medicalschool:

How a human lung is kept alive and breathing for a transplant
Lung in a box. Very cool.
To extend the time an organ can last before it’s transplanted into a recipient, engineers have developed the Organ Care System — which is essentially a box pumping blood and oxygen to the lung.   
As Gizmodo explains: 
What’s especially neat about the OCS is that they can actually be used to improve imperfect donor lungs by flushing it with antibiotics and nutrients. Like refurbishing a lung, sort of. Putting donor lungs through the OCS helps increase and improve the number of potential donor lungs. Not every donor lung is usable, donor lungs that go through the OCS may be.
Learn more about lung transplants at Al Jazeera America. 

medicalschool:

How a human lung is kept alive and breathing for a transplant

Lung in a box. Very cool.

To extend the time an organ can last before it’s transplanted into a recipient, engineers have developed the Organ Care System — which is essentially a box pumping blood and oxygen to the lung.   

As Gizmodo explains: 

What’s especially neat about the OCS is that they can actually be used to improve imperfect donor lungs by flushing it with antibiotics and nutrients. Like refurbishing a lung, sort of. Putting donor lungs through the OCS helps increase and improve the number of potential donor lungs. Not every donor lung is usable, donor lungs that go through the OCS may be.

Learn more about lung transplants at Al Jazeera America

(Source: nprglobalhealth, via yessatan666love)

xombiedirge:

Illustrations by Boneface / Website / Blog

Accio: Brings an object to you
Aguamenti: Creates a gush of water from the tip of the spell caster’s wand
Alohomora: Opens locks
Aparecium: Makes invisible ink become visible
Avada Kedavra: The Unforgivable Curse; Kills your opponent; taken from “Abra Cadabra”
Avifors: Turns things into birds
Avis: Makes birds fly out of the end of your wand
Bombarda: Causes a small, locally contained explosion. To make a bigger explosion, one could use “bombarda maxima”
Colloportus: Closes a door and binds it so that it can’t be opened.
Confringo: AKA the Blasting Curse; Causes the item targeted to explode
Confundus: Confounds your target, or makes them temporarily confused
Conjunctivitis: Damages the eyesight of your opponent, making them seem to have pink eye
Crucio: The Second Unforgivable Curse, the Cruciatus Curse; Tortures your opponent mercilessly
Deletrius: Erases the last spell cast by a wand so that it can’t be discovered
Densaugeo: Makes teeth grow out of control
Diffindo: Makes seams split open, severs an object into two pieces
Dissendium: Opens a specific passageway into a cellar, may be useful in other instances; may be only a password
Duro: Turns an item to stone.
Enervate: Mistaken spell. Changed to Rennervate. Used to wake up a stunned person
Engorgio: Makes an item larger, as in swollen
Episkey: Heals relatively minor wounds.
Evanesco: Causes an item to immediately dissolve away, as if it had never existed
Expecto Patronum: Creates Patronus
Expelliarmus: Disarms the target of the spell, such as knocking their wand out of their hand
Fera Verto: Transforms animals into water goblets!
Ferula: Binds a broken limb with a splint and bandages, tightly wrapped
Fidelius: Allows a secret to be hidden within the secret keeper’s soul; very powerful spell
Finite Incantatem: Stops any spell
Flagrate: Allows the user to write or draw in the air with fire
Flipendo: Also knows as the Knockback Jinx, pushes or flips something backwards
Furnunculus: Causes a person to break out in boils
Geminio: Creates a duplicate of an item (a twin, as in the zodiacal sign Gemini).
Homorphus: Man-Shape; makes a werewolf or person disguised as an animal resume their human shape
Immobulus: Immobilizes the target
Impedimenta: Puts up an impediment that slows down something or someone that is coming toward you
Imperio: The third unforgivable curse. Allows the user to assume complete control of another person
Impervius: Repels water from a surface
Incarcerous: Conjures up ropes, which then bind an opponent
Incendio: Lights a fire
Legilimens: Allows the user to gain access to another’s mind and memories
Levicorpus: Turns your opponent upside down and dangles them in thin air
Liberacorpus: “Liberates”, or frees a body that has been caught up by the levicorpus spell
Locomotor Mortis: The Leg-Locker Curse; locks an opponent’s legs together
Lumos: Creates light, usually by making the tip of the wand glow. More light can be created using “lumos maxima”
Mobiliarbus: Used to move a tree from one place to another
Mobilicorpus: Used to move a body from one place to another
Morsmordre: or Morsmorde Used to summon the Dark Mark
Muffliato: Causes a buzzing noise to surround a limited area so that those in the area can carry on a private conversation
Nox: Extinguishes light, used to douse the light created by “Lumos”
Obliviate: Makes a person “oblivious”, erasing their memories of an event
Orchideous: Conjures a bunch of flowers from the user’s wand
Petrificus Totalus: Total petrification; petrifies an opponent totally
Point Me: The Four Point Spell; makes the user’s wand act like a compass
Portus: Turns any item into a Portkey, which can then be used to transport a person or persons to another location.
Prior Incantato: Reveals to you the last spell that a wand was used to cast
Protego: Protects the user, and sends a spell back on an opponent
Quietus: Makes things quiet, used to muffle “Sonorus”
Reducio: Shrinks an item
Reducto: Blasts solid objects into pieces
Relashio: Releases something from being constrained or held
Rennervate: Was originally “ennervate”, but corrected by author; means to energize or wake up
Reparo: Repairs broken items
Repello: Repels something
Repello Muggletum: Makes an area invisible to Muggles
Revelio: Causes something that is hidden to be revealed
Rictusempra: Causes a person to curl up in laughter, as if being tickled
Riddikulus: Makes a boggart assume a “ridiculous” form, thereby making it funny instead of terrifying
Salvio Hexia: Unclear; seems to strengthen other protective spells, or to deflect any hexes cast toward a specific location
Scourgify: Used to clean dirt or other material off of a surface
Sectumsempra: Causes lacerations to appear all over an opponent’s body, as if they had been cut by an invisible sword
Serpensortia: Conjures a snake
Silencio: Makes the target of the spell unable to make any sound.
Sonorus: Amplifies the user’s voice
Stupefy Stupefies an opponent, or knocks them insensible temporarily
Tarantallegra: Forces an opponent’s legs to dance uncontrollably
Tergeo: Scours something clean
Waddiwasi: Removes a stuck object, as in a wad of gum that is stuck in a keyhole
Wingardium Leviosa: Allows the user to make an object levitate
worldofkeana:

falsi:

this is my favorite gif and i did not expect this

Omfg I love this

worldofkeana:

falsi:

this is my favorite gif and i did not expect this

Omfg I love this

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bloodybrilliantbooks:

After a year I’ve finally completed this collection of Harry Potter books. My mum can’t understand why I want two copies of each book but these editions were just too pretty to refuse. I love the effort than has gone into designing these covers and the little details in them. This is how book covers should look!

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tastefullyoffensive:

Ignorance is bliss. [thegamercat]

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jedavu:

Transfixing 3D Paper Patterns by Maud Vantours

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killermuffins89:

innocenttmaan:

Andres Amador is an artist who uses the beach as his canvas, racing against the tide to create these large scale temporary masterpieces using a rake or stick ..

Andres’ creations are simply stunning and knowing that these delicate creations are temporary somehow makes them even more beautiful.

wow

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