Amyloidosis is a disease where plaques of the amyloid protein build up and impair tissue function. What causes the these plaques to form still remains unknown. Seen here is an image of an amyloid plaque from a heart stained to identify amyloid-forming protein (green) and other supporting materials (orange and blue).
Image by William Lewis, Emory University School of Medicine.
Plankton are, by definition, aquatic organisms that cannot swim against a current. Some species termed meroplankton are only planktonic for a short period of their life cycle, usually in early larval stages as they drift among currents. This is somewhat common in crustaceans like crabs and lobsters. In this micrograph, molted shells from an early crustaceous plankton glow under UV light.
Image by Dr. Christine Farrar, Dr. Jo-Ann Leong, Dr. Pam Omidyar, and Dr. Ruth Gates; Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology.
A burnt child loves the fire.
—Oscar Wilde (via rabbitinthemoon)
I had learned early to assume something dark and lethal hidden at the heart of anything I loved. When I couldn’t find it, I responded, bewildered and wary, in the only way I knew how: by planting it there myself.
—Tana French, In the Woods (via rabbitinthemoon)
There is darkness inside all of us, though mine is more dangerous than most. Still, we all have it—that part of our soul that is irreparably damaged by the very trials and tribulations of life. We are what we are because of it, or perhaps in spite of it. Some use it as a shield to hide behind, others as an excuse to do unconscionable things. But, truly, the darkness is simply a piece of the whole, neither good nor evil unless you make it so. It took a witch, a war, and a voodoo queen to teach me that.
—Jenna Maclaine, Bound By Sin (via rabbitinthemoon)
He is not a constellation.
You should not wish to be the cigarette touching his lips.
He will not appear through the fog and heal your wounds.
Only you can do that.
So get out of bed and put on some lipstick.
Stop falling at his feet.
—Emery Allen (via rabbitinthemoon)
My sister told me a soul mate is not the person who makes you the happiest but the one who makes you feel the most, who conducts your heart to bang the loudest, who can drag you giggling with forgiveness from the cellar they locked you in. It has always been you.
—Sierra Demulder, Love, Forgive Me (via rabbitinthemoon)