Cell Brains – Image of the Week

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Here is a HeLa cell in the first stages of mitosis (prophase) just as it has begun to condensing its DNA into chromosomes. At this point it looks strikingly similar to the folds of a human brain. The image has been put through a few photoshop filters to give this stunning final image.Cell-Brains-Colour-web


Stills from Live Imaging of Human Cancer Cell

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Here are a few nice still images which were taken from single frames of a timelapse movie that we did recently with some human (HeLa) cancer cells that we have constructed to stable over-express fluorescently labelled LifeAct (green) and histone H2B (red).LifeAct+H2B MProMeta

Funky HeLa LifeAct