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VCURamFan
02-10-2011, 06:54 PM
http://idle.slashdot.org/story/11/02/10/0127225/See-How-Tough-Your-Immune-System-is-With-Blood-Wars?from=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Slashdot%2Fslashdot+%28Slashd ot%29&utm_content=Google+Reader


Thanks to a new art/science exhibition called "Blood Wars," you can find out whose dad has the toughest immune system (http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2011-02/09/blood-wars-art-science-exhibition) once and for all. The brainchild of artist Kathy High, "Blood Wars" pits white blood cells from two different people against each other. From the article: "In order to create the blood duel, High gets a phlebotomist to take blood samples from two different people. She then separates the white blood cells from the rest of the blood and stains them using different colors. They are then placed in a Petri dish and their interactions are filmed under a microscope using time-lapse microscopy. The cellular 'winner' of each round will go onto fight another participant."

TexasRN
02-10-2011, 07:02 PM
I bet my immune system is one of the best in the nation. I'm a nurse and I've seen, touched, been exposed to all kinds of weird germs. I rarely get sick. :) How do we enter this competition? :laugh:


~Amy

VCURamFan
02-10-2011, 07:11 PM
I bet my immune system is one of the best in the nation. I'm a nurse and I've seen, touched, been exposed to all kinds of weird germs. I rarely get sick. :) How do we enter this competition? :laugh:


~Amy
Can we have a MHF Tournament? :hyper:

TexasRN
02-10-2011, 07:28 PM
Can we have a MHF Tournament? :hyper:


I think that sounds like a fantastic idea. The winner gets Matt.....:laugh:


~Amy

VCURamFan
02-10-2011, 07:34 PM
I think that sounds like a fantastic idea. The winner gets Matt.....:laugh:


~Amy
You may need to clarify the language here for the sake of some of the ladies:

Do you mean the winner faces Matt or the winner gets Matt. May decide the level of competition. :ninja:

TexasRN
02-10-2011, 07:44 PM
You may need to clarify the language here for the sake of some of the ladies:

Do you mean the winner faces Matt or the winner gets Matt. May decide the level of competition. :ninja:


Um, don't the guys want to get Matt too? Like "get to go hunting with Matt" or "get to hang out with Matt" or "get to compete or train with Matt"? What else did you think that would mean? :wink::laugh:

~Amy

rockdawg21
02-10-2011, 07:45 PM
I'll bet these Bloods can win, if they're allowed to fight in a group like they always do:

http://www.knowgangs.com/photo/data/503/medium/BLOODS_IN_THE_PARK.jpg

Tyburn
02-10-2011, 09:08 PM
I had a reasonable immune system once....I dont know where it all went wrong...in the last decade its gotten much weaker though :sad: