War of the worlds- Death of a Tumor

Hello Everyone 🙂

It has been a while. I miss you. Good news is that it is all systems go again. This post is short and sweet but it feels like it is just right.

Without going into too much detail, I have been busy looking after my father who has/had cancer. I say had because he is now doing well following a life saving operation to remove the tumor (with god’s grace and blessings). I also say has because cancer is one of those diseases that comes back and Drs. are still working hard to understand why and how to beat it once and for all.

I wanted to share with you this amazing illustration, aptly named Death of a Tumor courtesy of E. Paul and Q. Paul, Echo Medical Media, and R. Gamble.

Green, T-shaped drug molecules fight “scary-looking, tentacled” breast cancer cells. The drug—called TRA-8—locks into the cancer cells’ “death receptors,” so that the cells eventually die. He used photos of real breast cancer cells showing how scientists are working on drugs to kill off only the cancer, leaving healthy cells alone.

Paul describes his inspiration for the illustration as;

“The image was created to evoke a feeling of War of the Worlds, with the fight against breast cancer being waged by novel weapons like TRA-8.”

That’s all for now but I will be back soon.


Made With Molecules- Art, Science and Dope Jewelry

Hello Geeks,

Anyone that knows me, knows I am a huge fan off jewelry, especially Silver. So you can imagine how hard I geeked out when I came across this jewelry designer who uses molecules as inspiration in a artistic and creative way. I LOVE THESE DESIGNS.

You must check out Made With Molecules, click here to get onto the site for the full collection, but here a few of my favorites.

This one makes you happy 🙂 and I love the way they explain the significance of the molecule.

You cannot tell me these earrings are not cool. No you cannot. I am a geneticist.

For the chocolate lovers. I know a few.

Gentleman, do not worry, they have something for you too. These are the greatest cufflinks I have ever seen. I would most definitely swoon if you approached me wearing these #just saying. lol.

Share the goodness geeks. Thank you.