Seraphinite crystal egg
a decellularized “ghost” heart
aaaaaaaay extracellular matrix
How cool is it that when you take all the cells out of an organ it still looks like an organ?
I remember when I was in high school and still very confused about how tissues worked, because all anyone taught me was that we’re made up of piles of cells hung on bones. But that’s not how it is! Cells build themselves little hammocks of polymer and densely branched glycoproteins; we’re like onions, layers of membrane over tough rubbery collagen, huge protein scaffolds cradling slippery organs.
Bodies are not made of cells — bodies are made by cells.
Don’t forget the scads of bacteria and fungi and other micro-life in and on various parts of our bodies!
As I approached my 3k post milestone on Tia, I decided to celebrate it with a small Follow Forever ‘13~
Let me just say beforehand: I love you all! You made my rp experience so much richer, made me a better writer, and filled my days and nights with tons of fun and laughter. You’re my friends, my rp family and you have made 2013 an amazing year~
Please check the links, I have left you all a personal message within. ♥
Art by foton-ike