CELLS alive!


This time-lapse sequence shows the growth of human melanoma cells. It was filmed over a period of 24 hours and the resulting sequence of images is restarted every night at midnight (your local time). A new intermediate frame is loaded once every 10 minutes throughout the day.

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One way to predict which tissue culture cell in a population is about to divide is to watch for a cell that is no longer spread on the culture chamber surface and is forming a sphere. NOTE: Using this CAM, compare the length of time a cancer cell spends in interphase to that for mitosis to occur in its cell cycle.

Clicking on the decrement and increment buttons above allows you to view any previous frame in the sequence.