7 Great Science Journal Covers
Journal, Magazine and Research CoversIt’s been a busy summer here at SayoStudio! We’re privileged to work with scientists, doctors and researchers; each on the cutting-edge of their specific fields of study. From chemical biology to particle accelerators, here’s a brief look at the wide range of science journal covers that we’ve designed to facilitate visual science communication!
1. Science News Magazine Cover: MuonsScientists are learning how to use cosmic particles, called ‘muons,’ to scan geologic structures! This process is called ‘muon tomography,’ and can deeply penetrate material that x-rays cannot. This cover art was featured in Science News magazine in April 2022.
2. Nature Chemical Biology Journal CoverWe were thrilled to have collaborated under Maayan Harel’s art direction for the Nature Chemical Biology journal cover! The latest issue of this magazine highlights research by the Olzmann Lab. The art here shows the effects of a selenoprotein, Gpx4, causing ribosome stalling and collision in cancer cells.
3. Advanced Science Journal Cover ArtA 3D printed Cell Gel cancer cube…sounds crazy, right? Dr. Vahid Serpooshan and other researchers at Emory University are studying a bio-printed neuroblastoma tumor– the main cause of cancer in infants. You can read more about how this research may someday save lives here. _________________________________________________________________________________
4. Advanced Functional Materials: Brain InterfaceShadi Dayeh of University of California San Diego led a team of engineers to create a revolutionary new brain-to-computer interface implant. This technology adheres to the brain with micro needles, which sends haptic feedback to the user. If successful, this technology can aid people with mechanical prosthetics. Read more here.
5. Science News Magazine: Kuiper Belt CoverYou’ve likely heard of the asteroid belt around Saturn; but did you know that the Kuiper belt on the edge of Pluto’s orbit is 20 times as wide, with ice, rocks and dwarf planets ? New research on the Kuiper belt sheds light on the origins of our solar system– and planetary scientists are discovering how it formed from a massive chunk of ice! Read the issue here.
6. Macromolecules Journal CoverHow cool are glowing gels? We’re excited to feature the research of Dr. Kelly M. Schultz in their recent American Chemical Society publication! Natasha Mutch (SayoStudio) captured the auto fluorescent gel chemical structure in this 3D illustration. Schultz’s lab works on designing synthetic gels as a way to better understand how cells interact with their environment. Read more about Schultz’s research here.
7. Journal of Materials Chemistry B Cover ArtCongratulations to Mark Snyder’s lab and colleagues for being feature on the cover of the Journal of Materials Chemistry B! To create their art, we learned about the unique way they synthesize these light-emitting nano-crystals. The resulting quantum dots are biologically safe, and thus have many potential uses for imaging in health applications. As proof of concept, they bound antibodies to the quantum dots and showed them targeting macrophages. Read more on their website here.
BONUS: The Scientist Magazine Horizontal Gene Transfer Feature Spread ArtThe July issue of The Scientist magazine gives an overview of the fascinating topic of horizontal gene transfer. SayoStudio’s infographic art shows the many different organisms that surprisingly transfer DNA between them, often across kingdoms.
Like what you see?We love working on science journals and magazines- and can’t wait to help your academic dreams become a reality! Have your own research project you want to transform into compelling sci-art, but don’t know where to begin? Read more here about how working with an illustrator can benefit your research, and make your projects stand out in a crowd. Don’t forget to check out our blog all about the Human Cell Atlas Science magazine cover for a deep dive into the process behind creating science magazine and journal covers, a look at the Higgs particle cover art for Science News magazine, and learn more about the benefits (and risks) of hiring a professional illustrator for cover art.