Keven Stonewall Is On His Way To Finding A Cure For Cancer
19 year old Stonewallhopes to one day create a vaccine that will eradicate colon cancer. The Chicago South Side youth has already started working on a potential cancer cure at a Rush University laboratory.
The youth’s love of science began back in fifth grade, when he became fascinated by the appearance of cells under a microscope. Stonewall’s love of the sciences grew to such extremes that one Christmas he was gifted four microscopes by his parents who are educators. It was during his freshman year at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences that Stonewall began focusing on the need for the eradication of colon cancer. He watched not only a dear friend’s uncle succumb to the disease but witnessed first hand how the illness negatively impacted his school mate, telling DNAInfo Chicago, “Cancer has taken over a whole bunch of lives, and I felt like I needed to step up and do something about it.”
Stonewall was a senior in high school when he jumped on the opportunity to do an internship at the university, which is the academic arm of the Rush Medical Center. He worked in the lab with a professor who taught immunology/microbiology and general surgery. Stonewall began to consume literature about how a chemotherapeutic agent could possibly destroy certain cancer cells while still promoting a healthy immune response.
The young researcher, who has already won numerous awards for his research and was a finalist for theIntel International Science and Engineer Fairlast year, then began testing his potential vaccine on mice. He injected a concentrated amount of the cancer-treating drugMitoxantronein younger and older mice. Stonewall then injected the rodents with aggressive colon cancer cells.
Stonewall waited three days to check out the effects of his experiment: The younger mice benefitted from the vaccine as their cancer was in fact eradicated and they had developed immunity. The older mice were still ridden with the cancerous tumors.
“[He] should be heralded for helping to develop more effective colon cancer treatments that will impact the elderly, the population that is most susceptible to colon cancer. He has all the tools. He will go far.”
Stonewall, who is now a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, is still working on the vaccine that he prays will one day be tested on humans. The young man is keeping hope alive that his work will in fact be the answer to a dreaded disease that has taken the lives of many, so until then, he tells the New York Daily News, “If you don’t plan to succeed, you’re planning to fail.”
Positive news for Chicago
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SCREAMING PLEASE BOOST
Framed production anime cel of character “Hotsuma” from Shin Tenchi Muyo! / New Tenchi Muyo / Tenchi in Tokyo, from Episode 4
Frame is about 15”x13” and 1” deep, metal frame with matting and UV-protection glass. It was framed professionally at a small shop in Northern Virginia called Creative Framing. Color character production cel only, cel shows up in a 10”x8” window. Cel has some fading in the black line ink (see close up) around the nose and hair. Episode 4 is the only time I can recall this outfit.
$ 70 USD plus S/H (I require tracking) or may consider BJD item trade (see below).
PM me on Tumblr, preferred. I accept Paypal or personal check, I don’t use eBay so my feedback is with Den of Angels. (http://www.denofangels.com/forums/showthread.php?t=297411 )
So I’ve been doing massive amounts of unpacking. Essentially in the ten years since I graduated high school, my folks have moved to three different houses (meaning I’ve had about four permanent addresses in the the last ten years, never mind all my own apartment and college moves). I’m currently unpacking lots of stuff that’s been in boxes in closets through all these moves, most of it is being junked or consigned, but this doesn’t really have a place with either option. Besides a change of interests over the years (I no longer follow pretty much any anime or cons, though I loosely make comments to my friends’ posts), I’m at a near complete lack of wall space as my current location is covered in windows and big sliding closet doors. The limited spaces with little outside light I could hang this up in is taken over with some more personal photos and namely, my college diploma. It has been professionally framed since shortly after arriving in my possession, If the buyer would like the frame removed I suggest bringing it to a professional who has the tools and skill to do so, as I lack either.
I’m looking for $70 plus S/H
OR, I’m potentially willing to trade for BJD clothing, but it needs to fit either a Migidoll boy (62cm/SD13) or a Souldoll Zenith Girl (63cm/SD16, very round rear and legs), and primarily I’m looking for outdoors/hiking clothes. Loose pants, tee shirts, flat hiking boots (8 cm internal), or hiking bags and such are all things I’m looking for.
The doll items are pretty much a long shot. I’m not accepting other cels or anime items as there’s very little I’m interested in and I’m trying to cut down things anyways.
Shoot me a PM or if you know me in another location, feel free to page me there too.
I have some friends that have started a Kickstarter for their RPG video game, Fritz. If any of you guys are interested in the game, could you maybe back them a couple of dollars? Incentives include getting your name in the game, or your very own Fritz doll hand-made by my fiancee. ;D
Check it out! Thanks for your attention!
Fritz has 3 days left! Please help out my friends!
Reblogging a very neat looking historical video game
Over the past few weeks, I’ve really been examining my Facebook account and friend list…
I have this theory that Facebook by it’s existence and function tends to interfere with a lot of how friendships naturally form and fade. I don’t have a large “friend list” for sure, but working on pruning it sucks.
There’s a lot of people I still feel an attachment too, even if we haven’t talked in years. I don’t mean that I dislike them or wouldn’t be all excited to catch up if I ran into them, but there’s basically no substance. I feel like I get a little bit of a social energy leech from people I don’t really interact with or who are not a priority every time I’m on there, which is several times a day.
There are friendships that fade for reasons. They fade because you need time and energy for new friends and connections and also for improving the ones you do keep.
There’s people I keep that I don’t talk to often, but I still feel reason to send them a shoutout every now and then, and that’s cool. They’re the same people that if I had their emails or something, I’d probably send them the same stuff there.
Still, removing people is kind of difficult. Like it shouldn’t be. But it is, and I think it’s a non-logical attachment. I HAVE this friend I HAVE to keep them. I have people I am straining to remember who they are on there, they’re the least hard for me to delete. Then there’s the people I recognize and don’t really dislike, but I just can’t figure out why I’m friends with them, they’re not too hard either. But some of the others. Oh hey, the girls I was friends with in high school…that’s almost ten years ago….if I don’t have active talking with them or a reason to keep them, they really should go off the list. But they’re really hard to make myself remove! Or people that while, yeah, I do remember them, but they don’t say anything anymore, they’re hard for some reason too!
Then I get to this next level of hard. I have people that I don’t really have much of a relationship with. Maybe I hung out with them lots and then talked to them a few months ago the last time and decided they were just not someone I wanted to keep around. They didn’t really do anything wrong, I just don’t feel compatible with them. There’s an ex boyfriend I finally removed. We were friends before getting together and then for maybe two years after breaking up and then basically forgot about each other. I didn’t hear from him for a long time, except to let him know his favorite of my animals from when we were kids had passed, and then silence again until he sent me an email when some other friends died in a bad wreck, but never responded when I acknowledged it. I don’t find myself remotely interested in up-keeping that friendship. Still, that person was a pretty big deal for a while! I ended up pausing at that one for a while before just removing.
Lastly there’s the ones I want to remove but can’t. Like someone’s family or some of my own that I really really don’t want following me on Facebook but they would notice if I removed them and have a meltdown.
Still working through pruning. I have a much easier time with LinkedIn, which is basically like having a contact roster for work and I spend very little energy worrying about the people on there.
Baby laughing while getting shots
> Rock star doctor.
I don’t care how old he will be I’m taking my future children to him
That person is in the right field! So many pediatricians are terrible with children; you can tell this person LOVES children and taking care of them.
that is absolutely incredible what the hell
oh my god my heart can’t take it
~ we need tissues! we need tissues! ~
My god, can he give me MY shots?
This reminds me of my old Pain Management doc, he was a master of distraction, even on adults like me.
Doctors like this not only make it less scary, but make it more likely people will continue to go to the doctor as an adult.
Since the post direct to Tumblr from the game isn’t working, I thought I’d share the only character I’ve really felt really came out right for the game (minus his trademark huge hands).
I ended up using an angry stomping as there wasn’t a good waving fists above head for his catchphrase. Not sure if any of that transfers over like it does on local sharing.
Let me know if he does anything fun in your game!
In mine he’s been dating Jessica Rabbit for a few days. I went pretty much all disney for my apartment building (it makes more sense to me than putting my friends in the game). I have a pretty random set of characters I chose for the game. Honestly Mama Odie is pretty high up the favorites list because she’s always wanting to play games and not ask for four hats in a day.
Not the best shot, but today was a hard work day, so using a shot from a few weeks ago!
Can’t wait to see what everyone else has posted today!
I want to try an experiment a little like the YouTube around the world day. On Saturday, July 12th, take and post a photo of at least one of your dolls. Whether it’s a photoshoot, a meetup, face-up/modding, or just hanging out on the shelf, just take a photo and post it to Tumblr. #BJDday
Image by BJDConfessions
What the fuck is this bullshit and why was it recommended for me?
It’s not like men are involved in the creation of the baby or anything.
I mean shit, I understand that pregnancy is an extremely strenuous thing on the woman, but that doesn’t mean that a dude can’t be proud of the fact that he’s going to be a father.
Hmm. Weird how someone would want to be considered a part of the pregnancy…
There goes all of my respect for Mila Kunis.
My goodness, women like this have some fucking nerve. Good luck Ashton.
Pregnancy is a very dangerous time for cis-women. Until cis-men are capable of nine months of pain without the ability to take painkillers, followed by hours of one of the most painful experiences a human can undergo, I agree with Mila Kunis. It is your child. Not your pregnancy. You don’t get a fucking medal for sticking your dick inside someone and impregnating them, you get a child. So no, you don’t need a fucking spotlight highlighting your months of work and pain and the fact that you can potentially die trying to bring life into the world when you have not undergone any of the physical effort.
Things you can expect during pregnancy: Anemia, urinary tract infections, constipation, mental health conditions including intense depression, hyperemesis gravidarm (basically when persistent vomiting is more than just morning sickness and requires hospitalization). Not to mention there are dozens of infections that can cause serious problems. (x) (x)
Oh and the fact that 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriages which obviously requires hospitalization for the pregnant woman and causes a lot of emotional trauma.
Or that you can’t consume alcohol, most types of fish, you can’t expose yourself to hot water (or any heat, really), or get an x-ray. You cannot eat lunch meats, raw sprouts (radishes, alfalfa, etc.), soft cheeses, anything unpasteurized is out, as are foods with raw or undercooked eggs. And caffeine can lead to miscarriages, so say goodbye to coffee, teas, and chocolate. (x) (x) (x)
About 2 million pregnancy losses occur annually in the U.S.; 6 million babies are born. 25% of pregnancies are lost.
14.5% of pregnant women will experience at least one pregnancy complication.
11% of women are diagnosed with post partum depression.
800 women die because of pregnancy-related problems in the U.S. annually. (x)
Labor can last for 36 hours or more. You’re in a room full of strangers, who are all seeing your vagina, your blood, your shit, your piss, and your agony. It’s common for tearing to occur during the delivery (x) and after the baby is born you still have to deliver the placenta (essentially an organ).
Pregnancy is terrifying, dangerous, and uncomfortable. None of you have the right to shit on Mila Kunis for telling the truth: You do not deserve the spotlight of your wife’s pregnancy. So get over yourselves. Yes, the father CAN be proud, and he should be. But it’s not his pregnancy. He is not the one who will endure it.
It is not weird that someone would want to be involved in their wife’s pregnancy. It is weird that you have the fucking nerve to lose respect for someone reminding you that the father is not the pregnant one in the picture.
So please, stop.
Today in male entitlement: now women ”have some nerve” if they remind men that they are not, in fact, the pregnant ones.
What Mila said is that the child is YOURS not the PREGNANCY
Thing is, though, the kind of guys who I’ve known that have said “we’re pregnant” aren’t the fedora wearing, drunken one night stand, unsupportive partner types. They’re the guys who are driving their wives to appointments, holding their wives hair back when they are sick in the mornings, bragging to their friends about how awesome their wives are, taking over more household responsibilities, working late to put away extra money, seeing if there’s any way they can find to support their wives to see if they can stay off work longer… they’re the guys who know and appreciate that their partners are making some big sacrifices. The kind of man who says “we’re pregnant” isn’t just a sperm donor.
I get that some women don’t want their men saying “we’re pregnant.” It’s fine, pregnancy is a lot of work and pain… and the physical portion of what a man puts in is pretty minute by comparison.
I guess this rubs me the wrong way every time I see it. If she wants to tell her husband to screw off because he’s not pregnant, that’s cool. But that’s not how I feel and I don’t really like being spoken for in a sort of blanket way like this. If I was pregnant I would want my husband to feel that involved and invested in not only the baby but in our relationship and development as parents on the way. Telling an excited dad he can’t be an emotional part of his wife’s (who is not you!) pregnancy is kind of counterproductive to my perceptions of feminism as breaking down gender roles.
Thank you, Armeleia. That is pretty much exactly what I’ve been thinking but lacking the words for it.
This video kept coming up on my dash and other places and more or less just annoyed me to indeed be lumped in this idea of “lady is making all the sacrifices and you are not making any” and implying that the involvement of a dad ends directly after sex. Only the expecting couple in question can make the call as to using the phrase or not. Same goes for making the call for gender roles, involvement, and all, those choices belong to that couple as to what they wish to follow.
I know my partner. I know the effort he goes through to help me with my chronic health issues. I know if we had kids through choice or chance, he’d be as involved as he possibly can and doing everything in his abilities to make it go well. If anyone told him he couldn’t be excited/worried/etc over something that is a major event in his life too, even if he’s not having direct physical expense, I’d have to punch them in the nose.
Please don’t worry about people accusing you of copying. If you want to have cannula props,barrettes,hooves,antlers-do it. Nobody owns those concepts. Trends come and go in this hobby,and people just have to accept it.
Image by BJDConfessions
I see this worry all the time. “Copying” to me is going step by step as another owner did. Getting the same doll. Getting the same wig. Getting as close to the same face-up as possible. Same names even. Granted, if it’s a character doll, it’s kind of hard to avoid.
But you don’t have to give up your specific design/tricks if you don’t want to. Some people really like the magician-like wonder to how they got certain props or poses. If you can come up with really innovative ways to do certain props, hats off to you.