Vamshidhar Kommineni

January 24, 2007

The Inner Life of a Cell

Filed under: Miscellany — Vamshi @ 10:36 am

One of my friends forwarded me this beautiful video yesterday:

The Inner Life of a Cell

Very cool, and nice use of animation to illustrate a biological process. The site the video comes from has an explanation of the video. From there:

"…the animation illustrates unseen molecular mechanisms and the ones they trigger, specifically how white blood cells sense and respond to their surroundings and external stimuli…"

And about the accuracy of the animation:

"…that meant sacrificing literal accuracy for visual effect. “What we did in some cases, with the full support of the Harvard team, was subtly change the way things work,” Liebler says. “The reality is that all that stuff that’s going on in each cell is so tightly packed together that if we were to put every detail into every shot, you wouldn’t be able to see the forest for the trees or know what you were even looking at. One of the most common things we did, then, was to strip it apart and add space where there isn’t really that much space…”

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