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Dear Lord I Laughed Way Too Hard at This

How can you not enjoy this?

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Bought a bear for the cabin from +SkyMall. After looking at this thing for years while flying I finally said what the heck. It looks pretty real. Can't wait to get it up there. I foresee some fun with this. 
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Just hanging some Elephant art I bought in 2006.

The Nashville Zoo provides easels and paint for their elephants. 
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These things still exist, you just have to go to a bowling alley to find one in use.
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#Diabetes. Skin Cells turned into Insulin-Producing Pancreas Cells.

Scientists developed a technique in animal models that could replenish insulin-producing β-cells, the very same cells destroyed by the disease.

_ Dr. Sheng Ding, a co-author of the study, collected skin cells from laboratory mice and treated them with a unique 'cocktail' of molecules and reprogramming factors in order to transform the cells into endoderm-like cells, which are found in early embryos._

"Using another chemical cocktail, we then transformed these endoderm-like cells into cells that mimicked early pancreas-like cells, which we called PPLC's," said Ke Li, the paper's lead author. "Our initial goal was to see whether we could coax these PPLC's to mature into cells that, like β-cells, respond to the correct chemical signals and-most importantly-secrete insulin. And our initial experiments, performed in a petri dish, revealed that they did."

The team then tested their results on live animals by transplanting the PPLC's into mice with hyperglycemia, a key indicator of diabetes. Eight weeks post-transplant the researchers saw a dramatic change: the PPLC's had given rise to functional, insulin-secreting β-cells.

Read more: http://goo.gl/n1PLu2

Paper: Small Molecules Facilitate the Reprogramming of Mouse Fibroblasts into Pancreatic Lineages. Ke Li, Saiyong Zhu, Holger A. Russ, Shaohua Xu, Tao Xu, Yu Zhang, Tianhua Ma, Matthias Hebrok, Sheng Ding. Cell Stem Cell - 6 February 2014 (Vol. 14, Issue 2, pp. 228-236).

Caption: Mouse pancreatic islet as seen by light microscopy. Beta cells can be recognised by the green insulin staining. Glucagon is labelled in red and the nuclei in blue. (Wikipedia)
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Cool van I stumbled across yesterday afternoon. 
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USA vs Russia shoot out reaction from yesterday morning. This is six o'clock in the morning approximately at a new restaurant in Bridgestone Arena. Thanks to +Cole Kiracofe for filming.

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Finally found the snow. And...we have no power at my hotel.

Loving it!!
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Sun is shining in Nashville.  No snow, can you believe that?  Be safe. 
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I'm partial to the Vols, Smokey Mtns, golf, four legged friends, Hawaii, two for ones, and ice cold insulin.
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Burnt and taste-less burger. Nashville is saturated with fantastic burger places and this is not one of them. My cheeseburger tasted like the scorched frozen patty burgers I had in Boy Scouts.
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reviewed a month ago
Great service. Excellent food. Cold beer.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Plenty to select and the inside food market had some great options.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
There's always something playing here that's really cool. Perfect old theater.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
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Great lunch buffet. Lamb Vindaloo is really good. I've been coming here for years and I've never been disappointed.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Great park to throw Frisbee.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Superb breakfast with first class coffee. Can't beat this combination.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago