Bacteria. Viruses. Good. Bad…

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Normally, you wouldn’t want to have anything to do with Clostridium novyi.

The rod-shaped bacterium is commonly found in soil, manure or under rotting leaves. When it invades a human body, it releases flesh-eating toxins. The last place you would hope to find it is in a hospital.

But researchers used a modified version of this bacterium to destroy an advanced cancer that had spread to a patient’s shoulder. When injected directly into the shoulder tumor, the altered bacterium killed the cancer cells, sparing nearby healthy ones.

Another bad bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes, is a frequent culprit in serious foodborne illnesses. But the microbe is being tested in patients with several types of cancer. Engineered with special tumor-recognition molecules, Listeria prods the immune system into action, marshaling an attack against tumors that the body might otherwise be unable to combat. (1)

Good. Bad.
Health. Disease.
Death. Life.

Stop defining things.
Stop thinking for a moment.
And everything will come back into place…

Unknown Santa. The only way…

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Susan Desmond-Hellmann, the chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), will be the next CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The oncologist and former Genentech executive will take the reins of the huge philanthropy from retiring CEO Jeff Raikes on 1 May 2014, overseeing the foundation’s activities in global public health, poverty, and education. (1)

Bill Gates is promoting himself as the new “Santa”. (2)

An wise man said once that we should do good but without others knowing it.

Vanity and arrogance are dangerous sins. Do you want to do good? Or do you want others to know you do good? Great men stand next to you. Unnoticed.

Treacherousness

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We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.  ~Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Next time someone ill-treats you, think twice before getting angry.

Bad behaviour could be a result of weakness, rather than pure evil.

Double check and see things from another perspective. Evil is most of the time synonym with powerlessness or a deep sense of vulnerability.

Smile and try to understand the others.

Most of the time they are just crying for help in their own way…

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