The University of Iowa College of Public Health has a fascinating new fund raising event - Infectious Art. The College collaborated with a local design group to create jeweled representations of a wide variety of human pathogens and vectors. The aim was "to present the dichotomy between the aesthetic beauty of pathogens and the havoc they wreak on humanity." Ever wanted a Borrelia ring (one ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them), Influenza A cufflinks, or HIV earrings? Me too. All proceeds will go to support the College of Public Health. Items may be viewed and purchased online or at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting Nov. 2-6 in Boston, Mass., at the University of Iowa College of Public Health's booth (#1331).
h/t Cassie Cunningham