I FEEL LIKE SOMETHING BAD IS GOING TO HAPPEN/HAPPENED TO LINDSAY OMG #praying
This is actually in relation to her brother getting bashed for talking smack about Lohan.
Bacteria use lethal cytotoxins to evade antibiotic treatment
Bacterial tolerance is not just due to resistance, but also to the formation of persistent cells that have gone into a dormant state where they are no longer sensitive to antibiotics. On the molecular level, this process is controlled by a number of advanced cytotoxins produced by the bacteria themselves in order to survive. In Mycobacterium tuberculosis – the organism that causes tuberculosis – there are no fewer than 88 such toxins, all of which presumably help the organism to survive.
In a new article in the renowned journal Nature Communications, an international team of researchers with the participation of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, has revealed the mechanism behind one of these toxins – VapC20. It turns out that when the toxin is activated, it destroys the tuberculosis bacteria’s own protein ‘factory’ (the ribosome) by cleavage. The bacteria are thereby unable to produce proteins in the short term, and thus avoid the effect of antibiotics that also often attack the ribosome.
22 November 2013
Packed with Precision
Unravel the DNA from a single cell in your body and it would stretch from your head to your feet. This string of genetic information is coiled and folded so precisely that sequences of genes, from various points along its length, are carefully distributed on the 46 chromosomes that determine how our bodies work and look. Recent advances in a technique called chromosome conformation capture – in which DNA is treated with chemicals so that distances between parts of the strand can be calculated – have enabled scientists to model the structure of chromosomes in 3D with greater accuracy than ever before. This is important to help understand how our genes work and why things sometimes go wrong. Pictured is a computer generated image (CGI) of the human X chromosome, with colours from red to blue representing increasing depth at which the component parts are buried in the complex structure.
Written by Mick Warwicker
Image by Tim Stevens
The University of Cambridge
Research published in Nature, September 2013
Fresh 8g Paired Apadravyas on one really tough dude. I really love the aesthetics of these and am honored to have had the chance to perform such a rare set of piercings on such a rad client.
Titanium 8g Barbells from ANATOMETAL.
(Center Apadravya originially pierced by me 3 years prior, but has since been cut into a “halfadravya” with meatotomy)
so gnarly! crazy foolios
Took me a few moments to realise what I was looking at here..
This actually made me gag and I don’t even have a dick.
Eurgh. Feeling totally fat and frumpy lately.
My eyes. They burn. #takingselfiesprocess #butinvideoform #dontwanttosleep