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Chlorpyrifos

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This image, sized for a science journal, shows one effect of chlorpyrifos on the human body, particularly in the nervous system. In the ‘normal’ scenario, the enzyme acetylcholinesterase (or cholinesterase) breaks down the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine. In the clinical scenario, the pesticide inhibits the enzyme from working properly, thus leading to an accumulation of acetylcholine. The build-up can cause over-stimulation of nerves, muscles, and glands.

Whale Skin Innervation

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This diagram shows the blood and nerve innervation of whale skin. The main area of focus is the dermal papilla, where the vessels from the dermis push the stratum basale up into the stratum granuloseum layer. The series of images along the bottom of the page demonstrate common patterns of innervation in the dermal papilla.

Med Legal Art - L2-L3 Disc Herniation

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This illustration is a colored interpretation of a lumbar disc herniation and adjacent anatomy. The layout includes an orientation image to give viewers familiarity with the level of the scan.

Figure Drawing

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Some sketches from a figure drawing session at a local art museum; pose durations were between 2 and 30 minutes.
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‘American Cancer Society’ app mockups

This series of images are from a collection of mockups created to guide the development of the American Cancer Society's event app. These images are samples from several different screens (ie. login, menu, shopping cart, etc.), but the full mockups clearly walk the developers through the expected workflows and functionality of each screen by following the mouse icon throughout the images.

Whale-skin Illustration Study

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Whale-skin Illustration Study
This image is just a technical study of the illustration style to use in an infographic about whale skin. This sketch captures the lower portion of the dermal papilla histology, where the stratum basale cells meet the collagen fibrils of the connective tissue above the hypodermis layer.

Wobbler Disease

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Wobbler DiseaseCervical spondylomyelopathy (CSM)

This infographic gives an overview of this particular company’s treatment for ‘wobbler disease’. The MRIs, supplied by the company, were colorized to highlight the symptoms of the disease and progression of treatment. Comparisons of the healthy and unhealthy postures of a dog suffering from this syndrome are included in this graphic.