Ideas I’d Like for Medical Illustrations

Ideas I’d Like for Medical Illustrations

Recently I read that our digestive tract have more neurons than a domestic cat has in its whole brain. So when I read that microbes in our guts may be controlling the moods we experience in our brains, it came as not such a surprise. The particular strain of microbes in your gut may be responsible for emotional health as well as your physical health. They may determine your sense of fear or anxiety or relaxation and calm. Stephen Collins, McMaster University, Canada, was the first to make this connection, in his studies on rats. Research is being done on humans now, by UCLA's Center for Neurobiology of Stress, Emeran Mayer, M.D. Read More »

Another Artist Seeking Patterns in Nature?

Another Artist Seeking Patterns in Nature?

A Momentary Break from Medical Illustration   “Beauty and seduction are natures tools of survival.” -Louie Schwartzberg   Written by Laura Maaske, MSc.BMC, Medical Illustrator & Medical Animator   Louie Schwartzberg is an filming artist who captures patterns. Because I spend time in nature, photographing the patterns I see, I have loved his high and slow-motion time-lapse photography, ... Read More »

The Pull to the Countryside

The Pull to the Countryside

Centralized Healthcare Drawing Physicians to Rural America with the AHA Written & illustrated by Laura Maaske, MSc.BMC, Medical Illustrator & Medical Animator| e-Textbook Design This October 1st opened enrollment of the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA), which is the most sweeping social change for Americans since the Social Security Act Roosevelt signed in in 1935. ... Read More »