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Scientific Animations
Immune Cells and Multiple Ligands

Trace the word "animation" back and you will discover it means "bestowing of life".  I think this is particularly fitting for this medical animation showing immune cells roving over epithelial cells. It was great fun to bring these cells to life through their motion and surface texturing.  The second 3D animation is a short fun look at some ligands.


Immune Cells

Immune cells exhibit dynamic movements crucial for surveillance and response. Utilizing amoeboid or chemotactic motion, cells navigate tissues and blood vessels. Chemokines guide directional movement, while membrane protrusions facilitate cell migration. This intricate choreography enables immune cells to patrol the body, seek out pathogens, and mount targeted defense mechanisms.


Ligands are molecules that bind to specific receptors, triggering a biological response. They play a crucial role in cell signaling, mediating communication and regulating various physiological processes.

Medical Journal Illustrations

Animated Healthcare was selected to produce the cover images for
The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology 2024

The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
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