Lymphocyte Traffic Research

"ArtnScience, Beauty and Truth"

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What comes first, scientific protocols or images so haunting that they conjure questions requiring answers? I think beauty is what drives us to discover something new. Targeted research makes use of existing knowledge but leads us away from pursuit of beauty by convincing us that we can search for new truths with technology. How can we search for that which we neither know nor can recognize? It is beauty that leads us to inquire. The beauty of a new idea, the beauty of an image never seen or imagined before, or the beauty of the unknown is what leads us to discover. I hope this web site will become a valuable educational resource for students in the biological sciences. These aesthetic images from the immune system will motivate others to imagine and conjur new ideas as they did me in my studies of immunity.

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Staten Island | Growing Up | My Family | 17 May | Pynn Family | Bali 1977 | France 1982

France and Italy 1998
| Spain 1999 | Norway Family & Photo Album 2000 | Ireland 2002

Maine 2003
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BioDefense | Ethics | Efficacy Dilemma
| Ethics Evolves | Oriental Rugs | Bike NYC 2008

Prague 2008
| Cesky Krumlov | Kutna Hora | Eger | Budapest | Ljubljana | Razdrto Farm

Caves & Lipizaner Stud
| Radovljica Bees | Lakes Bohinj and Bled | Zagreb | Dubrovnik

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This site also sustains a theme about creativity and the interrelatedness of imagery in Art and Science. The Art theme can be followed by clicking on the hyperlinks to artist's names or questions about their work. e.g. Sandro Botticelli, Adolphe- William Bouguereau, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Buonarroti, Paul Cezanne, and Salvador Dali. Here's a page by an "ArtnScientist", Hunter O'Reilly, whose paintings I first saw on the cover of a molecular biology journal that bore her publication. Another "scientific" artist is Chuck Close who created a new dimension of portrait art. His immense photorealist paintings of friends were made with multitudes of small graphics that presaged pixels used in computer images.

You can find answers to the questions [#1. "What do Art and Science have in common?"; #2. "When is Art Science?"; and, #3. "Can you see similarities in the way Cezanne perceived 'The Bathers' and 'Still Life with Fruit'.?"

Here is a list of Art Museums with excellent content you can access via the WWW: The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C; The Louvre Museum, Paris; Fine Art Resources on the Internet; Carol Gerten's Virtual Art Museum; Mark Harden's Art-chive; Rodin Museum, Paris; The Complete Van Gogh Collection and, last but not least, the wonderful Webmuseum Bienvenue! from Nicolas Pioch. Also, you must see the sculptures of Auguste Rodin on exhibit in Venice and those by Gustav Vigeland that are in Frogner Park in Oslo Norway.

See Art's Early Artwork and his photos of The Vigeland Sculpture Garden in Norway

Art and Science strongly influence daily life in Frederick. "The Community Bridge" is a local Art Project with Sociological ramifications because it bridges all segments of the community.


Art Anderson is a senior scientist, pathologist and ethicist. Presently, his most important responsibility is the protection of the rights and welfare of human volunteer subjects through the Office of Human Use and Ethics.

In recognition of 28 years of assuring ethical research involving humans, Wagner College awarded Art the degree of Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa on 16 May 2003

If you want to hear Art talk about human subjects, listen to Joanne Silberner's "All things considered" presentation on "Operation Whitecoat." (click on the hotlink, then click on "Project Whitecoat" when you get to the NPR Archives. You may need a RealAudio player.)

Did you see Philip Hilts' article on Jonathan Moreno's new book in The New York Times? Read about what I do in chapters 8 & 9 of "Undue Risk: Secret State Experiments on Humans". The heroism of Operation Whitecoat volunteers was included in "Dangerous Missions: Human Guinea Pigs" a program that aired on the History Channel in August 2000. Unfortunately, you can no longer get the video for your IRB Education program from the A&E Store.

"Successful is the person who has lived well, laughed often and loved much, who has gained the respect of children, who leaves the world better than they found it, who has never lacked appreciation for the earth's beauty, who never fails to look for the best in others or give the best of themselves."

Cleared as: RPP-05-273, "Art as Applied to Medicine: Art, Science and Lymph Nodes;" TR-04-476 Immunity Preview: Conduit for Privileged Communications in the Lymph Node."

The information and opinions stated in this website are my own personal ideas and must not be construed to represent any official position of any agency of the US Government.

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Art enjoys answering Immunology and Virology questions for the Mad Scientist Network