Dec 15, 2009, 05:03AM

PIXAR technology allowing biologists to simulate cellular molecular interaction

"Animation is seen as more eye candy than anything," says Janet Iwasa of Harvard Medical School in Boston. "That could change."

Computer programs like those used in animated movies such as Shrek could soon be helping more cell biologists explain hypotheses — or even to make new discoveries, according to scientists presenting work in San Diego this month at the meeting for the American Society of Cell Biology.


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