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Visuals make learning easier and faster…Part 3. Article Review continued

We still haven’t found how the conclusion of 43% is reached. Note: This is part 3 of a series of posts reviewing some of the origins of scientific claims that compare text vs visuals. Access part 1 here.  Access part 2 here. If you would…

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Visuals make learning easier and faster…Part 2. Article Review continued

Text vs Visual Learning Tools. What does this research paper uncover? Note: This is part 2 of a series of posts reviewing some of the origins of scientific claims that compare text vs visuals. Access part 1 here. If you would like to follow along,…

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Visuals make learning easier and faster…but where do these numbers come from?

Text vs Visual Learning Tools. Which is better? How do we know? This is part 1 of a series of posts reviewing the origins of scientific claims that compare visuals vs text. I’m always up to learning new facts and findings about the power of…

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Happy Birthday DNA!

It was 60 years ago today that Drs. Watson and Crick’s paper describing the model of the DNA was published in Nature. The double-helix structure was based on an X-ray diffraction image taken by Rosalind Franklin. Did you know that lots of DNA drawings are…

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The Human Brain and the Brain Mapping Project

The human brain is an amazing organ. President Obama plans to map it! Back in January 2013, President Obama unveiled a new scientific initiative to study the human brain. The BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) -nice work acronym makers!- is to be part…

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Preparing a scientific presentation? Read this first.

PowerPoint Tips for the Scientist Almost everyone is a little bit guilty of taking a power nap during a PowerPoint presentation. If you are the one on the podium, though, that’s demoralizing. After all, you spent months writing abstracts and proposals, setting up experiments, gathering…

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  • Scientific Illustration before and after: From collections to a lively bird

    Scientific Illustration before and after: From collections to a lively bird

  • Scientific Illustration before and after: From incomplete to reconstructed

    Scientific Illustration before and after: From incomplete to reconstructed

  • Scientific Illustration before and after: From dried specimen to an educational plate

    Scientific Illustration before and after: From dried specimen to an educational plate

  • Scientific Illustration before and after: From graphs to graphics

    Scientific Illustration before and after: From graphs to graphics

  • Scientific Illustration before and after: From photos to illustration

    Scientific Illustration before and after: From photos to illustration

Scientific Illustration Overview – What is Scientific Illustration?

Scientific Illustration as a communication tool In the recent years, there’s been an explosion of scientific research. More papers are published today than ever before, and scientists are making new discoveries every day. Using scientific illustration effectively to share new findings and discoveries is key…

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  • Medical Illustration Before and After--wordy to clear

    Medical Illustration Before and After--wordy to clear

  • Medical Illustration Before and After--bloody to clean

    Medical Illustration Before and After--bloody to clean

  • Medical Illustration Before and After--raw footage to conceptual

    Medical Illustration Before and After--raw footage to conceptual

Medical Illustration Overview – What is Medical Illustration?

Medical Illustration as a communication tool There are many ways in which people communicate, and visual communications is one of the most successful. Medical Illustration is a field of study that combines medicine, communication, and visualization. By using visuals such as illustrations and photographs, concepts…

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How to make a sweet heart out of M&M’s

Happy Valentine’s Day! To honor this “holiday”, I created an anatomical heart made of M&M’s! It was fun to swoop the different colored candy into place as I recreated the shapes of the different anatomical structures. Yes, in case you were wondering, I snacked on…

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Anatomy of Sports Day

The National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland hosted a program titled Anatomy of Sports. I was one of the invited medical illustrators who painted muscles on athletes to show which muscles were used when playing different types of sports. The athlete,…

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