kawauso

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from Wahpeton, ND

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    • Songs To Wear Pants To

      13 years ago

      kawauso

      Songs To Wear Pants To is quite quirky and very hilarious, especially the song
      Fishcat Catfish. Sure, some of the songs are terrible but oh well.
      Based in Toronto with 288 songs under his arm, Andrew (the main guy)
      has been doing this since he was 17.

      So yeah, what do you all think?

    • Frog sweat may kill HIV

      13 years ago

      kawauso

      Vanderbilt University research could lead to vaginal cream to help prevent AIDS

      By CLAUDIA PINTO
      Staff Writer


      One day, the key ingredient of a vaginal cream used to prevent the spread of HIV could be "frog sweat."

      Vanderbilt University researchers found that secretions from the skin of some Australian frogs were effective in the test tube at killing HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. They hope their findings will lead to the creation of a topical ointment containing synthetic secretions that will help cut the spread of the deadly worldwide pandemic.

      "Anything we discover that has the potential to stop HIV is exciting," said Dr. Derya Unutmaz, a Vanderbilt associate professor of microbiology and immunology. "This is a virus that we have been unable to stop. Worldwide, there are 4 million new infections each year, and that number is growing."

      HIV attacks the immune system. Specifically, it invades "T'' cells, which help the body fight off germs and diseases.

      In the study, researchers took healthy T cells and exposed them to HIV. Then they added the frog secretions, or peptides, to see whether they would prevent the cells from being infected. They did â€' 99% of the time.

      "The peptides were able to inactivate the virus within minutes," Unutmaz said. "They were very potent."

      The idea for the study sprang from a hallway chat between Unutmaz and Dr. Louise Rollins-Smith, a Vanderbilt associate professor of microbiology and immunology. The two have labs next to each other.

      Rollins-Smith, a zoologist, studies secretions emitted by frogs when they are alarmed or their skin is injured that protect them from disease. It was already known that the peptides could kill bacteria, but Rollins-Smith told Unutmaz that she was curious to investigate whether they would act as an antiviral agent as well. Viruses are more complex than most bacteria, and treatments for viral illnesses, such as colds and the flu, are harder to develop.

      "I said, 'You know, why don't we try it on HIV?' " Unutmaz said.

      The pair tested the secretions of 12 different frogs. The best results came from three species from Australia.

      "They have special glands that are like antibiotic pumps," Rollins-Smith said.

      The next step for the Vanderbilt researchers is to test to see if the secretions will protect monkeys from becoming infected. If that test and later ones are promising, it would still be several years before an ointment could be created and made available to the public.

      Experts say an ointment is a needed alternative to condoms, which some people refuse to use because they diminish pleasure. Despite the widespread availability of condoms in the United States, there are still nearly 40,000 new HIV infections each year. More than 1,000 people have HIV or AIDS in Davidson County, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

      Rollins-Smith said the discovery that frog secretions may potentially save lives reinforces the importance of protecting animals and their environments. She noted that the Australian frog species used in the study are being threatened by disease and disappearing habitat.

      "We need to protect these frog species," she said, "because they may hold secrets that could be valuable to humans."

      The findings of the team, which, in addition to the Vanderbilt researchers, included scientists from several countries, were published in the September edition of the Journal of Virology.

      www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051021/NEWS07/510210406/1024/NEWS


    • hmmm...mmmm

      13 years ago

      kawauso

      Need to know facts about sex!

      Some stuff on the men
      1. 94% of men lie about their penis size. According to condom manufacturers, only 6% of men use extra large condoms.
      2. The average man is 5 inches long when erect (no matter what you have heard ladies, that's the truth).
      3. 80% of American men are circumsized. Even though Pediatrics say it is not necessary.
      4. No matter what all the ads say, nothing can make your penis grow but time (most men reach the end of their growth by the early 20's)
      5. There is no correlation between penis size and shoe size, hand size, or nose size.
      6. Blue balls does exist! It's technically called "prostatic congestion."
      7. Only 16% of men shave their privates.

      Some stuff on the ladies
      1. Only 9% of women around the globe consider themselves "attractive" (20% of British women do). 43% of women use the term "natural", 24% say they have "average" looks, 8% prefer the term "feminine", 7% say they are "good looking", and 7% say they are "cute", and finally only 2% of women say they are "sexy".
      2. An estimated 85% of women wear the wrong size bra.
      3. 60% of women have had breast implants.
      4. 75% of women dont like oral sex
      5. 95% of women shave their privates.

      Both
      1. Masturbation is healthy for both men and women.
      2. 70% of highschoolers have had sex before they have graduated. 27% lose their virginity senior prom night. Only 3% wait until marriage.
      3. 95% of men would have sex with a girl after 1 month of dating. Only 10% of women feel this way.

      5 Reasons Why Sex is Good
      1. It is a good workout. Sex burns about 150 calories every half an hour of it. It will lower your cholesterol and improve breathing circulation.
      2. You won't get sick. According to research if you have sex 1-2 times a week you are less likely to get sick.
      3. You'll feel happier. You will feel a greater sense of well-being. Women who have more sex were clinically proven to be less depressed than women who don't have sex.
      4. Makes you look better. Sex releases hormones in your which make your skin and hair softer and shinier and tone your physic.
      5. (The best reason) You will live longer. Studies prove that sex makes you live longer. Men who had sex 1-2 times a week had half the death rate as those who did not indulge themselves at least once a month. It also makes you look younger. If you have sex 3 times a week you may look up to 10 years younger than you really are.

      Did You Know
      1. Having sex 3 times a week for 1 year adds up to running 75 miles!!!!


      if you know anything to add, add them!

    • drinking bad

      13 years ago

      kawauso

      On September 23rd, a boy from Minnesota State University Moorhead drowned in the Red River that runs north starting at my home town (Wahpeton, ND) straight to Winnepeg. The boy drowned because he was too drunk to figure out where he was. It was sad, even though I did not know the boy. The boy was 19, he was a minor and consumed his alcohol at a frat party. Today in the newspaper, I read that 9 men were arrested in the fault of his death. All of them were frat boys. Seven of them were charged with felonies, two of them with gross misdemeanors. And here's the shocker, I know one of them. James. I've known him since high school, well actually kindergarten, but I didn't remember him until he told me that he went to kindergarten with me. I haven't seen James for about 2 months, as I go to North Dakota State College of Science, and I don't have his cell number handy. I'm sure his mother has yelled at him already. If I get to see him, I'll just tell him he's an idiot/baka/moron and he should know better. Bah.
      Also, after the death of the boy...there were five separate incidents of minors having to go to the ER because of drinking too much alcohol.
      Kids here are idiots, I'm not saying all of them, just the ones who drink and drink and drink, til they are falling down drunk.
      I hardly ever drink, I just don't see what drinking will do for me. I prefer my caffeine over alcohol or maybe sometimes weed.

    • flashlights are good

      13 years ago

      kawauso

      so yeah, i have chemistry in like 12 minutes so this will be short and maybe i'll update later again.
      anyhoo, flashlights are a good thing to have when you are walking around on a dark night, cause if you don't have one you run into things with your shins and get divits in them and they really hurt. and i'll have bruises there for 2 months. meh.

    • ah

      13 years ago

      kawauso

      i have a headache....this is prolly only because i am sleepy and i'm waiting for anime (funsubbed, mind you!) torrents to download.

      and my karma is low, not personally tho...in real life i have very good karma!

    • minneapolis

      14 years ago

      kawauso

      i had so much fun in minneapolis. i saw otep, head charge, candiria, and the autumn offering. all were very good.
      i gave each band banana bread that i made. i got to meet evil J, he's awesome! i gave hand massages, read palms to the boys in the autumn offering, very good band.
      got hugs from carly of candiria, can't wait to see them again!

    • and i'm back

      14 years ago

      kawauso

      haven't signed in for awhile, me thinks i need to sign a least once a week. not every month or 2!
      but yeah, i play Dark Age of Camelot way too much.
      i'm gonna be in minneapolis, mn this weekend. hoping to see american head charge

    • TURKEY DAY!

      14 years ago

      kawauso

      Happy Turkey Day Everyone!

    • art site!

      14 years ago

      kawauso

      i have an art site on deviant art.
      anyone can visit it to see my art, but you have to be a member to comment on it.
      here it is: art site

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    • markbehenna

      13 years ago

      Merry Christmas!

    • markbehenna

      13 years ago

      Why don't ya visit more often *grumble grumble*

    • DAKHOLLOWS

      13 years ago

      i agree sleep is good. Specially after THE EAT FEEDING in nov. few weeks now. it is coming. Later

    • Turumitsu

      13 years ago

      sup lady. Sleep is good, in moderation.....OK Caboose??? But remember, after Food-Naptime, it is Pants time. LOL.

      Sorry, really into RvB. You seem to be a good person. hope you didn't take that badly

      Later.

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