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Blood Test spots Cancer a year early using ctDNA analysis:
Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very earliest stages.
With experimental tests that detect bits of DNA that tumors shed into the blood, they were able to detect some recurrences of cancer up to a year before imaging scans could, giving a chance to try new therapy sooner.
It’s the latest development for tests called liquid biopsies, which analyze cancer using blood rather than tissue samples. Some doctors use these tests now to guide care for patients with advanced cancers, mostly in research settings. The new work is the first time tests like this have been used to monitor the evolution of lung tumors at an early stage, when there’s a much better chance of cure.


My top 10 favorite Skater Family images in no particular order

because the official illustrations spoil us so much :’)


In 1817, John Keats, 22 years old and starting to come into his poetic own, fell deeply in love with the poetics of Shakespeare and purchased several volumes of the bard’s writings. For the remaining three years of his life, Keats would spend hours reading, re-reading, and writing all over his copies of Shakespeare.

Pictured in order are:

-Annotations in The Tempest, his most heavily annotated play. Keats’ annotations placed an emphasis on important moments of character development and the emotionally descriptive poetics that come with those. The slightly darker area on the middle of the far right is his thumb marks

-Annotations in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, his second most annotated play. These annotations focused particularly on Shakespeare’s descriptions of nature and sensuality

-A decided opinion on Johnson’s criticism of As You Like It, featuring a quote from the play in Keats’s handwriting  /  A draft of ‘On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again,’ written on the end page after Hamlet, next to the opening page of King Lear

-Draft of ‘Bright Star,’ written on the blank page next to the poem ‘A Lover’s Companion’

This is our last chance to negotiate.

I'm going to end this.


Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (天元突破グレンラガン)

Original image board art from Gurren Lagann episode #26, with Simon’s parallel universe and a different kind of Kamina. Illustrated by image board artist Daisuke Kikuchi (菊池大介) in the Gurren Lagann Image Board (Amazon US | JP).

anonymous asked:

I really like this idea floating around in my head of mythological creatures getting pissed when aliens invade and try to enslave humanity in the same way that an older sibling is allowed to pick on their younger siblings, but the second somebody else picks on their younger sibling they will fight to defend them.

Cryptids would be the best anti-alien brigade because they have highly specialized skills sets that involve a complete inability to reliably show up on imaging devices, scans, and other ways to tell if something’s lurking out there waiting to destroy invaders.


Photographs and CT scans of a bullet that entered the left anterior neck and lodged in the right posterior neck, completely transecting the spinal cord yet managed to completely avoid the vertebral artery. The bullet was removed under only local anaesthetic. The patient was left with quadriplegia.