Thursday, February 01, 2007

The little dynein the could

My cell regulation class is in the midst of learning the intricacies of the cytoskeleton right now. To complement his lectures Jonathan Lee from the CMM department showed us this video that a student found. Some one at Harvard had alot of time and a supercomputer on their hands.

From what I've learned in the past couple of weeks its fairly accurate. The movie gives a good sense of the scales inside the cell as well as compressing about 4 years of my undergrad into 4 minutes. If you're not in the mood for some really cheesy dramatic music I suggest you turn down your speakers, if you are: turn up the bass.