Daily Archives: September 26, 2013

Dancing With The SCARS: Soon to be Released!

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What is up with television for Christ sake? Are we really that desperate to see ‘not so ordinary people’ do ‘extra-ordinary things’ in defeat.  In my opinion. The past few years DWTS has taken lengths in digging up more fossils that were/are soon to be extinct off the face of the Earth or maybe from the entire Universe.

To invite Celebrities to come on National Television and Dance as Professionals is beyond comprehension. Have we forgotten that Dancing is a Vocation, Craft, Profession & and an Art. There students right now as I decipher this non-sense, struggling to get on point whilst toning muscles in their bodies that most of us can only dream of manipulating just to achieve high art & beauty. So why the hell are these fools sitting up on International TV pretending to be struggling to coordinate a ‘Dance Number or Routine’ in a givin’ few days?

It’s utter BS and foolishness. Did they Cast & Recruit these celebrities in order to satisfy some idealistic myth they are in pursuit of? Or. Have they just ALL just gone MAD? I don’t get it. I don’t know about you, but, I’ve ‘NEVER’ wanted to be entertained that bad that I would need to sit up and look at anybody, celebrity or not, two-step with three left feet practically at times ending up in their partners ass. NO THANK You.

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A Divine Weekend in NYC..so Special

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From John Waters to the Coen Brothers, Here’s What You Should Be Seeing This Weekend in New York

220px-John_Waters_Carlton_CannesJohn Samuel Waters, Jr. (born April 22, 1946) is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films. Waters’ 1970s and early ’80s trash films feature his regular troupe of actors known as the Dreamlanders—among them Divine, Mink Stole, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, and Edith Massey. Starting with Desperate Living (1977), Waters began casting real-life convicted criminals (Liz Renay, Patty Hearst) and infamous people (Traci Lords, a former porn star). Continue reading

Foot cream kills HIV by tricking cells to commit suicide

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Research has yet to be performed on people, Ciclopirox completely eradicates HIV from cell cultures — and the virus doesn’t bounce back when the drug is stopped.

drugA common drug that dermatologists prescribe to treat nail fungus appears to come with a not-so-tiny side effect: eradicating HIV.

In a study performed at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, not only does the drug Ciclopirox completely eradicate infectious HIV from cell cultures, but unlike today’s most cutting-edge antiviral treatments, the virus doesn’t bounce back when the drug is withheld. This means it may not require a lifetime of use to keep HIV at bay.

The same group of researchers had previously shown that Ciclopirox — approved by the FDA and Europe’s EMA as safe for human use to treat foot fungus — inhibits the expression of HIV genes in culture. Now they have found that it also blocks the essential function of the mitochondria, which results in the reactivation of the cell’s suicide pathway, all while sparing the healthy cells.

The researchers said that one aspect of HIV that makes it particularly persistent, even in the face of strong antiviral treatments, is its ability to disable a cell’s altruistic suicide pathway — which is typically activated when a cell is damaged or infected. In other words, infected cells that would normally commit suicide to spare healthy cells no longer pull any altruistic kamikaze missions. Ciclopirox tricks these cells back into their old ways with a double negative, disabling the disabling of the suicide pathway.