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Organizing my #spring #fashion to get into the season style ;) #Wearestemsquad #flowers #instaflowers #season #katespade

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Are you at Risk of Asbestos Exposure ?

shoondaa: Asbestos was the most widely used industrial material and it is currently banned in various countries. Asbestos is one of the most dangerous element which is used frequently in the construction industry.  Exposure to Asbestos can happen by simply enhaling asbestos fibers which can result in Mesothelioma which is one of the most deadly forms of cancers today. There have been many cases of Asbestos exposure in USA, Canada and different countries. If your house was built in 70s, 80s, then do make sure to watch these videos before you sleep tonight. Asbestos Exposure and Risks Deadly Asbestos Industry is Still Alive in Many Countries Don’t Attempt any Renovation Work in an Old Home or Building if you know there is a risk of Asbestos  Asbestos from Canada Outsourced(Exported) to India Asbestos in USA: 1 Hour Video Asbestos Awareness Videos brought to you by Mesothelioma Lawyers Group Alternative Treatment for Mesothelioma which the Big Drug Companies do not want available for common people because Mesothelioma Cancer Treatment cost runs in several hundred dollars. Read More about Alternative Treatment for asbestos Exposure by Clicking Here Visit Website www.mesotheliomalawyersadvice.com for more information on mesothelioma and asbestos. Find best legal advice and attorney referrals. Please share this article with as many people as you know to create more awareness about the deadly asbestos.

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Happy #Sunday my wonderful #followers. Made another #adorable cute #amigurumi this weekend. Check more of my collections in my store (link in the bio) #crochet #crochetsddict # #cute #beautiful #etsy #etsyfinds #etsyfeature #instacute #spring #flower #lalylala

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One Carrot a Day Keeps Blindness a Way!

We hear all the time that carrot is good for vision but ever asked why and how? Carrots are rich in alpha and beta caroten a member of the large carotenoid family. so what?! Carotenoid are an organic pigment (yellow, orange and red) that give the plants, fruits and vegetables their beautiful colors. I have previously discussed that they exist in several forms: 1) Carotens (pro vit A): most common form includes alpha caroten - beta caroten 2) Lycopene: no beta ring - no vit A activity 3) Xanthophylls account for 18% and include lutein and Zeaxanthin. In the retina lutein and Zeaxanthin are mainly found in the macula and contribute to the macular visual pigment (fovea) in a natural ratio Z:L 2:1 where they absorb about 90% of all the blue light and prevent retinal degeneration through protecting the retinal pigment epithelium and the photoreceptors from oxidative damage. (Check my Zucchini post #foodforstem). They don’t have vit-A activity so they will not be part of the visual cycle. Carotens (pro-vitA) can not be synthesized by the body and need to be supplemented through diet through eating it directly (vitA) or as a carotens. Carotens will breakdown in the intestine to “Retinal” and stored in the liver and the body fat (hence the fat color is yellow) it will then be reduced to “Retinol ” when needed. Retinal is the aldehyde form of VitA while retinol is alcohol form. In the retina, “retinal” is stored in the photoreceptor outer segment attached to a photosensitive protein called opsin in a form of “11 cis-retinal”. Together, the 11-cis retinal and opsin protein are known as a visual pigment. By themselves, opsins are not photosensitive, and it is only when coupled with 11-cis retinal that the protein absorbs visible light. When the retina is exposed to light the the phototransduction cascade will start inside the photoreceptor converting 11 cis retinal to “all- trans-retinal” then “all-trans -retinol’. It will then translocate to the RPE layer where 11-cis retinal is regenerated in three enzymatic steps and returned to the photoreceptors. The absorption characteristics of different visual pigments are controlled by the interactions between 11-cis retinal (in mammals) and the opsin. For example, humans have three types of cone photoreceptors that are sensitive to red, green, and blue light. Each expresses a slightly different opsin, and the unique interactions between a particular cone opsin and 11-cis retinal result in a sensitivity to a specific wavelength (or color) of light. The eye contains the highest levels of vitamin A in the body. During development the most abundant form of vit A is retinoic acid (RA) which is known to regulate the expression of many early eye genes. Our lab also found that adding RA and taurine to growing retinal stem cell sphere can instruct all the progenitors within the sphere to differentiate into rod photoreceptors. Orange peels found to have high concentration of of vit-A and vit-C compared to the flesh. Vitamin C is also very important to your eyes. Studies suggest supplemental vitamin C may reduce your risk of cataracts and macular degeneration later in life. Food processing and cooking help release carotens from the food and increase their intestinal absorption.

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sixpenceee:Two new species of peacock spiders have been discovered in southeast Queensland, Australia, one appearing with vivid reds and blues while the other’s details exist in stark black and white. Peacock spiders, named after their bright patterns and dancelike courtship, measure in at just under 0.3 inches. (Source)

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We hear all the time that #carrot is good for vision but ever asked why and how? Carrots are rich in alpha and beta caroten a member of the large carotenoid family. so what?! Carotenoid are an organic pigment (yellow, orange and red) that gives plants/fruits/ vegetables their beautiful colors. I have previously discussed that they exist in several forms: 1) Carotens (pro vit A): most common form includes alpha caroten - beta caroten 2) Lycopene: no beta ring - no vit A activity 3) Xanthophylls account for 18% and include lutein and Zeaxanthin. In the retina lutein and Zeaxanthin are mainly found in the macula and contribute to the macular visual pigment (fovea) in a natural ratio Z:L 2:1 where they absorb about 90% of all the blue light and prevent retinal degeneration through protecting the retinal pigment epithelium and the photoreceptors from oxidative damage. (Check my Zucchini post #foodforstem). They don’t have vit-A activity so they will not be part of the visual cycle. Carotens (pro-vitA) can not be synthesized by the body and need to be supplemented through diet through eating it directly (vitA) or as a carotens. Carotens will breakdown in the intestine to “Retinal” and stored in the liver and the body fat (hence the fat color is yellow) it will then be reduced to “Retinol ” when needed. Retinal is the aldehyde form of VitA while retinol is alcohol form. In the retina, “retinal” is stored in the photoreceptor outer segment attached to a photosensitive protein called opsin in a form of “11 cis-retinal”. Together, the 11-cis retinal and opsin protein are known as a visual pigment. By themselves, opsins are not photosensitive, and it is only when coupled with 11-cis retinal that the protein absorbs visible light. When the retina is exposed to light the the phototransduction cascade will start inside the photoreceptor converting 11 cis retinal to “all- trans-retinal” then “all-trans -retinol’. It will then translocate to the RPE layer where 11-cis retinal is regenerated in three enzymatic steps and returned to the photoreceptors. You can read the full post on my tumblr page (visionscienceupdates) #vision #blindness #vitamin #health #stemcells

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Ending my day baking some Kawaii Butter Cookies. Tried this recipe for the first time but turned out so #yummy My problem is that I always care and love!! Wish I can learn how to hate #Goodnight #bake #baking #instacookies #cookies

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