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The works presented here are created with alternative materials rather than etched on copper. From squashed paper costumes to packaging and leather book covers, objects are inked with different processes, both intaglio and planographic. Scales vary and are usually life-size." Prints by @madparreira

Pictures really cant do these amazing pop-ups by @madparreira justice – it's almost enough to forgive the bibliocide.

'In this study, (Cubillos et al, 2024) employ cutting-edge methodology to elegantly demonstrate how both the emergence of a new gene and its transcriptional regulation contributed to the extraordinary expansion of the cerebral cortex in primates (Fig. 1). The authors delve into inter-species differences in gene expression and transcriptional regulation focused on EPIREGULIN (EREG), a member of the epidermal growth factor (EGF) family. EPIREGULIN is known for its involvement in various cellular processes and its multifaceted roles in cell signaling pathways. However, its role in neural progenitor cell proliferation and cortical evolution had not been explored.'

"The rich epidemiologic record of Kawasaki Disease cases maintained by Nakamura and colleagues at Jichi University documented the three nationwide epidemics that occurred in 1979, 1982, and 1986. One cannot escape the interpretation that these massive epidemics were caused by the introduction of a novel agent into a highly susceptible population"

Just finished reading & recommend "How I won a Nobel Prize", a novel about a STEM graduate student struggling with a difficult research problem at a very peculiar institution.
Julius Taranto, a law school graduate (according to the book jacket bio), evidently did his research:

"Scientists are constantly disserving one another in this way. Everyone declines to publish their bland failures – there is no professional angle in it – which thereby ensures that many other scientists will experience the same bland failures first hand."

"This series of prints was created between 2017 and 2021 and consists of several aquatints of stages, doors, caves or forests, where figures have been inserted through the technique of chine-collé, and colours added through viscosity printing.
The same plate receives different figures or cut-outs (found in old cards, magazines or books) which affect the perception of the space through their different graphic qualities and scale."

'"Au gratin" has long since been adopted into English. It seems, at times, to be a precarious transplant, ill at ease in its surroundings, if not a hopeless case of lost identity."

"Matthias Grünewald’s “Isenheim Altarpiece” (c. 1509–15) is, as Peter Fingesten wrote in The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism (1984), the “most tragic, lacerated, and distorted crucifixion ever painted.” Made for the Monastery of St. Anthony in Alsace, variously in Germany or France, depending on the time period, Grünewald’s altarpiece was composed over a period of approximately four years and likely completed in 1516, the year before that other death-obsessed German, Martin Luther, would inaugurate the Reformation."
(via The Browser).

"We present a case where the atavistic phenotype is adaptive, with the derived allele of the M locus in H. misippus producing a mimetic wing phenotype. We show that two large insertions of 2.4 and 4.3 kb are found in the dominant allele of the M locus and that these are formed by multiple TE insertions."

"Since the 1960s, global vaccination campaigns have eradicated smallpox, suppressed polio and contained measles. Modest expenditures on public health have saved tens of millions of lives, reduced morbidity and allowed children around the world to develop into adults capable of living healthy and productive lives."

'Through adoptive transplantation of donor bone marrow stem cells carrying a mutant human amyloid precursor protein (APP) transgene into either APP-deficient knockout or normal recipient animals, we observed rapid development of AD pathological hallmarks.'

"(...) Monet’s “Boulevard des Capucines” (1873), the teeming vista of a city that knew itself to be the capital of the 19th century.

Monet painted this from the very gallery where the First Impressionist show took place, the studio of photographer Nadar. He thus challenged photography on home ground, assimilating its plunging viewpoints, sharp angles, blur of movement, while in the painterly blending of small flickering strokes he evoked urban experience as a web of light and atmosphere."
(Monet’s ‘Boulevard des Capucines’ © Atkins Museum of Art)

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