Archive for December 26th, 2010

Photomicrographs of neurons

| December 26, 2010 | 1 Reply
Photomicrographs of neurons

Check out these incredible photos of neurons too. There are vast complex universes inside of us, as well as outside of us.

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More incredible animations of microscopic worlds

| December 26, 2010 | Reply
More incredible animations of microscopic worlds

In recent weeks, I’ve spent some time trying to learn more about the inner workings of cells. It turns out that there are some fantastic animations that have been created on this topic. For instance:

Harvard University selected XVIVO to develop an animation that would take their cellular biology students on a journey through the microscopic world of a cell, illustrating mechanisms that allow a white blood cell to sense its surroundings and respond to an external stimulus. This award winning piece was the first topic in a series of animations XVIVO is creating for Harvards educational website BioVisions at Harvard.

How were these animations made? The New York Times provides the explanation. And here is the accompanying video.

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