Mouse Model Pioneers New Stem Cell Therapy
This poster has a lavender background and shows a circle of treatment with the sequence of steps used in a new form of stem cell therapy starting with a sickly mouse and going full circle to result in a healthy mouse. Progressing in a reverse clockwise manner starting at the eleven o’clock position there is the word “Start” in pink letters and under it is a prostrate white mouse drawn with droopy ears and whiskers and a limp tail. The caption under this mouse in black letters is “Sick Mouse”. The mouse is also superimposed on a thick muted pink arrow pointing from twelve to nine o’clock. At ten o’clock on that arrow several white rectangular cells are shown with the caption “Collect Skin Cells”. At nine o’clock the arrow ends pointing to the words “Add Induction Factors”. A second arrow starts at nine o’clock and progresses to six o’clock and gradationally changes hue from muted pink to light green. At eight o’clock there is a diagram of three yellow cell ovals growing in a red gel filled Petri dish with the caption “Generate Stem Cells”. This arrow head is at the six o’clock position and points to a black double helix with the caption “Repair Cells”. The third arrow starts at six o’clock and points to three o’clock. It changes hue from muted light green gradationally to a brighter light green and points to the caption “Inject Corrected Cells”. At four o’clock there are drawings of dark red muscle, blood and nerve tissues with the caption “Differentiate Cells”. The final arrow starts at three o’clock and goes toward twelve o’clock. It changes from a light green to bright green at the arrow head where it points to a white mouse after treatment with alert eyes, strong tail, erect whiskers and the caption “Healthy Mouse”. Above the mouse is the word “Finish” in bright green letters. At two o’clock there is a Petri dish with red gel and emanating from it are many rows of red and yellow cells filling the arrow proceeding toward the healthy mouse. In the center of the circle of treatment are the words “Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (IPs) written in black with white shadowing. The subtitle is, “A Program Sponsored by The NIH Animal Care and Use Committee, 496-5424.” The OACU and the NIH logos are also shown.