Hornworms are pretty green caterpillars which you can buy at a pet store as feeders for other animals such as reptiles and tarantulas. I got one to pupate and become a moth, thinking it would be a treat for my arboreal tarantula to take down. She wanted nothing to do with it...spoiled little bug wants crickets or nothing! They are such silly creatures sometimes. I love this hobby 🕷💕🕷💕🕷
One of the best perks of living in Florida is the awesome palm trees! If you're into that sort of thing 😅, but I'm a plant lover.
I can't help but have enormous respect for mother nature. We are surrounded by magnificent beauty & some plants even contain crazy healing properties.
There are answers to so many ailments right in front of us.
Isn't that amazing?
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Dr. King thought deeply about science's role in society, advocating for its use and benefits to society while also reminding of the need for "proportionate growth of the soul." We honor his birthday today.
Is glaucoma an autoimmune disease? - Jessica Savva
Referring to a disease as an autoimmune in layman’s words is when the human immune system which defends the body against disease decides your healthy cells are foreign. As a result, your immune system attacks healthy cells. Recent findings by the University of Massachusetts and MIT suggests that the human body could be the cause of the diseases in an autoimmune response, what has left many questions left to be answered by future studies one being is whether other components of the immune system may be involved in the autoimmune process that gives rise to glaucoma
Glaucoma is the most prevalent neurodegenerative diseases, affecting over 70 billion, and is the second leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Whilst the pathophysiology cause of the glaucoma is not fully understood however the primary pathology of the diseases is caused by elevated intraocular pressure that leads the death of the retinal ganglion cells and their axons that over time causing thinning of the neuroretinal rim and pallor resulting in the optic disc structure changing entirely, blocking the pathway to the drainage system what causes high eye pressures build up in the retina, affecting visual field leading to vision to the tunnelled and if untreated can lead to irreversible blindness. Many sufferers don’t release the severity as there are no symptoms, to begin with. The most common form of glaucoma is open-angle glaucoma, as the name suggests the drainage angle is “open”, however, the fluid passes too slowly through the meshwork drain. Since the fluid builds up, the pressure inside the eye rises to a level that may damage the optic nerve. When the optic nerve is damaged from increased pressure, open-angle glaucoma and vision loss—may result
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Nach langem durcharbeiten und durchlernen wird es vielleicht mal wieder Zeit eine Reise zu planen. 🤩 Gut dass ich jetzt eine Freirubbel-Weltkarte habe! Fallen euch spontan Tips und Vorschläge ein? Ich würde mich sehr freuen...
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I prep my meals on a Sunday evening.... it makes my life so much easier during the week as I often don’t have time to cook from scratch.
At first it required a fair amount of effort, forward thinking & preparation.... but now it has become a habit and doesn’t require much effort at all. If you do something frequently it becomes habit, like brushing your teeth... interestingly this uses a different part of the brain 🧠