Saturday, November 22, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Do you know what could have caused this case of purple urine bag...



Do you know what could have caused this case of purple urine bag syndrome? by figure1 http://instagram.com/p/vqqONKmVOv/



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LDN 988: Dark Nebula in Cygnus via NASA...



LDN 988: Dark Nebula in Cygnus via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141120.html



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The science of not believing science. http://t.co/DFCm2tnIOJ— Joshua Schwimmer, MD...



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"It’s as if Garry Kasparov had to plot a pawnless endgame while simultaneously harvesting minerals,..."

“It’s as if Garry Kasparov had to plot a pawnless endgame while simultaneously harvesting minerals, building fuel extractors, and searching in vain for Spassky’s queen. Academic researchers now use StarCraft II—the “drosophila” of brain science, as one paper suggested—when studying people who expertly perform cognitively complex tasks. Chess may soon be eclipsed as the standard-bearer of competitive I.Q.”

- The Rise of the Professional Cyber Athlete

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Bright Spiral Galaxy M81 via NASA...



Bright Spiral Galaxy M81 via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141119.html



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"Ideal Sans achieves an organic quality by almost completely avoiding straight lines. Its stems are..."

“Ideal Sans achieves an organic quality by almost completely avoiding straight lines. Its stems are flared, tapering outward as they reach their ends, and their curvature varies in shape from one part of a letter to the next. Distinctive in large sizes and richly textured when set small, these tiny asymmetries create the sort of lively atmosphere and syncopated rhythm usually found only in seriffed text faces.”

- Ideal Sans Font Features: Texture | Hoefler & Co.

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"The Rise of the Professional Cyber Athlete" in The New Yorker. (Featuring Scarlett.)...



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Cecily and Scarlett. Congratulations, @NatashaSingh and @ShyamToprani! pic.twitter.com/r7mbt5MNkg—...



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Currently Reading: The Art of Asking by @amandapalmer http://t.co/utUMDU3mmR— Joshua Schwimmer, MD...



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"Stride Health has created a recommendation engine for individuals and families buying health..."

“Stride Health has created a recommendation engine for individuals and families buying health insurance. It packs in a lot of personalization in its recommendations, going well beyond premium rates and standard quotes. Stride Health predicts what a household’s actual health care costs are likely to be in a given year.”

- Chasing Entrepreneurial Opportunity in the Affordable Care Act

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How to uninstall Uber

How to uninstall Uber

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Patient Safety, Swiss Cheese and the Secret Service by @iranash http://t.co/TqWSCKmiMi— Joshua...



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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

We’ve selected our image of the week. Bullous emphysema, seen...



We’ve selected our image of the week. Bullous emphysema, seen most frequently in smokers, is characterized by damage to the alveolar walls, causing the formation of large air spaces. These giant bullae, which can grow up to 20 centimeters in diameter, can be removed surgically to improve exercise capacity in carefully selected patients. Do you know the indicators for bullectomy? View this image on Figure 1 to find out. by figure1 http://instagram.com/p/vmLFwymVBB/



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Star Formation in the Tadpole Nebula via NASA...



Star Formation in the Tadpole Nebula via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141118.html



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I love Google’s new “Inbox” email app, but apparently internally it was so...



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A wall of #snow coming off the river into #Buffalo, NY. Photo:...



A wall of #snow coming off the river into #Buffalo, NY. Photo: @joseph_video by breakingnews http://instagram.com/p/vi_U17hPFi/



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Electronic Medical Records, Built For Efficiency, Often Backfire

Electronic Medical Records, Built For Efficiency, Often Backfire

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Double Dust Disks of HD 95086 via NASA...



The Double Dust Disks of HD 95086 via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141117.html



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"The Sky-Reflector Net, made of 952 perforated panels made out of optical aluminum and attached to a..."

“The Sky-Reflector Net, made of 952 perforated panels made out of optical aluminum and attached to a structure of 112 tensioned cables, becomes a connection between the subterranean city, with its blocks and blocks of subway connections, and the sky far above. The optical aluminum—which reflects a high percentage of light, but doesn’t create hot-spots of glare—paints a kind of diffuse portrait of the sky inside the building, one designed to resemble the soft, colored sheen of the film on a soap bubble.”

- How James Carpenter Gave NYC Subway Riders A Portal To The Sky

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http://t.co/JLWIRq2d7J is a featured Medicine and Technology blog. (Thanks, @Tumblr!)...



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Two tricks to make it easier to swallow pills

Two tricks to make it easier to swallow pills

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asylum-art: Jonty Hurwitz’s  Nano Sculptures:  Between science...





















asylum-art:

Jonty Hurwitz’s  Nano Sculptures Between science and Myth

Size matters. Anamophic artist Jonty Hurwitz’s new sculpture series recreates the smallest human form ever at 20x80x100 microns, or roughly the scale of a human sperm. According to Hurwitz’s website, the size of these sculptures approximately equals the amount your fingernails grow every 5 or 6 hours. These tiny art works are too small to be seen by the naked eye!

These new nano sculptures, “Trust”, “Cupid and Psyche: The First Kiss”, and “Intensity”, explore the idea of science vs. legend, myth vs. reality. Created with a ground-breaking 3D printing technology, the work is ultimately created using two photon absorption—art made with Quantum Physics.

Despite their microscopic size, these are detailed sculptures, with individual feathers in Cupid’s wings and tiny fingers, belly-buttons, and ears. It’s almost impossible to imagine that these realistic, emotive human figures are much smaller than an ant’s eye.

These sculptures were created in collaboration with The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the Weitzmann Institute of Science and involved over 10 people as a working team over several months.

Via: BeautifulDecay



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Monday, November 17, 2014

This patient was found to be infected with the roundworm Ascaris...



This patient was found to be infected with the roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides. Roundworm infections are typically contracted by ingesting microscopic eggs in contaminated soil. Infected patients usually present with acute abdominal pain, weight loss, and bowel obstruction. Do you know which treatment should be considered first line in such cases? by figure1 http://instagram.com/p/vguFTcmVIZ/



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jayparkinsonmd: I’m pretty excited to announce that Sherpaa has...



jayparkinsonmd:

I’m pretty excited to announce that Sherpaa has released our iPhone app. Since day one, we’ve designed our web app for mobile, but now it’s native. It’s pretty nice to get instant notifications that you have a new message from our doctors, or your labs are back, or your medication is ready to pick up, or we found the perfect orthopedist just for you. It’s how healthcare should be. And today, our lovely version of healthcare just got better.



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Leonids Above Torre de la Guaita via NASA...



Leonids Above Torre de la Guaita via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141116.html



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"Why podcasts are suddenly ‘back’" http://t.co/F3f0CjwupJ— Joshua Schwimmer, MD...



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"I Nearly Died. So What?" http://t.co/IcafXEdS8T— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November...



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Successful Delivery of Dialysis in Ebola Virus Disease

Successful Delivery of Dialysis in Ebola Virus Disease:

AKI has been observed in cases of Ebola virus disease. We describe the protocol for the first known successful delivery of RRT with subsequent renal recovery in a patient with Ebola virus disease treated at Emory University Hospital, in Atlanta, Georgia. Providing RRT in Ebola virus disease is complex and requires meticulous attention to safety for the patient, healthcare workers, and the community. We specifically describe measures to decrease the risk of transmission of Ebola virus disease and report pilot data demonstrating no detectable Ebola virus genetic material in the spent RRT effluent waste. This article also proposes clinical practice guidelines for acute RRT in Ebola virus disease.



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The Death of the Private Eye

The Death of the Private Eye:

"The Death of the Private Eye" by JOHN SEMLEY via NYT Magazine http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/16/magazine/the-death-of-the-private-eye.html



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