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the Case Study
Step 01
tHE idea
The Objective
The scientific journal editor proposes illustration services to authors who wish to publish in their peer-reviwed journal.
As scientific graphic designer, I then intervene to adapt the author's graphical abstract or figure to journal guidelines and style.
Step 02
tHE brief
Peer-reviewed journal - IF: 9.1
Journal style
Editor's guidelines include a precise format for the figure: 510.24 px x 340.15 px (formatted in cm).
Myriad Pro font is preferred and should not be smaller than 7 pt
Colors should be adapted for color-blind people: elements that need to be identified or differentiated need to be seen by at least the most common types of color blindness (Protanopia and Deuteranopia).
A color palette has been defined in agreement with the editor.
Step 03
tHE abstract
Emerging Strategies in 3D Culture Models for Hematological Cancers
In vitro cell cultures are fundamental and necessary tools in cancer research and personalized drug discovery. Currently, most cells are cultured using two-dimensional (2D) methods, and drug testing is mainly performed in animal models. However, new and improved methods that implement three-dimensional (3D) cell-culturing techniques provide compelling evidence that more advanced experiments can be performed, yielding valuable new insights. In 3D cell-culture experiments, the cell environment can be manipulated to mimic the complexity and dynamicity of the human tissue microenvironment, possibly leading to more accurate representations of cell-to-cell interactions, tumor biology, and predictions of drug response. The 3D cell cultures can also potentially provide alternative ways to study hematological cancers and are expected to eventually bridge the gap between 2D cell culture and animal models. The present review provides an overview of the complexity of the lymphoid microenvironment and a summary of the currently used 3D models that aim at recreating it for hematological cancer research. We here dissect the differences and challenges between, and potential advantages of, different culture methods and present our vision of the most promising future strategies in the hematological field.
Step 05
Final image
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