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Rcs (Rcs)
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Posted on Monday, November 17, 2008 - 9:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Because it had once ruined lives, they realized it could save lives.
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Posted on Monday, November 17, 2008 - 9:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A-bomb? Mengele's experiments?
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Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 3:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A bacterium?
Rcs (Rcs)
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A-bomb? Mengele's experiments? None of these.

A bacterium? No.
Howardwoman (Howardwoman)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 2:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it something that once caused human deaths?
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Was it something that once caused human deaths? Not deaths per se (as far as I know), but definitely human suffering.
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Did it cause illness?
Rcs (Rcs)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 9:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did it cause illness? This is still not the right way to put it, but closer.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 12:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So if not illness or death, but close, did "it" cause physical injury to the body? malnutrition? reduced intelligence/learning difficulties?

Is "it" a chemical substance? a living organism (I'll include viruses with that)? a machine? an activity? an idea?
Rcs (Rcs)
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So if not illness or death, but close, did "it" cause physical injury to the body? Yes, but beware of an FA. malnutrition? reduced intelligence/learning difficulties?

Is "it" a chemical substance? This one. a living organism (I'll include viruses with that)? a machine? an activity? an idea?
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Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 2:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it an illegal drug? Legal drug?

If a drug, is it:
cocaine?
marijuana?
LSD?
Shrooms?
nicotene?
alcohol?
PCP?
Something else?
Rcs (Rcs)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 6:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it an illegal drug? Legal drug? Legal, but I'm sure controlled now because of what happened.

If a drug, is it:
cocaine?
marijuana?
LSD?
Shrooms?
nicotene?
alcohol?
PCP?
Something else? This one.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 6:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would someone be able to buy it at a pharmacy? Convenience store?
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Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 8:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thalidomide?

I know that long after it was found to cause birth defects, it was shown to be an effective inhibitor of angiogenesis (blood vessel growth) and was therefore tested for anticancer properties. I'm not aware of how well the trials of this have gone though.
Rcs (Rcs)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 9:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thalidomide?

I know that long after it was found to cause birth defects, it was shown to be an effective inhibitor of angiogenesis (blood vessel growth) and was therefore tested for anticancer properties. I'm not aware of how well the trials of this have gone though. BINGO! I thought this might get solved quickly.

********************SPOILER*****************

Thalidomide, once prescribed to pregnant women as a treatment for morning sickness, was pulled from the shelves after it was found to cause horrific birth defects in newborns whose mothers had taken the drug during pregnancy. In the years following, it became one of the most infamous examples of a drug that wasn't properly tested before being released onto the market.

Recently, however, researchers discovered that thalidomide (along with several similar drugs) could be effective as a chemotherapy drug for cancer patients. The ironic thing was that the unwanted side effect (inhibition of angiogenesis, or blood vessel growth) that was responsible for the infamous birth defects was precisely the property that made it effective in treating cancer. Thus, thalidomide became one of the first of this new type of chemo drug to enter clinical trials.

Sorry it was so easy. I sort of thought it might be.
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Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 1:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If that was easy, I have no idea why my puzzles haven't been solved yet...

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