Viruses, like people, come in many beautiful forms. This intricate icosahedral shape, studded with tiny surface proteins, is used by the Polio and HPV viruses as well as Rhinovirus, which causes the common cold.
Fashion for the scientific body, is the tag line for a store on Etsy called the Vexed Muddler. The store specializes in ceramic science jewellery, with a focus on biology, anatomy and microbiology.
Peggy Muddles, the creator of this unusual themed jewellery pieces calls herself a biology nerd and loves to create custom pieces for her clients.
These Petri dish earrings are handcrafted and hand painted to resemble a bacterial culture streaked out on a petri plate.
I thought her pieces were very unique and I had her ship me the three items you see here. My daughter loves biology and I am sure she will love the jewellery pieces I picked for her. Each item came in it's own box and was nicely packaged. I like to invite you to visit the Vexed Muddler shop and see the pieces for yourself.
This classic brain cell design shows dendrites (which send electrical signals to the neuron nucleus), the axon (the long thin section that can grow to reach all the way from your brain to your toes) and even includes the myelin sheath, which is critical for electrical insulation.