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Monday, March 12, 2012

Human Immunodeficiency Virus model

Human Immunodeficiency Virus model


This is so darn cool! Well, okay, for an HIV scientist like me... But still, click on the link: it'll give you all the inside views of the virus, and then, if you click on "view labels" on the upper left corner, it tells you what you're looking at and the reference to the paper that describes it. So awesome to have it all conveniently in one picture!

9 comments:

  1. antisocialbutterflieMarch 13, 2012 at 5:16 AM

    That is flippin' awesome. It's things like this that make me love my job.

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  2. Ah, I'm glad you enjoyed it too!!! :)

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  3. Oh, right, so part of your job would be to "translate" the literature into structures like these, right?

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  4. antisocialbutterflieMarch 13, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    That too. But to be honest I just like to make pretty pictures. Structural biologists always have the best figures.

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  5. I wish I'd get paid to make pretty pictures!!! :)
    (I take that back... I spent the whole week making figures for a paper...)

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  6. wow! the veritable picture worth a thousand ... no, a gazillion ... words.

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  7. Did you see the Ebola virus poster from the same group? It is at:
    http://visualscience.ru/en/projects/ebola/poster/

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    1. Isn't it cool? Had no idea viruses could have such amazing shapes. The guys who realize these graphics are doing an amazing job and it's so useful for research.

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