How to explain aging processes with 3D animation: mitochondria and free radicals case

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The importance of images and videos has become plausible in the digital world. Today we’ll talk about how to explain aging processes with 3d animation.

The user registers, processes, and understands an image faster than a reading paragraph, but also, maybe people don’t know is that any audiovisual format helps to position and index a website on the internet.

Mitochondria and free radicals case aging processes

That helps in aspects as important as improving the authority of your site, or your positioning.

In the case of a company with a scientific or research profile, not only the format is important: one of the main keys is the quality of the content and the scientific rigor of the file.

If these parameters are not fulfilled, you can lose the user as a potential customer. In addition, your company’s credibility will be compromised.

Explain the influence of free radicals on aging processes

One of the most significant theories of free radicals is that proposed by Denham Harman: free radicals produced in oxygen metabolism cause damage to cells, leading to alterations in metabolism. Therefore, cellular aging is associated with chronic oxidative stress.

In the following video, we can see how mitochondria generate the energy our cells need, producing and accumulating free radicals. This accumulation is associated with the deterioration of physiological function. And it is that it has been shown that oxygen-free radicals modify about 10,000 DNA bases per cell every day. DNA repair enzymes are capable of removing most, but not all, oxidative lesions. These lesions accumulate with age, and most originate in mitochondrial DNA.

With this type of material, it is much easier to illustrate the mitochondrial theory of cellular aging, which establishes that senescence is due to the action of free radicals on the mitochondrial genome of cells, changing their function and morphology.

These oxidative lesions affect the mitochondrial genes, which can contribute to the appearance of diseases such as arteriosclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, emphysema, respiratory distress syndrome, or ischemic processes of the nervous system, among others.

How can 3DforScience help you to visualize complex processes?

3DforScience is a scientific communication company specialized in visual content for the life science sector. We are a passionate creative team of scientists, marketers, artists and animators with a shared aim: help you improve your scientific communication with innovative and unique creative solutions.

We can help to boost your scientific communication capabilities within the biotechnological/ molecular biology fields by designing unique creative solutions as 3D animation videos or illustrations.

Would you like to bring your scientific messaging to life? Contact us. We would be pleased to provide you with a unique creation.

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