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— Raymond Chandler
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What you can see here is a resin cast of pancreatic blood vessels. The fine network of smaller vessels that branches off from the main vessels infiltrates the tissue, supplying it with blood. Gases and nutrients are exchanged between the blood and surrounding tissues through the permeable walls of capillaries, the smallest blood vessels. The pancreas produces the hormones insulin and glucagon, which regulate blood glucose levels. It also secretes digestive enzymes. The cast was made by injecting resin into the blood vessels, followed by chemical digestion of surrounding tissues. Even on this microscopic image with 30x magnification, the network of blood vessels is sheer endless, our body is a miracle of architectural compactness 
Image by Susumu Nishinaga
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scienceyoucanlove:

What you can see here is a resin cast of pancreatic blood vessels. The fine network of smaller vessels that branches off from the main vessels infiltrates the tissue, supplying it with blood. Gases and nutrients are exchanged between the blood and surrounding tissues through the permeable walls of capillaries, the smallest blood vessels. 

The pancreas produces the hormones insulin and glucagon, which regulate blood glucose levels. It also secretes digestive enzymes. The cast was made by injecting resin into the blood vessels, followed by chemical digestion of surrounding tissues. 

Even on this microscopic image with 30x magnification, the network of blood vessels is sheer endless, our body is a miracle of architectural compactness 

Image by Susumu Nishinaga

text source

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China: Exams Accessible to the Blind a Breakthrough
The Chinese Education Ministry’s decision to provide Braille or electronic exams for national university entrance will improve access to higher education for candidates who are blind or have visual impairments. Up to now, students who are blind or partially sighted were effectively barred from mainstream higher education because no provision was made to accommodate their disability.
Making exams accessible to the blind would help to minimize discrimination against and maximize respect for people with disabilities in China. This is an important breakthrough after years of advocacy by disability rights advocates in China.
Photo: Students prepare for the university entrance exam in a classroom in Hefei, China on June 2, 2012. © 2012 Reuters

humanrightswatch:

China: Exams Accessible to the Blind a Breakthrough

The Chinese Education Ministry’s decision to provide Braille or electronic exams for national university entrance will improve access to higher education for candidates who are blind or have visual impairments. Up to now, students who are blind or partially sighted were effectively barred from mainstream higher education because no provision was made to accommodate their disability.

Making exams accessible to the blind would help to minimize discrimination against and maximize respect for people with disabilities in China. This is an important breakthrough after years of advocacy by disability rights advocates in China.

Photo: Students prepare for the university entrance exam in a classroom in Hefei, China on June 2, 2012. © 2012 Reuters