Glimpse into the Regulation of Water Exchange in the Brain


via Glimpse into the Regulation of Water Exchange in….

March 21, 2015

The human brain is 80 percent water, which makes the constant regulation of the amount of fluid in the brain even more important. Disruptions in the regulation of the direction or speed of the water flow are associated with medical conditions, including hydrocephalus (“water in the brain”), for example. Neurobiologists at Heidelberg University have now discovered a new mechanism that regulates the speed and direction of water flow between the cerebral spinal fluid and the brain cells. This mechanism could also be of great importance in the treatment of hydrocephalic diseases. The research results were published in the “Journal of Biological Chemistry”.

image (Image caption: Isolated ependymal cells show the phosphorylation of AQP4 (in red) after the blocking of GABAA receptors. Cell nuclei are shown in blue. Credit: Universität Heidelberg)

“Both too much and too little…

View original post 373 more words


Great Cats of the "World"

Via – Global March for Lions

Join the fight. Spread our message. WHERE HAVE ALL YOUR LIONS GONE SOUTH AFRICA?

View original post

Tiger skins and rhino horns being openly traded in Laos | Al Jazeera America ~ Please Watch this Video and Share. This has to End!!!

Great Cats of the "World"

Despite ban to protect endangered species, investigations reveal parts are sold at a gambling resort

View original post

Macedonia: Petition – Dogs Sexually Abused and Then Murdered – The Person Is Known But The Government and Police DO NOTHING.

Serbian Animals Voice (SAV)


igor petition

Please give your immediate support to Igor and what has been found to be happening in Macedonia – Thanks SAV.



Petition Link:

Petition wording:

  • author:Igor Petreski

  • target: Adnan Jašary, Minister of Justice of Macedonia and Mrs. Gordana Jankuloska, Minister of Internal Affairs of Macedonia

Dogs disappearing overnight nowhere to be found.

Tied, starved, and traumatized dogs, dogs left without water is the image one gets upon entering an abandoned building under construction in Kočani (Macedonia).

Once you step a foot inside your blood freezes and cold sweat covers your body – always a new dog staring back at you, terrified and asking for help, dehydrated and starved. At the same time you get an unstoppable urge to vomit from the unbearable stench of the rotting corpses.

Turn around and you see the remains of…

View original post 93 more words

Is It OK to Let These Wolves Go Extinct in the Wild?

Recognize The Importance (And Beauty) Of H2O In Honor Of World Water Day

Emilio Cogliani

“Thousands have lived without love, not one without water,” W.H. Auden wisely said. Indeed, the precious resource, as vital as it is beautiful, holds the key to our survival. And yet, all too often, the element is taken for granted, wasted, overlooked. But not today.


Today, March 22, is World Water Day, a time to cherish the water that we have, and formulate a future where we’ll continue to cultivate its availability. It’s a time to recognize how many around the world don’t have access to water, and thus suffer from a variety of water-related issues. It’s a time to see how you can help assure a water-safe future for yourself and your planet.

And here, on an arts and culture site, it’s a time to acknowledge the visible splendor of the life force, whether spurting from a busted fire hydrant or crashing on the shore of a…

View original post 84 more words

All Wrapped Up by The Pink Herald (BLW Contributor)

Impact of Climate Change as Tens of Millions of Trees Die in the Rocky Mountains in the last 15 years

Rantings From a Virtual Soapbox


Global warming is no longer a philosophical threat, no longer a future threat, no longer a threat at all. It’s our reality.
Bill McKibbe

I would like to share with you today the following which I came across from Care2s’ daily action.

Protect The Rocky Mountain Forests From Climate Change,

In the past 15 years, tens of millions of trees have died in the Rocky Mountains. Hotter and drier conditions driven by climate change have made wildfires, tree-killing insects and the stress of heat and drought more intense.

If these climate change impacts remain unchecked, the Rocky Mountain’s iconic tree species and their crucial role in our environment will significantly decrease in the years ahead. The decay of our nation’s forests is something we can’t afford to ignore.

Please take a stand for forests and watch the Union of Concerned Scientists’ short video on how we can protect the Rocky Mountain…

View original post 739 more words

Near death, explained

Mass Fish Deaths: Millions Have Been Found Dead All Over The World In The Past Month

Hello Barbie..the creepy doll that spies on kids..and their parents

Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 3-20-15… “Issue of War”

The Story of Kwan the Sun Bear Who Never Saw the Sun Shows Us the Dark Side of the Exotic Pet Trade | One Green Planet

Life or Lunch?

Kwan was a Sun Bear that never really saw the sun. She had been living in a dark room for almost two years.

Abandoned and neglected, she was in a horrific state when she was found in a temple that was serving as a defunct sanctuary by her rescuers, Edwin Wiek and his team at Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand. Deprived of sunlight and emaciated, the poor bear had lost most of her hair. She no longer resembled a sun bear.

Despite heroic efforts to save her life, Kwan passed away at 2:45 pm the following day.

It is miraculous that she had clung onto to her life for so long. Oblivious and cut off from the outside world, she lived in purgatory, surviving under appalling conditions, only to die in the arms of her saviors. It was almost as if she was waiting for her rescue – a chance…

View original post 682 more words