Chemistry

Biology, Chemistry, Engineering

Illustrations for Microsoft Research


We created two high resolution illustrations to explain some of the concepts behind two of Microsoft Research‘s analytical tools. This illustration on DNA Strand Displacement (DSD) accompanies four short animations showing how DSD can be used to perform logic operations, which in turn can form part of a biological equivalent to an electronic circuit, and eventually

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Animation, Biology, Chemistry

CABI – glucoCEST MRI technique


CABI (part of UCL) have developed an MRI technique that utilises tumours’ aggressive uptake of sugar to identify themselves. The patient drinks a sugary drink, and then enters the MRI scanner, where they take advantage of the interchange of protons between water and sugar. Because the sugar is more strongly absorbed by the tumour, the

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Animation, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering

Synthetic Biology Documentary – Creating Life (50 minutes)


Here’s the synthetic biology documentary we had the pleasure of working on.  The documentary titled “Creating Life – The Ultimate Engineering Challenge,” by Kelly Neaves and Dominic Rees-Roberts, follows the Imperial College IGEM team (International Genetically Engineered Machine), as they discover how to engineer bacteria to perform specific tasks, and consider the implications of their work.

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Animation, Biology, Chemistry

Epigenetics animations


Our Epigenetics animations are now online in Begin Before Birth‘s series of Youtube Videos. The animations help explain the concept of Epigenetics, whereby chemical markers on DNA can switch genes on and off – and these markers can be inherited.  Environmental pressures on a parent can lead to adaptation in the child.  Links: Begin Before Birth’s

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Animation, Chemistry, In the press, Physics

SPL’s Clip of the Week


Our animation/simulation of convective mixing in a liquid has just been chosen as Science Photo Library‘s clip of the week.  Well, it IS quite pretty…. SPL’s Clip of the Week Our stock images at SPL Our stock animations at SPL – part 1 Our stock animations at SPL – part 2

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