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The Beautiful and Efficient Anatomy of Pregnancy

I have spent most of the last decade focusing on the marvels of developmental biology -- "the study of how multicellular organisms develop from immature forms into an adult." I study this using scientific visualization technologies that my team at TheVisualMD have developed. READ MORE

BBC Future
Conception to birth: Visualised

Image-maker Alexander Tsiaras shares a powerful medical visualisation, showing human development from conception to birth and beyond. READ MORE

CNN Health
Visualizing wellness for 2012

The last time you went to the doctor's office, you probably got some numbers representing your pulse, blood pressure, maybe even cholesterol and weight. But what does that really mean for you? READ MORE

AlzCare.net
Alzheimer's Treasure Trove: The Visual MD

At times it seems like there are a billion resources providing information about Alzheimer's Disease. As I read and sort through information, it's often challenging to hone down that wealth of data into a few dynamic, informative sources that are really "go to" resources.
I want to highly recommend the presentations available at The Visual MD. This site has a thirteen chapter series that presents an oustanding amount of information in understandable, manageable segments. The accompanying video presentations are truly highlights. The informative series begins with a chapter entitled, "Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease" and covers a wide variety of subjects including information regarding signs and symptoms, disease progression, testing, treatment, and what can be done about the disease. READ MORE

PMLIVE - Intelligence Online
Pfizer and Janssen back online video resource for Alzheimer's disease

Pfizer and Janssen are funding a new online video resource for patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
The pharma companies' Alzheimer's Disease Health Center is hosted by health information site The Visual MD and features a 'video booklet' explaining how the neurodegenerative disease develops and can be detected. READ MORE

Pjamal.com
thevisualMD.com - Incredible visual video explaining Type 2 diabetes

One of the leading organizations that create visual health related videos is trying to raise awareness for Type 2 diabetes and obesity in the US. By 2050, if the current trend continues, one in three individuals will have Type 2 diabetes in the US. This is a staggering statistics that we all have a personal and moral responsibility to fight against. The video does a really great job of visually explaining diabetes. Watch the video (about 5 minutes) using the link below, share it with everyone you know and be mindful of the kind of healthy lifestyle you and your loved ones live. READ MORE

Mother Nature Network
Watch: Conception to birth - visualized

Mathematician Alexander Tsiaras's awesome TedEx presentation on the medical visualization of human development from conception to birth.
I was blown away by this video when I first saw it. I know we've all seen images like this before in Biology class, but the beautiful way Alexander Tsiaras puts this together from the point of view of a mathematician is really something. As you might expect, the video prompted a series of heated comments on both sides of the abortion debate. And I can certainly see where this type of video might lead to that. But as the mom of two daughters, and a and scientist by training, I was simply awe struck by the beauty and precision of human development. Let me know what you think! READ MORE

Blogs.Babble.com
TED Speaker & Mathematician Is Awed By What A Woman's Body Can Do

I encourage anyone one who is pregnant or who works with pregnant women to watch this video. It's a quickie TED clip featuring mathematician and image-maker, Alexander Tsiaras, talking about the wonders of gestation and birth. READ MORE

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Ted Video - David Gallo and Alexander Tsiaras

I think these two cool videos deserve more coverage (although I don't think my blog will boost their number of views that much), but still, I can't help not to share it. Some objects are not easily captured, and most of the time remain foreign to the eyes of the normal Joe, but these two experts did some serious undertaking to visualize and capture and made it unknowable to us the mystery lies in the deepest & darkest part of the ocean and also the miracle of a cell's conception. READ MORE

TED
Alexander Tsiaras: Conception to birth -- visualized

Image-maker Alexander Tsiaras shares a powerful medical visualization, showing human development from conception to birth and beyond. (Some graphic images.)

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PR Newswire
theVisualMD Delivers a Never Before Seen View of Alzheimer's Disease

theVisualMD helps Caregivers and Practitioners demystify Alzheimer's disease NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- theVisualMD, www.thevisualmd.com, the world's leading health visualization resource announces the release of its latest health initiative on Alzheimer's disease. theVisualMD creates educational health content using human data from a variety of medical scans - magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computer tomography (CT) ultrasound, and confocal laser scans. The data is collected, digitized, and recompiled using volume-visualization software and utilized to detail health stories that have been developed with leading researchers and key opinion leaders in their respective fields. "There is a great degree of confusion in the general public about the causes of dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and age-related memory problems," said Rudy Tanzi, Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit, MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease. "This comprehensive educational initiative will go a long way to demystify these issues."

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Curiosity from Discovery
Alexander Tsiaras on The Internet and Health

Alexander Tsiaras discusses how the Internet has changed as a resource for health information in this Curiosity video.

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ABC News
Coming to a Computer Near You... Your Body in 3-D

October 28, 2011
Reported by ABC news' Gitika Ahuja, from TEDMED2011, a conference of ideas and innovation.
Think of it as Pixar meets the National Institutes of Health: A new health initiative designed by internationally renowned art director and technologist Alexander Tsiaras and wellness Guru Dr. Deepak Chopra that aims to visually decipher through images and storytelling all the things going on inside the human body, or as Tsiaras puts it, the marvel of how we are made.
The website, brought to you by the folks from TheVisualMD.com launches in January, with a new section being every week for 15 weeks. Tsiaras gave us a sneak peak here at TEDMED 2011, and I must admit the 3-D images and videos are beautiful, seemingly precise and detailed as they try to give "soul to data." Tsiaras says the visualizations are as accurate as science understands the human body today.

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Scientific Aamerican
What Is Alzheimer's Disease? A Visual Primer

October 31, 2011
The devastating brain disease slowly destroys memory and identity. Gain a better understanding through a detailed tour presented by our partners, TheVisualMD.
As many as 35 million people worldwide have Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia among adults over 60 years of age. That figure could reach 115 million by 2050, concludes the nonprofit Alzheimer's Disease International. In the U.S., about 5 percent of adults 65 to 74 have Alzheimer's, and nearly half of those age 85 and older may have it, according to figures of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

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Curiosity from Discovery
Alexander Tsiaras - Founder/ CEO - TheVisualMD LLC.

Recently Answered Questions

  • What makes you curious?
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  • What does the future hold for medical body visualization technology?
  • How was Nine Visual Rules of Wellness developed?
  • How is the Internet changing the medical field?

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Guhit @ Likha
Alexander Tsiaras: Conception to birth -- visualized

Image-maker Alexander Tsiaras shares a powerful medical visualization, showing human development from conception to birth and beyond. (Some graphic images.)

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