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

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Cellular, Editorial, Illustration, Molecular | 0 comments

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 against using it to modify the genomes of human embryos, only to discover in April that Chinese scientists had already done just that. But CRISPR-Cas is more than a genetic engineering tool with profound ethical implications. In fact, the tool itself is a modified version of one of...

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

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Cellular, Editorial, Illustration, Molecular | 0 comments

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 against using it to modify the genomes of human embryos, only to discover in April that Chinese scientists had already done just that. But CRISPR-Cas is more than a genetic engineering tool with profound ethical implications. In fact, the tool itself is a modified version of one of...

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Awards & Honors, Editorial, Illustration, what's new | 0 comments

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 considerations beyond the scope of this review. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and panic disorder (PD) are among the most common mental disorders in the United States. Frequently encountered by primary care physicians, both GAD and PD can negatively impact a patient’s quality...

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Wound Care

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Editorial, Featured, Illustration, what's new | 0 comments

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. ZAWORA, MD; and CHRISTINE HSIEH, MD, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Am Fam Physician. 2015 Jan 15;91(2):86-92.   Patient information: See related handout on wound care, written by the authors of this article. Lacerations, abrasions, burns, and puncture...

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Diacylglycerol and PIP3 Signaling

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Cellular, Editorial, Illustration, Molecular | 0 comments

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 Hopkins University, the MCP associate editor overseeing the issue, and ASBMB’s publications director, Nancy Rodnan, whose idea it was to hire a professional medical illustrator. Hart explained the science in the various articles. With input from Mary Chang, MCP’s managing editor,...

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Constipation in Children

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Editorial, Illustration, what's new | Comments Off on 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 incontinence in some patients. Often, a medical history and physical examination are sufficient to diagnose functional constipation. Further evaluation for Hirschsprung disease, a spinal cord abnormality, or a metabolic disorder may be warranted in a child with red flags, such as...

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Weight Loss in the Elderly

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Editorial, Illustration | 0 comments

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 causes of involuntary weight loss are depression (especially in residents of long-term care facilities), cancer (lung and gastrointestinal malignancies), cardiac disorders and benign gastrointestinal diseases. Medications that may cause nausea and vomiting, dysphagia, dysgeusia and...

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Dysmenorrhea

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Editorial, Illustration | 0 comments

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 negatively affects patients’ quality of life and sometimes results in activity restriction. A history and physical examination, including a pelvic examination in patients who have had vaginal intercourse, may reveal the cause. Primary dysmenorrhea is menstrual pain in...

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Otitis Media

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Editorial, Illustration | 0 comments

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 otitis media. It is very common in childhood. An integral symptom of acute otitis media is ear pain; other possible symptoms include fever, and irritability (in infants). Since an acute otitis media is usually precipitated by an upper respiratory tract infection, there often are...

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Diverticulitis

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Editorial, Illustration | 0 comments

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 diverticulosis, and typically occurs within the large intestine, or colon, although it can occasionally occur in the small intestine as well. Diverticulitis results when one of these diverticula becomes inflamed. Patients often present with the classic triad of left lower quadrant pain,...

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