Innovating in healthcare should also mean that, every now and then, you genuflect to the amazing science behind what fuels our innovations.
Blink fast and you may miss the video from molecular biologists at the University of Southern California that leveraged the insides of a jellyfish to capture how proteins pulse through a neuron.
’Your brain is being disassembled and reassembled every day,’ Don Arnold, associate professor of molecular and computational biology at USC, stated on Futurity.
And if that wasn’t dramatic enough, he added: “One week from today, your brain will be made up of completely different proteins than it is today. This video shows the process. We’ve known that it was happening, but now we can watch it happen.”
How fast is the protein moving? io9 talked to Arnold who said the movie “has a frame rate of around 15 fps, and that the speed of vesicle transport depicted in the video is roughly 15 – 20 times that of real-time.”