Today’s Right Turn, contributed by Erin Sugar at the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine, features the animated film “The journey of a white blood cell,” as well as several vibrant and detailed still animations that depict molecular snapshots of the inner workings of the human body, as imagined by the XVIVO team from Hartford, Connecticut. The movie magnifies the white cell and areas of the body up to 10 million times and was created for institutions ranging from Harvard to the United States Department of Defense in order to teach science in a more captivating way. The equipment used to produce the microscopic imagery does not show colour, so the illustrators used their imaginations to envision and produce the colourful masterpieces.
Our regular feature, Right Turn, showcases the “lighter” side of stem cells and regenerative medicine. Every Friday, we will bring you cartoons, photos, videos and other content that may be just as thought provoking as the written submissions that you are used to finding here, but they definitely won’t be blogs.
As always, we welcome your feedback and we also welcome suitable submissions. Be creative! Use the right (!) side of your brain. Make us laugh! Let’s see if we can make this new direction a positive one for all of us. Send your submission to info(at)ccrm.ca.
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