Sunday, September 03, 2006

The Cell: A Motion Picture

Harvard biology students will be given a cool resource in their attempts to learn the events happening inside cells: a flash animation.

The Inner Life of a Cell is an eight-minute flash movie that visualizes how a cell uses its myriad, minute components in effecting a physiological response. Every little part inside the cell has a function, a purpose, a job to carry out, and the movie gives an interesting view on how the parts work separately and together.

If you don't already have a background in cell biology, the movie will look foreign and freakish, but remember that it is metaphorically the movie of YOU under a powerful microscope!

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