For my STEAM project, I chose to dig a little deeper in to Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS is an autoimmune disease that attacks the myelin sheath coverings on the axons of nerve cells. The myelin sheath acts as an electrochemical insulator to help transmit signals to the body, so when the it is damaged, neurons can’t send signals properly, if not at all. In my watercolor depiction of the nerve cells in an individual with MS, there is obvious cracking of the sheath. Once that sheath is broken the electrical signals can leak right out of those empty gaps. I also added a “zoomed in” cross section of the axon to show the structure.