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Home Our Cells, Our Selves Osteoporosis and The Health of The Bone

The following movies produced in partnership with the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative:
Dr. Allevable's Unbelievable Lab Tissue Engineering for Life Regenerobot and the Robot Science Fair Grey Matters: Brain Show
Grey Matters: the Brain Show

Learn More! Learn more about Regenerative Medicine in the bone tissue and in the heart tissue.

Green-Eye Visualization

This movie is available on DVD and for the fulldome. Lesson plans are available.

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Regenerobot and the Robot Science Fair - Spinal Cord, Neurons and Synapses Biology

Watch animations of synapses and neurons in the movie "Regenerobot and the Robot Science Fair."

Grey Matters: the Brain Show

Grey Matters: the Brain MOVIE

The Brain Show is a fun, in-depth look at how the brain works, both biologically and psychologically..

Grey Matters: The Brain Show - Trailer

Get this movie! Contact John Pollock at pollock@duq.edu to get a copy of this movie.


Ages Middle School and up
Duration 29 min
Key topics brain, neuron, synapse

Video Clips from "Brain Show"

Seeing Light

Light from a flame travels through the lens in the iris of the eye. Once an eye cell receives the light, that information is passed from one cell to the next, coding what we see. The last layer of the retina sends the information as signals, to the brain. Passing through layer after layer of neurons,  by travelling down their long axon, the light is absorbed by the last neuron layer. All of these layers make up a neural network, which sorts out the important information.

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Brain Zoom

Discover the scale of the elements of the nervous system in this movie clip as we travel from outside the human body to a neuron cell.
The "Brain Show" was orginally produced as an interactive planetarium show, where the audience collaborated to determine the level of zoom.

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