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a very impressive 8 minute animation created for Harvard's Molecular & Cellular Biology program that "transports Harvard Biology undergraduate students into a three-dimensional journey through the microscopic world of a cell". the animation illustrates the mechanisms that allow a white blood cell to sense its surroundings & respond to an external stimulus.

see also cell evolution infographics & biochemical pathways map.

[links: xvivo.net (press release) & aimediaserver.com (large size video)|via slashdot.org]






Amazing, depressing, deep. All at the same time.. Don't know what to think. I love it. Thanks.

Tue 19 Sep 2006 at 1:37 PM

when i was a child, there was an animated series about "how the body works", all with small characters inside the body
including the inside of a cell

i wish i could find a picture (well i could, it would take a few weeks to get the dvds from a friend ;) )

but here's the intro (with cheesy music)

Thu 21 Sep 2006 at 10:51 AM

I saw this on my husband's computer, it is amazing and wonderous what one can create via computer imaging. My kids just loved the phantasmagorical walking cell bit. They took the web site to school to show their science teachers. Unfortunately, I can't get it to play on my computer, frustrating. Can any one help.

Thu 05 Oct 2006 at 4:35 PM

Very nice indeed

Sun 15 Oct 2006 at 5:37 AM
Bee Vang

Neither of the websites have the full eight minutes. Each is only three minutes long. But it's still a very good video! ^_^

Fri 20 Oct 2006 at 1:19 PM

wow, our bio teacher made us write a narration for this video, it was kind of cool

Sun 03 Dec 2006 at 7:51 AM

wow!!! that is so cool you have to make another. you guys did a finominal job on this keep up the great work!!! wow!!!

Sat 09 Dec 2006 at 10:16 AM
jade pixsie

Amazing. It shows that there is an outstanding amount of structure and design in this world. What wonderful evidence for a creator.

Tue 12 Dec 2006 at 1:44 PM
Tom Marchant

Tom Marchant said...
"What wonderful evidence for a creator"
and I say...
OK, and this creator that has such great knowledge to design complex cell biology - Who created this creator?

Mon 18 Dec 2006 at 1:31 PM

wow it is just amazing how all of this is going on inside me right now as i type this!! i also think this is an absolutely amazing video and i loved the feet carrying the protein sack.

Thu 04 Jan 2007 at 8:22 AM

No wonder my body needs 6-8 glasses of water daily. With all this activity, the little cell "creatures" will surely get thirsty.

Sun 14 Jan 2007 at 12:01 PM

For a full description of the cellular processes in this clip there is a version will voiceover at:


Tue 30 Jan 2007 at 4:13 AM

Awesome video... going to show it to the advanced cell and molecular class at school. P.S. those feet pulling the organelle actually exist in the cell! (Either Kinesin or Dyenin transport molecule)

Tue 27 Mar 2007 at 2:22 AM

yes your talking about dynein here is more info on it.


Thu 05 Apr 2007 at 7:13 AM


Sun 22 Apr 2007 at 5:28 AM

If you're interested, I posted a detailed explanation of the movie here: http://www.sciencechatforum.com/bulletin/viewtopic.php?t=2646

Wed 25 Apr 2007 at 4:21 AM

To Tom Marchant...
The Creator/God is the uncreated, intelligent Creator/God... or He wouldn't be God now, would He?

Sat 28 Apr 2007 at 3:12 PM

Is there anywhere that I can download this video for a screen saver?

Mon 17 Sep 2007 at 3:45 PM

i love research dont you?

Tue 15 Jan 2008 at 8:41 AM

thats a good movie

Tue 16 Sep 2008 at 1:14 PM

Our class just watched this in school, we are learning the functions and parts of a single cell.. It is amazing to actually SEE, all the different parts and processes that we are learning about. Brilliant!

Fri 05 Dec 2008 at 11:58 AM

The complexity of the "simple" cell shows the need for a complex or intelligent designer...as most of our cars, boats, and the space shuttle needed.

Sun 14 Dec 2008 at 7:58 AM

How do you watch it?? it isnt playing!!!!! it's just a picture!!!!! anyone know how??

Mon 12 Jan 2009 at 8:13 AM

this is so alsome its predictable to imagine this so much real and this is cool as video game and other things.

Sat 07 Feb 2009 at 2:52 AM
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