Fluorescently glowing rat hearts
While our hearts may seem fragile at times, they are more resilient than you think. When the going gets tough, hearts protect themselves from damage through a phenomenon known as ischemic preconditioning. Short, subsequent episodes of reduced blood flow to the heart cause the heart to safeguard itself from future harm. Think like fire drills: The more you practice them, the faster and more efficiently you can get out of harms way. Ischemic preconditioning is so effective that dog hearts going through these “fire drills” had a 75% reduction in tissue damage compared to unprepared hearts. Understanding how ischemic preconditioning occurs will help scientists develop therapies for at-risk patients.
Image by Dr. Miguel Mano, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Chile.
If I could save time in a bottle, the first thing that I’d like to do is to save every day ‘till Eternity passes away, just to spend them with you
I’ve looked around enough to know that you’re the one I want to go through time with.
walk a mile in these louboutins
Turns out the world isn’t such a bad place after all.
I MEAN THEY GO FROM LOOKING LIKE THIS TO YOU:
TO SUDDENLY LOOKING LIKE THIS
I MEAN HOLY CRAP THAT’S MY MATHS TEACHER SMOKING IN A SUIT AS HE RIDES A SHARK.
IF THAT’S NOT BEAUTIFUL TO YOU, YOU’RE LYING.
me too girl me too
- 1: i'd fuck u hard over a table
*pours paint into my asshole and blows it against a canvas* fART
this is glorious
"date a girl who reads!!", "brainy is the new sexy!", "bigger books are better than bigger boobs!"
oh shut the fuck up
date a person who makes you smile, who makes you snort soda out of your nose and still thinks your laugh is cute
not based on how many john green novels they’ve read or episodes of sherlock they’ve watched you petty little fucks
Because I am not the type of
person someone falls in love with.
❝ If you don’t want to die, think. ❞