World in a Cell


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Welcome to
World in a Cell

More than 400 million people are living with diabetes. The Pancreatic Beta Cell is responsible for supplying insulin to the body. A full understanding of this Cell is central to finding a cure for type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Over the past two years teams from the USC Bridge Institute at the Michelson Center for Convergent Biosciences, and the World Building Media Lab at USC Media Arts + Practice Division of Cinematic Arts have created a world inside a single cell, combining the rigor of science with the precision of architecture. In addition to making complex scientific concepts approachable, this post-disciplinary project is facilitating collaborations that advance our understanding of the Pancreatic Beta Cell. The World in a Cell is a crucial step towards developing a cure for Diabetes.