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Serotonin Painting

This painting is acrylic on canvas and is 16″ x 20″. This is a patron supported art project. This is painting of serotonin molecules acting as neurotransmitters in the brain. Because of the widespread use of SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) this is the depiction and story of serotonin that …

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The Women in Science Reading List: The Twenty Best (And Four Not Best) Books To Read and Own

When I first started collecting biographies of female scientists, I thought the genre, thanks to the historical and systemic neglect of the subject matter, would be fun to collect and relatively easy to complete.  Some Curie, some Meitner, a Franklin or two, and done.  Six years later, and my shelves …

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The Queen of Wind-Blown Sediments: Kelly Deuerling’s Aeolian Geochemistry (Women in Science 53)

Life is an ion-hungry enterprise.  Sure, carbs, proteins, and fatty acids get most of the press, but without a steady stream of calcium to help regulate signal transduction in cells, zinc to promote proper growth, iron for oxygen transport, and a host of other minerals besides, things start going very …

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Mad Art Cast: Blood Brain and Chick Tracts

This week A’s back on the ‘cast and we’re talking about an amazing bit of artistry in science (breaking the blood brain barrier) and a little bit of non-science in art (Chick Tracts), both full of awesome. You should join us for a listen! http://traffic.libsyn.com/madartcast/36_Mad_Art_Cast_36___Blood_Brain_Barrier_and_Chick_Tracts.mp3   SHOW NOTES: ALIVE by …

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More Than a Prize Unwon: The Manifold Legacies of Rosalind Franklin (Women in Science 50!)

When Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958) succumbed to cancer at the age of thirty-seven, she left behind monumental contributions to three different fields of science, any one of which would have placed her on the short list of the world’s most significant twentieth century scientists.  And yet, when we talk about Franklin, …

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Mad Art Cast: Performance Anxiety

This week A gives us an update on the “female Viagra” and Ashley brings us a story about Adele and news of her managing her anxiety when performing. SHOW NOTES: Filbenserin Update Info Nitric Acid Cycle Beta blockers and “stage fright”   http://traffic.libsyn.com/madartcast/31_MadArtCast_Episode_31_-_Performance_Anxiety.mp3

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The Chemistry of Rose Scent

I created a painting about the chemistry of the scent of roses. Chemist, Dr Ray Burks was my science advisor on this project and one of the main points she expressed to me is that the volatile aroma chemicals in flowers, the stuff that we smell, is very complex. Something …

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Art Inquisition: A Cure For What Ails You?

I’ve been sick this weekend and more than a little brain-fuzzy, but I still wanted to do A Thing. An Arty Thing, really. I wasn’t in much shape to string a lot of independent thoughts together, though, which isn’t really conducive to creativity. And like many people, I kinda revert …

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