New insights into the study of cancer cells could result from the use of time-lapse photography -- a technique developed in the united States by scientists at the Sloan Kettering Institute of Cancer Research, New York.
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Background: New insights into the study of cancer cells could result from the use of time-lapse photography -- a technique developed in the united States by scientists at the Sloan Kettering Institute of Cancer Research, New York.
Film of the experiments, which show cancer cells feeding, splitting and joining together, is accompanied by a commentary from National Broadcasting Company reporter Frank Field, transcribed overleaf.
SYNOPSIS: A new approach to cancer research. Time-lapse film of cancer cells is giving impetus to studies at New York's Sloan Kettering Institute. These cells, filmed over several days, can be studied from the side instead of the normal microscopic view from above:
These are cancer cells, never seen this way before. They are placed on a mirror before. They are placed on a mirror surface so you see their reflections and can tell whether the bottom of the cancer cell remains on the surface or bridges across it. Here, the little flitting motions seen from the side show the cancer cell feeding. Looking down at the cell normally from above through a microscope, this movement would be lost.
Now two types of cells reacting when they come in contact. This is one of the mysteries in cancer that has not been answered. What is it about the walls of the cancer cell that make it behave differently -- this strange action of the two cells as they snap apart and then make contact and join together? Such films are providing scientists with a new way of studying the surfaces of cancer cells. And they may offer clues as to why cancer cells behave that way.