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Edward Ross contacted me to flag up the recent science comics he has been making with researcher colleagues. These two web-based comics follow on from 2010′s Parasites! produced by Ross and molecular parasitologist Jamie Hall of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology in Glasgow.

CLICK ON THE COVER IMAGES TO GO TO THE COMIC WEBSITES

The Hope Beyond Hype graphic story grew from the desire of OptiStem, a large European consortium of stem cell researchers, to go beyond just explaining the science of stem cells.  They wanted to depict the process they undertake as they try to move stem cell research on towards clinical trials and therapies. Read Ken MacLeod’s account of producing the comic. The comic was written by Ken MacLeod, Jamie Hall, Edward Ross and Cathy Soulworth and designed and drawn by Edward Ross.

http://www.eurostemcell.org/hopebeyondhype

The Malaria comic is written by Jamie Hall and Edward Ross, illustrated by Edward Ross, coloured by Tom Humberstone with a cover by Luke Pearson and funded by the european commission fp7 network of excellence programme

EVIMALAR IS A JOINT RESEARCH FP7 NETWORK OF EXCELLENCE, FUNDED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION AND CURRENTLY INVOLVING 62 PARTNERS FROM 51 INSTITUTES IN EUROPE, AFRICA, INDIA AND AUSTRALIA (COORDINATED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW, SCOTLAND, UK). IT SEEKS TO INTEGRATE MALARIA RESEARCH THAT IS DIRECTED TOWARDS A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE PARASITE, ITS VECTOR AND OF THE BIOLOGY OF THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN THE PARASITE AND BOTH ITS MAMMALIAN HOST AND VECTORS.
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