Medical research, clinical studies, journal articles, patient records, doctors’ notes… How on Earth can today’s medical professionals keep up? Watson.
Using natural language and evidence-based learning, Watson crunches the world’s medical data to assist in decision-making. What else is on Watson’s medical to-do list? Improving the way med students learn, helping researchers make breakthroughs and most importantly, taking part in the fight against cancer. After that Watson, could you please help find a cure for the common cold? (Cough, sniff)
The world had ended. Or rather most of the human race had ended. Scientists struggled to find cures while the virus spread and became an epidemic, killing all in it’s path. And when they couldn’t find a cure, they gave up. After the fight it left nothing but mindless, living dead creatures. Anyone that was alive was looking for loved ones with nearly dead hope.
Nicholai looked to the sky, squinting his eyes because of the light of the sun as it began turning into an overwhelmingly bright orange. He was alone, only the sound of rocks gritting against the old concrete as his shoes met it to keep him company. But, since losing his sister, he liked it this way. He had no one to worry about but himself and he could easily escape any jam he found himself in.
It was easier to travel now, especially when he had to find a safe place to stay at night. Quietly he slipped inside a building, clutching a shiv tightly in his fist, ready to strike at any mindless creature he came across.
Presence of the Amphibian Chytrid Fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Native Amphibians Exported from Madagascar
That’s it. The worst news imaginable.
A new study published in PLoS One last week has found chytrid - a fungal disease considered to be responsible for the extinction and decline of hundreds upon hundreds of frog species across the world - in frogs exported from Madagascar. Until now, Madagascar has been the last remaining hotspot of amphibian diversity to lack the disease. Mass declines and extinctions have not yet happened, but are expected. Urgent action will be required now to prevent the disappearance of Madagascar’s frogs.
This is a truncated abstract of the paper:
The emerging infectious disease chytridiomycosis is driven by the spread of amphibian chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, Bd), a highly virulent pathogen threatening global amphibian biodiversity. Although pandemic in distribution, previous intensive field surveys have failed to detect Bd in Madagascar, a biodiversity hotspot home to hundreds of endemic amphibian species…Bd was detected in three animals via quantitative PCR: a single Heterixalus alboguttatus, Heterixalus betsileo, and Scaphiophryne spinosa. This is the first time Bd has been confirmed in amphibians from Madagascar and presents an urgent call to action. Our early identification of pathogen presence prior to widespread infection provides the necessary tools and encouragement to catalyze a swift, targeted response to isolate and eradicate Bd from Madagascar. If implemented before establishment occurs, an otherwise likely catastrophic decline in amphibian biodiversity may be prevented.
This is not in fact the first record of Bd in Madagascar, though it is the first published record of it. In fact, we have known for some time now that chytrid is present on the island, almost certainly introduced by tourists. It has thus far been confirmed from four localities according to Dr. Franco Andreone, one of the leading frog specialists working in Madagascar. We are still awaiting more data, and are nervously watching for the first sign of declines.
psicoterapiabarata requested: Sam keeping one of the photos of him and Dean together in Soul Survivor.
and asked: did he took it just as a way to feel closer to Dean, like not everything was lost ? or like something to help him keep fighting to bring Dean back, to cure him?
The photo Sam kept was from the day he got his soul back. it’s not an accident that he chose to keep this particular photo. It reminded him how Dean fought for (soulless) him even though he didn’t want him to. Sam was so grateful to have his soul back, and it gave him strength to face demon!Dean , who didn’t want to be cured, it gave Sam hope and faith that this is what Dean really wants.
I was wondering why the Demon!Dean/Cas scene at the end of 10x03 “Soul Survivor” seemed so familiar (and romantic to me), then I remembered that on Smallville, Lois turns into a zombie in episode 9x03 “Rabid”. At the end of the episode, Zombie!Lois goes after Clark, who grabs her from behind and holds onto her as she fights and lashes out against him, growling like an animal as the cure, falling down in the form of rain, transforms her back to her human state..
(This is also the season that Smallville’s Lois and Clark finally became explicitly canon).
When I look into the mirror, I see a very clumsy 5ft 2 teenage girl. It is hard to think that I can “change the world” or change anything in general. When my daily routine consists of school, more school, and lots of school, it’s hard to think that I could be able to do something extraordinary. But the thing is, everyone can do something extraordinary, and as impossible as it seems, everyone can make a difference.
Chiari Malformation is a rare brain disease that causes headaches, fatigue, muscle weakness, and in some severe cases even paralysis. Only 1 in every 1,000 births has this disease. Currently there is no cure and those who do have Chiari go through surgeries and intense pain. In honor of rare disease day we need to raise awareness of this illness and the people who suffer from it. So that people like my friend Melissa can live a normal life without fear of the blinding pain, another surgery, or special medication.
It’s completely heart breaking and tragic for anyone, young or old, to be put in the position of fighting an invisible monster like cancer. When it’s a friend, a family member, or a contemporary, it really stings and makes us all feel helpless. But in @tfail’s case, we CAN help. Please take a moment to read about a big way you can help someone who I am proud to have shown art alongside of and will be even prouder the next time after she BEATS THIS THING!! 🙏 Hang in there @tfail and @hauntedeuth
・・・ Http://www.gofundme.com/tfail Alright, so here’s the deal - T.S. Claire, my best friend, the woman I love and hands down the raddest person I have ever known was diagnosed with Cancer on December 25th, 2015.
Like the trooper she is she’s fighting this disease with no worries or hesitation, remaining positive and continuing to create and work without looking back once, but her medical bills are stacking up and she has a long road ahead of her.
For this reason I have started a Gofundme campaign for her which is linked below. Please take a moment to look and if you can, donate. Everything helps here, including SHARING this link to help to raise awareness of her fight.
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