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Monday Midnight Movie: The Inner Life of the Cell

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Harvard University selected XVIVO to develop an animation that would take their cellular biology students on a journey through the microscopic world of a cell, illustrating mechanisms that allow a white blood cell to sense its surroundings and respond to an external stimulus.

If you want an expert-level explanation of what the visualizations are intended to communicate, check out this video. If not, just enjoy the amazing graphics and soundtrack.