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March 21st
3:54 pm

March 21st
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Blue Blood
It’s blue, comes from a creature more ancient than dinosaurs, and saves countless human lives. It’s the blood of horseshoe crabs, and for decades it’s proved vital to biomedical companies that must screen vaccines, IV fluids, and medical devices for bacteria that can be fatal in our bloodstream. Thanks to proteins in cells that act like a primitive immune system, the crabs’ blood coagulates instantly when it touches pathogens like E. coli and Salmonella.
So sensitive is the test derived from the proteins that it can detect amounts as slight as one part per trillion. That’s like one grain of sugar in an Olympic-size pool, says John Dubczak of test producer Charles River, Endosafe. Now Princeton University researchers are looking at another approach using synthetic molecules that replicate antimicrobial peptides found on the skin of African clawed frogs. That would take some of the heat off horseshoe crabs—if it can match the sensitivity of their millions-year-old strategy. 
—Luna Shyr

Blue Blood

It’s blue, comes from a creature more ancient than dinosaurs, and saves countless human lives. It’s the blood of horseshoe crabs, and for decades it’s proved vital to biomedical companies that must screen vaccines, IV fluids, and medical devices for bacteria that can be fatal in our bloodstream. Thanks to proteins in cells that act like a primitive immune system, the crabs’ blood coagulates instantly when it touches pathogens like E. coli and Salmonella.

So sensitive is the test derived from the proteins that it can detect amounts as slight as one part per trillion. That’s like one grain of sugar in an Olympic-size pool, says John Dubczak of test producer Charles River, Endosafe. Now Princeton University researchers are looking at another approach using synthetic molecules that replicate antimicrobial peptides found on the skin of African clawed frogs. That would take some of the heat off horseshoe crabs—if it can match the sensitivity of their millions-year-old strategy. 

—Luna Shyr

March 21st
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March 20th
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9:53 pm

Clip Compilation from Michael Moors’s Documentary on the corrupt healthcare system of America verses the rest of the industrialized world.

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March 20th
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9:49 pm

myampgoesto11:


Pavel Tchelitchew, Anatomical Painting, 1946. 

myampgoesto11:

Pavel Tchelitchew, Anatomical Painting, 1946. 

(via biscodeja-vu)

March 20th
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fridaencoyoacan:

Naturaleza Muerta (Tondo) (1942)

fridaencoyoacan:

Naturaleza Muerta (Tondo) (1942)

March 20th
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Raw Food Vegan Diet!: 50 Great Reasons to Go Raw

raw-vegan:

This list created by Karen Knowler and Sarah Best (of Get Fresh! magazine) from eavesdropping on our own conversations and those of others over the past few years…

I mean, could you get any more win-wins from your food?!

  1. “To have unlimited energy”
  2. “To increase my clarity”
  3. “To reach my…

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