His FACE XD
His FACE XD
I’ve seen this photograph very frequently on tumblr and Facebook, always with the simple caption, “Ghost Heart”. What exactly is a ghost heart?
More than 3,200 people are on the waiting list for a heart transplant in the United States. Some won’t survive the wait. Last year, 340 died before a new heart was found.
The solution: Take a pig heart, soak it in an ingredient commonly found in shampoo and wash away the cells until you’re left with a protein scaffold that is to a heart what two-by-four framing is to a house.
Then inject that ghost heart, as it’s called, with hundreds of millions of blood or bone-marrow stem cells from a person who needs a heart transplant, place it in a bioreactor - a box with artificial lungs and tubes that pump oxygen and blood into it - and wait as the ghost heart begins to mature into a new, beating human heart.
Doris Taylor, director of regenerative medicine research at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, has been working on this— first using rat hearts, then pig hearts and human hearts - for years.
The process is called decellularization and it is a tissue engineering technique designed to strip out the cells from a donor organ, leaving nothing but connective tissue that used to hold the cells in place.
This scaffold of connective tissue - called a “ghost organ” for its pale and almost translucent appearance - can then be reseeded with a patient’s own cells, with the goal of regenerating an organ that can be transplanted into the patient without fear of tissue rejection.
This ghost heart is ready to be injected with a transplant recipient’s stem cells so a new heart - one that won’t be rejected - can be grown.
Mother fuckin’ Jim Carrey
i have searched
for this gifset
for all eternity
Wanting to taste every bit of your body
Wooo, such a steamy image :”>
- S H E R L O C K E D -
a BBC Sherlock inspired outfit
Finally finished my Sherlock outfit. I’ve always been struggling with finding a proper outfit for my Sherlock sim, so I decided to try and whip up something that’s as close to the real Sherlock’s outfit, within my rather limited meshing abilities. It’s not super accurate, mind you, but I think it will do fine for any ol’ (BBC) Sherlock sim out there :)
So here you go: Two piece suit with a long (ish) coat plus a scarf.
- Poly count: 3507
- 4 recolorable channels (shirt, suit, coat, scarf)
- Young adult/Adult
I hope your Sherlock and your non-sherlock sims will enjoy this. If you should have any troubles with it (it should all be fine, tho), poke me and I’ll see if I screwed up something and if I can fix it.
Oh, and keep an eye open for the accessory version of the coat which I will, hopefully, finish and upload soon.
Thank you <3
This is the submission my friend Hope just received a little while ago. Before anyone asks, the “ask” she sent is fake. Hope is literally the sweetest person you will ever meet.
After she originally posted this I told her to send me the story of what happened.
"The full story is, basically, their "rapeable-rainbow—dash" blog started following me, and I asked them why they were following me, and we had a short discussion basically consisting of me asking him to stop following me.
His blog is, basically, an ask blog, prompting other users to “rape” Rainbow Dash however they want, which is disgusting, so I asked him to stop following me, and he told me he understood and respected that I thought the blog was disgusting. And then he asked WHY rape is a big deal.
So I proceeded to tell him my thoughts, trying to inform him, and we debated for a while, and I asked him if it was okay for me to publish his asks and stuff on my blog, because my answer for his last question (which he actually sent to me as an answer to a question I asked him) was too long for me to write in his ask box.
He said it was okay, and gave me permission to put my “hate” on my blog. So I did, explaining further why rape is a problem, and arguing a few other things that he brought up, too.
So then as soon as I did that, he made a fake ask that looks like I sent him a threat to kill himself and that I hated him, like you saw, and says that if I don’t send him a picture of my breasts, he’s going to post it on his blog so “THE WORLD CAN SEE HOW HORRIBLE I AM”
and I just wanted to inform him and educate him because he asked me what was wrong with rape, so I /told him,/ and now he’s threatening me like that, and I’m getting really anxious”
I believe Hope. I’ve known her a while and she is, quite literally, the sweetest person around. We met because she was afraid of getting hate because of another fandom.
So if you see this floating around, it is NOT Hope’s ask, she did not and would not send that, and I think that’s pretty clear considering that he is attempting to BRIBE her not to post it.
I’m beyond angry about this because all Hope did was talk. Know why he’s harassing her? Well he was kind enough to send this.
Please help out by spreading this if you can. You guys know me, I don’t get involved in things like this, but this is someone I really care about being threatened and bribed for no reason other than for trying to inform.
Awesome Mix, and such a Tease for The MICHAEL JACKSON ONE show in Las Vegas
For future reference
Might need this someday
Michael Jackson This is It rare