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Animated Cell

Animated images depicting how cells internalize molecules on the cell surface.

Janet Iwasa / Harvard Medical School

When Robert A. Lue considers the "Star Wars" Death Star, his first thought is not of outer space, but inner space.

"Luke’s initial dive into the Death Star, I've always thought, is a very interesting way how one would explore the surface of a cell," he said.

That particular scene has not yet been tried, but Dr. Lue, a professor of cell biology and the director of life sciences education at Harvard, says it is one of many ideas he has for bringing visual representations of some of life’s deepest secrets to the general public.

From The New York Times
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