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Here are some basics on herd immunity, and here is some more technical research if you’re interested in the details! 

If you’ve ever heard my rants about vaccination, you know it’s a major topic with me. Because hey, I’m one of these immunosuppressed people this comic talks about, so it’s a bit of a sensitive subject. (“Oh, I’m sorry, you don’t like getting vaccinated? I don’t like having three month long respiratory infections because you gave me the freaking flu, but I guess you don’t care about that”)

Essentially, Ellen and her wonderful character Katherine have just said it better than I ever could—and using Shaun of the Dead references, too!!! It’s all about herd immunity—getting vaccinated isn’t just about your own health, it’s about the health—and non-zombification—of the entire human race.

Awesome explanation.

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OH my god. unreal. not real. holy god.

Brian Friedman. Yanis Marshall. Mishay Petronelli.


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Porcelain by Helen Jane Long



I am the luckiest girl in the world! The new school year has begun and things are off to a great start! I just wanted to share that I have some wonderful people in my life that make going to graduate school so much easier. My boyfriend gave me flowers yesterday and makes me feel so entirely loved. My friend who is also my roomie is so kind and fun to live with! My father has helped me out with groceries as I begin to transition into living on my own. Soon I will find a new part time job and this semester there are plenty of projects, readings, and exams! I pray that I can succeed and be happy. It is my last year in school so I must be diligent in doing well and finding a good job position to begin my career in public health once graduating!

wanting, Emma Bleker (via thatkindofwoman)

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I wake up each
morning wanting
more of you.

First, it was your
lips, then it was
your hands, now

it is your heart.
Now, it is always
your heart.


Ode to Apollo 11 and the joy of discovery

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15 Minute Morning Yoga to Wake Up..

I know how hard it is to want to exercise in the mornings but not have any time because of your job. Sometimes we need that boost to wake us up and give us energy for the day that comes ahead of us…So here is a (15Min) morning yoga practice. ONLY 15 MINS! and you can feel awake and calm before going to work! :)

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Protein Synthesis

We learnt about all the mechanisms in the last article, now let’s see how proteins are actually put together.

There are three stages of translation:

1. Initiation

  • mRNA, tRNA carrying the first amino acid, and the two subunits of ribosome come together
  • The smaller subunit…


What are the odds that you can accomplish your dreams? What if you were given one in a million odds of making it happen? Would you give up? Aaron Baker was given a one in a million odds by his doctor of ever feeding himself again after a catastrophic spinal chord injury. Undeterred Aaron would start a journey to be that one in a million to beat the odds and reach his goal of reaching the Para Cycling National Championships. Watch his story in the award winning documentary All That I Am

Aaron has since finished the Para Cycling National Championships, cycled across the United States Twice, and walked across Death Valley. Aaron has founded the Center of Restorative Exercise so that others could receive the same kind of training he received to make his recovery. His center has since changed the lives of countless people who were counted out after strokes, spinal chord injuries, MS, Cerebral Palsy and other debilitating diseases and disorders. 

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