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Beats (1st version)

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  00:08:00  1999  SD 4/3  Color  Sound

A heart consists of million of cells, most of which beat in unison at a rate of 50 to 120 beats per minute. Heart cells consists of myocytes who beat and fibroblasts who do not beat. The motions of the fibroblasts are visualized by stop-motion microcinematography.
A culture of heart cells of rats is observed. At the beginning, myocytes are scattered, then after one or two weeks, they are grouped together and beat synchronously. This regrouping of myocytes, forming homogeneous cells areas, is the consequence of the action of the fibroblasts. In these areas of contiguous cells, intacellular communication allows the myocytes to synchronise with each other.

Author : POUCHELET Marcel (Lab, Cinémicro, INSERM, Le Vésinet) TERNAY Jean-François (CNRS AV, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Director : POUCHELET Marcel (Lab, Cinémicro, INSERM, Le Vésinet) TERNAY Jean-François (CNRS AV, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Audiovisual processMicrocinematography (optical microscopy).
Voice over. Music (Christophe Julien).
Rewards15ème festival international du film scientifique d'Orsay, 2001 : prix spécial du jury - Entretiens de Bichat de Paris - Festival du film et du CD-Rom médical et chirurgical, septembre 2001 : prix spécial recherche - 8ème festival international du film de santé, cinésanté d'Aurillac, janvier 2001 : prix de la meilleure qualité scientifique - Cine ciencia, 3ème festival international de cinéma scientifique Lisbonne : mention d'honneur - 14ème Festival du film scientifique d'Oullins : mention coup de coeur du jury national et francophone -
5ème festival du film de chercheurs de Nancy : prix du jury (catégorie investigation et publications scientifiques).
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Item No.382
PublicTeaching ; Research
Original Supportvideo Beta SP
VersionFrench ; English
Delivery supportBeta SP
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