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Dale Vulpes Vulpes

💜Scientist and Artist // 🔬Original medical art // 🇬🇧 Purchase enquiries: 📌Dalevulpesvulpes@outlook.com // 📖 #SciArt #Medicine

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'Stromal networking: Cellular connections in the germinal centre' - acrylic, ink, silver and gold flakes on paper - 56cm x 72cm - available // . . ‘Stromal networking’ was commissioned at part of the Cambridge Pint of Science 2018. Inspired by the 2017 Immunology paper of the same name, co-authored by Dr Alice Denton and Dr Michelle Linterman the artwork seeks to give context to the intricate and complex relationships of mesenchymal stromal cells and immune cells involved in protective immunity, by viewing the process holistically at the lymph node level. Immunology is difficult to visualise, I wanted to make that easier for scientists and non-scientists alike. Some see an alien, some see a fruit, I promise you that is a lymph node. / . . .Chemokine gradients created by stromal cells are highlighted in silver and gold, demonstrating high expression of CCL19/21 and CXCL13 in the medulla T cell zone and B cell follicles respectively. Each immune cell population is highlighted in a distinct colour, Red: stromal cells [follicular dendritic cells (FDCs)], Blue: T cells, Green: Proliferating B cells. Note that these tend to be associated with specific areas of the germinal centre; the aptly named light zone, or dark zone./ . .By taking a step back to view these individually detailed processes as a whole, it is possible to appreciate the daedalian beauty behind the mechanics of launching an immune response. Whilst also providing an anchor point for the uninitiated to discover these intriguing cells responsible for honing the body’s response to infection.// @pintofscience . . . #DaleVulpesVulpes #Art #MedicalArt #IndependentArt #Medicine #MedicalScience #Ink #Monochrome #BlackAndWhite #SciArt #Science #pintofscience #immunity #immunology #lymphnode #stromalnetworking #stromalcells #creativereactions #exhibition #germinalcentre #Bcells

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Null hypothesis generation. // . .Bertrand Russel was a British philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic best known for his work in mathematical logic and analytic philosophy, he also received the Nobel Prize for literature. Born into a family of privilege his life was incredibly diverse and he contributed significantly to many disciplines, influencing entire generations of thinkers. He was also a bit (a lot) of a rebel which I kinda (really) like. I'd love to live a life as impactful to society and true to self as Bertrand. // 🇬🇧💜 . . #DaleVulpesVulpes #Art #MedicalArt #IndependentArt #Medicine #MedicalScience #Ink #Monochrome #BlackAndWhite #SciArt #Science #philosophy #thinking #problemsolving #bertrandrussel

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'Chromosome' - Ink on paper - 18cm x 23cm - Available / . . .Usually I give a short summary of the associated science, giving an snippet of interesting history or development or current use and thoughts in the science world. But where to even begin with genetics?! It's phenomenonal that some of my colleagues remember a time before the human genome project when they actually had to stain and read for each nucleotide in a sequence of DNA. Technology has moved quickly and our understanding of genetics and epigenetics has exploded, arguably being one of the most important and catalytic discoveries of the last century, knowledge permeating from the laboratory world through to the people on the streets. / . .Ok so most people have a really basic understanding of what genetics are and might recognise what a chromosome is. Let me give you some info nuggets to knowledge-drop into your next geek conversation.... A chromosome is condensed down DNA to stop it from being a tangled mess in cells. The characteristic X shape is only visible during metaphase of cell replication. Chromosomal recombination in meiosis means the swapping of genetic material between different arms of chromosomes during sexual reproduction, this is what gives genetic diversity and how you inherit traits form your parents. Another fun fact about DNA when it's not in the X shaped chromosome form, when you see grainy pictures of a cell nucleus (where the DNA is stored in human cells) the lighter area is called euchromatin, which is DNA that's actively expressing genes in that cell. The darker area is called heterochromatin, which is the rest of the DNA condensed down, not expressing any genes. (you don't want all of your genes expressing every possible protein in every cell! We're more specialised than that) / . . .Here's a pretty good entry level paper summarising the history of reading DNA for my non scientist compadres if you're interested. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4727787/ 👍💜 // . . . #DaleVulpesVulpes #Art #MedicalArt #IndependentArt #Medicine #MedicalScience #Ink #Monochrome #BlackAndWhite #SciArt #Science #chromosome #genetics #genome #exon #DNA

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Paracelsus, born Theophrastus von Hohenheim, was a Swiss physician, alchemist, and astrologer of the German Renaissance. He was a pioneer in several aspects of the medical revolution of the Renaissance, emphasising the value of observation in combination with received wisdom. He is credited as the "father of toxicology". Making the connecting between dose and poison. / . . .Take home message: We must understand before we guide. / . . .Understand a situation before we give advice. Understand the basic science before translating to the complexity of humans. Understand the medical unmet needs before we market. Understand the emotional unmet need before we explain. // . . . #DaleVulpesVulpes #Art #MedicalArt #IndependentArt #Medicine #MedicalScience #Ink #Monochrome #BlackAndWhite #SciArt #Science #understand #care #pharmaceutical #bigpharma #Paracelsus #revolution #quote

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"It took me time to understand my waterlilies. I had planted them for the pleasure of it; I grew them without ever thinking of painting them." - Claude Monet / . . .This is my first week back at work full time. I'm happy to see familiar faces and the water lilies in bloom outside our office. Photo credit to @cloudponderer // . . #DaleVulpesVulpes #Art #MedicalArt #IndependentArt #Medicine #MedicalScience #Ink #Monochrome #BlackAndWhite #SciArt #Science #support #gardening #nature #quote #lilies #claudemonet #monet #work #colleagues #theoffice #summer #summertimesadness

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Julius Ceasar. What a play. If you've never seen it, do. This has risen to one of my all-time favourite Shakespeare tragedies. Although named Julius Ceasar, the play focuses mostly on Brutus and his co-conspirators of Ceasar's assassination. I never read plays beforehand (they don't read right in my head, they're designed to be performed after all), as such I'd not read Shakespeare's JC despite being aware of Ceasar's historical death. Whilst watching the performance unfold before me I was prompted to think of the greater themes the play exposes... Do people want to be empowered, or rather be led? Ergo the stand out quote for me was "The fault, dear Brutus is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings". And the delivery of speeches by Brutus and Antony to the public were painfully accurate of demonstrations we face today in modern day politics. I've never seen a Shakespeare play display such relevance to 21st century society, popularism, anti-intellectuslism, classical rhetoric, near autocracy... In short, a superb and engaging play. // 💯 🎭 . . . #DaleVulpesVulpes #Art #MedicalArt #IndependentArt #Medicine #MedicalScience #Ink #Monochrome #BlackAndWhite #SciArt #Science #Shakespeare #RSC #JuliusCeasar #Rome #Romans #Theater #Play #Politics #EtTuBrute

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It me. / . . Today I'd like to show thanks to the world. I have an excellent job. Supportive colleagues. Select supportive friends. A full cupboard of food. My epilepsy is under control. My body is strong. And my mind is getting stronger. / . .Tonight I assisted a stranger we found on our way to the shops, he was doubled over in pain on the floor, onlookers had called an ambulance. I took his history and performed basic obs and first aid. Just chatting to him helped him breathe through the pain. I felt sad afterwards, simply because of the realisation that there's something out there I truly enjoy and that I'm good at. Something that feels natural, and it pains me that I'm not there yet, living my most authentic life. But upon reflection, I have so many things to be thankful for right now. And one day I'll be where I want to be, and I'm sure I'll be thankful for all these little experiences I've had along the way. // . . #DaleVulpesVulpes #Art #MedicalArt #IndependentArt #Medicine #MedicalScience #Ink #Monochrome #BlackAndWhite #SciArt #Science #medicalschool #HCA #nurse #firstaid #ambulance #neighbours #ambition #journey #selfie #artist #dream

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Another quote from my boy Schiller. / . .Art is the daughter of freedom. Art is born from the freedom to express ourselves. To communicate honestly with others. To embrace who we are and what we think. Artistic freedom, akin to freedom of speech, does not prohibit criticism and consequence, but allows the opportunity for expression in the first place. Art is natural, varied, and a wonderful marker of our development of human beings. // . . . #DaleVulpesVulpes #Art #MedicalArt #IndependentArt #Medicine #MedicalScience #Ink #Monochrome #BlackAndWhite #SciArt #Science #johannChristophVonSchiller #Schiller #freedom #daughter #creativity #expression

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I attended the Science and Art day brought together by giants in their respective fields @kettlesyard and @gurdoninstitute last month. / . . A day filled with salt dough, C elegans (a type of worm used in genetic modelling), iPSC, a large room with cushions and jarring audio-art, many beautiful neurones, and this striking poem, constructed from selected phrases from one of the displayed artworks. //🔬 . . . #DaleVulpesVulpes #Art #MedicalArt #IndependentArt #Medicine #MedicalScience #Ink #Monochrome #BlackAndWhite #SciArt #Science #collaboration #kettlesyard #Cambridge #Gurdoninstitute #genetics #ipsccells #stemcells #reprogramming #celegans #neuroscience #neurons #environment #saltdough #yeast #poem

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Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller was a German poet, philosopher, physician, historian, and playwright. Although contemporaries and good friends with Goethe, he had many notable works of his own, though I must admit admit I've never seen his plays live! (Does anyone fancy a theatre trip to Deutschland with me?)/ . .Schiller's quote here needs little elaboration. I'm acutely aware that patience is not one of my strong points, but determination is. If we all just take a breath, a moment, to complete a piece of work to the best of our ability, our work and our skills will improve in no time. / . .Instagram is my favourite social media platform to use, and over time I'll be perfecting this feed, curating posts and the overall aesthetic. Perfecting these little things, little square tiles of medical art, in preparation for tackling the big stuff. // . . . #DaleVulpesVulpes #Art #MedicalArt #IndependentArt #Medicine #MedicalScience #Ink #Monochrome #BlackAndWhite #SciArt #Science #quote #Schiller #johannChristophVonSchiller #playwright #German #perfect #perfection #practicemakesperfect

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'Heart vasculature' - 30cm x 37cm framed - available / . . We are often so fascinated by the mechanics of the heart pumping blood to the rest of the body, that we sometimes forget that the heart itself needs oxygenated blood in order to function! #selfcare 😉💓 This piece traces the vasculature of the heart itself, the result being an intricate web delicately outlining this muscular organ. / . . Ischaemia in coronary heart disease is the restriction of blood to the heart through narrowed blood vessels, which can lead to angina or myocardial infarction (heart attack). So spare a though for these spindly arterioles before scoffing your next cholesterol-filled yummy food of cardiac death. // . . #DaleVulpesVulpes #Art #MedicalArt #IndependentArt #Medicine #MedicalScience #Ink #Monochrome #BlackAndWhite #SciArt #Science #heart #vasculature #blood #artery #cardiac #ischaemia #MI #myocardialinfarction #arterioles #artery #ink #pen #angina #heartattack #cholesterol

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Just saying. Scientists can be fun yo. / . .Mae C Jemison is an American engineer, physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first African American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992. She's also a hoot. 🌠🚀 // . . . #DaleVulpesVulpes #Art #MedicalArt #IndependentArt #Medicine #MedicalScience #Ink #Monochrome #BlackAndWhite #SciArt #Science #quote #space #astronaut #MaeCJemison

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My back looked pretty today. / . .My workspace is also my study space and writing space. The limitations of my resources do restrict my art, primarily its size due to practicality. But it's truly a lovely space to be in; surrounded by plants and art and books and soft colours. My art celebrates what can be achieved at a single desk in a small bedroom, with creativity and determination. // . . . #DaleVulpesVulpes #Art #MedicalArt #IndependentArt #Medicine #MedicalScience #Ink #Monochrome #BlackAndWhite #SciArt #Science #artist #bedroom #workspace #studio #back

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IT ME. Hello all, I'm back from hiatus! 💜 / . .I've spent some much needed time focusing on mental and physical wellbeing, taking some time to really focus on myself. In our instagram intermission, I've displayed my artwork in TWO exhibitions, with more opportunities on the horizon! More importantly I've been gaining inspiration for new artwork, with lots of ideas bubbling and doodles flowing. So keep a beady eye out. / . .Gertrude Elion was an American biochemist and pharmacologist, who shared the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with George H. Hitchings and Sir James Black. She pioneered research that generated numerous successful drugs and was an all round amazing woman. I believe her quote concisely sums up my attitude towards my career and my artwork. Essentially, hard work pays off. Passion pays off. Do it for yourself, believe in yourself. Don't give up. I'm a scientist by day and artist by night and it's through my own grit that I'm successful in both. 💪 // . . . #DaleVulpesVulpes #Art #MedicalArt #IndependentArt #Medicine #MedicalScience #Ink #Monochrome #BlackAndWhite #SciArt #Science #quote #hardwork #motivation #GertrudeElion #biochemist #biochemistry #pharmacology #NobelPrize #drugs #pharmaceutical

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Jade plant. 🌿 Smultronställe is the Swedish word for 'favourite place', but is mich more than a physical space or home, it's a feeling,.it's universal. For me, Smultronställe is 1) hospital ward 2) shower 3) botanical garden greenhouses where I can see beauties like this. . .What's your Smultronställe? . . #DaleVulpesVulpes #Art #MedicalArt #IndependentArt #Medicine #MedicalScience #Ink #Monochrome #BlackAndWhite #SciArt #Science #botanicalgardens #greenhouses #jadeplant #pretty #hospital #shower #happyplace #Swedish

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Bob Ross was an American painter, art instructor, and television host. He was the creator and host of 'The Joy of Painting', an instructional television program which was aired in the 80's/90's but became an Internet and Netflix sensation more recently. // . Art, in it's broadest terms, is prevalent in all human cultures. Right back to the first signs of homosapiens. Creating art allows us to express ourselves through different mediums, helping ourselves process ideas and emotions, and allowing others an insight into a different view on life. As a viewer we can lose ourselves in art which we find stimulating or soothing, or perhaps something we identify with and can't quite vocalise. Art persists because it reflects ourselves. // . . . #DaleVulpesVulpes #Art #MedicalArt #IndependentArt #Medicine #MedicalScience #Ink #Monochrome #BlackAndWhite #SciArt #Science #quote #bobross #selfdevelopment #arthistory

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'Foetal development' - 17.5 cm x 32.5 cm - Ink on paper with silver flakes - available // . Last week I entered Foetal development along with three other works into the 'Infinite potentials' Cambridge Stem Cell Institute exhibition. If successful this little guy will be displayed at ArtCell, CRUK, Cambridge UK, and the New York Hall of Science, USA! 🇬🇧🇺🇸 // . .The Infinite Potential artworks focus on simplifying the complexity and magnifying the intricate beauty of stem cells. Stem cells are unique in that as undifferentiated, can develop into almost any cell type except gametes; ironically scientists often harvest stem cells from embryos which themselves can only be formed by the union of gametes. Somatic stem cells can also be harvested from specific area in the adult body, such as bone marrow. Stem cells have great potential for regenerative medicine and reproductive medicine, and are often a hot topic of ethical debate as science and technology continues to develop in the Anthropocene. // . . . #DaleVulpesVulpes #Art #MedicalArt #IndependentArt #Medicine #MedicalScience #Ink #Monochrome #BlackAndWhite #SciArt #Science #foetus #baby #blastocyst #stemcells #development #medart #biology #silverflakes #CRUK #NewYork #Cambridge #regenerativemedicine #reproductivemedicine #embryo

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