Animation Tool (image) Scripps Research Institute Caption A powerful 3-D animation tool created by Graham Johnson oftthe Scripps Research Institute, Andrew Noske of the National Center for Microscopy & Imaging Research, and Bradley Marsh of the University of Queensland was selected as the winning video in the ninth annual International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge. Original 3-D maps of pancreatic "beta" cells (top) precisely capture both the beauty and complexity of the molecular machinery within cells, while abstracted versions (bottom) employ simple geometric shapes to accurately depict the size, number, and length of various "compartments" or "organelles" within each cell. Credit Photo courtesy of Graham Johnson Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.