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Snip Vs. Shred: CRISPR, CAS9, CAS3 and Cascade

Snip Vs. Shred: CRISPR, CAS9, CAS3 and Cascade

By Alexander Gelfand, for the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Magazine. © Johns Hopkins University The powerful genome-editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas made headlines this year—partly because many leading biologists called for a moratorium last March...

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

This illustration was created for a May 2015 AFP article reviewing the diagnosis and management of GAD and PD in the primary care setting. While GAD and PD can develop among children and adolescents, diagnosis and care for these younger populations requires special...

Wound Care

Wound Care

This illustration was created for the January 15, 2015 feature article for American Family Physisician about Wound Care. This article reviews common questions associated with wound healing and outpatient management of minor wounds: BROOKE WORSTER, MD; MICHELE Q....

Diacylglycerol and PIP3 Signaling

Diacylglycerol and PIP3 Signaling

Creating cover art and illustrations for MCP, by Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay: ASBMB Today, January 2014 The way Fairman worked on the art for the MCP special issue on posttranslation modications was typical for any project she does. She met with Gerald Hart of Johns...

Constipation in Children

Constipation in Children

This editorial illustration was created for a July 2014 cover of American Family Physician. The image summarizes Constipation in Children. Childhood constipation is common and almost always functional without an organic etiology. Stool retention can lead to fecal...

Weight Loss in the Elderly

Weight Loss in the Elderly

This editorial illustration was created for a May 2014 cover of American Family Physician. The image summarizes Unintentional Weight Loss in Elderly. Elderly patients with unintentional weight loss are at higher risk for infection, depression and death. The leading...

Dysmenorrhea

Dysmenorrhea

Diagnosis and Initial Management of Dysmenorrhea AMIMI S. OSAYANDE, MD, and SUARNA MEHULIC, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas Am Fam Physician. 2014 Mar 1;89(5):341-346. Dysmenorrhea is one of the most common causes of pelvic pain. It...

MCP

MCP

Written by Gerald W. Hart, Lauren E. Ball & Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay A special issue of the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics in December focused on post-translational modifications. To convey the complexity of the molecular biology and biochemistry...

Otitis Media

Otitis Media

This editorial illustration was created for a September 2013 cover of American Family Physician. The image summarizes Otitis Media, infection of the middle ear. Although several subtypes of otitis media are distinguished, the term is often used synonymously with acute...

Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis

This editorial illustration was created for a May 2013 cover of American Family Physician. The image summarizes Diverticulitis, a common digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall. This process is known as...

“Hands Free” Femoral Retraction

“Hands Free” Femoral Retraction

The illustration posted in this example was created for the April 2013 issue of Orthopaedics feature and peer-reviewed article, Technical Trick: Simple, No-Hands Retraction for Lateral Approach to the Proximal Femur. A simple technique is described that allows the...

MenoDepression

MenoDepression

The illustration depicted was created for the April 2013 26(4) issue of JAAPA feature article, Treatment options for major depression during the menopausal (Bobbie Posmontier, PhD, CNM, PMHNP-BC). Compared to men, women experience 1.7 times the prevalence of...

The Philadelphia Chromosome

The Philadelphia Chromosome

This illustration was created for JAAPA, February 2013 • 26(2). The Philadelphia chromosome is formed when a piece of chromosome 9 exchanges places with a piece of chromosome 22, resulting in a balanced translocation t(9;22)(q34;q11) and the formation of an abnormal...

Craniopharyngioma

Craniopharyngioma

This illustration was produced for the Johns Hopkins University's Suburban Hospital Magazine, New Directions, Fall 2012 issue. A craniopharyngioma is a benign tumor that develops near the pituitary gland (a small endocrine gland at the base of the brain). This tumor...

Irritable Bowel Disease

Irritable Bowel Disease

This illustration is one of the latest editorial pieces completed for the American Academy of Family Physicians featuring Irritable Bowel Disease. Depicted are a montage of images illustrating common symptoms and treatment for IBD including stomach cramping, abdominal...

Modular Taper Junctions

Modular Taper Junctions

Illustration created for the article Evaluation and Treatment of Painful Total Hip Arthroplasties with Modular Metal Taper Junctions by R. Michael Meneghini, MD; Nadim J. Hallab, PhD; Joshua J. Jacobs, MD. Orthopedics May 2012, Volume 35, Number 5. Modern primary...

Male Wellness Exam

Male Wellness Exam

This illustration is one of the latest editorial pieces completed for the American Academy of Family Physicians featuring The Male Wellness Exam. Depicted are a montage of images illustrating common considerations during history and physical examination during male...

SomaLogic Somamer MOA

SomaLogic Somamer MOA

This explanatory animation illustrates SomaLogic's SOMAmer technology. At the heart of SomaLogic's unique platform are SOMAmer (Slow Off-rate Modified Aptamer) modified nucleic acid-based protein binding reagents, each of which are highly specific for their cognate...

Labor Analgesia

Labor Analgesia

This illustration is one of the latest editorial pieces completed for the American Academy of Family Physicians featuring Labor Analgesia. Depicted are a montage of images illustrating Epidural analgesia, a commonly employed technique which provides pain relief during...

Pollen Peepers

Pollen Peepers

Adaptive Radiation of the Pollen Peeper (from: An Origin of Species WGBH Evolution Initiatives ) For interactive web module about the evolutionary theory of Adaptive Radiation. The objectives of this project are to explore adaptive radiation, the evolutionary process...

Evaluation of Syncope

Evaluation of Syncope

This illustration is one of the latest editorial pieces completed for the American Academy of Family Physicians featuring The Evaluation of Syncope. Syncope is a brief and transient loss of consciousness with complete return to pre-existing neurologic function.  It is...

Failed Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Failed Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

This illustration was commissioned for Arthroscopically Assisted Conversion of Total Shoulder Arthroplasty to Hemiarthroplasty With Glenoid Bone Grafting by Surena Namdari, MD, MSc; and David Glaser, MD for publication in ORTHOPEDICS October 2011 issue (ORTHOPEDICS...

Natural Killer Cells

Natural Killer Cells

This illustration was created for a feature article in the October 2011 issue of the Washington University in St. Louis Alumni Magazine article by Steve Kohler. "Professor Wayne Yokoyama, MD, long intrigued by the function of natural killer (NK) cells, has shown that...

17 Year Cicada

17 Year Cicada

This illustration was created traditionally from a specimen that was first caught in 1996 during the 17 Year brood of Reston, Virginia. It was drawn using an old filed microscope and captured using the traditional medium of airbrushed lampblack watercolor and film...

Leukocyte Infiltration in ALS

Leukocyte Infiltration in ALS

Leukocyte Infiltration into the Spinal Cord Activates Astrocytes and Microglia causing neuronal stress and apoptosis

Angiogenesis Targeting

Angiogenesis Targeting

TTV 02 Angiogenesis Targeting: Mechanism of action animation that explains angiogenesis and it’s roll in cancer growth. VEGF factors in anti-angiogenic activity, helping to stop and reverse cancer growth and proliferation. Angiogenesis can be targeted by various types...

Normal vs. Tumor Vasculature

Normal vs. Tumor Vasculature

TTV 01 Normal vs. Tumor Vasculature: Mechanism of action animation that explains angiogenesis and it’s roll in cancer growth. VEGF factors in anti-angiogenic activity, helping to stop and reverse cancer growth and proliferation. Understanding normal vs. tumor...

The Role of EGFR

The Role of EGFR

MTT 02 The Role of EGFR in Angiogenesis: Mechanism of action animation that explains angiogenesis and it's roll in cancer growth. VEGF factors in anti-angiogenic activity, helping to stop and reverse cancer growth and proliferation. Storyboard, Illustration &...

Angiogenesis

Angiogenesis

Mechanism of action animation that explains angiogenesis and it’s roll in cancer growth. VEGF factors in anti-angiogenic activity, helping to stop and reverse cancer growth and proliferation.

Patellar Instability

Patellar Instability

According to Dr. Hu Xu of the Department of Orthopedics, Xijing Hospital, proximal soft-tissue realignment is the main surgical intervention for recurrent patellar instability. In recent years, all-inside arthroscopic procedures or mini-open surgeries comes to replace...

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease

Recently, Fairman Studios was asked to create another cover piece for the American Academy of Family Physicians on the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, affecting one-third of Americans over age 85.  It is...

The Genetic Journey

The Genetic Journey

This informational graphic visually summarizes the diverse topics of genetic science that researchers are investigating —such as DNA markers, cellular pathways, chromosomes, mosquito genomes, biostatistics and ethics—to find new ways to improve global health.  Through...

Killer in the Blood

Killer in the Blood

This 3-page opening spread illustrates the malaria life cycle caused by Plasmodium falciparum. It is designed to engage the readership and serve as the Table of Contents for Johns Hopkins Public Health Magazine’s Malaria Special Issue. Each panel introduces featured...

Health Maintenance in Children

Health Maintenance in Children

This illustration is one of the latest editorial pieces completed for the American Academy of Family Physicians featuring Health Maintenance in School-aged Children. Abstract: The goals of the well-child examination in school-aged children (kindergarten through early...

Infant Thermometer Position

Infant Thermometer Position

Vicks Gentle Touch Behind the Ear Thermometer: Illustrations for instructions for use and positioning. The Vicks Gentle Touch Behind Ear thermometer is set to revolutionise the way body temperature is taken in infants and children. With a simple touch, the thermometer...

The Modified Lapidus Procedure

The Modified Lapidus Procedure

This illustration shows a technique described by Romain Gérard, MD, Richard Stern, MD, and Mathieu Assal, MD from the Orthopaedic Surgery Service, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland for the March 2008 issue of Orthopedics. This technique is valuable for...

Bacteriorhodopsin

Bacteriorhodopsin

Bacteriorhodopsin is a protein used by Archaea, the most notable one being Halobacteria. It acts as a proton pump; that is, it captures light energy and uses it to move protons across the membrane out of the cell.[1] The resulting proton gradient is subsequently...

Pneumococcal Infection

Pneumococcal Infection

The purpose of this illustration is to represent the anatomical systems of the body attacked by S. Pneumoniae, a bacteria which causes various diseases and infections, especially in young children of Third-World countries.  The systems portrayed are the respiratory,...

Transoral Cholecystectomy

Transoral Cholecystectomy

This illustration was created for an article by Rita Rubin in USA Today entitled "Natural orifice' surgery has tongues wagging." Surgeon Lee Swanstrom of the Oregon Clinic removed a patient's gallbladder through her mouth. Here's how: 1. An endoscope was snaked...

Space Medicine Associates

Space Medicine Associates

The mission of Space Medicine Associates is to provide multidisciplinary space medicine and bioastronautics consultation, training and oversight in support of all aspects of off-world travel. Serving both the commercial launch industry and the personal space traveler,...

Autonomic Nervous System

Autonomic Nervous System

Fairman Studios created this illustration regarding diabetes and the effects of the disease on the parasympathetic nervous system for the Fall 2003 issue of COUNTDOWN Magazine. COUNTDOWN is the award-winning magazine published quarterly by the Juvenile Diabetes...

Penguins of the World

Penguins of the World

Fairman Studios was chosen among a number of other illustration studios to create original illustrations that are now be part of an interactive walk-through display for the Saint Louis Zoo Penguin and Puffin Coast Exhibit, which opened at the zoo in Spring 2003. This...

Hercules Beetle

Hercules Beetle

Medium: Colored Pencil on Bristol Board Description: Dynastes tityus (Eastern Hercules Beetle) Dorsal habitus (full anatomical view) of a scarab beetle; also used as the logo for the SEL United States Department of Agriculture Coleoptera Web Site

Turtle Flipper Anatomy

Turtle Flipper Anatomy

This anatomical plate was created for scientific publication, illustrating the muscular and boney anatomy of the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle flipper. It was executed and drawn completely from dissection. The final plate was the recipient of the Association of Medical...

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