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I don't care

I don’t care if you’re the kind that prays or meditates or lights a candle or thinks positive thoughts.

Whatever you do to put good out into the universe, could you send a little out for me and my family?

Today my brothers and I went out to the hospital. My youngest brother was recently diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a kind of blood cancer that is very rare for a person of his age and health history to get.

And he really needs bone marrow. Specifically bone marrow from one of us, my other brother and I. We are his best bet for a match.

No amount of crowd-funding or awareness will make one of us a match. All I can use right now is your good vibes that one of us will be. If you could do that for me, I would appreciate it greatly.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

soldiers-sweetheart  asked:

My dad was diagnosed with Leukemia about a year ago. His count was low enough that they just were monitoring it with no treatments. Well now his count has double (which is not good) and it can now start spreading. Please pray for him..

Hi friend,

Sending so many prayers his (and your) way. This, I understand. My younger sister has had cancer five times and it’s so scary and so hard for everyone it affects. 

Please keep me updated on how your dad is doing. Please keep me updated on how you are doing. Are they going to do chemo? Radiation? Bone Marrow transplant? (Feel free to message me privately about all of this.)

All my love,

S. 

FUCK

the new chapter of Boruto was so good though? 

so you have: 

- boruto getting his mad prophesy of his fate; especially the bit about his eyes, which i definitely suspect ties into him getting transplanted byakugan in the future. most likely as a result of whatever attack left him with the deep scar on his face

- shinki being teased as a rival to boruto is fantastic, and the fact that he might actually be more powerful than him? thats fucking amazing yes good

- sasuke still being so OP that his rinnegan and sharingan could work even with time being stopped like damn mane

- cute fucking family moments for boruto

- shikadai having a terrible fucking attitude, that i suspect might be even worse than his dads

- borutos motherfucking HAND tattoo thing, which could be literally anything i know, but i havent noticed anyone drawing attention to the fact that it is very very similar to the marking on his jacket. we know what the final stage of this tattoo will look like, but im excited nonethless

i dunno about you guys but i am hyped the hell up

The Man Without A Heart

Doctors from the Texas Heart Institute have successfully replaced a patient’s heart with a device that keeps the blood flowing, thereby allowing him to live without a detectable heartbeat or even a pulse. 

The turbine-like device, that are simple whirling rotors, developed by the doctors does not beat like a heart, rather provides a ‘continuous flow’ like a garden hose. 

Craig Lewis was a 55-year-old, dying from amyloidosis, which causes a build-up of abnormal proteins. The proteins clog the organs so much that they stop working. When doctors put a stethoscope to his chest, no heartbeat or pulse can be heard (only a ‘humming’ sound).

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It’s difficult to put a heart transplant surgery in a 15 seconds video! #tbt 

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People who know something about native bees often know about the “Squash Bee” Peponapis pruinosa. However, there are a number of other native squash bees, and here is one.  This is Xenoglossa strenua.  It doesn’t help that it looks mighty darn similar to Peponapis pruinosa…but both the male and females have yellow on the base of their mandibles, while P.p. does not.  Helpful under the microscope at least.  

This specimen is one of the few, and the only recent, records for Maryland.  An interesting note is that this species is not found in Maryland on any native plants, but only on the agricultural squash and pumpkin plants which originated in the Southwest and were migrated here eons ago by Indian farmers.  Squash plants cannot overwinter in the region, but the squash bees can.

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Organ Care System.

In an organ transplant surgery, timing is critical. Doctors drop organs into a plastic bag and put them on ice. But lungs soon stop breathing. Hearts stop beating. The organs essentially shut down and start to deteriorate. This means doctors have only about five to 10 hours to get the lung from the donor into the recipient. If the travel time is too long, the organ can’t be used and goes to waste. An Andover company known as TransMedics came up with world’s first commercial, portable, warm blood perfusion system that allows a new type of organ transplant, called a living organ transplant. This new technology, called an Organ Care System, is designed to maintain organs in a warm, functioning state outside of the body to optimize their health and allow continuous clinical evaluation. Hearts beat, lungs breathe, kidneys produce urine and livers produce bile. The device is currently not FDA approved but is undergoing clinical testing.

Happy Birthday Gertrude Elion!

Winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (with George H. Hitchings and Sir James Black). Elion invented 6-mercaptopurine, azathioprine, allopurinol, pyrimethamine, acyclovir, and trimethoprim.

Elion had a tough time in her early scientific career overcoming gender bias, but was rewarded for her perseverance and brilliance with a Nobel Prize.

Image from Wikipedia.

A message from Dr Warhol’s Periodic Table of Microbes, The Small Guide to Small Things and WarholScience.

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“Te has puesto 3600 pelos ¿eh?”

Son pillotes sanos.

Toma nota Igoroink.