Chronic Wasting Beads 2019

By |2020-01-16T23:38:46-07:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, TECHNOSCIENCE, & ENVIRONMENT, SING Canada, SING Canada 2019|

Cardinal-McTeague presents science and health communication of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) through a cultural lens. Here he uses Métis and Cree floral beadwork to depict the protein structure of normal and misfolded prions and the progression of the disease. On the right, coloured beads encode different amino acid alleles associated with incubation rates, which impact transmission properties of the disease.