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Killa909 last won the day on January 25 2011

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About Killa909

  • Birthday 09/10/1992
  1. Almohads
  2. I ignored the first first thread that was put up by this kid but this second one is going too far. Do you even have any idea what is is to soar? YOU FOOL. You probably have not 6v6ed even once in your entire life nor has anyone else in your little euro newfag clan.
  3. UWO HIV/AIDS breakthrough By Mallory Clarkson/London Community News Due to ongoing research at the University of Western Ontario, in five years, kids might be able to receive a HIV/AIDS vaccine as they would a mumps or measles shot. Researchers from Western were joined by local representatives from all levels of government, along with Sumagen Canada, at the university on Tuesday (Dec. 20) to announce the launch of the FDA-approved human clinical trials of the first preventative HIV vaccine based on a genetically modified “killed whole virus.†“The preventative vaccine is to make people immunized and those antibodies can prevent the infection of HIV,†said Dr. Chil-Yong Kang, a virologist at Western. “It’s actually safe and we are confident this vaccine will be safe and will induce immune responses in humans.†This is also the only HIV vaccine under development in Canada and the first of its kind in terms of using a killed whole virus approach. Kang and his team at Western, with support of Sumagen Canada, a South Korea pharmaceutical company, developed the vaccine. The SAV001 vaccine has been proven to stimulate strong immune responses in preliminary toxicology tests with no adverse effects or safety risks. More than 28 million people around the world with HIV/AIDS have died from complications of the virus since it was diagnosed in the early-1980s. Currently there are 35 million people who currently live with the infection. Kang said the team at Western has been working on a vaccine for around a decade. There were three failed human trials happened from 2003-2009 that focused on different approaches to developing a vaccine. The first looked at specific components of HIV as an antigen (a molecule that’s foreign to the body), the second looked at a genetic vaccine using recombinant (or artificially formed) DNA, and the third looked at an artificial virus carrying HIV genes. But, Kang said he and his team took a different approach to the problem. “We did not use the other strategies others have,†Kang said. “This is the first time we developed a vaccine using the killed whole virus strategy.†Similar to the killed whole virus vaccines for polio, influenza, rabies and hepatitis A, where a dead virus is introduced to the body to spark immune system responses, this genetically engineered virus, called HIV-1, is non-pathogenic, meaning it can’t cause the disease. But before the vaccine can be commercialized, it must go through three phases of human clinical trials. The first phase, involving 40 HIV-positive volunteers, is set to begin next month and will focus on the vaccine’s safety. The second phase, involving 600 HIV-negative volunteers who are in the high-risk category for HIV infection, will measure immune responses. The third phase, 6,000 HIV negative volunteers who are also in the high-risk category for HIV infection, will measure the efficiency of the vaccine compared to a non-vaccinated group. The first two phases should take around a year each. The final step should take around three years. “If it is safe and effective and certainly people can receive this vaccine,†Kang said. “For the phase one and phase two clinical trials, we are very confident. But Phase three, god only knows, we’ll see.†The vaccine will be produced in Maryland and Colorado. Western President Amit Chakam said those locations were picked because there isn’t the capacity in Canada to produce the vaccine. “If we had that capacity here … I’m pretty sure they would have considered that as a possibility,†Chakam told reporters after the announcement, adding while there’s a less entrepreneurial-focused pharmaceutical business environment in Canada, the results of the trial could help spark that type of a climate, not to mention the benefit for the university. “If it is successful, it’ll be a jackpot for Western in terms of claiming our stage in the world as an institution that does something important,†he said. “Sometimes you need those jackpots to raise your profile.†Dr. Dong Joon Kim, a Sumagen representative, said the company has been supporting this project since 2005. “We are very pleased to reach this important turning point to develop an effective vaccine for those living with HIV/AIDS,†he said. “It is our desire to continue growing our business in Canada and expanding our interest in the London business community.†Health and Long-term Care Minister Deb Matthews agreed with Kim, saying Tuesday’s announcement is a milestone. “I’m enormously proud of Dr. Kang and all of his team of researchers,†the London North-Centre MPP said. “To think that from five years from now we might have a vaccine against HIV/AIDS is an extraordinary dream come true.†London Mayor Joe Fontana added the announcement is a tribute to the city’s researchers and institutions. “The story has always been that London does some of the finest research in the country and we’re recognized by that federally, internationally, by private companies, researchers all over the place,†he said. Moving forward, Kang and his team are also at the animal testing stage for a treatment for HIV/AIDS. Rather than introducing a kill whole virus to the body, Kang said it will educate the white blood cells so they can recognize virus-infected cells and cure HIV/AIDS. http://www.londoncommunitynews.com/2011/12/uwo-announces-potential-breakthrough-in-hiv-vaccine/ -------------- Hopefully the testing goes well and what a great success if it does. Makes me proud to go to Western.
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    Ask Diplo

    Who let this kid back in?
  6. Wasn't FlowerFang on .org? I'm not sure if I remembered that name correctly though...
  7. If you raise taxes on multi millionaires then what is next? Raising taxes on plain old millionaires?!?! When does the insanity end dub?
  8. I can tell bors is going to love this song even more than he would without knowing what the lyrics mean.
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    You fool! Only Almohads mass ships and turks mass ships if almohads is in order to counter. You are so bad at Europa and sc2... I mean who would mass ships as England pshhh...
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    How counter mass ship?
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    If I were you I would get tired of seeing only bunkers and marines all night every night.
  12. Hmm, that's odd. It seems to me that people who play video games are also more likely to read books in my personal experience.
  13. Just giving the reason why it is in Greek culture to evade taxes not saying its a logical thing.
  14. What Resistance? I'd like to quickly address the tax-evasion thing that is brought up a lot in these arguments. It is embedded into Greek culture to not pay taxes to people that you even remotely know and for certain services. For example if you often go to a restaurant to eat you wouldn't pay taxes. The reason behind this dates all the way back to the Ottoman Empire where it was seen to be patriotic to not pay taxes as a way to rebel against the Turks. The main reason why young Greeks are rioting is because the work a ton of hours for really shitty pay or they can't find a job and are pissed about it. In Greece you are very lucky if you make minimum American wage after you get out of University with a good job. Now the young people are just taking it out on whatever they see as the cause be it their government or the EU or whatever. Thought I'd just add that little bit of background info on Greek culture don't know if it really adds anything.
  15. [video=youtube;bWIrPL4IhZ0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWIrPL4IhZ0 [video=youtube;hWKEltZAU8U] [video=youtube;EyARHscb8mU]
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