Drawn Medical Art

An artistic but accurate look at the anatomical human heart. Illustrated for a CR article about how some chemotherapy can have the unfortunate side effect of injuring the heart.
The causative agent of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum, infects red blood cells. The parasite replicates itself until it bursts the host cell, ready to infect more. This cycle is what causes the hallmark cyclical fevers of malaria. Drawn in pen and ink, and digitally colored.
Patients undergoing chemotherapy must work harder at certain tasks to complete the same mental tasks. The inset shows normal brain activity. Digitally painted for CR magazine.
Cancer recruits new blood vessel growth to feed the expanding tumor in a process called angiogenesis.
Historically, drug trials judged the efficacy of a new drug by looking at its ability to cure the given disease. Increasingly, surrogate endpoints are being used as gauges for a drug's value. Examples are shown here for cancer research, including: tumor size, metastasis and cancer cell mobility, and tumor antigens in the blood stream. Digitally painted for CR Magazine.
 

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