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Killer T cell attacking cancer

"Cells of the immune system protect the body against pathogens. If cells in our bodies are infected by viruses, or become cancerous, then killer cells of the immune system identify and destroy the affected cells. Cytotoxic T cells are very precise and efficient killers."

The original footage shown was made by Alex Ritter, a PhD student on the NIH-OxCam programme, in the laboratory of Professor Gillian Griffiths at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research and the Department of Medicine of the Clinical School of the University of Cambridge. The images were acquired using an Andor Revolution spinning disk system with an Olympus microscope. Professor Griffiths is a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow.

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//Malaria vaccine

Malaria vaccine a breakthrough despite being partially effective, say scientists

The world’s first malaria vaccine is partially effective and could protect small children from the life-threatening disease, according to scientists who have completed the final trials.

The vaccine has been in development for 20 years and has cost more than $500m (£330m) so far. Hopes that it would save the lives of most of the 500,000 children under five who die from malaria each year have long been scaled back, but experts say that even a partially effective vaccine is an important breakthrough.
Though imperfect, vaccine ‘protected older children for four years against uncomplicated malaria and severe malaria by a third’, says expert involved in project for 20 years
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Such an overwhelming, underreported catastrophe, every day, every year. May the uncertainty in these results fuel all dialogue and efforts ever further.
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pretty gross.

Test finds 60% of raw shrimp tainted with bacteria, including superbug MRSA

If ponds aren’t properly managed, “a sludge of fecal matter, chemicals and excess food can build up and decay,” Consumer Reports said in its study, “How Safe is Your Shrimp?” Shrimp are often given heavy doses of antibiotics to ward off bacteria and algae that thrive in their crowded tanks and ponds.

Most shrimp is farmed in exporting countries like Thailand, Vietnam, India, and Indonesia, which provide 94% of the US supply. 
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Well, it is amazing what 212 degree water for five minutes can do to MRSA!
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What an amazing and inspiring man.

Life as a rare fruit collector

Helton Josue Teodoro Muniz is a rare fruit collector. He has planted and cultivated over 1,300 species in his six hectare garden in Campina do Monte Alegre, in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

_He was born with a motor neurone deficiency and only learnt to walk as a teenager. Today it is still difficult for him even to hold a seed.
But the childhood discovery of a fruit he had never heard of propelled him on a journey which led to the Rare Fruit Farm. 16 years later he is an internationally renowned fruit expert and author._
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Indeed a very motivational story, thanks +Lorna Salgado 
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//Weight lose

Exercise is good … but it won't help you lose weight, say doctors

“Let us bust the myth of physical activity and obesity. You cannot outrun a bad diet.”

Being dangerously overweight is all down to bad diet rather than a lack of exercise, according to a trio of doctors who have reopened the debate about whether food, sedentary lifestyles or both are responsible for the obesity epidemic.
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This is ridiculous. Exercise DOES help people lose weight. 
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Paradise, if any, must be like that...
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//Diet Pepsi

"Pepsi is responding to consumer demand — not science."

Pepsi is ditching aspartame — based on no evidence whatsoever

So the bottom line is this: while we know "natural" added sugars are killing us, we simply don't have the same evidence suggesting artificial sweeteners — even aspartame — are harmful. Pepsi may be responding to consumer demand with their move, but they certainly aren't responding to science.
The food-maker just announced that it will remove the artificial sweetener from all diet sodas sold in the US and replace it with sucralose.
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For many in south Korea, it's common sense that you can die if you fall asleep with a fan on. However stupid and unrelated to Reality that notion may be, the best sellers are those companies which incorporate timers on their fans. Just give the sheep what they want and take their money. That's Pepsi's move.
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We are all made of stars. 

Fly Through A 3D City Of Stars To Honor Hubble 

Based on Hubble Telescope data, Space Telescope Science Institute’s (STSci) astrovisualization team produced this awe-inspiring journey through the heart of the star Westerlund 2 cluster. 20,000 light years from Earth, this busy stellar community hosts some of the hottest and bright stars in the Milky Way Galaxy.
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//New Diet Pepsi 

PepsiCo is taking aspartame out of Diet Pepsi in US

PepsiCo will replace the controversial sugar substitute with sucralose, another calorie-free, artificial sweetener, commonly known under its branded name, Splenda. However, PepsiCo says aspartame is safe and that it will continue to use it outside the US.

The company says the decision was in response to consumer surveys that found aspartame was the top reason Americans were drinking fewer diet sodas. US sales of Diet Pepsi fell 5.2% by volume last year, and sales of Diet Coke were down 6.6%, according to Beverage Digest data cited today in the Wall Street Journal.
Times are changing. So is Diet Pepsi, which will now be sweetened with sucralose.
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power naps!

Scientists agree: Coffee naps are better than coffee or naps alone

If you're feeling sleepy and want to wake yourself up — and have 20 minutes or so to spare before you need to be fully alert — there's something you should try. It's more effective than drinking a cup of coffee or taking a quick nap.

It's drinking a cup of coffee and then taking a quick nap. This is called a coffee nap.
Caffeinate immediately before napping and sleep for 20 minutes or less. You won't regret it.
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I've done that several times, if I'm pulling an all nighter at the observatory. Slam a strong cup of coffee, then take a nap. The caffeine will wake up, and you're good for several hours.

BTW, if the caffeine doesn't wake you up, you are already consuming too much.
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//Sugary drinks 

Sugary drinks boost risk factors for heart disease, study shows

Beverages sweetened with low, medium and high amounts of high-fructose corn syrup significantly increase risk factors for cardiovascular disease, even when consumed for just two weeks by young, healthy men and women, reports a team of researchers at the University of California, Davis.

The study is the first to demonstrate a direct, dose-dependent relationship between the amount of added sugar consumed in sweetened beverages and increases in specific risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Beverages sweetened with low, medium and high amounts of high-fructose corn syrup significantly increase risk factors for cardiovascular disease, even when consumed for just two weeks by young,
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Science | Health | Nutrition

An aspiring dietician, preparing for 
Master's of Science (MS) in Nutrition and Dietetics. 

I practice yoga, pilates and I'm a marathon runner.

Graduate in Marketing Communications - Advertising 
(Columbia College of Chicago)


“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience." ― Eleanor Roosevelt

"Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water to children, or do you want a chance to change the world?" ― Steve Jobs

My General Interest and Passion:
  • Food Science
  • Human Nutrition
  • Art
  • design
  • music
  • sports
  • fashion
  • technology
  • social media
  • photography
  • martial arts
  • outdoors
  • running
  • creativity
  • world peace

All content within my Google Plus page is provided for general information and discussion purposes only. It reflects my personal observations, experiences and thoughts. It doesn't represent the positions of my employer or former employer. I link to information, article, design, photography, videos, etc., that I find interesting and exciting. But, not necessarily agree with it. I am not responsible for the content of any linked information that is not part of my Google Plus page. Majority of my post are public so please remember that any information you submitted through comments are un-secure. 

Thanks for reading.

Have a beautiful day. Carpe Diem!
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I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. - Einstein
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You should never diet again: The science and genetics of weight loss

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Hacking your brain

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The Surprising Ways That Chickens Changed the World

To the ancients, the chicken was a kind of two-legged pharmacy.

Are you left-handed? Bad luck - Telegraph

A new study has discovered that lefties are likely to earn 10pc to 12pc less than their right-handed peers

Making resistance futile

“Our job”, says Jan Kemper, “is to make cells happy.” Ms Kemper works at MedImmune, a subsidiary of AstraZeneca based in Gaithersburg, Maryl

Aerial pictures of Wrigley Field being torn apart (SLIDE SHOW)

Phase one of Wrigley Field's extensive renovations are underway. Check out awesome aerial photos of the bleachers in ruins.

Stairway to Heaven: the story of a song and its legacy (and hear an unre...

Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven continues to prop up best-ever lists. But what made it great? Jimmy Page and some of the song’s admirers e

How can I organise all my digital photos?

Tom has lots of photos on different devices and he wants to bring them together in one place

Sugary soft drinks may be linked to accelerated DNA ageing – study

Research finds that people who reported drinking 350ml of fizzy drink per day had DNA changes typical of cells 4.6 years older

Total eclipse of Blood Moon tonight |

When and how to watch the October 8, 2014 total eclipse of the moon.

'In 1976 I discovered Ebola - now I fear an unimaginable tragedy'

Peter Piot was a researcher at a lab in Antwerp when a pilot brought him a blood sample from a Belgian nun who had fallen mysteriously ill i

Your nose knows death is imminent

Losing the sense of smell predicts death within five years, according to new research.

How Consumers' Moods Drive Decisions

The surprising effect of good and bad moods on what people read, what they buy, and how they act

Sense of Humor Changes With Age

A new study explains why your grandma doesn't find The Office funny.

2014 National Geographic Photo Contest

National Geographic Magazine has opened its annual

What the Marshmallow Test Really Teaches About Self-Control

One of the most influential modern psychologists, Walter Mischel, addresses misconceptions about his study, and discusses how both adults an

Stem Cell Research & Therapy | Full text | Aromatic-turmerone induce...

Aromatic (ar-) turmerone is a major bioactive compound of the herb Curcuma longa. It has been suggested that ar-turmerone inhibits microglia