Science Snaps: mapping cellular ‘stars’, one molecule at a time

Anne Li                                                                                               April 9th, 2017


We all start life as a single cell. But how do we get from that to the trillions of cells that make up the human body, each with their own specialised functions? The answer lies in cell division. It’s a complicated process and relies on lots of things going exactly to plan. If there are errors along the way then the cell may die or, if it divides uncontrollably, a tumour may form. The images in this post were made by PhD student Jonathon Hannabuss, and his colleagues at the Francis Crick Institute in London. But, fascinatingly, while the research is investigating cell division, the pictures don’t actually show cells. Instead, their lab takes a stripped back approach. This means analysing pieces of cells in isolation, rather than watching an intact cell or groups of them.


See original article at: http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2017/04/06/science-snaps-mapping-cellular-stars-one-molecule-at-a-time/

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