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itslonewolfgamer  asked:

for the ship asks: Lams + 23 and JeffMads + 29?

23-lams-first kisses/touching-john was really touch shy but alex bounces all over him and he slowly gets less paranoid. They smooch very chastely at prom for the first time

29-jeffmads-how do they handle sickness/injuries- James is always in and out of the hospital so Thomas always has a go bag ready he’s good and prepared to get James there. When Thomas gets hurt it’s less smooth

The World is Wide Enough for All of Us

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by sherlocks_skeletal_warlock

Alexander Hamilton and his daemon, Andromeda, start their new lives in New York City and Alex has a plan: never throw away his shot. But when he meets the incredible John Laurens, that all turns a little on its head.

Words: 1277, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English



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sciencealert.com
The science world is freaking out over this 25-year-old's answer to antibiotic resistance
Could this be the end of superbugs?
By Fiona MacDonald

A 25-year-old student has just come up with a way to fight drug-resistant superbugs without antibiotics.

The new approach has so far only been tested in the lab and on mice, but it could offer a potential solution to antibiotic resistance, which is now getting so bad that the United Nations recently declared it a “fundamental threat” to global health.

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria already kill around 700,000 people each year, but a recent study suggests that number could rise to around 10 million by 2050.

In addition to common hospital superbug, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), scientists are now also concerned that gonorrhoea is about tobecome resistant to all remaining drugs.

But Shu Lam, a 25-year-old PhD student at the University of Melbourne in Australia, has developed a star-shaped polymer that can kill six different superbug strains without antibiotics, simply by ripping apart their cell walls.

“We’ve discovered that [the polymers] actually target the bacteria and kill it in multiple ways,” Lam told Nicola Smith from The Telegraph. “One method is by physically disrupting or breaking apart the cell wall of the bacteria. This creates a lot of stress on the bacteria and causes it to start killing itself.”

The research has been published in Nature Microbiology, and according to Smith, it’s already being hailed by scientists in the field as “a breakthrough that could change the face of modern medicine”.

Before we get too carried away, it’s still very early days. So far, Lam has only tested her star-shaped polymers on six strains of drug-resistant bacteria in the lab, and on one superbug in live mice.

But in all experiments, they’ve been able to kill their targeted bacteria - and generation after generation don’t seem to develop resistance to the polymers.

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okay here’s the Entirety of the space au:

john is a spaced out guy. he was a spaced out kid. he met alexander in middle school around the time alex’s mom died. john relates to alex bc even though he HAS parents, he feels like they are never there. he and alex become best friends.

in high school, they are still best friends. they take earth science together and john freaks out because he LOVES space and everything having to do with it. alex likes space too, and he loves how pumped his friend gets over aliens and such. they both agree to work around that industry some day and they watch all the space shuttle launches and such.

laurens— does not have his life together. he has shitty parents and a disorder and he kinda fails high school. he drops out. alex, on the other hand, soars through it and gets into a university. john is stoked for him! he doesn’t even care that he didn’t make it because alexander did. but.. he kind of does care? and he beats himself up about it.

john gets a shitty job, and alex becomes a fucking ASTRONAUT. they talk about being young, their dreams and stuff. laurens is just. so fucking happy alex made it. they drink to celebrate, john kisses alex even though neither of them has had enough to drink to even BE that tipsy. he pretends it’s nothing, but alex knows it’s not, and they kiss some more.

they move in together. john buys weird ass nasa shit and they get free stuff bc of where alex works and everything is so fucking great because their dreams came true! for the most part anyway.

alex’s time to go into space finally rolls along. alex is terrified, john comforts him. they kiss and draw constellations on each other and everything is okay.

the next day, alex gets all suited up and shit. john is in the crowd, his eyes glossy and he has binoculars and he’s all fucking decked out in nasa gear. he watches the shuttle take off and he’s so PROUD of alex.

the shuttle explodes before it can even get into space, killing all passengers. john watches helplessly from the crowd.

let your heart be light (our troubles will be miles away)

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by johnnlaurenss

“Thanks,” he says quietly, and for the first time Alex realizes the guy is even cuter up close. “I’m sorry you had to see that. I’m usually not so…”

He doesn’t finish his sentence, but Alex understands. He offers the backpack forward, an olive branch. “No stress, man. It’s the holidays, delayed flights are shitty for everyone. Trust me, I wasn’t happy when I learned the flight was pushed back either, I’ve got stuff I have to get back to, and a delayed flight really might fuck that up.”

***

In which John’s life isn’t a motherfucking feel good holiday movie, except that it is, and he really isn’t complaining.

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I've Loved You Before

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by missjo

Hamilton and Laurens have been reincarnated into two young men living and schooling in NYC but neither of them know it. At first. Not your typical reincarnation au, I don’t think, but I hope y'all like it anyway.

Words: 861, Chapters: 1/?, Language: English



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