Highly-detailed 3D model of the HIV

By June 11, 2011Uncategorized
Ivan Konstantinov and his team from Visual Science just won first place in the 2010 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge (Category Illustrations), sponsored jointly by the journal Science and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The team compiled data from more than 100 papers and assembled the information into a coherent image of a 100-nanometer HIV particle. Probably the most-detailed 3D model of the virus to date, it should be a valuable tool for medical research.

A video is available here: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/02/hiv-as-youve-never-seen-it-before.html