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I bet your mom already told you about this too, but just in case... Did you know that AIDs kills cancer? It doesn't.

T-cells can cure cancer though, if you have enough of them and they're specially trained to attack it. Turns out that the best way (found so far) to alter the T-cells is to modify them using a form of HIV as the carrier for the new cancer-fighting genes. Here's the article in the NYT

WmLudwigThe guy they tried this on is named William Ludwig. As far as I can tell, this is NOT the same William Ludwig as the drum guy. Those drums are awesome though. I wonder if the cancer-fighting Ludwig can play the drums at all?

If you want to know more about the treatment that Ludwig received, I recommend this cartoon at xkcd.