Featured Curator of the Week: Philip Intile [pi-slices]
Charlie Deck is an artist on Tumblr who posts an animated GIF every day under the name bigblueboo. Most of his sketches are studies in other artists styles or tests of different techniques. So far, the GIFs he has created are exercises in service of developing an aesthetic, not the result of a fully realized one. Through practice, a handful of clear themes have emerged: negative space, perception, simulations and cycles. He uses Processing, Cinema 4D, Unity, openFrameworks and shader programming to create his art.
Heart Cells Transformed into “Biological Pacemaker”
Injecting the TBX18 gene into heart muscle could transform normal heart cells into special ones that can initiate a heartbeat
Electronic pacemakers can be lifesaving for people with abnormal or slow heart rhythms, but not everyone who needs a pacemaker is able to have an electronic device implanted in their heart.
Now, in experiments in pigs, researchers have come up with a new method for making a “biological pacemaker” that might one day serve as an alternative to electronic ones, the researchers said.
Put on any song and open this gif