Cancer is a complicated illness, but the more we understand it, the likelier we are to beat it. The 3D Visualisation Aesthetics Lab at the University of New South Wales took to virtual reality to help improve our odds by allowing scientists to walk through virtual representations of actual cancer cells.

The project, spearheaded by the lab’s director, John McGhee, uses a high-resolution electron-microscope to pull data from a cancer cell—or, really, any part of the body—and recreate it in three dimensions on the HTC Vive. This allows doctors and scientists to look at the data very closely and… more


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