Egypt's military invents detector/cure for AIDS/Hep-C!

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Egypt's military invents detector/cure for AIDS/Hep-C!

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And it looks remarkably like a dowsing rod!
So science! Such miracle!

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/02/27 ... -ridicule/
CAIRO – Egypt's military leaders have come under ridicule after the chief army engineer unveiled what he described as a "miraculous" set of devices that detect and cure AIDS, hepatitis and other viruses.

The claim, dismissed by experts and called "shocking to scientists" by president's science adviser, strikes a blow to the army's carefully managed image as the savior of the nation. It also comes as military chief Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who toppled Mohammed Morsi in July after the Islamist leader ignored mass protests calling for him to step down, is expected to announce he'll run for president.

The televised presentation -- which was made to el-Sissi, interim President Adly Mansour and other senior officials -- raised concerns that the military's offer of seemingly inconceivable future devices will draw Egypt back into the broken promises of authoritarian rule, when Hosni Mubarak frequently announced grand initiatives that failed to meet expectations.

"The men of the armed forces have achieved a scientific leap by inventing the detecting devices," military spokesman Col. Ahmed Mohammed Ali wrote later on his official Facebook page. Ali said a patent has been filed under the name of the Armed Forces Engineering Agency.

Well-known writer Hamdi Rizk noted that video clips of the presentation had gone viral on social media, with tweets and blogs saying the military had made a fool of itself and put its reputation in jeopardy.

"The marshal's camp has been dealt a deep moral defeat," he wrote in a column in Thursday's Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper. "God give mercy to ... the reputation of the Egyptian army, which became the target of cyber shelling around the clock."
Wow. Those are some sharp leaders there!
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Being an optimist--the glass being only half-dirty--take heart that "the People" there are laughing.

Unlike in South Africa.

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Even more "serious" people than the military, those trying to make money, aren't immune as I remembered:
Wikipedia wrote:The Great Oil Sniffer Hoax was a 1979 scandal involving French oil company Elf Aquitaine. The company spent millions of dollars to develop a new gravity wave-based oil detection system, which was later revealed to be a scam. Elf lost over $150 million to the hoax. In France, the scandal is known as the "Avions Renifleurs" ("Sniffer Aircraft").
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Not this alt-med drivel again.
Abdullah said two of the devices named C-Fast and I Fast used electromagnetism to detect AIDS, hepatitis and other viruses without taking blood samples while the third, named Complete Cure Device, acted as a dialysis unit to purify the blood. He also said the C-FAST, which looks an antenna affixed to the handle of a blender, detected patients infected with viruses that cause hepatitis and AIDS with a high success rate.


There are no scientific papers on either the mechanism by which an electromagnetic field can distinguish viral particles from another, or how an electromagnetic field can detect them. There is no confirmation.

Professor Massimo Pinzani, a liver specialist and director of the Institute for Liver and Digestive Health at University College London, said he attended a demonstration of the C-Fast device during a visit to Egypt but "was not given convincing explanations about the technology" and wasn't allowed to try it for himself.


I think I can safely conclude that this is complete nonsense. They certainly have something to hide -- ignoring the inquiry on how an electromagnetic field can destroy specific viruses without damaging the surrounding tissue.

HIV functions by inserting its RNA into infection-fighting CD4+ T cells, rendering them useless by activating DNA-dependent protein kinase (DNA-PK) -- initiating a signal that results in the death of the CD4+ T cell. Beyond adolescence, T-cells are produced at a much less rapid rate, as the thymus gland involutes. Such involution could be further exacerbated by a reduction in the same cells which protect these tissues from external degradation. Even if by a miracle an affected individual were cured, there would be only a slight chance that their immune system would return to its former state.

You have a better chance of fully recovering from a lysavirus infection.
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As much as I laugh as desperate sock puppets.

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Oh just admit you're turned on by my knowledge in medicine and virology and get it over with. :D
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It looks identical to the ADE 561 Bomb Detection Device and the Sniffex PSD-22.
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DrMatt wrote:It looks identical to the ADE 561 Bomb Detection Device and the Sniffex PSD-22.
I concur, that's what it probably is -- just as homeopathy is sugar water that doesn't do anything as claimed.
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Quadro "Detector".
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