Osteomyelitis

My Steam project is on Osteomyelitis which is inflammation of the bone and bone marrow due to infection. Pictured is a clay model that I made to represent a segment of long bone such as the femur that has undergone a fracture. the green clay represents infected tissue, yellow bone …

Drawing/Painting of Alcohol’s Affect on The Body and Neurotransmission

This drawing is meant to be an abstract representation of how the central nervous system is affected by alcohol and more specifically how it affects neurotransmission and the continuation of an electrical signal between neurons. The silhouette in the center is meant to show the person affected and the colored …

The Pain Matrix

For my STEAM project, I chose to examine the effects of neurophysiology and psychology on signaling between nociceptors and the brain and how that creates pain tolerance. This relates in particular to the objective of “explaining how sensory cells translate stimulus into action potentials”. For my media, I am presenting …

Intraosseous Infusions

For my steam project I looked at the physiology behind Intraosseous (IO) drug administration during medical emergencies. The objective from class that this project connected to is “Identify the 7 functions of bone”. In order to demonstrate how Intraosseous infusions work, I drew a diagram of an IO insertion in …

Mitosis

For my steam project, I decided to show the process of mitosis through baking. On sugar cookies, I used icing to create a sketch of each step of mitosis including interphase, prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase, and cytokinesis.

Snake venom at the NMJ

For my project I focused on two different types of snake venom toxin (alpha and beta neurotoxins) that target the neuromuscular junction. Both of these toxins interfere with the process of muscle contraction, so the objective I’m addressing here is “Describe how a muscle contraction is induced”. Because my art …