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NightTrain
05-13-2015, 12:21 PM
Cuba has developed a lung cancer vaccine that prevents tumors from growing.

I generally am disdainful of conspiracy theories - especially when phrases like "medical industrial complex" are used, but how in the hell did that backwards commie nation develop something like that when we're supposedly dumping billions into research? WTF?


After New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited Cuba for a trade mission last month, the Buffalo-based Roswell Park Cancer Institute struck a deal with Havana's Center of Molecular Immunology to develop a vaccine, allowing clinical trials involving Cimavax to begin in the US, Bloomberg reports.

Cimavax, which stops tumors from growing, was 25 years in the making and has been available for free to Cuban patients since 2011, Wired reports. So how did such a small and poor country create a world-leading therapeutic vaccine? Roswell Park CEO Candace Johnson, who hopes to start clinical trials in the US within a year, tells Wired that the country's biotech industry has thrived despite—and perhaps even because of—the US embargo.

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/05/12/us-is-about-to-get-cuba-lung-cancer-vaccine/

fj1200
05-13-2015, 02:17 PM
... but how in the hell did that backwards commie nation develop something like that when we're supposedly dumping billions into research? WTF?

Sometimes they get lucky. If I'm not mistaken, an East German scientist (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Kaaden) perfected the 2-stroke internal combustion engine.

err.

I mean. Socialism is awesome. :eek: