HeLa Cells

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Title: HeLa Cells
Description: Multiphoton fluorescence image of HeLa cells stained with the actin binding toxin phalloidin (red), microtubules (cyan) and cell nuclei (blue). HeLa cells are a cell type in an immortal cell line used in scientific research. It is the oldest and most commonly used human cell line. The line was derived from cervical cancer cells taken in 1951 from Henrietta Lacks, a patient who eventually died of her cancer.
Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- Cervical Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo
Source: National Institutes of Health
Creator: Tom Deerinck, NIGMS, NIH
Date Created: April 28, 2011
Date Added: January 9, 2018
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.