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Author Topic: If you wanna party, and you wanna party...  (Read 1188 times)

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Offline Miss Philicia

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If you wanna party, and you wanna party...
« on: November 13, 2012, 11:34:34 PM »
... do you wanna party with me? :P

Crystal Meth May Attack Flu Virus

Researchers from the National Health Research Institutes and Linkou and Chang Gung University School of Medicine have found that meth may have flu-fighting properties.

Because meth suppresses the immune system, it has been found that the drug increases the risk for developing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Researchers wanted to discover if meth's immune-suppressing qualities also can increase meth users' risk for getting sick with the flu or whether the drug increased the severity of the virus.

The researchers obtained human lung epithelial cells, which line the surface of the lungs. The cells were exposed to methamphetamine in varying quantities before being exposed to influenza A. Influenza A viruses often cause epidemics and pandemics of respiratory illnesses. Then the researchers left the cells alone for up to two days.

After 30 to 48 hours, the researchers had found that the meth-exposed cells had far fewer influenza viruses left alive, compared to the control group of regular human lung epithelial cells. This indicated that meth lowered, rather than increased, risk of infection of the disease. In addition, to the researchers' surprise, they found that the more meth to which the cells were exposed, the less the virus reproduced.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2012, 11:36:34 PM by Miss Philicia »
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Offline red_Dragon888

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Re: If you wanna party, and you wanna party...
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2012, 11:45:14 AM »
 :D  LOL

Next thing you know, pot cures the cancer.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2012, 11:47:13 AM by red_Dragon888 »

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Offline thunter34

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Re: If you wanna party, and you wanna party...
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2012, 01:38:29 PM »
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline WillyWump

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Re: If you wanna party, and you wanna party...
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2012, 01:59:31 PM »
This is AWESOME news!
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