olivers-ykes 22k giveaway ayy
So anyways I reached 22k recently and I wanted to thank you guys with a small giveaway. Please read everything below before asking a question

Items include;
- Palisades, We Are The Outcasts crewneck.
Size; small

- A Day To Remember Have Faith In Me shirt, signed by the entire band.
Size; small

- Of Mice & Men crewneck
Size; small

- Signed Unconditional CD (Memphis May Fire. Signed by Matty and Kellen.

- Signed Common Courtesy CD (signed by the entire band

- Signed Fit For A King Poster

- All Time Low Baltimore hoodie
Size; small

- Jeggings from Hot Topic
Size ; 0 (waist)

- Ice Nine Kills crop top
Size; small

- Bring Me The Horizon Oli shirt
Size; small

- AP magazine, Crown The Empire

- 2 flower hair bands from Hot Topic

- Beanie with studs on it

- Vest from Hot Topic
Size; Medium

- High waisted shorts from Forever 21
24 inches in waist. (They’re a little big on me.)

- Of Mice & Men, Restoring Force CD.

- Pierce The Veil skull shirt
Size; Medium

- Jose Ebèr hair straightener

- Used and signed Capture The Crown drum sticks.

Rules and FAQ;

Must be following me olivers-ykes ( this is for my followers. )

I will be checking to see if you’re following me

Likes don’t count, reblogs only.

The more reblogs the better chance of winning.

No giveaway blogs.

This must get over 5k notes or I’m deleting it

I ship world wide.

Ends August 18, 2014.

Any other questions feel free to ask ayy okay that’s all

A scanning electron micrograph of human red blood cells. Courtesy of Wellcome Images.

“Blood biopsies”

When a tumor grows beyond a certain size, it begins to shed cells, not unlike particles flaking off dry skin. Exactly when or why this happens in humans isn’t known, but these cells, called “circulating tumor cells” or CTCs play a major role in the spread of cancer to other parts of the body, the process more formally known as metastasis.

Scientists believe CTCs could be a new and invaluable source of information in the diagnosis and prognosis of cancer, but a big part of the current challenge is finding enough them: For every million or so circulating blood cells, there may be only a few CTCs. It’s the proverbial search for a needle in a haystack, only the needle is infinitesimally smaller and moving inside the human body. CTCs are also not generally inclined to announce their presence – at least not until they’ve lodged somewhere else (a distant organ, for example) to colonize and grow a new tumor.

The existing gold standard for isolating and identifying CTCs is an assay in which blood samples are exposed to magnetic beads coated with an antibody that binds to specific proteins on the surface of cancer cells. The capturing efficacy of this method ranges between 60 and 90 percent, but it also takes time and is prone to contamination from leukocytes – white blood cells that may also stick to the beads.

Recently, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center described a new, alternative filtering technique that employs microbubbles. Writing in the March issue of PLOS One, principal investigator Dmitri Simberg, PhD, assistant project scientist, and colleagues said each microbubble is about half the diameter of a blood cell, filled with perfluorocarbon gas (for buoyancy and stability) and coated with an antibody. Exposed to a blood sample, the bubbles quickly attach themselves to any CTC encountered and puls them into a greater concentration (think soda bubbles rising to the top of a glass).

In tests using blood samples from mice and humans, Simberg said the microbubble assay worked better and faster than existing approaches, reducing the risk of contamination or sample degradation.

Though more research is required, he noted that the microbubble method may represent “the emerging field of blood biopsies, in which highly pure CTCs could be used as a source of tissue for personalized molecular diagnostics.”