Today is the day! From now on, you can go get the new edition of RAMS at Radboud University Nijmegen. In the coming weeks I will be sharing the illustrations that I made, starting with this one about pre-hospital ECMO.
During a heart attack blood flow to the heart has decreased or stopped completely. This leads to damage to the heart muscle. For this reason, the infarction needs to be treated immediately to preserve as much of the tissue as possible. When the heart fails and is no longer capable of pumping sufficient amounts of oxygen-rich blood through the body, other organs will also be in danger. Therefore, while medics have the time to attend to the cause of the cardiac arrest and while the heart has time to recover, it is important to sustain a healthy blood flow in the patient. For this purpose, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) may be used. The patient’s blood goes through a machine that removes carbon dioxide and provides oxygen to the blood, after which the blood is returned to the patient’s body.
But... what happens when you get a heart attack outside the hospital? The common procedure is to perform CPR and defibrillation, but CPR often recovers only 5.5% of the blood flow – insufficient to keep the victim alive for an extended period of time. For this reason, the possibility of using ECMO in addition to CPR before being transferred to the hospital is being studied. Read all about it in the article written by Quentin Marsman and Simon Crox. Grab your copy at the medical faculty of Radboud University Nijmegen!
Happy birthday to pioneering palaeontologist Mary Anning! 🎉
She was born #OTD in 1799 in Lyme Regis, in the southwest English county of Dorset. Lyme Regis is part of what is now called the Jurassic Coast, and discoveries are still being made to this day.
In 1823 Mary was the first to discover the complete skeleton of a Plesiosaurus, meaning 'near to reptile'.
This is one of her sketches of the animal, completed in pen and ink in 1824.
Вчера сходила на одно из мероприятий @pintofscience . О том как заниматься популяризацией наукой. Было очень интересно!
Сначала пол часа выступала женщина, которая организует различные арт проекты связанные с наукой (например инсталляция из вязанных нейронов). Она рассказала о разных проектах в которых принимала участие. А потом выступали учёные - комики. Стендап на тему науки. В целом как гостевой концерт на День Физика, только на английском 🤣. Было весело. Фестиваль pint of science проходит и в России тоже. Посмотрите на сайте, там очень интересная программа! @pintofscienceru
Yesterday I went to a point of science event. It was about communication of Science to general audience. Fist a lady, who is a professional scientific communicator, was telling us about the projects she has been part of (for instance an installation of knitted neurones). It was really interesting! After that there were performances of three scientific stand-up comedians. It was a lot of fun! Going to another event of this festival this evening!
Humans wanted to take to the skies and they did! Each weekly issue of SCOOPS magazine in 1934 featured an article like this one, forecasting scientific ideas for the future. Zeppelins fell out of vogue after the infamous Hindenburg disaster...did you know that many skyscrapers had special grappling towers created for these, blimps, dirigibles, etc to latch onto and permit passengers to disembark or board from? Seems insane by modern standards, but this was huge back then.
This appeared in the 1934 April 14 [no. 10] issue of SCOOPS; this was the world's first all science fiction illustrated story paper to be published on newsprint.
Aquí les comparto una parte de la ilustración que realize para el nuevo libro de @anibalfernandoparera , al cual le agradezco la confianza depositada en mí para realizar este trabajo. Éste fue mi debut reconstruyendo una escena donde los personajes son los dinosaurios.
[I’ll miss this place, even though i dreaded most times spent here I still got to spent time with my best friend and work on such an interesting project it was truly such a blessing in disguise😌😌] ~ . so here’s some tips on how to study for a subject when you feel burnt out and stuck 🌱✨🌻
•take initiative - when you’re starting to enjoy a subject less, whether it’s because of the teaching, amount of content or simply not liking specific areas of content, take the subject outside of the classroom and determine what it is you don’t like and how to rectify it.
•teach yourself - teaching isn’t always going to be perfect. in one of my history classes, we learn entirely from copying the textbook onto worksheets, which i find tough because it’s not the way i like to learn. start going over the content in a way that you find fun and beneficial - it’s a good way to revise information that you already know and fill in gaps you might not have known were there! •research into the subject/topic - sometimes learning straight from the specification can be tiring, and finding something unique and interesting about a topic can be a good way to spark inspiration and motivation to learn something you don’t enjoy. if you have an interest in what you learn, you’re more likely to remember it, and further research can also aid your learning by taking your knowledge further!
•make your own resources - i find that when i’m doing something i don’t feel interested in, my organisation and productivity in that area goes downhill. i put in less effort so i don’t make as many notes, and i have less to revise from in future. it might be helpful to take that information and put it into a form that will benefit you and your preferred learning style, whether it be cute and elaborate notes, flash cards, putting it into quizlet, mind maps, etc.
•don’t be afraid to ask for help - dissatisfaction in a subject is often caused by a lack of understanding in it. if you’re struggling, ask people in your class or your teachers/professors. they’re there to help you, as scary as asking for help seems. admitting you find something hard is a strength, not a weakness.
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Die Lefche: Thymallus Vescillifer fish. Fauna Boica oder gemeinnützige Naturgeschichte der Thiere Bayerns / vierte Abtheilung, Fische. 1834. Jakob Ernst von Reider.
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1. Floresta de mata atlântica bem conservada em estágio de clímax, apresenta grande fauna biodiversa, composta por alguns grandes dispersores de sementes. A presença de predadores carnívoros de grande porte como a onça-pintada evidenciam o alto grau de conservação da floresta. Presença de lianas grossas se enrroscando nas árvores, de espécies de plantas epífitas (orquídeas e bromélias), de espécies típicas de ocupações tardias como o palmito-juçara, de árvores emergentes (mais altas que o padrão), floresta biodiversa composta por diferentes espécies botânicas e o conjunto de copas das árvores formando um dossel fechado e contínuo são características típicas de um estágio avançado de sucessão.
2. Floresta de mata atlântica em estágio inicial de sucessão secundária após distúrbio, evidente defaunação, com perda dos dispersores de sementes, que acabam por não germinar quando os frutos caem no chão próximos ao indivíduo parental, presença de muitas árvores caídas, amplas clareiras e regiões que apresentam apenas gramíneas, presença de espécies típicas de estágio pioneiro inicial de sucessão como o bambú e a embaúba, presença de lianas finas, baixa diversidade de espécies vegetais e dossel descontínuo com copas distanciadas permitindo alta incidência luminosa, características típicas de uma floresta perturbada e mal conservada.
One week from today I will be exhibiting work at Jupiter Hall! Anyone in this area please join us to celebrate the opening and World Turtle Day, May 23rd! If you like wildlife....especially reptiles and amphibians you will enjoy this event!! This is open and free to the public. Prints and original herp art will be available for sale.
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 23
Exhibit on display through June 5