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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.

Angiogenesis

Posted by on Sep 1, 2011 in Animation, Cellular, Molecular | 0 comments

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.

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HIF-1 Inhibition in Mitochondria

Posted by on Aug 11, 2011 in Editorial, Featured, Illustration, Molecular | 0 comments

HIF-1 Inhibition in Mitochondria

HIF-1 Inhibition in Mitochondria

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Patellar Instability

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

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 traditional operations which have more associated morbidity and poor cosmetic results. In this article (ORTHOPEDICS July 2011;34(7):524), Xu and his colleagues report a very simple and all-inside arthroscopic technique for the operative treatment of recurrent patellar...

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted by on Jun 11, 2011 in Editorial, Featured, Illustration | 0 comments

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 characterized by progressive memory loss and cognitive  decline.  Amyloid plaque accumulation, neurofibrillary tau tangles and depletion of acetylcholine are among the pathologic manifestations of AD.  While there are no clearly effective preventive modalities currently,...

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The Genetic Journey

Posted by on Jun 4, 2011 in Editorial, Illustration, Molecular | 0 comments

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 a visually stimulating portrayal of a wide variety of current genetic research areas, this spread exhibits significant scientific investigations impact on human medicine span from the microscopic to the macroscopic. The spread conveys the 12 specific genetic research areas...

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Killer in the Blood

Posted by on Jun 3, 2011 in Editorial, Featured, Illustration, Molecular | 0 comments

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 content: Panel 1 illustrates pathogenesis within an Anopheles mosquito; Panel 2 depicts the cycle within the human body; Panel 3 highlights Africa, particularly Zambia, a population deeply affected by malaria. Pregnant women and young children are at highest risk of succumbing to...

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Health Maintenance in Children

Posted by on Mar 15, 2011 in Editorial, Featured, Illustration | 0 comments

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 adolescence) are promoting health, detecting disease, and counseling to prevent injury and future health problems. A complete history should address any concerns from the patient and family and screen for lifestyle habits, including diet, physical activity, daily screen time...

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Infant Thermometer Position

Posted by on Dec 11, 2009 in Anatomical, Illustration, Product | 0 comments

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 is gentle enough to be used without waking a sleeping infant, while providing accurate measurements in one second. The Vicks Gentle Touch Behind Ear thermometer uses a novel heat flow technique to measure the temperature of the blood carotid artery which runs behind the ear,...

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Branched TCA Metabolism

Posted by on Oct 21, 2009 in Editorial, Illustration, Molecular | 0 comments

Branched TCA Metabolism

Branched Tricarboxylic Acid Metabolism in Plasmodium falciparum.

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The Modified Lapidus Procedure

Posted by on Mar 1, 2008 in Anatomical, Editorial, Illustration, Surgical | 0 comments

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 providing a powerful and durable correction of metatarsus primus varus and hallux valgus, and careful attention to the details should help in achieving a successful outcome while avoiding...

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Bacteriorhodopsin

Posted by on Aug 18, 2007 in Cellular, Illustration, Molecular | 0 comments

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 converted into chemical energy.[2] Bacteriorhodopsin is an integral membrane protein usually found in two-dimensional crystalline patches known as “purple membrane”, which can occupy up to nearly 50% of the surface area of the archaeal cell. The repeating element of the...

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