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https://plus.google.com/104688817948260893696 Francisco Cardinio : Take a look at this medical case on Figure 1. "necrotizing fasciitis of the upper posterior arm in a...
Take a look at this medical case on Figure 1. "necrotizing fasciitis of the upper posterior arm in a poorly controlled diabetic. Will post follow up as it occurs. ": https://app.figure1.com/rd/image?imageid=56a68965e3f8fe15646a673a&sb=56a7a01d2d2d3beb3bcb7e3e&st=s&utm_source=ishare&utm_medium=ImageLink
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https://plus.google.com/115656094506542678387 Mr. Blackhead's Weirdest People : Necrotizing Fasciitis Is Rarely Spread from Person to Person Most cases of necrotizing fasciitis occur...
Necrotizing Fasciitis Is Rarely Spread from Person to Person

Most cases of necrotizing fasciitis occur randomly and are not linked to similar infections in others. The most common way of getting necrotizing fasciitis is when the bacteria enter the body through a break in the skin, like a cut, scrape, burn, insect bite, or puncture wound.
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Don't give germs a chance. Hand Sanitize from Amazon: http://amzn.to/1nVGMvw This video contains a loot at Flesh Eating Bacteria. It contains images of the condition. Viewer discretion is advised! Commonly called a "flesh-eating infection" by the media, this rare disease can be caused by more than one type of bacteria. These include group A Streptococcus (group A strep), Klebsiella, Clostridium, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Aeromonas hydrophila, among others. Group A strep is considered the most common cause of necrotizing fasciitis. Usually, infections from group A strep bacteria are generally mild and are easily treated. But in cases of necrotizing fasciitis, bacteria spread rapidly once they enter the body. They infect flat layers of a membrane known as the fascia, connective bands of tissue that surround muscles, nerves, fat, and blood vessels. The infection also damages the tissues next to the fascia. Sometimes toxins made by these bacteria destroy the ...
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https://plus.google.com/117482158150086761801 Michelle Holder : [CASE-STUDY] Oral Pathergy in Sweet’s Syndrome Following Food Bolus Injury. This is the FIRST documented...
[CASE-STUDY] Oral Pathergy in Sweet’s Syndrome Following Food Bolus Injury.

This is the FIRST documented case of SWEET’S SYNDROME presenting with ORAL PATHERGY.

A 68-year-old woman with MYELODYSPLASTIC syndrome (MDS) was admitted to hospital with a BLOCKED AIRWAY due to SWELLING OF THE THROAT. A tube was immediately inserted into her windpipe (intubation) to help her breathe. The woman was accompanied by her family who gave her medical history - a FEVER for the past 5 days, mouth pain and a swollen face. On admission, she had a fever of 39.1 degrees centigrade (102.38 degrees fahrenheit), a fast pulse rate, and slightly raised blood pressure. Physical examination showed a swollen throat and tongue, and BLISTERS in the mouth. CT SCAN of the neck showed what seemed to be a mass (abnormal growth of tissue). However, a BIOPSY (sample of tissue) taken from an affected area of the mouth showed NO cancerous or non-cancerous abnormal growth of tissue. The BLOOD TESTS C-reactive protein (CRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) were raised, indicating inflammation in the body.

ANTIBIOTICS were started along with intravenous dexamethasone (STEROIDS through a drip). After treatment started, the patient’s condition started to improve, and the fever and swelling resolved. The steroids were tapered (the dosage was slowly reduced and eventually stopped), and four days later, the tube was removed from her windpipe.

Three days after the steroids were stopped, red raised areas (PLAQUES) appeared on the woman’s trunk, and the skin on the right forearm had started to HARDEN. There was some concern that the latter was NECROTIZING FASCIITIS, a rare and serious bacterial infection that affects the superficial fascia - a layer of connective tissue that lies beneath the skin and between the muscles and organs in the body. After undergoing exploratory SURGERY to check for signs of infection, NO INFECTION was found. However, within 12 hours, PUSTULES had formed over the area where the surgery had been performed. This was recognized as PATHERGY – a response that is known to occur in some patients with Sweet’s syndrome, whereby skin lesions can develop in an area where the skin has been irritated or damaged. A biopsy was then taken from the trunk area which showed lots of white blood cells called NEUTROPHILS in the tissues and an absence of vasculitis (inflammation of the vessels). These results indicated SWEET’S SYNDROME. Later, the patient also mentioned that some FOOD had become ‘STUCK-IN-HER-THROAT’ before her symptoms first started. This suggested that the patient’s initial symptoms were part of an ORAL PATHERGY response, after experiencing some kind of tissue damage when the food became ‘stuck’.

After the patient had been diagnosed with Sweet’s syndrome, she was started on the STEROID prednisone 60mg per day, and her condition dramatically improved within a few days.

Klimpl, D., Manser. T. and Flemmer, M. (2016) Oral Pathergy in Sweet’s Syndrome Following Food Bolus Injury, Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, Apr; 5(4): 134-139 (online).

Link: http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=65714  #SweetsSyndrome #Oral #Pathergy  
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https://plus.google.com/100186933130275360423 Erik Leeman : Cytosolic Replication of Group A Streptococcus in Human Macrophages Alan M. O’Neill, Teresa L. M. Thurston...
Cytosolic Replication of Group A Streptococcus in Human Macrophages

Alan M. O’Neill, Teresa L. M. Thurston, David W. Holden

mBio 7(2):e00020-16 | doi:10.1128/mBio.00020-16 | 11 April 2016

Abstract

As key components of innate immune defense, macrophages are essential in controlling bacterial pathogens, including group A Streptococcus (GAS). Despite this, only a limited number of studies have analyzed the recovery of GAS from within human neutrophils and macrophages. Here, we determined the intracellular fate of GAS in human macrophages by using several quantitative approaches. In both U937 and primary human macrophages, the appearance over time of long GAS chains revealed that despite GAS-mediated cytotoxicity, replication occurred in viable, propidium iodide-negative macrophages. Whereas the major virulence factor M1 did not contribute to bacterial growth, a GAS mutant strain deficient in streptolysin O (SLO) was impaired for intracellular replication. SLO promoted bacterial escape from the GAS-containing vacuole (GCV) into the macrophage cytosol. Up to half of the cytosolic GAS colocalized with ubiquitin and p62, suggesting that the bacteria were targeted by the autophagy machinery. Despite this, live imaging of U937 macrophages revealed proficient replication of GAS after GCV rupture, indicating that escape from the GCV is important for growth of GAS in macrophages. Our results reveal that GAS can replicate within viable human macrophages, with SLO promoting GCV escape and cytosolic growth, despite the recruitment of autophagy receptors to bacteria.

Importance

Classically regarded as an extracellular pathogen, GAS can persist within human epithelial cells, as well as neutrophils and macrophages. Some studies suggest that GAS can modulate its intracellular vacuole to promote survival and perhaps replicate in macrophages. However, an in-depth single-cell analysis of the dynamics of survival and replication is lacking. We used macrophage-like cell lines and primary macrophages to measure the intracellular growth of GAS at both the population and single-cell levels. While CFU counts revealed no increase in overall bacterial growth, quantitative fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, and time-lapse imaging revealed bacterial replication in a proportion of infected macrophages. This study emphasizes the importance of single-cell analysis especially when studying the intracellular fate of a pathogen that is cytotoxic and displays heterogeneity in terms of intracellular killing and growth. To our knowledge, this study provides the first direct visualization of GAS replication inside human cells.

Introduction

Group A Streptococcus (GAS) causes a wide variety of diseases in immunocompetent individuals, from localized skin infections and recurrent bouts of tonsillitis to more life-threatening invasive diseases, such as streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) and necrotizing fasciitis (NF). Skin and pharyngeal epithelia represent the primary sites of GAS interaction with the host. Upon the invasion of epithelial cells, GAS can persist for several days. However, many strains fail to proliferate and there is evidence that autophagy and the endolysosomal pathway contribute to the intracellular clearance of GAS. Other studies have suggested that internalization of GAS in host cells provides a safe haven from host cell killing and antibiotic-mediated killing in vivo.

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Figure: SLO reduces association of LAMP1 with GAS. (A) U937 cells were infected with live or HK WT M49 NZ131 or the Δ slo mutant at an MOI of 5. Bacteria were labeled with anti-GAS antibody (green) and anti-LAMP1 antibody (red), and DNA was stained with 4′,6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI; blue). Representative confocal microscopy images obtained at 2 hpu are shown with higher magnifications of boxed areas (scale bars, 5 µm). (B) Quantification of the colocalization of the GAS strains indicated and LAMP1. Data represent the results of at least 100 infected cells in each of three independent experiments (mean ± SEM). (C) U937 cells were infected with live or HK WT M49 NZ131 or the Δ slo mutant at an MOI of 5. LysoTracker dye was added to infected cells 15 min prior to each time point. Bacteria were labeled with anti-GAS antibody (green). LysoTracker-positive acidic compartments are red, and DNA stained with DAPI is blue. Representative confocal microscopy images obtained at 2 hpu are shown with higher magnifications of boxed areas (scale bars, 5 µm). (D) Quantification of GAS colocalization with LysoTracker dye. Data shown represent the results of at least 100 infected cells in three independent experiments (mean ± SEM). 
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https://plus.google.com/100583264059299031623 Kim Pederson : Gullible's Travels So remember back in 2000 when we were all freaked out about the flesh-eating bananas...
Gullible's Travels
So remember back in 2000 when we were all freaked out about the flesh-eating bananas? If you picked the wrong bunch of imported fruit, necrotizing fasciitis (NF) would leap onto your skin and turn it into livid purple boils before it all slid off into a ste...
Gullible's Travels
So remember back in 2000 when we were all freaked out about the flesh-eating bananas? If you picked the wrong bunch of imported fruit, necrotizing fasciitis (NF) would leap onto your skin and turn it into livid purple boils b...
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https://plus.google.com/113402064232463398327 Banoosh : Flesh-eating virus: Rare disease necrotizing fasciitis strikes unlucky British man twice
Flesh-eating virus: Rare disease necrotizing fasciitis strikes unlucky British man twice
Flesh-eating virus: Rare disease necrotizing fasciitis strikes unlucky British man twice - Banoosh TV
STANLEY, ENGLAND — A British man who survived a rare flesh-eating infection — only for it to return a second time — said his life has been ruined by the disease. Car salesman Lee Murphy has been infected twice with necrotizing fasciitis, which eats the body’s soft tissue. “I can’t walk, wash myself, or even …
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https://plus.google.com/116377526302971568522 BronyWriterFiM “Writer’s Block” : Necrotizing Fasciitis | Minor cuts and scrapes are a part of life—and for the most part, they are merely...
Necrotizing Fasciitis | Minor cuts and scrapes are a part of life—and for the most part, they are merely inconvenient. But in the presence of flesh-eating bacteria, the smallest of wounds can become life-threatening in mere hours. The bacteria do not actually “eat” the flesh, but release toxins that destroy tissue. The infection is treated with massive amounts of antibiotics, and all affected flesh must be removed to stop it from spreading. Surgeries often involve the amputation of limbs and other apparent mutilations. Even with medical care, necrotizing fasciitis is lethal in 30-40% of all cases.

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https://plus.google.com/102703257167093384866 Music Universe : SLAYER's KERRY KING: I Didn't Wanna Make JEFF HANNEMAN A Spectacle SLAYER  guitarist  Kerry King  was...
SLAYER's KERRY KING: I Didn't Wanna Make JEFF HANNEMAN A Spectacle SLAYER  guitarist  Kerry King  was interviewed on a recent episode of  "Talk Is Jericho" , the podcast of  Chris Jericho , the world champion pro wrestler, actor,  New York Times  best-selling author and lead vocalist of the metal band  FOZZY . You can now listen to the chat at  PodcastOne.com . A few excerpts follow (transcribed by  BLABBERMOUTH.NET ).On how late founding  SLAYER  guitarist  Jeff Hanneman , contracting necrotizing fasciitis, also known as flesh-eating disease, from a spider bite in his backyard:"I don't know where he was, but he was in some jacuzzi somewhere and that's the story I got. And that is not a lie — I have no better story."" Jeff 's the kind of guy that wouldn't have addressed it. He would've just been, like, 'Uh, whatever.' That was who  Jeff  was. And this time wasn't the time to say, 'Whatever.' Actually, his wife made him go to the hospital. And the doctor said, 'First, I'm gonna try to save your life. Then I'm gonna try to save your arm. Then I'm gonna try to save your career.' Because that's how messed up he was. Yeah, it was serious. And that was super weird, dude. But the funny part about it was  Jeff 's a guy that would let it get to that point. That's just who he was. I mean, he was a recluse — everybody knows that — and the poor dude just was sitting in his house letting his arm deteriorate. "I'm 50. We're invincible, right? We're invincible. We don't wanna go to the doctor. That's how  Jeff  was.  Jeff  didn't wanna go to the doctor. He was, like, 'Man, I've got this.' And he didn't."On the fact that he wasn't in regular contact with  Hanneman  when they were off the road:"When we're off tour, we scatter. So even though he's an hour away from me, he's an hour in a direction I don't go. You know how that is. People know how that is. I mean, I haven't seen my dad in a long time, 'cause he's a direction I don't go. And that's my dad."On hiring  EXODUS  guitarist  Gary Holt  to fill in for  Hanneman  after  Jeff  became ill: "I knew  Jeff  couldn't play. And I already had  Gary  in my back pocket for any future thing I ever do. And that's a hard conversation. I called  Gary Holt  probably in early 2010 and I said, 'Hey, man, if I ever do anything, would you be into doing it?' And he's, like, 'Man, I was hoping if this day ever came, you'd hit me up.' So we just kept it in our back pocket. There was nothing — there was no music, there was nothing. Then the  Jeff  thing went down, and I called  Gary Holt  again. And these are hard conversations, man. 'Cause even though  Gary 's my friend, I don't know… You know, it's like asking a girl out to the prom, kind of. If you get turned down, you're, like, 'Oh, man! We suck. Fuck!' And I said, 'Hey, dude, we're going to Australia and  Jeff 's not going.'  And I said, 'Would you like to play in  SLAYER ?' And he said, 'Absolutely.' And we've been going ever since."On whether he had a conversation with  Jeff  about  Gary Holt  replacing him in  SLAYER :"I didn't have a conversation, 'cause he was in the hospital and if we're scheduled to be somewhere, I have to cover our ass, and I did. And after the fact,  Jeff  and  Gary  took pictures and  Jeff 's, like, 'Man, [it] couldn't be a better pick.' And he's my only pick. I mean, I had a backup, but he's my only pick.""Me and  Jeff  and  Holt  go back thirty years… well, twenty-five-plus… And it's cool because he's from our era, he's our age, I've known him all my life. And he's the one — if anybody got left behind — he's the one that should be brought into prominence. 'Cause he's that good."On whether he ever talked to  Jeff  about him coming back to  SLAYER :"I talked to him a lot about it, and every time… We had sporadic tours, or a couple of shows here and there, to where our manager would say,' Hey, man, let's get  Jeff  involved.' And I'm, like, 'Yeah, let's get  Jeff  involved.' And I would bring him around, and I would watch him play. And it was good. But I said, ' Jeff , you've gotta understand,  Gary 's playing this stuff and he's playing it note for note.' I said, 'There's no room for gray area here, and I hope you understand what I'm saying.' And he was, like, 'Yeah, I get it.' And I'm, like, 'Man, I want you to be there, and I want you to be part of what we are, but you've gotta understand, if there's somebody doing your gig… I don't wanna say 'better'… but if there's somebody doing your gig and you are not up to par with what he's doing, you've gotta get better. And that's the hardest thing I had to say. It was tough. [And] he said, 'I know.'"On  Hanneman 's last performance with  SLAYER  in April 2011 at the "Big Four" show in Indio, California:"When he came out for the 'Big Four' at [the site of the]  Coachella  [festival], he was supposed to play four songs, and we rehearsed a little bit. And I said, 'Listen, man…' 'Cause I knew he wasn't where he needed to be, and I didn't wanna make him a spectacle. I said, 'Listen, dude. You're gonna play two songs.' He's, like, 'Well, I've got the four songs rehearsed.' I said, 'I know you've got the four songs rehearsed, dude.' I said, 'I don't want people to focus in on what you're doing, because I don't want them to think you're not as good as you are, because you  are  are good. And I'm sorry, but I think if you go out there for two songs, they'll notice it less. And I don't want people to have a bad memory of you.' Not even knowing that was gonna be his last gig. I said, 'You're my bro, man. I wanna protect what you are.' But that being said, when we're playing  Coachella , when we're in  Jeff 's backyard, I can't let him not be onstage. I'm, like, 'Yeah, I want you onstage.' But at the end of the day, it was me protecting who  Jeff  was." SLAYER 's first album without  Hanneman ,  "Repentless" , was released on September 11 via  Nuclear Blast .  
SLAYER's KERRY KING: I Didn't Wanna Make JEFF HANNEMAN A Spectacle
SLAYER guitarist Kerry King was interviewed on a recent episode of "Talk Is Jericho", the podcast of Chris Jericho, the world champion pro wrestler, actor, New York Times best-selling author and le...
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Another great short #FOAMed video concerning Necrotizing Fasciitis. Definitely worth a watch.
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https://plus.google.com/101384893664491752175 Zen Locust : Why are people so incredibly gullible? Our brains don’t let piddling little facts get in the way of ...
Why are people so incredibly gullible?
Our brains don’t let piddling little facts get in the way of a good story, allowing lies to infect the mind with surprising ease.
By David Robson

If you ever need proof of human gullibility, cast your mind back to the attack of the flesh-eating bananas. In January 2000, a series of chain emails began reporting that imported bananas were infecting people with “necrotizing fasciitis” – a rare disease in which the skin erupts into livid purple boils before disintegrating and peeling away from muscle and bone.

According to the email chain, the FDA was trying to cover up the epidemic to avoid panic. Faced with the threat, readers were encouraged to spread the word to their friends and family.

The threat was pure nonsense, of course. But by 28 January, the concern was great enough for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a statement decrying the rumour.

Did it help? Did it heck. Rather than quelling the rumour, they had only poured fuel on its flames. Within weeks, the CDC was hearing from so many distressed callers it had to set up a banana hotline. The facts became so distorted that people eventually started to quote the CDC as the source of the rumour. Even today, new variants of the myth have occasionally reignited those old fears.

We may laugh at these far-fetched urban myths – as ridiculous as the ongoing theory that Paul McCartney, Miley Cyrus and Megan Fox have all been killed and replaced with lookalikes. But the same cracks in our logic allow the propagation of far more dangerous ideas, such as the belief that HIV is harmless and vitamin supplements can cure AIDS, that 9/11 was an ‘inside job’ by the US government, or that a tinfoil hat will stop the FBI from reading your thoughts.

Why do so many false beliefs persist in the face of hard evidence? And why do attempts to deny them only add grist to the rumour mill? It's not a question of intelligence – even Nobel Prize winners have fallen for some bizarre and baseless theories. But a series of recent psychological advances may offer some answers, showing how easy it is to construct a rumour that bypasses the brain’s deception filters.

One, somewhat humbling, explanation is that we are all “cognitive misers” – to save time and energy, our brains use intuition rather than analysis.
As a simple example, quickly answer the following questions:
“How many animals of each kind did Moses take on the Ark?”
“Margaret Thatcher was the president of what country?”
Between 10 and 50% of study participants presented with these questions fail to notice that it was Noah, not Moses, who built the Ark, and that Margaret Thatcher was the prime minster, not the president – even when they have been explicitly asked to note inaccuracies.

Known as the “Moses illusion”, this absentmindedness illustrates just how easily we miss the details of a statement, favouring the general gist in place of the specifics. Instead, we normally just judge whether it “feels” right or wrong before accepting or rejecting its message. “Even when we ‘know’ we should be drawing on facts and evidence, we just draw on feelings,” says Eryn Newman at the University of Southern California, whose forthcoming paper summarises the latest research on misinformation.

Based on the research to date, Newman suggests our gut reactions swivel around just five simple questions:

Does a fact come from a credible source?

Do others believe it?

Is there plenty of evidence to support it?

Is it compatible with what I believe?

Does it tell a good story?

Crucially, our responses to each of these points can be swayed by frivolous, extraneous, details that have nothing to do with the truth.

Consider the questions of whether others believe a statement or not, and whether the source is credible. We tend to trust people who are familiar to us, meaning that the more we see a talking head, the more we will begrudgingly start to believe what they say. “The fact that they aren’t an expert won’t even come into our judgement of the truth,” says Newman. What’s more, we fail to keep count of the number of people supporting a view; when that talking head repeats their idea on endless news programmes, it creates the illusion that the opinion is more popular and pervasive than it really is. Again, the result is that we tend to accept it as the truth.

Sticky nuggets

Then there’s the “cognitive fluency” of a statement – essentially, whether it tells a good, coherent story that is simple to imagine. “If something feels smooth and easy to process, then our default is to expect things to be true,” says Newman. This is particularly true if a myth easily fits with our expectations. “It has to be sticky – a nugget or soundbite that links to what you know, and reaffirms your beliefs,” agrees Stephan Lewandowsky at the University of Bristol in the UK, whose work has examined the psychology of climate change deniers.

A slick presentation will instantly boost the cognitive fluency of a claim, while raising its believability. In one recent study, Newman presented participants with an article (falsely) saying that a well-known rock singer was dead. The subjects were more likely to believe the claim if the article was presented next to a picture of him, simply because it became easier to bring the singer to mind – boosting the cognitive fluency of the statement. Similarly, writing in an easy-to-read font, or speaking with good enunciation, have been shown to increase cognitive fluency; indeed, Newman has shown that something as seemingly inconsequential as the sound of someone’s name can sway us; the easier it is to pronounce, the more likely we are to accept their judgement.
In light of these discoveries, you can begin to understand why the fear of the flesh-eating bananas was so infectious. For one thing, the chain emails were coming from people you inherently trust – your friends – increasing the credibility of the claim, and making it appear more popular. The concept itself was vivid and easy to picture – it had high cognitive fluency. If you happened to distrust the FDA and the government, the thought of a cover-up would have fitted neatly into your worldview.

That cognitive miserliness can also help explain why those attempts to correct a myth have backfired so spectacularly, as the CDC found to their cost. Lab experiments confirm that offering counter-evidence only strengthens someone’s conviction. “In as little as 30 minutes, you can see a bounce-back effect where people are even more likely to believe the statement is true,” says Newman.

The problem, she says, emerges from our deeply flawed memories. Correcting the facts “would work very well if we could play back our memories as if they were recorded on video, but years of research show the memory is not perfect – we fill in gaps and we lose information,” she says.

Fraying beliefs

As a result of these frailties, we are instantly drawn to the juicier details of a story – the original myth – while forgetting the piddling little fact that it’s been proven false. Worse still, by repeating the original myth, the correction will have increased the familiarity of the claim – and as we’ve seen, familiarity breeds believability. Rather than uprooting the myth, the well-intentioned correction has only pushed it deeper.

A debunked myth may also leave an uncomfortable gap in the mind. Lewandowsky explains that our beliefs are embedded in our “mental models” of the way the world works; each idea is interlinked with our other views. It’s a little like a tightly bound book: once you tear out one page, the others may begin to fray as well. “You end up with a black hole in your mental representation, and people don’t like it.” To avoid that discomfort, we would often rather cling to the myth before our whole belief system starts unravelling.

Fortunately, there are more effective ways to set people straight and make the truth stick. For a start, you should avoid repeating the original story (where possible) and try to come up with a whole alternative to patch up the tear in their mental model. “If I tell you the Moon is not made of cheese, then you find it difficult to give up on the belief – but if I say it’s not cheese but rock, you say ‘OK, fine’, because you still have an idea of what the Moon is like,” explains Lewandowsky.

Newman agrees it’s a helpful strategy. For instance, when considering the fears that MMR vaccines may be linked to autism, she suggests it would be better to build a narrative around the scientific fraud that gave rise to the fears – rather than the typical “myth-busting” article that unwittingly reinforces the misinformation. Whatever story you choose, you need to increase the cognitive fluency with clear language, pictures, and good presentation. And repeating the message, a little but often, will help to keep it fresh in their minds. Soon, it begins to feel as familiar and comfortable as the erroneous myth – and the tide of opinion should begin to turn.

At the very least, staying conscious of these flaws in your thinking will help you to identify when you may be being deceived. Both Newman and Lewandowsky point out that there is a flurry of misinformation flying around the forthcoming US presidential elections, as seen in Donald Trump’s claims that Mexican immigrants bring sexual violence and drug trafficking and Hillary Clinton’s opinion that Isis are using videos of Trump to recruit terrorists. (Neither statement held up to fact-checking.)

It’s always worth asking whether you have thought carefully about the things you are reading and hearing. Or are you just being a cognitive miser, persuaded by biased feelings rather than facts? Some of your dearest opinions may have no more substance than the great banana hoax of the year 2000.
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We know that both excessive immune response and immune response deficiencies could have fatal consequences. So, who can ensure the balance of immune response? The research team led by University of Vienna Pavel Kovarik has recently solved this problem. Their study is published in the Cell's own journal Cell Host & Microbe.

"We used a streptococci to conduct this study. This pathogen often causes tonsillitis, and sometimes causes fatal infections such as toxic shock syndrome and necrotizing fasciitis," said the first author Dr. Virginia Castiglia. She and her colleagues detected a strep infection events at the molecular level, finding that IL-1β plays a key role in the immune defense. If the number of these molecules is too small, the bacteria will prevail and lead to blood poisoning; if these molecule are too much less, the body will be in excessive inflammation. No matter which side the scale tips, it will lead to disaster.

Further studies have shown that I interferon (IFN-I) guards the balance of life and death. "Before, people only knew that IFN-I helps the body resist the virus. We first demonstrated the important role of this molecule in bacterial infection: IFN-I can prevent excessive inflammation by reducing IL-1β," the study's leader Pavel Kovarik noted.

Our immune system will attack exogenous substances entering the body. Strictly speaking, food can be considered exogenous substances. But the body is able to withstand them to absorb nutrients. This is because that the internal mechanism of the immune system will prevent it react to beneficial antigen. If such tolerance mechanisms have problems, we will suffer a potentially fatal food allergy. In recent years, the incidence of food allergies is constantly increasing, but scientists are still unsure how food immune tolerance is established. South Korean scientists recently published an article in the journal Science, revealing the process of a key mechanism.

When facing with invading pathogens, immune system calls for the army of cells and peacekeepers. When the army of cells removes the invaders, peacekeeping missions cells will urge them ceasefire. If this signal is missing ceasefire, killer T cells will turn to attack the body itself, causing inflammation and autoimmune diseases. Salk Institute's research team found that a key fragment of Foxp3 gene determines whether peacekeeping cells issues a cease-fire peacekeeping cell signal. The findings are published this week in the journal Cell, helping people develop new drugs to treat autoimmune diseases and some cancers.

So far, it is believed that the autonomic nervous system and the innate immune system are not affected by the will of the individuals. But a new study shows that the two systems can be trained in short-term training. Yesterday, Nature website reported this interesting research. Celebrity Netherlands Wim Hof can be a long soak in ice water, wear shorts to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. His ability to resist cold can even be written in the Guinness Book of World Records. Recently the researchers at Dutch Radboud University recruited volunteers to receive mental and physical exercise of Hof. The results showed that the volunteers' immune response against inflammation had been adjusted.
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Changenotes: Added some quotes and lore.

Theme:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4OnAwaDVTE

Personal Quotes:

"Magic, Gods, Spirits, Eidolons... There must be an order to this chaos. There must be laws. Without order, there can not be existence. I intend on exploring these laws and binding the primordial energies of our world in shackles of reason. No more mysticism, with a wide enough point of view, order can be found in never-ending chaos."

"What is human? If I was to replace my bones with metal, transform my skin to flexible marble, if my heart was to pump pure arcane energies, would I still be human? Or would I an inhuman monstrosity that must be purged from the face of the earth for the sake of your personal comfort going unchallenged?"

"All living beings have a choice in life. Turn a blind eye to the darkness and attempt to run away, hide in churches and behind holy texts, or be painted as a monster to scare children with for daring to try illumating the darkness with the light of knowledge, the light that burns away the innocence and bliss of not knowing, and makes way for ascension beyond our place in nature through the power of reason."

"Without compassion, without morality, without self-preservation, I stand against all."

"Absolute corruption empowers absolutely."

”In a dream, a voice spoke to me: “My reach knows no bounds, all that is pure is destined to rot, all that lives is destined to serve.” And I stared back into the abyss, and spoke: "And one day, you will serve me.”

”Despair hums, softly, in the bones of my enemies. Eyes will burn, and souls wither, as they bask in my radiance.”

”Fear blisters the heart and thins the blood. Fear squeezes lungs and sets the guts to fester. Fear is the wound left untended.”

"Fear not death. Turn to him, face him. And smile as he sinks his teeth into the throats of all those who stand before you."

”To truly appreciate a life, you must be there when it ends.”

”Give me neither havens nor solace; they are for the weak and frightened. Instead, light my path of darkness, so that I may illuminate the unknown with my brilliance.”

”My Iron heart will beat when yours is rust. I take your strength, your power, your lust. By Iron Will alone I set my mind in motion, through endless storms of fervent devotion.”

”When the throat roars, as eyes weep, when the hand grips hard, with trembling fingers, when belly twists yet legs stand strong, that is the work of the defiant heart.”

Name:
 
Evothes Conruptus

Age:

23 - Chronologically.

38 - Mentally. Most of the time, anyways.

21 - Physically. Due to his need for knowledge about the functions of the human body, he naturally knows how to take care of his own body.

Appearance:

Pitch black hair, bright yellow glowing eyes, a sickly and thin build, glowing yellow angular lines on the surface of the skin. Wears a skin-tight suit made of a peculiar fabric.

His overall visage is downright terrifying, with the peculiar suit, bone-reinforced boots, and metal shaman-like mask adorned in bird skulls, his glowing eyes glaring from under the mask, leaving his true intentions shrouded in mystery.

That is, in his regular attire.

Underneath the metallic mask, the peculiar form-fitting robes, and the ghastly-looking bone-reinforced boots, he is, well... Downright cute, likely as a result of the fact he spent most of his life in a low-stress environment, free to act and dress as he pleased.

Voice:

As his voice is rather neutral, it usually depends on his mood.

Often quiet, if a bit high-pitched, and can cross over to ear-rippingly coarse, not unlike the frontman (frontwoman?) of Battle Beast.

Alignment:

Chaotic Neutral, occasionally crosses over to Chaotic Good.

Skills:

Advanced Disease Treatment

Basic Totem Creation

Basic Close-Quarters-Combat

Advanced Diagnosis

Advanced Anatomy

Advanced Amalgamation Making

This skill denotes how proficient a necromancer is at merging multiple undead to form a more powerful one.

Alliance: 

Aeos

Companion:

Equipment:

The Bones of Ullr

“The dead man walks where 
the living fear to tread.”

The Bones of Ullr are a pair of sturdy, very high quality boots which have been reinforced with a pair of long human bones each.

They belonged to the necromancer Ullr, of the Capital, and have been enchanted by the aforementioned necromancer to considerably empower the corpse puppetry of their wearer, specifically the animation of single bodies/skeletons.

Having become old, decrepit, and weak, Ullr granted his most prized weapon to his only student, one of the few in the Capital whom would dare to be so bold as to dabble in the eldritch arts.

Vis Mortis

“Reap what others have sown, muster them from their graves. Parade them for your pleasure, zealots in mortis enslaved.”

The Vis Mortis mask is… A peculiar item, to say the least.

Although it empowers the necromantic capabilities of its wearer, notably serving as a small Totem, its most prominent feature appears to be its effect on the victims of Nosokinesis originating from its wearer.

The diseases inflicted by the wearer of Vis Mortis seem to run their course much, much quicker, and seem to cause tissue damage of a considerably greater degree than their natural counterparts.

It has been enchanted by Ullr, during Evothes's time studying Necromancy under his protection, as per Evothes's own request of course.

Vis Mortis is soaked in the blood of his numerous test subjects, and incantations are burned into it from the inside to allow it to function as a totem.

Plague-master's Wrappings

An extravagant outfit made out of an impregnable fabric, not letting any fluids or dirt through.

Weapon:

Apep's Rage

It is a well-crafted, albeit mundane wand which Evothes uses to improve his focus.

“Apep's plague entraps, encircles, and engulfs the leaking mind of Man in due time.”

Magics:

Journeyman Nosokinesis, Enchanting, and Corpse Puppetry

Necrotizing Stake

Flooding a quantity of bone dust with necromantic energy, Evothes forms a small spike of hardened bone with numerous small canals and cavities through the projectile, filled with bacteria of Necrotizing Fasciitis.

It requires a ritual, to throw the dust into the air and “draw” a circle with the want in mid-air, imagining a simple circle as it is drawn with the wand.

The stake “materializes” in the center of the imaginary circle, then darts towards the target location at the speed of a short-bow arrow.

Takes 3.5 seconds to cast on average, including an assumed .5 seconds of aim time.

Bark-Flesh

A rather peculiar hex, it is rather temporary, and useful for both offensive and defensive purposes alike.

The Bark-Flesh spell consumes a proportional amount of bone dust (bit of a running theme) to cause a patch of the Tree Man disease to manifest upon the affected area of skin.

The Tree Man disease causes very hard and resilient scale-like growths to grow on the skin, rendering it hardened and resilient to damage, only growing tougher and spreading when exposed to all forms of sunlight.

While it can be used to hinder the mobility of enemies, it is much more beneficial when used as a supportive skill in controlled measure (small patches of it on flat surfaces of the body).

The effect wears off when either dispelled by Evothes or a sufficiently powerful Nosomancer, after which the Bone Dust used can be reclaimed to a small degree.

The growths can be sustained after being dispelled, if the subject would elect to do so and posess the necessary skills.

It requires a ritual, involving the application of the bone dust, and a chant.

Soul Punch

The necromantic equivalent of a fireball, the caster rips at the body of their target with sheer necromantic force, rending the body and soul alike.

Uses a punching gesture to cast, range is ten meters.

Takes roughly one second to cast.

Animate Dead

"Send in my skeletons, sing as their bones go marching in..."

As basic as corpse puppetry gets, it requires a gesture and a chant, takes roughly ten seconds to complete for an average human and five seconds for a skeleton.

Notable Traits:

Maniac

Evothes has more than a few problems, his mild mania is one of them.

”Imagine for a second that you were unbound by the limits of your body. That you could do things normal human beings aren't capable of. Easily stay up for days on end. Read as much as you want with no attention issues. Lift hundreds of pounds without feeling a strain.And now imagine that all the normal people - the people who can't do those things - are calling you an insane monster because of it.”

Immune to Dental Disease

Yet another result of his study of disease, he had studied and eventually recreated an amoeba which infests the human mouth, turning the teeth gray as a trade-off for seemingly eradicating cavities.

He had performed a simple modification on the amoeba which caused it to turn the teeth a slightly off-white colour rather than an outright gray.

All of the above are real and I will have a lot of fun expanding on it

Inhuman Appearance

His dabbling in the dark arts, and the subsequent realignment of his Mana caused Evothes to gain glowing yellow eyes and angular lines all over the surface of his body, however only his eyes are visible at all times.

Casting:

He uses the classic chanting/gesture combo, however some of his more powerful spells involve “dancing”.

Strengths:

Experienced in Nosokinesis and Necromancy alike, he debilitates the strong and dominates the weak.

Weaknesses:

He is physically frail, and albeit his reactions are swifter than that of a regular man, he is still a subpar combatant.

Personality:

Arrogant, power-hungry, manipulative, Evothes respects those with an iron will and a thirst for power.

That is, on the outside.

Evothes knows that he is still just a human, and as such separates his personal life from all else.

In addition, he does not necessarily care for the standard image of a man or woman, and simply acts as he pleases, wears what he himself likes, and has both masculine and feminine traits, causing further confusion and thus backlash from the common man.

Bio:

Albeit born and raised in a small village in Aeos,  his fellow villagers resented and alienated the youth for not adhering to what was considered normal. Too feminine to be called a man, too weak to do hard labor, too logically-minded to be a priest.

Evothes was born with a weak immune system and body, but a mind and magical potential.

Albeit he was at first fascinated by the glorious battle-mages from legends of yore which would dominate the battlefield with fire and steel, he felt a deeper calling, a much darker one.

Deep in the forest, the old necromancer Ullr lived day by day, his days of glory long gone by, his body too frail, his mind splintered, when the sickly-looking youth he heard murmurs about on the rare occasion he visited the village knocked on his door.

Within weeks, Evothes abandoned his own “family” to their relief, and began living with the old man.

And while Ullr taught him everything he knew, Evothes desired to dabble in a far more terrifying facet of dark magic, Nosokinesis, the school of disease and decay.

He spent all of the money he made from the occasional job on books about exotic and rare diseases, dividing his time equally to study of Nosokinesis and corpse puppetry.

Years passed, and Evothes grew to be a powerful mage, albeit more skilled in theory than practice.

People of the village began fearing for their lives, for they could feel the aura of mystery which would surround the young adult every time he left the forest to resupply on rare herbs, face covered, figure not resemblant of neither a male nor a female.

The people of the village broke into Ullr's hut, expecting to find a place full of bones and dark magic... Yet all they found was an old herbalist, brewing up a potion for warts.

Indeed, for Ullr had seen it coming, and so did Evothes. The young mage  took Ullr's tomes on Corpse Puppetry, as well as his dark artifacts, and left for the Church of Eternal Darkness long before the villagers could suspect anything, upkeeping the aura of death and decay by simply placing rotting animal carcasses around the forest.

And albeit the youth knew that dark magic had driven many insane through its study, what Ullr taught him of his predecessors was more than enough to steel his mind from the eldritch horrors of corruption.
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