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Hi my name is Dylan. I'm 21 and currently live in Steven's Point, Wisconsin!.

Thing I like and what my blog MAINLY consists of is Anime, Cosplays and Homestuck, but it ventures around to all sorts of things depending on the day. I do make a lot of personal posts so if you follow me be prepared for that.

 

anyagee:

allthingshyper:

gehayi:

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forever-falling-forward:

platredeparis:

bnycolew:

mannysiege:

Progress

What

Imma just let this sit here

MOTHA FUCKIN SCIENCE

sources:
Engagdget
DailyTech
CBS

They turned RNA into an anti-virus program. That is amazing.

Let me restate this in case it didn’t sink in the first time
Researchers physically DELETED ALL TRACES of the HIV virus from a human cell.
ALL OF IT.
IF YOU ARE NOT EXCITED ABOUT THAT I DON’T THINK YOU KNOW WHAT HIV IS

Here’s the link to the journal article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Yes, I know you need a subscription to access PNAS articles, but if you don’t have a university library to look it up in you can at least see the abstract.  I really like linking back to the actual scientific paper because what the specific research for a project says is important in science reporting.
From the Discussion:

The Cas9/gRNA technology platform is facile, versatile and improving rapidly, and clinical application is anticipated, particularly in the fields of virus infection, genetic diseases, and cancer. Here, we found that LTR-directed gRNA/Cas9 eradicates the HIV-1 genome and effectively immunizes target cells against HIV-1 reactivation and infection with high specificity and efficiency. These properties may provide a viable path toward a permanent or “sterile” HIV-1 cure, and perhaps provide a means to eradicate and vaccinate against other pathogenic viruses. In the current study, we have mainly focused our efforts on myeloid lineage cells (microglia/macrophage), which are the primary cell types that harbor HIV-1 in the brain. However, this proof of concept is certainly applicable to any other cell type, including T-lymphoid cells, astrocytes, and neural stem cells.

They’ve been successful with a model for one type of cell that can be infected with HIV, so to continue the research, other types of cells need to be tested. They need to see if HIV can be removed from those at a high rate of success with little damage to anything that’s not HIV. They also would need to look at different types of HIV since it has various mutations. They are still not close to anything like a clinical trial, but this is still pretty awesome!

anyagee:

allthingshyper:

gehayi:

hiddlesbatchlove:

forever-falling-forward:

platredeparis:

bnycolew:

mannysiege:

Progress

What

Imma just let this sit here

MOTHA FUCKIN SCIENCE

sources:

Engagdget

DailyTech

CBS

They turned RNA into an anti-virus program. That is amazing.

Let me restate this in case it didn’t sink in the first time

Researchers physically DELETED ALL TRACES of the HIV virus from a human cell.

ALL OF IT.

IF YOU ARE NOT EXCITED ABOUT THAT I DON’T THINK YOU KNOW WHAT HIV IS

Here’s the link to the journal article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Yes, I know you need a subscription to access PNAS articles, but if you don’t have a university library to look it up in you can at least see the abstract.  I really like linking back to the actual scientific paper because what the specific research for a project says is important in science reporting.

From the Discussion:

The Cas9/gRNA technology platform is facile, versatile and improving rapidly, and clinical application is anticipated, particularly in the fields of virus infection, genetic diseases, and cancer. Here, we found that LTR-directed gRNA/Cas9 eradicates the HIV-1 genome and effectively immunizes target cells against HIV-1 reactivation and infection with high specificity and efficiency. These properties may provide a viable path toward a permanent or “sterile” HIV-1 cure, and perhaps provide a means to eradicate and vaccinate against other pathogenic viruses. In the current study, we have mainly focused our efforts on myeloid lineage cells (microglia/macrophage), which are the primary cell types that harbor HIV-1 in the brain. However, this proof of concept is certainly applicable to any other cell type, including T-lymphoid cells, astrocytes, and neural stem cells.

They’ve been successful with a model for one type of cell that can be infected with HIV, so to continue the research, other types of cells need to be tested. They need to see if HIV can be removed from those at a high rate of success with little damage to anything that’s not HIV. They also would need to look at different types of HIV since it has various mutations. They are still not close to anything like a clinical trial, but this is still pretty awesome!

(Source: mannysiege)

stormbornvalkyrie:

In honour of Steve Irwin. — "Yeah, I’m a thrill seeker, but crikey, education’s the most important thing."

Stephen Robert ”SteveIrwin (22 February 1962 – 4 September 2006), nicknamed “The Crocodile Hunter”.

"If there’s one thing that I, Steve Irwin, would wanna be remembered for, it’s be remembered for passion and enthusiasm. Conservation is my job, my life, my whole persona.

Please help continue Steve’s legacy and find out more about his passion here. [Inspired by this post and this video.] 

anoia:

colorfulrussianfireworks:

I HAVE MISSED THIS VIDEO MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THE ENTIRE FUCKING WORLD COME TO MAMA YOU FUCKIN TRIBAL ASS FUNKY WASHING MACHINE

(Source: videohall)

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SWEET BBY I LOVE CROWS SO MUCH

CROW

it understood there was water in there…and exactly how to get the water out….it just couldn’t do it alone…hot damn they are fucking smart

This crow would have grown up in that area, watching people with bottles. It would have observed them opening the cap, and the water flowing out. Crows are incredibly intelligent, and this further proves the fact that it connected that without that lid water would be available.