Signals

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This new work by C.E.B. Reas and Ben Fry is derived from actual data on cancer cell signaling from the Yaffe Lab at the Koch Institute.

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Signals
2011
C. E. B. Reas and Ben Fry

Cell behavior is controlled by interconnected proteins operating in a network to actively transmit instructions.  These networks become dysfunctional in cancerous cells.  In this image, each graphical cluster represents signals between networked proteins in a cancer cell as they change over time. Individual arcs are signals from one protein to another; the size of an arc corresponds to the magnitude of the signal.

A wiring diagram of the proteins and interactions represented in Signals

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C.E.B. Reas/Ben Fry

This video presents a time lapse sequence from the software created by C.E.B. Reas and Ben Fry to visualize the network of protein-protein interactions within cancer cells. An image from this software was used to create "Signals." There is no audio on this video.

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