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Full at sabri Nihari in Chicago.

The 1D concert jammed up traffic , never going on lakeshore drive on nice weekend again.

justyouraveragedesi
Full at sabri Nihari in Chicago.

The 1D concert jammed up traffic , never going on lakeshore drive on nice weekend again.

— 14 hours ago
spectacularuniverse:

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.(Source)

spectacularuniverse:

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.


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9940km:

5sobrien:

fatima-thinks:

We all stood together for Syria
We all stood together for Ukraine
We all stood together for Gaza
We all stood together for Ferguson

It’s time we stand together for Pakistan, and spread what’s happening there like wildfire. Don’t let people forget that…

I live in Islamabad and was caught up amidst the protest taking place to show solidarity with Gaza. I’m proud of our people and their very big hearts. May Allah bless and protect our nation.

— 17 hours ago with 8375 notes
erimikat:

cat-on-themoon:

Frida Kahlo 1920 - 2014

STOP THIS FUCKING BULLSHIT This is not the first thing I should see when I go on the Friday Kahlo tagUghUghUghFrida Kahlo was one of the strongest most influential women to ever exist in Mexico and the world as a wholeHow dare youHow fucking dare youNoYou do not take one of my few latina feminist role models and taint her with your patriarchal western society view of beautyFuck youAs a Mexican female who is hoping to make an impact on the world through the arts, finding such a strong feminist role model who I can connect to because of cultural backgrounds is hard enough to findHow dare you do this shit

erimikat:

cat-on-themoon:

Frida Kahlo 1920 - 2014

STOP THIS FUCKING BULLSHIT
This is not the first thing I should see when I go on the Friday Kahlo tag
Ugh
Ugh
Ugh
Frida Kahlo was one of the strongest most influential women to ever exist in Mexico and the world as a whole
How dare you
How fucking dare you
No
You do not take one of my few latina feminist role models and taint her with your patriarchal western society view of beauty
Fuck you
As a Mexican female who is hoping to make an impact on the world through the arts, finding such a strong feminist role model who I can connect to because of cultural backgrounds is hard enough to find
How dare you do this shit

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— 22 hours ago with 13149 notes

samkichis:

okay, but seriously

please tell me if

  • im being too rude / gone too far
  • i have said something offensive
  • something i have said is wrong

and tell me how i have done any of this

dont just say “youre rude” and walk off. tell me how im being rude and i will try to fix it.

  • do: explain how i have done something wrong. it doesnt have to be a extremely detailed. 
  • do not: say ive done something wrong and walk away. it will leave me confused and nothing will be resolved

its not that hard

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#pedophilia tw, #csa tw

syntheticbaeddel:

just a heads up

the “mods are asleep, post [x]” meme originated on 4chan in regards to child porn

so maybe stop reblogging that meme

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— 1 day ago with 754 notes

thesoundofonebrainthinking:

People in Ferguson Still Need Help!

This website contains a wealth of useful information on ways to help the people in Ferguson, how you can organize and participate locally, and helps to spread the word and keep the message strong. 

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plight0fexistence:

Can u guys make a Dua for my mom, she’s getting really sick and I’m taking her to the emergency room tonight for the second time in 2 days.

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— 2 days ago with 356 notes

keepya-head-up:

My aunty has had cancer for a while and she just got told that she has 3 months to live. Please keep her in your duaas.

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— 2 days ago with 583 notes

popdisaster:

My dad is really unwell and currently at the hospital for scans and tests as they are worried he may have another stroke, please please keep him in your duas :(

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— 2 days ago with 56 notes