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OT- animations of cells doing what they do

  1. Sep 10, 2005 #1
    noob, :)

    just wondering if anyone knows of any sites (links) that show animations of any types of cells doing what they do.


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  3. Sep 11, 2005 #2
    anything specific you want to see the cells doing?

    eg; mitosis, meiosis, protein transport
  4. Sep 11, 2005 #3
    after giving it a bit of thought, I would like to see how particular cells that make up say...the stomach...bond together and make use of nutrients.

    I know that the stomach, as a whole, functions to digest food into nutrients. I want to see a particular stomach cell function while the whole stomach functions.

    I want to see how a particular red blood cell functions.

    I guess I want to see the particular cell function within the whole system, while the whole system functions.

    Know what I mean?

  5. Sep 13, 2005 #4
    I understand what you mean. I've never seen any videos like that. I know that if you search online there are videos of mitosis, migration, and cytoskeleton movements (Here is an example http://www.bio.davidson.edu/courses/movies.html). It is probably technically very difficult visualize cells in a functioning stomach. I find that there are lots of videos with some research papers and in supplemental information on biology textbook websites. Thinking more deeply about it, I think I've seen similar things on tv documentaries but they must have larger budgets than the average researcher.

    For animations, here are a couple sites:
    http://www.healthscout.com/animation/68/2/main.html (particular to your question about stomach cells)
    http://www.stanford.edu/group/Urchin/ani-plus.htm(these are about fertilization)
    http://www.cellbio.com/ (Has a whole list of sites with movies and animations)
    Overall I think the best sources are text book supplements and bio course websites for animations and research articles for real movies.
  6. Sep 15, 2005 #5
    thanks detta for the links and help

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