August 14, 2011

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August 11, 2011
stayinbedgrowyourhair:

jakke:

all-the-lights:

amymariani:

New Drug Can Treat Almost Any Viral Infection By Killing the Body’s Infected Cells
Whoa. 
This new drug can work against viruses like antibiotics work against bacterial infections, according to the whizzes at MIT. Again, whoa. 
You know why there’s no cure for the common cold? Because it’s a virus. AIDS? Mono? Viruses. A cold you can ride out, but AIDS eventually catches up with you.
The drug, called a DRACO (Double-stranded RNA Activated Caspase Oligomerizers), works by targeting double-stranded RNA only found in viruses. It was tested against 15 viral infections and worked against all of them, including the common cold, the flu, H1N1 and polio — freakin’ polo!
“In theory, it should work against all viruses,” says Todd Rider, a senior staff scientist in Lincoln Laboratory’s Chemical, Biological, and Nanoscale Technologies Group who invented the new technology. (Quote taken from MIT).
One more time, WHOA!
[via popsci]

I like science.

If anyone is interested in reading the published paper that corresponds to this research, it’s open-access here. Reassuringly, this looks like it was funded entirely through public funding, and the institute itself owns all the patents on previous work on the subject. So that’s about as close as you can get to a guarantee that if this actually turns out to be feasible as a drug for humans it’s relatively likely to end up being used as such. Good work, MIT.

shiiiiiit

stayinbedgrowyourhair:

jakke:

all-the-lights:

amymariani:

New Drug Can Treat Almost Any Viral Infection By Killing the Body’s Infected Cells

Whoa. 

This new drug can work against viruses like antibiotics work against bacterial infections, according to the whizzes at MIT. Again, whoa. 

You know why there’s no cure for the common cold? Because it’s a virus. AIDS? Mono? Viruses. A cold you can ride out, but AIDS eventually catches up with you.

The drug, called a DRACO (Double-stranded RNA Activated Caspase Oligomerizers), works by targeting double-stranded RNA only found in viruses. It was tested against 15 viral infections and worked against all of them, including the common cold, the flu, H1N1 and polio — freakin’ polo!

“In theory, it should work against all viruses,” says Todd Rider, a senior staff scientist in Lincoln Laboratory’s Chemical, Biological, and Nanoscale Technologies Group who invented the new technology. (Quote taken from MIT).

One more time, WHOA!

[via popsci]

I like science.

If anyone is interested in reading the published paper that corresponds to this research, it’s open-access here. Reassuringly, this looks like it was funded entirely through public funding, and the institute itself owns all the patents on previous work on the subject. So that’s about as close as you can get to a guarantee that if this actually turns out to be feasible as a drug for humans it’s relatively likely to end up being used as such. Good work, MIT.

shiiiiiit

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August 1, 2011
stayinbedgrowyourhair:

c-a-l-v-i-n:


“Choosing our masters doesn’t make us any less slaves.”

stayinbedgrowyourhair:

c-a-l-v-i-n:

“Choosing our masters doesn’t make us any less slaves.”

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August 1, 2011
knittingfuckyeah:

(purchase pattern)

knittingfuckyeah:

(purchase pattern)

July 31, 2011
theworldwelivein:

Skogar houses | Iceland© EMIL CENZATO

theworldwelivein:

Skogar houses | Iceland
© EMIL CENZATO

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July 15, 2011
tumbledore:

Lengths of the Principal Rivers in the World. Heights of the Principal Mountains in the World.From: A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics Of The World, 1836
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tumbledore:

Lengths of the Principal Rivers in the World. Heights of the Principal Mountains in the World.

From: A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics Of The World, 1836

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July 11, 2011

July 2, 2011
knittingfuckyeah:

(purchase pattern)

knittingfuckyeah:

(purchase pattern)

June 30, 2011

jtotheizzoe:

The Simpsons version of evolution. 

(by huluDotCom)

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June 28, 2011
joshkore:

Grains of sand under a microscope

joshkore:

Grains of sand under a microscope

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June 24, 2011

nashvilleneedsmoremetaphors:

eeh501:

Hey do you like loud jams on a friday? Cool. Me too.

Cheap Trick - Surrender (Ewok Cover)

This should be played way loud and preferably with a beer in your hand.

We’re All Alright, We’re All Alright!!!

Touchdown, Ewok

(Source: party-wok / Erik Hendrickson)

June 23, 2011
knittingfuckyeah:

(purchase issue)

knittingfuckyeah:

(purchase issue)

June 23, 2011

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June 14, 2011
Go to Wikipedia and click “random article.” This is the name of your genitals.

stayinbedgrowyourhair:

littleorphanammo:

lottiebites

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (season 6)

Victory Disease. VICTORY DISEASE.

November 2004 in sports

you know what wikipedia, i don’t appreciate that. that feels like a dig. 

Martin Sponholz

I think my genitals must have been unduly influenced by yesterday’s viewing of Encounters at the end of the World.

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June 13, 2011
poptech:

HIV virus made of glass by Luke Jerram. (via) 

poptech:

HIV virus made of glass by Luke Jerram. (via

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