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Cells and Tissues
An impressive and eye-catching site that lets you probe the
inside of a generic cell - cutting through the layers of its organelles,
rotating them, and zooming in to get a closer look.
Full of colorful cell illustrations and animations, as well
as descriptions of some interesting cell processes (how the HIV virus
travels through a lymphocyte, how immune cells deal with a splinter, etc.).
Cell Visualization Project
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and the National
Institute of Health, this site uses computer imaging to reconstruct cells
in 3-D. It's a work in progress but, for now, you can take a guided tour
of a white blood cell (neutrophil).
The name says it all! Be sure to check out the spectacular
pictures in the "Cell Gallery" and explore the virtual (VRML) cell.
A straightforward explanation of the stages of mitosis (with
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