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Biology, Fun & Misc

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Apr 15 '14
thecraziethewizard:

by Jeremiah Probodanu

thecraziethewizard:

by Jeremiah Probodanu

Apr 15 '14

“I feel tumblr people will be the best parents. Ever.”

image

Apr 15 '14

spade-of-clovers:

bromogeekmusings:

radimus-co-uk:

enochliew:

Pocket Printer by Zuta Labs

Not only a portable design, but able to print on any size page.

it finally feels like 2014

Every once in a while there’s an invention you never knew you always needed.

Now you can type up your paper last minute and your teachers will never know!

Apr 15 '14

(Source: skimmmmmilk)

Apr 15 '14
larameeee:

Aerial photography of saltworks in Niger by George Steinmetz

larameeee:

Aerial photography of saltworks in Niger by George Steinmetz

Apr 15 '14
Apr 15 '14

(Source: veneightor)

Apr 14 '14
fuckshitasscunt:

bullshit394:

thernediocregatsby:

darkfather-ihavesinned:

stfunadeen:

hisan-na:


orientaltiger:
Fill your heart with secrets but the only way to read them is if you break your heart. 

i will forever reblog this

i need me one of these.

OMG I WANT ONE

i think every couple should get one and fill it with the little things they love about each other. and then if they’re fighting throw it at a wall and read all the little things that come out and hopefully that will remind them to love again. 

asdfghjkl reblogging for that ^

lol can you imagine that actually playing out in real life? ”i’m sick of your shit babe!” ”you know what? i’m gonna smash the heart thing and read the secrets!”

fuckshitasscunt:

bullshit394:

thernediocregatsby:

darkfather-ihavesinned:

stfunadeen:

hisan-na:

orientaltiger:

Fill your heart with secrets but the only way to read them is if you break your heart. 

i will forever reblog this

i need me one of these.

OMG I WANT ONE

i think every couple should get one and fill it with the little things they love about each other. and then if they’re fighting throw it at a wall and read all the little things that come out and hopefully that will remind them to love again. 

asdfghjkl reblogging for that ^

lol can you imagine that actually playing out in real life? ”i’m sick of your shit babe!” ”you know what? i’m gonna smash the heart thing and read the secrets!”

(Source: orientaltiger)

Apr 14 '14

MY NEVERENDING PHD

whatshouldwecallgradschool:

image

yesss

Apr 13 '14

mucholderthen:

Chaoborus
Photomicrography by Michal Kukla
February 4 - 16, 2014

Animalia  >  Arthropoda  >  Hexapoda  >  Insecta  >
Diptera  >  Chaoboridae  >  Chaoborus

The larva of the phantom midge is called a glassworm.

Glassworms are almost entirely transparent, except for pairs of black kidney-shaped structures in the front and the back of the body. These are air sacs, used to migrate up and down in lakes. Glassworms breathe through the end of their abdomen and have two small eyes at the front of their bodies.

Wikipedia

Apr 13 '14
kenobi-wan-obi:

medresearch:

New Tool Pinpoints Genetic Sources Of Disease
Scientists have shown a connection between the “map” of genes in the genome and the “map” of reversible chemical changes to DNA, the epigenome.  Their finding could help disease trackers find patterns in those overlays that could offer clues to the causes of and possible treatments for complex genetic conditions.

Wait this is really fucking huge though. I’m no expert but in terms of virology, isn’t this one of the underlying mechanisms that makes most diseases and compromise of immune systems? They rewire the DNA’s chemical composition in order to take some control of it, which in turn compromises the immune system and purposely makes it less useful to humans but useful for a disease causing virus. If I got it wrong please let me know. Either way this is an awesome discovery!

kenobi-wan-obi:

medresearch:

New Tool Pinpoints Genetic Sources Of Disease

Scientists have shown a connection between the “map” of genes in the genome and the “map” of reversible chemical changes to DNA, the epigenome.  Their finding could help disease trackers find patterns in those overlays that could offer clues to the causes of and possible treatments for complex genetic conditions.

Wait this is really fucking huge though. I’m no expert but in terms of virology, isn’t this one of the underlying mechanisms that makes most diseases and compromise of immune systems? They rewire the DNA’s chemical composition in order to take some control of it, which in turn compromises the immune system and purposely makes it less useful to humans but useful for a disease causing virus. If I got it wrong please let me know. Either way this is an awesome discovery!

Apr 13 '14
thenursingblog:

Charts & Figures: Know Your Abdominal Pains

thenursingblog:

Charts & Figures: Know Your Abdominal Pains

(Source: )

Apr 13 '14
anemicprincess:

My old cats, Tom and Little, always slept together in a guitar case. They both lived for seventeen years and my family is still convinced that they were in love. Little was perfectly healthy when Tom died, but a week after his death she stopped eating and would hide behind couches and in corners all day. Within a month, she passed away too. They are buried side by side in our garden.

anemicprincess:

My old cats, Tom and Little, always slept together in a guitar case. They both lived for seventeen years and my family is still convinced that they were in love. Little was perfectly healthy when Tom died, but a week after his death she stopped eating and would hide behind couches and in corners all day. Within a month, she passed away too. They are buried side by side in our garden.

(Source: silencial)

Apr 13 '14

emilione:

This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen in my whole life.

(Source: mymodernmet)

Apr 13 '14
nursingisinmyblood:

According to the journal the Lancet, scientists in North Carolina and Mexico in a joint collaboration have grown and implanted vagina’s from four girl’s own cells and implanted them as fully functioning organs. In this latest success in regenerative medicine, scientists have created a functioning organ that is indistinguishable from the patient’s own tissue and has grown in size with the women who had the implantation surgery as teens.  These four women were born with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, a rare condition in which girls are born with a vagina and/ or uterus that is underdeveloped or absent.  
The four women in the study who are now in young adulthood, are sexually active and report normal function of the organ even menstruation in 2 of the 4 women who were born with a normal uterus.  It is unknown at this time if the organs will be capable for childbirth, but because they are menstruating it is believed that it is possible, according to the director of Wake Forest’s Baptist Medical Center’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Anthony Atala.
The conventional treatment for those with this condition was surgery using grafts from intestinal tissue or skin, but these options had several drawbacks like odor and not being strong enough. 
The surgeries took place between June 2005 and October 2008 when the women were between 13 and 18 years old.  In the process the scientists took a small amount of genital cells from the patient and grew these in the lab into two types of cells, muscle and epithelial. These were then placed in layers onto a base scaffolding made of collagen which could be easily absorbed by the patient’s body.  Then it was individually shaped to fit each patient and placed into an incubator for about a week.  Surgery was performed on the patient to create a place in the body for the new organ and then the engineered implant was attached to existing reproductive organs.  In six months time the scientists said you couldn’t tell the difference between the implanted vagina and a normal one.
From Reuters 

nursingisinmyblood:

According to the journal the Lancet, scientists in North Carolina and Mexico in a joint collaboration have grown and implanted vagina’s from four girl’s own cells and implanted them as fully functioning organs. In this latest success in regenerative medicine, scientists have created a functioning organ that is indistinguishable from the patient’s own tissue and has grown in size with the women who had the implantation surgery as teens.  These four women were born with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, a rare condition in which girls are born with a vagina and/ or uterus that is underdeveloped or absent.  

The four women in the study who are now in young adulthood, are sexually active and report normal function of the organ even menstruation in 2 of the 4 women who were born with a normal uterus.  It is unknown at this time if the organs will be capable for childbirth, but because they are menstruating it is believed that it is possible, according to the director of Wake Forest’s Baptist Medical Center’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Anthony Atala.

The conventional treatment for those with this condition was surgery using grafts from intestinal tissue or skin, but these options had several drawbacks like odor and not being strong enough. 

The surgeries took place between June 2005 and October 2008 when the women were between 13 and 18 years old.  In the process the scientists took a small amount of genital cells from the patient and grew these in the lab into two types of cells, muscle and epithelial. These were then placed in layers onto a base scaffolding made of collagen which could be easily absorbed by the patient’s body.  Then it was individually shaped to fit each patient and placed into an incubator for about a week.  Surgery was performed on the patient to create a place in the body for the new organ and then the engineered implant was attached to existing reproductive organs.  In six months time the scientists said you couldn’t tell the difference between the implanted vagina and a normal one.

From Reuters