Monday, July 13, 2015

Relay For Life: The Body is a Fortress Hunt

The Body is a Fortress Hunt has already begun in the week before the Relay for Life Weekend Walk and Events. Each Cancer-Fighting Hero looks different and information about them is included in the notecard you get when you find them along with landmark to and a clue for the next hero you're looking for.

Like all of my hunt guides, my text is in italics and I'll be quoting extensively - though not of the hints, as those might change. The hunt items are very small, especially considering you are looking on an entire sim, but they are placed out in the open instead of tucked behind something, which is a boon. Along the way you get a full perm copy of each Hero, and at the end there's a prize location full of freebies.  

You start the hunt in the Starting Point at the end of the instructions ring. The first instruction box gives you the first location and a hint to guide you. 

You're looking for Lymphocytes on RFL Survivor.

"Lymphocytes are mature, infection-fighting cells that develop a blood stem cell in the bone marrow. Lymphocytes play a very important role in your they are the main cells that make up lymphoid tissue, a major part of the immune system. Lymphoid tissue are found in lymph nodes, the thymus gland, the spleen, the tonsils and adenoids, and is scattered throughout the digestive and respiratory systems and the bone marrow. You may have heard of them referred to as B lymphocytes (B cells) and T lymphocytes (T cells). Lymphocytes help protect the body from germs."

You're gazing for Granulocytes on RFL Activities 4.

"These are mature, infection-fighting cells that develop from a type of blood forming cell in the bone marrow. Granulocytes contain enzymes and other substances that can destroy germs, such as bacteria. Neutrophils are the most common type of granulocyte in the blood. They are essential in destroying bacteria that have invaded the blood."

You're minding for Monocytes on RFL Activities 2.

"These guys take no prisoners! They hang out in the bloodstream for about a day...and then they get crazy!  That’s when they enter body tissues to become macrophages, which can destroy some germs by surrounding and digesting them. Macrophages also help lymphocytes recognize germs and start making antibodies to fight them."

You're peeping for Platelets on Welcome to Relay for Life.

"Another important function of your body is the ability to plug up holes in blood vessels caused by cuts or bruises. If you’ve ever heard about someone in need of a donation of blood platelets, now you know why. Platelets are actually cell fragments made by a type of bone marrow cell called the megakaryocyte. Having too few platelets (thrombocytopenia) may cause you to bleed or bruise easily."

You're reaching for Red Blood Cells on RFL Activities 3.

"Red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to all other tissues in the body, and take carbon dioxide back to the lungs to be removed. Having too few red blood cells in the body (anemia) can make you feel tired, weak, and short of breath because your body tissues are not getting enough oxygen."

You're burrowing for Bone Marrow on RFL Activities 1.

"Bone marrow is the soft inner part of some bones such as the skull, shoulder blades, ribs, pelvis, and backbones. Bone marrow is made up of a small number of blood stem cells, more mature blood-forming cells, fat cells, and supporting tissues that help cells grow.

Inside your bone marrow, blood stem cells develop into new blood cells. During this process, the cells become either lymphocytes (You have one of these!!) or other blood-forming cells. These blood-forming cells can develop red blood cells, white blood cells (other than lymphocytes), or platelets."

You're mining for Monoclonal Antibodies on RFL Give.

"One way the immune system attacks foreign substances in the body is by making large numbers of antibodies. An antibody is a protein that sticks to a specific protein called an antigen. Antibodies circulate in the body until they find and attach to the antigen. Once attached, they can recruit other parts of the immune system to destroy the cells containing the antigen.

Researchers have learned how to design antibodies that specifically target a certain antigen, such as one that is found on cancer cells. They can then make many copies of that antibody in the lab. These are known as monoclonal antibodies (mAbs or moAbs)."

You're chasing for Cancer Vaccines on RFL Celebrate.

"Most cancer vaccines work the same way [other vaccines work], but they make the person’s immune system attack cancer cells. The goal is to help treat cancer or to help prevent it from coming back after other treatments. But there are some vaccines that may actually help prevent certain cancers.

Cancer treatment vaccines are different from the vaccines that work against viruses. These vaccines try to get the immune system to mount an attack against cancer cells in the body. Instead of preventing disease, they are meant to get the immune system to attack a disease that already exists."

You're seeking Cytokine on RFL Manage.

"Cyto-what?? Non-specific immunotherapies don’t target cancer cells specifically. They stimulate the immune system in a more general way, but this can still sometimes lead to a better immune response against cancer cells.

Cytokines are chemicals made by some immune system cells. They are crucial in controlling the growth and activity of other immune system cells and blood cells in the body."
The final notecard gives you a landmark to a gift area where you cap pick up anything you're interested in for 0$L. Congratulations! You've finished the hunt!

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