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Time for another edition of extended #medfactmonday! The Dusky Arion slug,  found around the world, secretes a sticky goo from its back to protect itself when attacked by predators. When studied, this sticky substance turned out to be extremely tough and stretchy, qualities that are sought after in advancing medical adhesives. Current medical grade adhesives can be useful as an alternative to stitches and sutures, but are not perfect since they dry stiff and hard. Andrew Smith, a professor of biology at Ithaca College, made an accidental discovery of this special slug slime when he touched one he found in his backyard. The slug immediately secreted it’s defensive goo onto his fingers and the sticky and stretchy properties he observed as his fingers were glued shut lead him to consider that he may have stumbled upon something that could lead to a better surgical glue. He studied the makeup of the slug glue in detail, and found that it remains sticky for extended periods of time despite being 97% water. It structure is that of a double network of crosslinked polymer chains that can be pulled and stretched 10x it’s length. In addition to it’s ability to stretch, the  interwoven double-layer design makes it very hard to break. Another group has already created a synthetic version of the slug glue and demonstrated its use when it was able to seal a hole in a pigs heart for several thousand beats. The potential benefits of perfecting this substance are vast. Most wounds today are closed with sutures or staples, which work well but introduce further holes into the tissue that can lead to infection, tearing, scarring, and pain. Smith has hopes that one day a new medical adhesive based on the properties of the Dusky Arion slug’s secretions could be the perfect alternative for effective wound sealing. To read more about his research and the topic click here for the original interview article: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/quirks/may-4-2019-brain-resuscitation-hippos-supply-algae-skeletons-slug-surgical-glue-and-more-1.5119885/stitching-up-surgical-cuts-with-slug-slime-1.5119907 #cdss #ou #research #medicalfact #doctor #medicine #funfact #medical #slug #surgery #fact #hem

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As we approach 2020 ... I am changing up my Instagram a bit. I look over my page and I see just lashes... but there is more to me as an artist than just my lash work. I have a whole life and identity beyond that and that background plays a role in the artist I am even at the studio . So. My point.... ROLE MODELS . Meet my sister in law. Nicole . She is a mom, an entrepreneur, a wife, a horse trainer, and of course auntie .... She has a list a mile long on any given day. She is a role model for me in so many ways. No job is ever easy - and sometimes we struggle. But the number one thing she has taught me is to push thru those struggles and stay determined. Horses or lashes - keep pushing. Keep hustling. Keep trying. Keep going. Keep learning. Keep practicing. Keep striving. Even if it doesn’t seem like it, it’s worth it. Even if I want to give up, she always points out how far I’ve already come and the work that’s already done. . So my goal for 2020 is to keep my chin up and to push myself that little bit further even if it’s a struggle. That’s what makes someone great. I want to be better than I am and that’s how we are gonna do it. 👍🏻

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These two woman are the reason I’m so feisty & outspoken, haha. The best grandmas anyone could have! I will FOREVER cherish this picture. (My mom’s mom is on the left & my dad’s mom is on the right)💕 you are always in my heart Grandma Leanor; I definitely miss our Sunday visits like crazy but I miss you just as much!!!!! My mom tells me that I resemble you more & more each day that passes by & I’m beyond proud to have your blood running through my veins! #mygrandmasrtheshit #amazingwomen #beautiful #andsassy #est2005👑🥀🕊💝

December 2019
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If your hair dresser doesn’t deliver above your expectations EVERY SINGLE TIME & offer you a koozie, you need a new hair dresser. 💇🏼‍♀️💁🏼‍♀️💆🏼‍♀️ #coastalrootssalon #lookherup #feelingthirty #andsassy

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