T’s Tweets Part Infinity

Tibetian Horn Blowers

I dunno ’bout these Tibetians…

I mean, they’re up in these mountains but the mountains are sooo awesome, nobody can describe ’em… words fail, cameras can’t help –
even when they get a good pic, everybody thinks it’s just some weird photoshopped thing for a syfy book cover….

So then they try blowing horns, but they’re either blowing too flat or too sharp, and anyway, what’s it supposed to mean, really? Blowing your horn at 18,000 feet up some cliffside even the yetis have given up on? What’s that about?

About all anyone but the Tibetians do is chalk it up to Tibetian Derangement Syndrome and go back to trimming their toenails so they don’t snag their socks when they’re late to leaving for work and inna hurry.

“A true opium of the people is the belief in nothingness after death…” Milosz

“A true opium of the people is the belief in nothingness after death, the huge solace, the huge comfort of thinking that for our betrayals, our greed, our cowardice, our murders, we are not going to be judged.”

Czesław Miłosz

Genetically Modified Salmonella Destroys Cancer By Provoking An Immune Response

Posted by BeauHD on Thursday February 09, 2017
a report from San Diego Union-Tribune: A genetically modified bacterium destroys tumors by provoking an immune response, according to a study published Wednesday. Using mice and cultures of human cancer cells, a South Korean-led scientific team demonstrated that Salmonella typhimurium engineered to make a foreign protein caused immune cells called macrophages and neutralizes to mobilize against the cancer. The bacterium came from an attenuated strain that has little infectious potential. Such strains have been tested as vaccines. The protein, called FlaB, is made by a gene in the estuarine bacterium Vibrio vulnificus, a close relative of the cholera bacterium, Vibrio cholerae. Tumors shrank below detectable levels in 11 out of 20 mice injected with the modified Salmonella, said the study, published in Science Translational Medicine. The engineered Salmonella provoke a sustained immune response, in addition to preventing the spread of a human colon cancer implanted in a mouse. The bacterium also were found to be nontoxic, multiplying almost exclusively inside tumors.