The inner life of the cell and other projects of the XVIVO studio


    After viewing the note, Vividly about DNA, I was surprised that this had not happened on Habré. I decided to fill the gap. In addition, in the comments mentioned one of the most popular videos, I’ll start with him.
    In 2006, commissioned by Harvard University, XVIVO created a series of animated videos on cell biology. The first video, “The inner life of cell”, demonstrates the mechanism by which white blood cells can sense the environment and respond to external signals.
    The video was subsequently published on the Harvard University website BioVisions

    UPD: version with comments (in English).

    The picture (frame from the video) shows the elements of the anatomy of the cell:
    Microtubules - guides along which the bubbles move to or from the cell membrane. They are located throughout the cell. The structure of microtubules is constantly changing. A special motor protein moves along them, which drags a bubble. Inside the bubble can be everything that forms in the cell - a sort of "big bag with a bunch of good or a bunch of shit." By the way, the movement through microtubules was discovered relatively recently, which subsequently formed a whole branch of science.
    Protein filaments - actin - forming a cell framework. It is in dynamics - it is formed, disintegrates, due to which the cell is able to change shape.

    How could a cure for AIDS work

    A video developed for the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) shows how an AIDS vaccine can work in the body. Designed to represent IAVI at the TED Conference in February 2010. The video touches on key elements of the immune system and shows the putative immune response to HIV after vaccination.

    Visualization of healing

    This animation demonstrates how our immune system identifies and kills particles alien to the body. Macrophages recognize foreign particles and swallow them. Lymphocytes activate the process of destroying absorbed microbes, and also activate the remaining lymphocytes. Created for (not active for some reason ...) based on research by Deepak Chopra in the field of cancer.

    Stem Cell Science

    It describes the creation of embryonic stem cells and the diversification process that pluripotent cells undergo in order to become a replacement for cells in tissues and organs that are damaged by force or as a result of disease.

    The behavior of the virus in the body

    Scheme of virus penetration into our body, and then into the cell. Penetrating into the cell, the virus turns into a bubble - such as in the first roller, and then it is dragged by a motor protein through a microtubule to the cell nucleus. RNA of the virus enters the nucleus, multiplies, after which the virus spreads to other cells.

    My wife helped make comments on the video, for which many thanks to her! she recently defended her degree in molecular biology.

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