Melbourne BioViz

Life animated in 3D: Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes

Insulin binding to the insulin receptor on the cell surface, close up (Maja Divjak, WEHI-TV)
insulin (purple) binding to insulin receptors (green) on the cell surface

In Australia, one in four people over the age of 85 suffer from Alzheimer’s and about one million of us live with diabetes. There are very few of us untouched in some way by these diseases.

And yet how well do most people understand them?

A joint project between the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, CSIRO and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research aims to bring this science to life using high-res 3D animations. The animations explain very complex biological processes related to each disease with scientific accuracy: zooming in on what happens inside our body, but can’t be seen with the naked eye. You can read all about it here

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