"Powering the Cell: Mitochondria" is a visual feast of molecular animation produced by Bio Visions at Harvard.
Boing Boing just posted "Powering the Cell: Mitochondria," a visual feast of molecular animation produced by the BioVisions program at Harvard's Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. The eye-catching journey into the complex world inside our bodies is BioVision's most recent contribution to the emerging molecular animation field, which is led by Harvard biologist-turned-animator Janet Iwasa, professor and director of life sciences Robert Lue, and biologist/director Drew Berry, all of whom are profiled in the recent New York Times article "Where Cinema and Biology Meet."
<p> It's the motion, says Lue, of these cellular interactions—some of which had previously described or diagramed but never depicted in moving pictures—that distinguishes these videos.</p><p> <em>The Times</em> also has a behind-the-scenes video that's very worth watching. </p><p> <em>Photo: Robert A. Lue, a still from "Powering the Cell"</em></p><br/>
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