sailoreverything:

Love how they put the colors together like this!

sailoreverything:

Love how they put the colors together like this!

sparkofspaceandtime:

hijerking:

oops

I’m going to go hugely nerdy for a sec and just say that scientifically and biologically this is super interesting and manages to prove false popular thought on how we can use stem cells in treatment. The common misconception is that stem cells from anywhere in the body should theoretically be able to become any cell type indiscriminately.  The easiest way I find to typically think of stem cells are they are the progenitors, not yet been told the off or on switches to really become say a liver cell or a muscle cell, which are hugely different in what proteins they produce, their shape, their job, etc. They’re big blank slates that just need the right signals to become what the need to. 
In this case, the stem cells were taken from the nose, and placed into an environment where, theoretically, instead of receiving the necessary signals to keep differentiating into a cell of the nose, it’d recieve new signals for it to differentiate into a neural cell (in this case it was a trial to see if doctor’s could cure her paralysis and have the stem cells grow to replace the patient’s damaged spinal cord)
Low and behold, 8 years later the woman complained of back pain and doctor’s found a benign growth of nasal tissue that contained within it cartilage and cells to secrete the mucus that we’d typically associate with our nose. 
It’s hugely interesting because while theoretically those stem cells should have been able to adapt to the new environment and differentiate into a neural cell it was far enough along in its initial differentiation to a nose cell that it continued that way, and the new signals from the new area were unable to counteract it. It really solidfies how much of an absolute on/off switch stem cells deal with… once that switch for those cells was triggered, there wasn’t any way to go back and those cells were set to make a nose, and make a nose they did.  Probably a big fault on the doctor’s part for not being able to isolate early stem cells, but also goes to show that even adult stem cells are probably far enough along that we might not be ever able to use them in this sort of treatment. One of the big reasons why saving the umbilical cord is becoming such a big thing, since it seems the truest stem cells which really have no bias come from infancy where the ‘freshest’ steam cells are. 
It’s truly exciting though to see where this sort of treatment in the medical field will go~

#its 3am and I don’t care here’s some science

sparkofspaceandtime:

hijerking:

oops

I’m going to go hugely nerdy for a sec and just say that scientifically and biologically this is super interesting and manages to prove false popular thought on how we can use stem cells in treatment. The common misconception is that stem cells from anywhere in the body should theoretically be able to become any cell type indiscriminately.  The easiest way I find to typically think of stem cells are they are the progenitors, not yet been told the off or on switches to really become say a liver cell or a muscle cell, which are hugely different in what proteins they produce, their shape, their job, etc. They’re big blank slates that just need the right signals to become what the need to. 

In this case, the stem cells were taken from the nose, and placed into an environment where, theoretically, instead of receiving the necessary signals to keep differentiating into a cell of the nose, it’d recieve new signals for it to differentiate into a neural cell (in this case it was a trial to see if doctor’s could cure her paralysis and have the stem cells grow to replace the patient’s damaged spinal cord)

Low and behold, 8 years later the woman complained of back pain and doctor’s found a benign growth of nasal tissue that contained within it cartilage and cells to secrete the mucus that we’d typically associate with our nose. 

It’s hugely interesting because while theoretically those stem cells should have been able to adapt to the new environment and differentiate into a neural cell it was far enough along in its initial differentiation to a nose cell that it continued that way, and the new signals from the new area were unable to counteract it. It really solidfies how much of an absolute on/off switch stem cells deal with… once that switch for those cells was triggered, there wasn’t any way to go back and those cells were set to make a nose, and make a nose they did.  Probably a big fault on the doctor’s part for not being able to isolate early stem cells, but also goes to show that even adult stem cells are probably far enough along that we might not be ever able to use them in this sort of treatment. One of the big reasons why saving the umbilical cord is becoming such a big thing, since it seems the truest stem cells which really have no bias come from infancy where the ‘freshest’ steam cells are. 

It’s truly exciting though to see where this sort of treatment in the medical field will go~

girlbydaylightcosplay:

Anime Festival Orlando is this weekend! You’ll find me on Saturday wandering around in Super Sailor Moon with the adorable Pink Justice Cosplay as my Chibi Moon and MEW21 Cosplay as Dark Serenity! If you see us come say hi and get a coscard!


Super Sailor Moon Photo: Waffles Ink Photography
Super Chibi Moon Photo: Aperture Ashley

hotmads:

Lovely Sailor Moon cosplayers from this weekend at Metrocon

Please let me know if you see yourselves for me to tag!

I spy a pinkjusticecosplay as ChibiMoon!

eelrak:

DAT NIPPLE DETAIL DOE. @geisel33

eelrak:

DAT NIPPLE DETAIL DOE. @geisel33

eelrak:

We painted a psycho (the awesome @geisel33 !!!) at #conbravo! @leerfx #sfx #cosplay #spfx #borderlands

eelrak:

We painted a psycho (the awesome @geisel33 !!!) at #conbravo! @leerfx #sfx #cosplay #spfx #borderlands

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floralprinces:

ConBravo selfies, day one.

babe <3

jayuna:

It’s throwback thursday!

For my first comic book costume back in 2009 I decided to work with the most obnoxious yellow shiny fabric I could find  and be in crazy bright colours and cosplay Jubilee from the X-Men for FanExpo! Entered the masquerade that year with a bunch of friends as various 90s X-Men and we won Best Comic~

Gosh I still love this costume so much!

Photographer | Cosplay fb

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gillykins:

ATOMIC LOLLIPOP 2014

APOP  is a 3-Day geek festival that’s a regular fan convention + carnival + music festival + all weekend dance party.  Basically is always alot of fun because you can gladiator fight your friends in a bouncy castle while in full costume!

This year it was held at The Ontario Science Center which makes a super cool venue.  Attendees were granted late night access of the Science Center which meant crowd free SCIENCE.  It was great running around the exhibits and re-living elementary school field trips.  I was lucky enough to shoot with Kevin Chan/SolarTempest in the Rainforest exhibit as Poison Ivy while it was 100% empty, so sweet!  I also did a shoot with Paul Hillier in the tall grass while he wore a Batman mask, because that just makes sense.

On the sunday Meg/Honeysaliva and I went into The Science of Rock and Roll exhibit and became Rock Stars.  We also produced the best 3D photo ever by replicating a example stock image of two little boys… SUPER STARS. 
Usagi also tried out Medical School and realized it was not for her, after successfully killing Alex.  So we became astronauts instead.

I did two panels over the weekend:  One on portraying your character at conventions and in photos and another on Fabrication and Sewing.  If any attendees have additional questions feel free to ask away :D

Look at us being giant dorks!

princeky:

School girl life continues.

Orhime Inoue | Photographer

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