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PostSubject: Survival of the fittest   7/18/2009, 11:09 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Survival of the fittest   7/18/2009, 11:57 pm

PaperTiger wrote:




To quote a great man, "Great power comes with great responsibility". Thanks Lester, you rock man Twisted Evil

wow it finally arrived !!!! i was checking it everyday ...lol...
i am so happy.....Smile can't describe the feeling ..........



lol .... btw from the pics, it seems like it is going to molt ... one of mine molted a few days a go ... Smile
btw what tare the pruple rocks you have ???

cheers !! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Survival of the fittest   7/19/2009, 12:07 am

Sand from the oasis of a "rag tag" pet show, rural route 20...lol
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PostSubject: Re: Survival of the fittest   7/19/2009, 4:48 am

That's a gorgeous substrate color for an lq, I luv it... though I have a penchant for realism... its a little surreal for my mind to take lol
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PostSubject: Re: Survival of the fittest   7/21/2009, 3:05 am

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PostSubject: Re: Survival of the fittest   7/22/2009, 1:27 am

^Thats posted by the "Little Devils" to remind them where the came from...lol
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PostSubject: Re: Survival of the fittest   7/22/2009, 2:02 am

Awesome LQs! I really love the purple substrate that you're using!

Now for a handling vid!!!

JUST KIDDING!!!! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Survival of the fittest   7/22/2009, 2:11 am

Coming from the professional owner of LQ's, it is appreciated cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Survival of the fittest   7/22/2009, 6:10 am

The sting of the Giant Yellow Israeli Scorpion packs a painful punch. Its venom contains a potent cocktail of neurotoxins that places an animal or human victim in excruciating agony.

Preliminary results of vaccine seem promising in patients with brain tumors.It's not the first place most would think to look for a weapon against cancer. But doctors and researchers report that a particular component within this dangerous mix may be able to seek out brain tumor cells. And one researcher, as reported by ABC affiliate KOMO-TV in Seattle, hope that doctors will one day be able to use this property to "paint" tumors for a surgeons to see.

"Right now it is difficult for a surgeon to be able to distinguish a brain tumor from the normal brain tissue around it," says Dr. James Olson of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He says that this situation often presents today's brain surgeon with an unenviable decision: choose either to cut aggressively, potentially damaging healthy brain tissue, or cut conservatively and run the risk of leaving tumor cells behind.

Ouch! Bites That Hurt the MostKennedy Brain Surgery 'Successful'Can Cancer Advances Save Kennedy?Enter T-601, the synthetic version of a chemical first found in the scorpion's sting. Neurobiologist Harold Sontheimer of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who was the first to explore the medical potential of this chemical, found that it was able to pass into the brain unobstructed. That's a feat for most chemicals, as the membrane that separates the brain from the bloodstream (known as the blood-brain barrier) is notoriously impermeable.


For the scorpion, this property if its venom ensures a quick kill of its unfortunate prey. But subtract the poisonous components from the venom, and you have a perfect vehicle for penetrating the brain.

What's more, researchers have found that this chemical seeks out and binds to brain tumor cells.

Olson says these properties make T-601 a perfect candidate for helping doctors distinguish the borders of brain tumors.

"The scorpion has had millions of years to optimize this chemical that crosses into the brain to damage its prey," he says. "It would have cost drug companies hundreds of millions of dollars to develop something like this."
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PostSubject: Re: Survival of the fittest   7/22/2009, 9:15 am

with regards to lq sting .. i personlly get to know a new good friend this way ....

it make me rem of something *hint .......

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PostSubject: Re: Survival of the fittest   7/22/2009, 9:22 am

PaperTiger wrote:
Coming from the professional owner of LQ's, it is appreciated cheers
I wouldn't quite say "professional," I just know how to keep them alive and avoid envenomation. I'll definitely take that as a compliment! Ty Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Survival of the fittest   7/22/2009, 10:27 am

wow that sand look awesome... never seen that color before.. well done... hope your scorp love it as we do..
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PostSubject: Re: Survival of the fittest   7/22/2009, 11:10 am

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medical hoo-ha

I wrote a paper on this subject for a group project one of my senior years at OSU. The chemical is chlorotoxin, a small protein that binds to chloride ion channels in nerve cells. The really interesting thing is that the reason it binds to brain tumor cells (but only gliomas, which are a particularly deadly type of brain cancer) is because the tumor cells have an overabundance of these ion channels where healthy nerve cells have very few.

Now the really interesting thing is that these ion channels are ALSO very common in -- can you guess? -- arthropod nerve cells! The protein targets human brain cancer cells because they look like the cells found in the scorpion's natural prey. Engineer the protein with a fluorescent molecule, and you can instantly see exactly where the tumor is, and you only need a handful of cells compared to how many you need to find it with MRI. Engineer the protein with a radioactive molecule, and you can get a highly targeted dose of radiation therapy.

The protein has been expressed in E. coli and is available in a freeze-dried powder over the internet.

Doesn't bioengineering rock? Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Survival of the fittest   7/22/2009, 11:52 am

Mr. Mordax wrote:
PaperTiger wrote:
medical hoo-ha

I wrote a paper on this subject for a group project one of my senior years at OSU. The chemical is chlorotoxin, a small protein that binds to chloride ion channels in nerve cells. The really interesting thing is that the reason it binds to brain tumor cells (but only gliomas, which are a particularly deadly type of brain cancer) is because the tumor cells have an overabundance of these ion channels where healthy nerve cells have very few.

Now the really interesting thing is that these ion channels are ALSO very common in -- can you guess? -- arthropod nerve cells! The protein targets human brain cancer cells because they look like the cells found in the scorpion's natural prey. Engineer the protein with a fluorescent molecule, and you can instantly see exactly where the tumor is, and you only need a handful of cells compared to how many you need to find it with MRI. Engineer the protein with a radioactive molecule, and you can get a highly targeted dose of radiation therapy.

The protein has been expressed in E. coli and is available in a freeze-dried powder over the internet.

Doesn't bioengineering rock? Very Happy
That's pretty cool.

What do we have bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Survival of the fittest   7/22/2009, 12:32 pm

niiice!
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PostSubject: Re: Survival of the fittest   7/22/2009, 3:22 pm

^ Thanks again to all. Yes, it is a very interesting field and closing in on the gate to my "Golden Years' (lmao), I sometimes consider going back to College. Thanks again cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Survival of the fittest   7/23/2009, 11:29 pm

hi tiger Smile

have the two little devil molted ??? lol ...
mine molted Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Survival of the fittest   7/23/2009, 11:48 pm

One of them is in the process; the other is racing crickets around the deli container Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Survival of the fittest   7/23/2009, 11:53 pm

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One of them is in the process; the other is racing crickets around the deli container Laughing

wow .. dat is cool...
any vids on it ??? Razz

btw one of my lq ate it first meal two days ago Smile


was suprised that it reali can eat no stop


this is only left
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PostSubject: Re: Survival of the fittest   7/24/2009, 12:15 am

Wow, the look really good after the molt affraid Excellant job on raising the clan cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Survival of the fittest   7/24/2009, 12:18 am

Nice reading things like this. The kind you don't get over the shelves of the average bookstores. Good going Papertiger and Mike! Me want more. king

Nice pictures too Lester!
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PostSubject: Re: Survival of the fittest   7/24/2009, 12:23 am

Nice profile pic Rafigos and thanks cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Survival of the fittest   7/27/2009, 7:03 pm

lovely little scorps!!! well done Very Happy they are obviously happy and healthy!
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PostSubject: Re: Survival of the fittest   7/28/2009, 10:25 am

They are doing good thus far; come out around 1700 hours central time in the states. They roam all night and are nearing the molt stage. The are facinating (s.p.) to say the least in their techniques as far as hunting. I know the brood in which the came has molted and that concerns me a little.
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PostSubject: Re: Survival of the fittest   7/30/2009, 12:01 pm

my lq ... hmmm over weight again ???
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