cell programming


This video shows cell apoptosis, or programmed cell death as seen under a microscope. First the nucleus and cytoplasm shrink, and then DNA and the cell starts to fragment. The cell may then be eaten or taken up by a phagocytic cell. (Video)

We are witnessing a slow and gradual process of political apoptosis. Apoptosis, also known as programmed cell death, is a natural and normal form of self-destruction in which a programmed sequence of events leads to the self-elimination of cells. Apoptosis plays a crucial role in developing and maintaining the health of the body. One may see this as a natural process of renovation. Here, I am using the expression ‘political apoptosis’ in order to describe the gradual and natural process of renovation of sovereign states as they develop into information societies.
—  Floridi, Luciano. The Fourth Revolution: How the infosphere is reshaping human reality. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

August 4: The artists from Mirror Cells host an evening of presentations and conversations about their work with an interdisciplinary group of scholars, performers and curators. Tickets at whitney.org

Installation view of Mirror Cells (May 13—August 21, 2016). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Photograph by Genevieve Hanson, N.Y.

Genetically modified zebrafish may hold the key to tissue generation

While certainly eye-grabbing, these genetically engineered technicolor zebrafish aren’t just for show. These zebrafish, whose cells have been genetically programmed to glow different colors, are now helping scientists answer questions regarding tissue regeneration and how individual cells work together to heal the skin.

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programmed cell death that reduces potential damage from contents released from a dying cell and mitigates ill effects of such contents on the surrounding tissue.”


The first time they meet, she’s not quite sure who’s side he’s on.

They indulge in the golden splendor of the masque, dancing a swift Argentine tango. It’s a push and a pull, and the derisive smile that curls her lips into a full blossom as red as her mask. It entices him enough to keep going.

She knows it’s foolish and very dangerous. 

But there’s something sinfully delicious about his gloved hands, searing hot as they span the skin of her lower back. It’s just barely exposed by the risque dip of her red and black gown, and he’s taken full advantage of that, subtly moving what feels like clawed? fingers against the hollow at the end of her spine.

“You’re very bold, Monsieur Chat Noir.

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A message was intercepted.  Carter Project.  

Somewhere in a forgotten HYDRA lab the real Peggy Carter hasn’t aged a day. She wonders how long it’s been.  What happened to Angie.  Everything had happened so fast.  But now she stays in this cell.  The super soldier program was one she understood, but although she is still in prime physical condition and health and having not aged, her life has been robbed from her.  She is a prisoner and a lab rat.  

Maria was the one to intercept the message.  Protocol went out the window and she called Sharon and her brother first thing.  Natasha was already there with her.  

A location is being found out and a rescue mission geared and ready the moment coordinates are given.  For both Peggy and Angie.  Steve waits like the others as they search for a destination….

Carter Project 1/?

Carter Project 2/?

in the end it needs to be magic
its not about you
or me
this tedious we

there is only the strum

a joyous slaughter of
surprise singing
in the heart of all things

God threw himself a surprise birthday party once. Of course he forgot to show. Later while playing the part of a mad harlot in a truck stop God was throwing donuts at her betrothed. There was jelly and powdered sugar everywhere. The police didn’t know what to do. So they arrested everybody, even themselves. The jailer ended up in the holding cell too, selling programs to World War III.

It was so loud it was completely silent. Remember what you said to me? “I don’t care who you are or what I am, but I’m tired of fighting. Lets go home and make love.” We were on death row. The priest was pulling on his fishnet vestments. While God goosed him/herself with 10,000 volts of eternity.

Cancer cells programmed back to normal by US scientists
Scientists have turned cancerous cells back to normal by switching back on the process which stops normal cells from replicating too quickly

By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor

Cancer cells have been programmed back to normal by scientists in a breakthrough which could lead to new treatments and even reverse tumour growth.

For the first time aggressive breast, lung and bladder cancer cells have been turned back into harmless benign cells by restoring the function which prevents them from multiplying excessively and forming dangerous growths.
Scientists at the Mayo Clinic in Florida, US, said it was like applying the brakes to a speeding car.

So far it has only been tested on human cells in the lab, but the researchers are hopeful that the technique could one day be used to target tumours so that cancer could be ‘switched off’ without the need for harsh chemotherapy or surgery.

“We should be able to re-establish the brakes and restore normal cell function,” said Profesor Panos Anastasiadis, of the Department for Cancer Biology.
“Initial experiments in some aggressive types of cancer are indeed very promising.

“It represents an unexpected new biology that provides the code, the software for turning off cancer." Cells need to divide constantly to replace themselves. But in cancer the cells do not stop dividing leading to huge cell reproduction and tumour growth.

The scientists discovered that the glue which holds cells together is regulated by biological microprocessors called microRNAs. When everything is working normally the microRNAs instruct the cells to stop dividing when they have replicated sufficiently. They do this by triggering production of a protein called PLEKHA7 which breaks the cell bonds. But in cancer that process does not work.

Scientists discovered they could switch on cancer in cells by removing the microRNAs from cells and preventing them from producing the protein.

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