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What’s new? Find out what exciting things are happening at Fairman Studios. Here you will discover what new projects we are working on, and what recent accolades we have received. You can also read about our history and what events and workshops we’ll be presenting.

Biliopancreatic Diversion

Posted by on Dec 21, 2011 in Illustration, Surgical | 0 comments

Biliopancreatic Diversion

‘Sleeve’ Gastrectomy and Duodenal Switch: Traditionally biliopancreatic diversion with lateral “sleeve” gastrectomy  and biliopancreatic diversion has been performed as a single or staged procedure for  patients categorized as “superobese”. The technical challenges of performing the procedure laparoscopically combined with the associated severe nutritional deficiencies have made this combined procedure less popular in recent years. Initially offered as the first part of the staged procedure prior to weight loss, the Sleeve...

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Books

Posted by on Nov 9, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Books

Please note: the hotlinks on this page will take you to Amazon.com. We are not endorsing Amazon.com nor that you purchase these books. This page is strictly for informational purposes only. Listed are books that we recommend to our friends and colleagues or are titles we simply enjoy reading. The links will take you to their respective web entries.

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Pollen Peepers

Posted by on Nov 8, 2011 in Biological, Illustration | 0 comments

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 by which a single species can diversify into many species, all with different adaptive traits, and to understand the factors that push and/or allow for different populations of the same species to diverge and eventually become separate species. Here a fictitious bird, the Pollen...

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Headache, Heading off Pain

Posted by on Nov 8, 2011 in Editorial, Illustration | 0 comments

Headache, Heading off Pain

This illustration summarizes a glossary of headache types

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Evaluation of Syncope

Posted by on Nov 8, 2011 in Editorial, Illustration | 0 comments

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 classified as neurally-mediated, orthostatic, cardiac and neurogenic.  The elderly are likely to have orthostatic, carotid sinus hypersensitivity or cardiac syncope, whereas, younger patients are more likely to have neurally-mediated syncope.  Common non-syncope syndromes with...

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Failed Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in Anatomical, Editorial, Illustration, Surgical | 0 comments

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 November 2011;34(11):862). Aseptic loosening of the glenoid component after total shoulder arthroplasty presents a considerable treatment challenge in the setting of substantial glenoid bone loss.  Glenoid component explantation and bone grafting of defects has become a common...

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Natural Killer Cells

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in Cellular, Editorial, Illustration | 0 comments

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 NK cells, using a “licensing strategy,” are vitally important elements of the immune system. In 2010, on the occasion of accepting the Lee C. Howley Sr. Prize for his pioneering arthritis research, Wayne M. Yokoyama, MD, told his audience that real advances in science do...

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17 Year Cicada

Posted by on Nov 6, 2011 in Biological, Featured, Illustration | 0 comments

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 pencil on ultra smooth press illustration board. Magicicada septendecim (17-Year Cicada) Dorsal habitus illustrated as an anatomical study. Specimen collected by the artist during a 1996 Virginia brood of the 17-year cicada. © 2002 Fairman Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved. To...

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Leukocyte Infiltration in ALS

Posted by on Nov 1, 2011 in Cellular, Featured, Illustration | 0 comments

Leukocyte Infiltration in ALS

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

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Angiogenesis Targeting

Posted by on Sep 4, 2011 in Animation, Cellular, Molecular | 0 comments

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 of drug agents (EGFR or HER1, VEGF, VEGF receptor and MMP inhibitors) which can interrupt the growth of tumor vasculature. Storyboard, Illustration and Animation by Jennifer Fairman. TTV 02: Angiogenesis Targeting from Fairman Studios on Vimeo. Angiogenesis can be targeted by...

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Normal vs. Tumor Vasculature

Posted by on Sep 3, 2011 in Animation, Cellular, Molecular | 0 comments

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 vasculature and the relationship of tumor induced blood vessels with angiogenic mechanisms of action. Storyboard, Illustration & Animation by Jennifer Fairman. TTV 01: Normal vs. Tumor Vasculature from Fairman Studios on Vimeo. Understanding normal vs. tumor vasculature and the...

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The Role of EGFR

Posted by on Sep 2, 2011 in Animation, Cellular, Molecular | 0 comments

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 & Animation by Jennifer Fairman. 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. HER1 & HER2 (EGFR) are shown to play a key...

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