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Cocobean chocolate factory #suchakid #chocolateheaven #dumfriesandgalloway #holiday

Cocobean chocolate factory #suchakid #chocolateheaven #dumfriesandgalloway #holiday

Beautiful door handle #dumfriesandgalloway #carrickcottage #holiday #doorhandle #bootiful

Beautiful door handle #dumfriesandgalloway #carrickcottage #holiday #doorhandle #bootiful

Crazy trousers and jelly shoes!! #oneofthosedays #jellyshoes #childhoodmemories #instafashion #instashoes

Crazy trousers and jelly shoes!! #oneofthosedays #jellyshoes #childhoodmemories #instafashion #instashoes

mauvemalva:

Margaret Crowther Windgather

neutralmilk:

noorannmatties:

Selections from ‘Rituals’, by Noorann Matties

Forced to examine ourselves in ways many normally avoid, Rituals as a project sought to capture the moment in which we our lives become devoid of distraction and we become intimately aware of ourselves. By photographing people’s personal beauty rituals I attempted to capture this awareness, this intimacy that occurs only when one is forced to examine their own body, the most basic thing that is theirs, and build upon it.

view the complete series at http://inconnumag.com/rituals/

i worked really hard on this go take a look

Nice comfy bed… I choose the floor! #craycray #bigbairn #instapup #dogsitting #cutie

Nice comfy bed… I choose the floor! #craycray #bigbairn #instapup #dogsitting #cutie

spectacularuniverse:

I’ve seen this photograph very frequently on tumblr and Facebook, always with the simple caption, “Ghost Heart”. What exactly is a ghost heart?
More than 3,200 people are on the waiting list for a heart transplant in the United States. Some won’t survive the wait. Last year, 340 died before a new heart was found.The solution: Take a pig heart, soak it in an ingredient commonly found in shampoo and wash away the cells until you’re left with a protein scaffold that is to a heart what two-by-four framing is to a house.Then inject that ghost heart, as it’s called, with hundreds of millions of blood or bone-marrow stem cells from a person who needs a heart transplant, place it in a bioreactor - a box with artificial lungs and tubes that pump oxygen and blood into it - and wait as the ghost heart begins to mature into a new, beating human heart.Doris Taylor, director of regenerative medicine research at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, has been working on this— first using rat hearts, then pig hearts and human hearts - for years.The process is called decellularization and it is a tissue engineering technique designed to strip out the cells from a donor organ, leaving nothing but connective tissue that used to hold the cells in place. This scaffold of connective tissue - called a “ghost organ” for its pale and almost translucent appearance - can then be reseeded with a patient’s own cells, with the goal of regenerating an organ that can be transplanted into the patient without fear of tissue rejection.This ghost heart is ready to be injected with a transplant recipient’s stem cells so a new heart - one that won’t be rejected - can be grown.(Source)


This is such a beautiful thing. Science is amazing.

spectacularuniverse:

I’ve seen this photograph very frequently on tumblr and Facebook, always with the simple caption, “Ghost Heart”. What exactly is a ghost heart?

More than 3,200 people are on the waiting list for a heart transplant in the United States. Some won’t survive the wait. Last year, 340 died before a new heart was found.

The solution: Take a pig heart, soak it in an ingredient commonly found in shampoo and wash away the cells until you’re left with a protein scaffold that is to a heart what two-by-four framing is to a house.

Then inject that ghost heart, as it’s called, with hundreds of millions of blood or bone-marrow stem cells from a person who needs a heart transplant, place it in a bioreactor - a box with artificial lungs and tubes that pump oxygen and blood into it - and wait as the ghost heart begins to mature into a new, beating human heart.

Doris Taylor, director of regenerative medicine research at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, has been working on this— first using rat hearts, then pig hearts and human hearts - for years.

The process is called decellularization and it is a tissue engineering technique designed to strip out the cells from a donor organ, leaving nothing but connective tissue that used to hold the cells in place. 

This scaffold of connective tissue - called a “ghost organ” for its pale and almost translucent appearance - can then be reseeded with a patient’s own cells, with the goal of regenerating an organ that can be transplanted into the patient without fear of tissue rejection.

This ghost heart is ready to be injected with a transplant recipient’s stem cells so a new heart - one that won’t be rejected - can be grown.


(Source)

This is such a beautiful thing. Science is amazing.

5th attempt was better #crepetime #crepingitup #Nutella #instafood #foodcoma #sendhelp

Erm we’ll call this attempt 1 #crepefail #crepetime #crepingitup

Erm we’ll call this attempt 1 #crepefail #crepetime #crepingitup

Afternoon tea as usual #afternoontea #Edinburgh #Edinburghlarder #instafood

Afternoon tea as usual #afternoontea #Edinburgh #Edinburghlarder #instafood