Work / Animation / The Inner Life of the Cell: Protein Packing
Harvard University and XVIVO come together again to add to the growing series of scientific animations for BioVisions – Harvard’s multimedia lab in the department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Protein Packing strives to more accurately depict the molecular chaos in each and every cell, with proteins jittering around in what may seem like random motion. Proteins occupy roughly 40% of the cytoplasm, creating an environment that risks unintentional interaction and aggregation. Via diffusion and motor protein transport, these molecules are directed to sites where they are needed.
Lyn Freeman, Ph.D., CEO, Mind Matters Research, LLC
XVIVO was asked to create an extremely complex but biochemically and biologically accurate animation that depicted the role of neuropeptides in brain plasticity. The final product was astounding — far beyond our expectations. This animation is now being used to educate breast cancer survivors on how cognitive processes are restored after chemotherapy. I would highly recommend XVIVO to others seeking similar products.