here's another piece from science that mentions T17 cells in the intestine in association with lack of sleep being a trigger for immune response and possibly leading to disease:

    7 November 2013

    Why Late Nights Are Bad for Your Immune System

    About time Science and science started producing some interesting articles. It's been rather dull lately :)
     
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  3. knackers323

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    Why didn't they look for enterovirus in the gut lining etc. like Dr Chia?
     
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    Because they used a sensitive assay, and it should show up in the faeces assays as the gut lining sheds lots of cells? This was publicly replied to by Lipkin, but I forget the details. Lipkin is running many different kinds of assays, and not all are finalized yet.
     
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    They also cited the difficulty in obtaining these samples (stomach biopsies), it would be very difficult to get this through ethics committee since there are anesthesia and procedure related risks to a stomach biopsy when the risks for blood and fecal matters are next to nothing.
     
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    Yes that's true but maybe this is what needs to be done to find some answers
     
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