well, i don’t know the girl in the “don’t support fag marriages” picture, but i did come across this:
and i feel really bad that she’s getting so much hate for a simple misunderstanding. i’m not tumblr famous or anything, so this probably won’t go too well, but i’m trying to get the word out because i feel bad for this girl. thanks
Signal boost the fuck out of this, someone who didn’t do anything wrong doesn’t deserve hate.
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Read the full article by Biragyn and Longo HERE
Your immune system has evolved to detect anything in the cell that does not belong in your body. Pathogens, dying cells, and mutated cells tend not to fare very well once the immune system detects them. In this regard, cancer is no exception. Previous studies have found that elevated levels of CD8+ T cells, the same cells responsible for killing cells that are infected with viruses, are correlated with elevated rates of survival and spontaneous cancer recovery in clinical studies. Similar studies have found other immune cells, such as natural killer cells, macrophages, and CD4+ T cells either directly or indirectly help the body combat cancer. In fact, this spontaneous recovery of cancer due to the immune system has often caused patients to accuse doctors of over diagnosing cancer cases, as the immune system can often act before doctors can follow up with cancer patients or even consider beginning treatment.
Unfortunately, while cancer cells have many differences when compared to healthy cells, and although the immune system is capable of detecting these differences, successful tumors are able to manipulate the immune system to essentially blend in as ‘self.’ These cancerous cells do this by activating the regulatory branch of the adaptive immune system- including regulatory T cells. This is why in many models tumor growth is observed to occur in two phases: one phase where the immune response is high and the tumor growth is slow followed by a second stage with little immune activity and rapid growth and metastasis of the cancer. Therefore, while the immune system is critical for the early stages of controlling cancer, the unfortunate fact remains that once the body begins to fight off cancer cells, the cells are able to alter the cellular environment in such a way that the immune system actually begins to help the cancer by any further immune response against it. Interestingly, break in the immune system’s attack on the cancer allows the tumor to grow to a large enough size that it can begin to secrete chemicals that can kill immune cells off- reducing its dependency on the regulatory immune system.
New Who as dogs. Still need part 5 of 11 and the beginning of 12, but I haven’t developed the dog for 12 yet.
*turns on adorable animal feeds and gives you soft pillows and blankets*
Nothing to see here, just another young adult having an existential crisis. Move along.
Beach, for Wall Street Journal’s Mansion section
AD Forest Evashevski
These illustrations were a lot of fun to do, and I always love getting to draw landscapes, especially if they have anything to do with the ocean.
IT’S JUST RECIPES FOR BIG CANDY.
ARE YOU SEEING THIS?
HOLY MOTHER OF FUCK LOOK AT THIS BEAUTIFUL CREATION OF MANKIND
THIS IS A ROLO THE SIZE OF A FUCKING BIRTHDAY CAKE AND IF THAT’S NOT THE TIGHTEST SHIT EVER THEN GET THE HELL OUT OF MY FACE
PIMP THAT SNACK
JUST FUCKING DO IT.
I wonder if they have something for Oreos.
We blindfolded 15 homophobes and asked them to hit piñatas with a stick. The piñatas were actually deadly Asian giant hornet nests. What happens next will warm your heart.
OKAY FOR SOME REASON JOHN BARROWMAN WAS ON MY PLANE DRESSED AS AN AIR HOSTESS GIVING OUT ICE LOLLIES AND I WAS LIKE WTF AND SAID ‘this is now the best day of my life’ AND HE SAID ‘bet you didn’t think Captain Jack Harkness would be giving you something to suck on’ THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED WHY