Intricacies of scientific models

I have always been a sucker for fancy and intricate scientific devices.  I don't want to say instruments, because that would imply electronic equipment.  Although even there, if it has to do with imaging cells, I'm in!  But I am referring more to items that you can actually touch and interact with, especially on a... Continue Reading →

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So grateful for this feedback

This quote was recently posted on Facebook in association with my latest piece "Sunrise". I am so thankful for the kind words from one of my customers Carla Harris! "I love the art of Yana Zorina, a neuroscientist whose artworks are inspired by her field of scientific research. I have been following this blog for... Continue Reading →

“Sunrise”

One of the major challenges in the field of neuroscience is the poor ability of neurons to regenerate after acute injury.  Conditions such as spinal cord injury sever the neuronal connections, leading to permanent paralysis with no treatments currently available.  After birth, the vast majority of neurons lose their ability to divide and create new cells,... Continue Reading →

Role of art in science, education and medicine

For centuries art has been used as a universal method of communication.  Art can portray outer and inner beauty, emotional state, or a fleeting feeling.  It can attract a viewer's attention to the big picture by portraying an overarching message, or a tiny detail emphasizing a very personal experience.  Here I will describe how scientifically... Continue Reading →

One percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration 

Thomas Edison's quote "Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration" is quite famous and is often used to inspire people to work hard.  There is nothing wrong with that.  Indeed, everyone who want to achieve their goals should strive to overcome whatever challenges life throws at them.  But the interesting question is -... Continue Reading →

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