Sep 11, 2014
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-teesa-:

9.9.14

"There is this devaluation of women."

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Sep 11, 2014
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mindblowingscience:

OUCHLESS PATCHES DELIVER PAINKILLER FASTER

A new microneedle patch, filled with dozens of tiny polymeric needles just 0.6 millimeters long, could provide pain-free injections.
In laboratory experiments, researchers showed that the microneedle patch could deliver lidocaine, a common painkiller, within five minutes of application.
In contrast, the drug in a commercial transdermal patch took 45 minutes to penetrate into the skin.
The shorter time for drug delivery is possible due to the miniature needles on the patch that create micrometer-sized porous channels in the skin when applied. The size of the patch could easily be adjusted to encapsulate different drug dosages.
Researchers, led by Kang Lifeng of National University of Singapore’s pharmacy department, report the pain-free and noninvasive technique in the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics.
This new way to administer painkillers quickly is good news for people who squirm at the sight of needles.
Team member Jaspreet Singh Kochhar says the research team tested the patch on themselves to confirm that the microneedles do not cause pain when applied to the skin. They only experienced a minor skin reddening as from being pinched.
The scientists also conducted a study that shows the microneedle patch delivers collagen to the dermis layer of the skin, unlike current skincare products that remain on the outermost skin layer. That work appeared in Pharmaceutical Research earlier this year.
Given the innovative technique for administering drug noninvasively, the patch can also be used in home-care settings. Patients could self-manage their pain arising from chronic diseases such as diabetes and cancer.
Moving forward, the researchers will test if the patch is useful for vaccinating young children, and for treating hair loss. For example, the patch can be applied to a baby’s arm five minutes before vaccination, so that the painkiller minimizes the pain from the subsequent jab.
The investigators have filed a patent for their technique through the NUS Industry Liaison Office. Kang Lifeng led the study.



Date rape drugs could get a whole lot scarier

mindblowingscience:

OUCHLESS PATCHES DELIVER PAINKILLER FASTER

A new microneedle patch, filled with dozens of tiny polymeric needles just 0.6 millimeters long, could provide pain-free injections.

In laboratory experiments, researchers showed that the microneedle patch could deliver lidocaine, a common painkiller, within five minutes of application.

In contrast, the drug in a commercial transdermal patch took 45 minutes to penetrate into the skin.

The shorter time for drug delivery is possible due to the miniature needles on the patch that create micrometer-sized porous channels in the skin when applied. The size of the patch could easily be adjusted to encapsulate different drug dosages.

Researchers, led by Kang Lifeng of National University of Singapore’s pharmacy department, report the pain-free and noninvasive technique in the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics.

This new way to administer painkillers quickly is good news for people who squirm at the sight of needles.

Team member Jaspreet Singh Kochhar says the research team tested the patch on themselves to confirm that the microneedles do not cause pain when applied to the skin. They only experienced a minor skin reddening as from being pinched.

The scientists also conducted a study that shows the microneedle patch delivers collagen to the dermis layer of the skin, unlike current skincare products that remain on the outermost skin layer. That work appeared in Pharmaceutical Research earlier this year.

Given the innovative technique for administering drug noninvasively, the patch can also be used in home-care settings. Patients could self-manage their pain arising from chronic diseases such as diabetes and cancer.

Moving forward, the researchers will test if the patch is useful for vaccinating young children, and for treating hair loss. For example, the patch can be applied to a baby’s arm five minutes before vaccination, so that the painkiller minimizes the pain from the subsequent jab.

The investigators have filed a patent for their technique through the NUS Industry Liaison Office. Kang Lifeng led the study.

Date rape drugs could get a whole lot scarier

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Sep 11, 2014
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meghantonjes:

baragoddess:

I can’t lie, out of all of the YouTubers I watched as a teen, I still like Meghan Tonjes but she seems to be all buddy buddy with shitty ppl like John Green and Tyler Oakley, so has she done problematic things?

I’m friends with a lot of people. All of…

Sep 10, 2014
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stud721:

abbyjean:

Charts from OKCupid, showing how straight women and men rate each other based on ages. For women, the men they find most attractive are roughly their own age. For men, the women they find most attractive are roughly the same age - 20 to 23 - regardless of the age of the man. (538)

We know this is evolutionary, right?

Yeah, but so is the appendix.

Pointing at our primitive selves as defence for shitty behaviour will *never* see our society evolve.

Sep 10, 2014
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Sep 10, 2014
106,045 notes

abbyjean:

Charts from OKCupid, showing how straight women and men rate each other based on ages. For women, the men they find most attractive are roughly their own age. For men, the women they find most attractive are roughly the same age - 20 to 23 - regardless of the age of the man. (538)

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Sep 10, 2014
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Sep 10, 2014
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Sep 9, 2014
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Sep 9, 2014
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Sep 8, 2014
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dngivenchy:

lueia:

supniccuh:

They say depression and intelligence go hand in hand, well this is Einstein and his therapist. 

this breaks my heart

i reblog this every time because i think its an honest reminder of just how human everyone is plus he looks damn adorable

dngivenchy:

lueia:

supniccuh:

They say depression and intelligence go hand in hand, well this is Einstein and his therapist. 

this breaks my heart

i reblog this every time because i think its an honest reminder of just how human everyone is plus he looks damn adorable

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Sep 7, 2014
296 notes

awesome-pokemon-fanart:

Amazingly adorable art of Pokémon dressed up as their higher evolutions by the incredibly talented artist Birdychuart

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Sep 7, 2014
74,615 notes

ruckawriter:

worldoflis:

girldwarf:

Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College

YAAAAEEESSSSSSS

You know what I like, and feel is so important? That he doesn’t say “Men thinks those are THEIR positions”. He says “We think those are OUR positions.”

As a male feminist, he still doesn’t exclude himself from the group of men.

Damn.

Well said.

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Sep 7, 2014
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igetje:

femforthought:

queerlilly:

"without us you wouldn’t have any rights!" without you we wouldn’t have to fight for them

Always this. Always.

"Remember that men gave women the right to vote!"

And remember that men should never have been at such a social and political advantage as to be able to literally give and take away rights from groups of people.

fuckin tell ‘em

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Sep 7, 2014
222,660 notes

ethically-wrong:

mmmmbeefy96:

grandhowler:

Dude

holy shit. 

this is on a whole new level of patience

This is natural art.

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