June222014
tamorapierce:

kateelliottsff:

knitmeapony:


Rebel With a Cause


Keen to continue her studies abroad, Hayat Sindi told her father some good news: She had been accepted at a prestigious university in London. Her traditional Muslim father said it would tarnish the family name for a young woman to live overseas alone. “He told me, ‘Over my dead body,’” Sindi recalls. Still, she persuaded him, and off she went to England.


The truth is, she hadn’t been accepted at any university. When she landed in London as a teenager in 1991, she says, she spoke only Arabic, no English. “My first night there, I went to a youth hostel,” she says. “I was in an attic room. I panicked. I looked at my plane tickets—my father had bought a return ticket. I thought, I’ll go home tomorrow.” Instead she went to an Islamic cultural center and got a translator to help her meet with college officials. “They told me, ‘You’re crazy,’” she says. “I was naive. I thought they would just let me in.”


After a year spent cramming on English and studying to pass the “A-levels,” the U.K.’s college-admission courses, she got herself in to King’s College, where she graduated in 1995 with a degree in pharmacology. She went on to get a Ph.D. in biotechnology from Cambridge in 2001. She says her family didn’t learn about her lie until years later, when they were surprised to hear her mention it in a speech.
“My father was worried that, when I lived abroad alone, I would ruin the family honor,” she says. But in time he boasted to the neighbors, like any proud father. “When he died,” she says, “I found newspaper clippings about me under his pillow.” 
Sindi is known in scientific circles for her “social innovation,” as she calls it, such as co-founding a group at Harvard to develop a new technique for using tiny, cheap slips of paper and a drop of blood or saliva to diagnose liver disease, and perhaps eventually AIDS—potentially replacing costly lab tests. The technology, while still being tested, has the potential to save lives across the developing world.



amazing. simply inspiring.


Boss.

Wow.

Womanpride.

I looked up her work on pubmed, and her contribution is actually a bit understated in this blurb above. In addition to her many awards and appointments, her work doesn’t just promise to produce cheaper lab tests, but lab tests which people can do in their own home or in areas distant from medical professionals. 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Hayat+Sindi

tamorapierce:

kateelliottsff:

knitmeapony:

Rebel With a Cause

Keen to continue her studies abroad, Hayat Sindi told her father some good news: She had been accepted at a prestigious university in London. Her traditional Muslim father said it would tarnish the family name for a young woman to live overseas alone. “He told me, ‘Over my dead body,’” Sindi recalls. Still, she persuaded him, and off she went to England.

The truth is, she hadn’t been accepted at any university. When she landed in London as a teenager in 1991, she says, she spoke only Arabic, no English. “My first night there, I went to a youth hostel,” she says. “I was in an attic room. I panicked. I looked at my plane tickets—my father had bought a return ticket. I thought, I’ll go home tomorrow.” Instead she went to an Islamic cultural center and got a translator to help her meet with college officials. “They told me, ‘You’re crazy,’” she says. “I was naive. I thought they would just let me in.”

After a year spent cramming on English and studying to pass the “A-levels,” the U.K.’s college-admission courses, she got herself in to King’s College, where she graduated in 1995 with a degree in pharmacology. She went on to get a Ph.D. in biotechnology from Cambridge in 2001. She says her family didn’t learn about her lie until years later, when they were surprised to hear her mention it in a speech.

“My father was worried that, when I lived abroad alone, I would ruin the family honor,” she says. But in time he boasted to the neighbors, like any proud father. “When he died,” she says, “I found newspaper clippings about me under his pillow.” 

Sindi is known in scientific circles for her “social innovation,” as she calls it, such as co-founding a group at Harvard to develop a new technique for using tiny, cheap slips of paper and a drop of blood or saliva to diagnose liver disease, and perhaps eventually AIDS—potentially replacing costly lab tests. The technology, while still being tested, has the potential to save lives across the developing world.

amazing. simply inspiring.

Boss.

Wow.

Womanpride.

I looked up her work on pubmed, and her contribution is actually a bit understated in this blurb above. In addition to her many awards and appointments, her work doesn’t just promise to produce cheaper lab tests, but lab tests which people can do in their own home or in areas distant from medical professionals. 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Hayat+Sindi

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June122014
alcharlie:

nu-mou:

drew a snorlax

Oh my Gosh, such a cutie~♥

alcharlie:

nu-mou:

drew a snorlax

Oh my Gosh, such a cutie~♥

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May222014

kaplands:

ladypixelheart:

primaldialgas:

im tryin to learn a new song but all i have is this ….catpiano to learn it on ; o ;

i’m crying

just imagine a world where everything is the same but evangelion started with this every episode

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February252014
Real quick though, we don’t use urine pregnancy test for testing for HCG in persons suspected of a choriocarcinoma though, because the desirable traits for a home pregnancy test (relatively easy to use, relatively cheap compared to a blood test, few false negatives, can be done at home, non-invasive) is different from the desirable traits in a testicular cancer screen or any cancer screen.
The levels of HCG in a pregnant person’s urine are different from the levels of HCG in a person with a choriocarcinoma, be that a person with ovaries or a person with testes. Additionally, not all testicular cancers present with HCG in the blood stream. Choriocarcinomas, derived from the same cells as placentas, are super invasive and dangerous (and resistant to chemotherapy if they arise from testicles or de novo not associated with a pregnancy in ovaries), but they are also quite rare, especially for a testicular cancer.
There’s a much better chance of finding a tumor if you are a person with testicles if you do monthly testicular exams and are safe and smart about checking for lumps and telling your doctor about any changes you have noticed in your body recently, One in 125 people with testicles will have a testicular tumor in their lifetime (much more if you are a person with testicles and Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, or descended testicles, among other things), but of those only 0.5% of people will have a tumor that will probably present with HCG. 
Just saying, if we’re doing PSA’s, talking about being smart about your body, proper self-screening, and being straight with your doctor might save more lives than knowing about this home pregnancy factoid. 

Real quick though, we don’t use urine pregnancy test for testing for HCG in persons suspected of a choriocarcinoma though, because the desirable traits for a home pregnancy test (relatively easy to use, relatively cheap compared to a blood test, few false negatives, can be done at home, non-invasive) is different from the desirable traits in a testicular cancer screen or any cancer screen.

The levels of HCG in a pregnant person’s urine are different from the levels of HCG in a person with a choriocarcinoma, be that a person with ovaries or a person with testes. Additionally, not all testicular cancers present with HCG in the blood stream. Choriocarcinomas, derived from the same cells as placentas, are super invasive and dangerous (and resistant to chemotherapy if they arise from testicles or de novo not associated with a pregnancy in ovaries), but they are also quite rare, especially for a testicular cancer.

There’s a much better chance of finding a tumor if you are a person with testicles if you do monthly testicular exams and are safe and smart about checking for lumps and telling your doctor about any changes you have noticed in your body recently, One in 125 people with testicles will have a testicular tumor in their lifetime (much more if you are a person with testicles and Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, or descended testicles, among other things), but of those only 0.5% of people will have a tumor that will probably present with HCG. 

Just saying, if we’re doing PSA’s, talking about being smart about your body, proper self-screening, and being straight with your doctor might save more lives than knowing about this home pregnancy factoid. 

(Source: srsfunny, via owlmylove)

February242014

captainscarletts:

sidrothmans:

someone write a superhero story where the lady in the ensemble gets fed up for not getting the respect she deserves so she becomes the villain and manages to beat up all her teammates and rules the world

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This is basically the plot to Worm. 

http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/06/11/1-1/

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January292014

faego:

tmnsquirtlethings:

GAMZEE WHAT DID YOU DO

WHAT DID YOU DO

Oh, something I forgot too. If it wasn’t for that doll affecting John and causing him to draw clowns all over his walls, Dad Egbert never would’ve thought John liked clowns and wouldn’t have gotten him that harlequin for his birthday. If he never got the harlequin, it never would’ve been prototyped. If it was never prototyped, the Black Queen wouldn’t be part clown, and wouldn’t have made all the dersites wear clown themed things. If Jack Noir didn’t have to wear the silly clown hat, he never would’ve killed the Black Queen, and would’ve never gotten the ring. If he never got the ring, Bec Noir would’ve never come into existence, and thus  the beta kid’s session would’ve never been doomed. 

So by chucklevoodooing that doll there, he essentially diseased the session, and in fact, made it terminally ill. Of course, that is just one the many reasons things have gone wrong, and it couldn’t have NOT happened, or else a lot of shit would not exist. 

Homestuck sure is a mess of causes and effects that in turn cause things which in turn affect things. It’s a well woven web, huh?

It actually goes one step farther. Dave got the ICP link early, the song wasn’t even out yet. Who did he get it from? The troll queen, aka the Batterwhich, aka Betty Crocker, aka Meenah Peixes in the universe where she’s Feferi’s ancestor. But why did the troll queen do that? Because this was after she had taken over for Aradia’s ancestor. She did so because she was instructed to by Doc Scratch, who was being directed by Lord English. It all comes back to English. 

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January192014
  • what girls say: i'm fine
  • what they really mean: the gym leader used a full restore
2PM

averagefairy:

when youre laying down and your pet walks across your internal organs and youre like OW FUCK and they dont even care they just keep standing on your spleen like its their job

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January182014

malkavianacts:

jncera:

image

Ocelot

image

Ocelittle

The sound I just made was not human

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January162014
thedirewolf:

AHH THE PRECIOUSNESSSSS

thedirewolf:

AHH THE PRECIOUSNESSSSS

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