The American Cancer Society estimates that there are 1,658,370 new cases of cancer in the United States, each year. With so many people affected, finding a cure is of the utmost importance. Millions of dollars go into cancer research to find anything that may be helpful. Scientists long to stumble onto something that can help prevent or stop cancer in its tracks. Sometimes, the breakthroughs come from the most unexpected places. During a study, researchers stumbled on something that may show that a person have no chance to get cancer.
The Forelock Is A Guardian Angel
The forelock is a section of hair that grows in the crown area of humans. It is known for being untamed, and many people have a difficult time styling their hair. When they have this wild section to deal with, hair styles may be limited. Some call it a cow-lick, but its proper term is a forelock. Many try combing it from side to side, but it always tends to stick up, no matter what gel or hairspray is applied. It is often seen as a piece of hair that nothing can be done with. However, could this hair be the guardian angel protecting you against cancerous cells? Scientists believe the links are too strong to deny.
The forelock produces polarized cells. These cells aid in keeping the body safe from cancerous cells. It all occurs through genetic predisposition. Take a moment and review your families history. Do you know anyone that has a forelock that also has cancer? Chances are you do not. The study is groundbreaking, and it is the first real lead that scientists can use to stop cancer. Further testing was needed to prove their theories as this was too big to keep to themselves.
To study this phenomenon, they injected insects with these anticancer properties. Remember, it is the polarized cells of the forelock that have the protective nature. The insects reacted just as they suspected. These cells keep the body safe from cancerous cells. Researchers theorized that humans have similar reactions to these cells within their body.
These polarized cells create a protein that prevents cancer from growing. They are a part of a larger family of proteins that control the cell’s division. Scientists had to dig deep into DNA replication and cell self-destruction to find the answers. It was when they injected the insects that they noticed this strange miracle occurring. It had everything to do with the forelocks. Now, they need to figure out how to use these cells, in a chemotherapy type regimen. Properly used, they can stop the growth of the cancerous cells, in those who are battling for their life.
What Does This Mean?
This is one of the most groundbreaking finds in the battle against cancer. The next time you try to style your hair and your forelock is in the way, thank your lucky stars that you may have been spared from one of the most horrific medical conditions known to man. So, while you may not be able to create the hairstyles you want, you can rest easy knowing that you are being protected in a unique way.