AMMRF, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY AMMRF, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Timelapse light microscope footage of cultured HeLa cancer cells dividing over a 24-hour period. The nuclei are stained blue. HeLa cells are a line of immortal cells derived from cervical cancer cells that were taken in a biopsy from Henrietta Lacks in 1951. The cancer killed Mrs Lacks shortly after the biopsy was taken. The cells derived from her cancer are now widely used in research and are cultured in laboratories around the world. A gravestone donated in her honour in 2010 includes the line, "Her immortal cells will continue to help mankind forever". Imaged with differential interference contrast (DIC). Images captured every ten minutes.
Model release not required. Property release not required.
Contact us if you require the original or other formats.