Reblog: Microscopic Video of White Blood Cell Attacking Cancer Cell

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In this microscopic video by University of Cambridge researchers, a killer T cell from the immune system attacks a cancer cell.

“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. They are able to destroy infected or cancerous cells, without destroying healthy cells surrounding them.”

via Laughing Squid

Why I love Miss Piggy

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This is probably old news by now, but I would be remiss if I didn’t post it. In response to Fox News’ criticism that the latest Muppets film promotes a “dangerous liberal agenda” to brainwash children, Miss Piggy had this to say:

That’s almost as laughable as accusing Fox News as ah, you know, being news.

And that is why I love her.

Check out the full clip below. If you’re interested, you can check out the Fox News clip over at Laughing Squid.

 

via MacManX and Laughing Squid

Behind The Scenes: Writing the 2012 State of the Union Address

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I’m a big fan of The West Wing, but it’s cool to see what really goes on behind-the-scenes when Toby Ziegler and Sam Seaborn aren’t involved.

The White House has posted a behind-the-scenes look at the process of writing President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union address.

via Laughing Squid