ANIMATION

Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

These clips come from a project we developed that discuss the mechanisms of disease of Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C). This animation depicts the micro-anatomy of the bowel from the level of bowel surface microvilli, down to the traffic of ions and proteins across specialized tight junctions that bind villus cells together.

Both the quality of the final product and my experience working with XVIVO has reinforced my interest in a long-term collaboration with this team.

Alain Viel PhD, Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Research in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University