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Forum: General 05-30-2013, 07:40 AM
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Posted By briandc
Yes, I see your point. I guess we're not quite...

Yes, I see your point. I guess we're not quite there yet.
Remember back about 30 years? Star Trek's communication devices seemed impossible to us back then.. But here we are now, communicating...
Forum: General 05-30-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,142
Posted By briandc
Good question. My thinking was that, if we...

Good question.
My thinking was that, if we are able to study dna, nano-biology, etc, then we are obviously at the point where we can study cells on a very deep level.
So, perhaps by working to...
Forum: General 05-16-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,142
Posted By briandc
Once a characteristic unique to the cancerous...

Once a characteristic unique to the cancerous cells is found, removing them would be about as easy as retouching a photo image.
Here are a couple of interesting concepts that *might* be in line with...
Forum: General 05-15-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,142
Posted By briandc
I'm sure Biology is quite complex. And I'm not a...

I'm sure Biology is quite complex. And I'm not a biologist.

But the whole idea I'm suggesting isn't based on understanding biology as much as it is creating an application that can distinguish...
Forum: General 05-15-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,142
Posted By briandc
Another consideration regarding the potential of...

Another consideration regarding the potential of computers in health care due to their very high level of accuracy, is this: applications like Gimp, used for graphics, allows a very high level of...
Forum: General 05-15-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,142
Posted By briandc
But is there absolutely no other way to recognize...

But is there absolutely no other way to recognize a cancer cell without touching the DNA?

If a cancer cell can be recognized for other cancer-specific characteristics, such as color, size,...
Forum: General 05-15-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,142
Posted By briandc
Is it any big thing for a computer to sift...

Is it any big thing for a computer to sift through billions of files to find one or two that have a specific code? Of course it might take a few hours, but it's something within its capabilities. ...
Forum: General 05-15-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,142
Posted By briandc
I'm not able to say how to find cells before they...

I'm not able to say how to find cells before they become cancerous, although if a computer can be programmed to detect certain indicator warning flags, then you could do that too. I don't see why...
Forum: General 05-15-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,142
Posted By briandc
What I've understood till now was that there is...

What I've understood till now was that there is basically one cell that goes haywire and replicates itself, causing a mass. But even if there may be multiple defective cell types within one organism,...
Forum: General 05-15-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,142
Posted By briandc
In recent years I've known several close ones die...

In recent years I've known several close ones die of cancer. Yes, it's a challenge.

Still, let's consider technology today: you go to the grocery store, and everything has a bar code. We can't...
Forum: General 05-15-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,142
Posted By briandc
If the computer can be made to "see" on the...

If the computer can be made to "see" on the cellular level, then it doesn't even require an genetic understanding, but only some characteristic of the cancer cell: shape, color, size, whatever.
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Forum: General 05-15-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,142
Posted By briandc
Hello, thank you for taking the time to...

Hello,
thank you for taking the time to respond. I think I didn't explain my first post too well.

If a computer is programmed to "find" a certain "code," and then remove/quarentine it, then it...
Forum: General 05-15-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,142
Posted By briandc
Linux, computers and cure for cancer

Hello,
my first post here.
I've had an idea that I'd like some professional feedback on, as I'm a computer (linux) user but not a programmer. My question is:

just as an application can be made...
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