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HaCaT culture cells, light micrograph Featured Human Body Print

HaCaT culture cells, light micrograph

HaCaT cells. Immunofluorescence light micrographof HaCaT daughter cells that have resulted fromone cell dividing into two (mitosis). The nuclei, which contain the cell's genetic information, arepurple. The green strands are microtubules, whichare involved in cell division. HaCaT cells arehuman skin cells (keratinocytes) that have beentransformed (mutated) to be immortal. They haveunlimited growth potential, but unlike otherimmortal cell lines they are not tumourigenic(tumour forming). This means they grow in anorderly fashion and retain all the structural andfunctional features of human skin. HaCaT cells aregrown in the laboratory and are used in research, including wound healing research. Magnification:x980 when printed 10cm wide

© Dr Torsten Wittmann/Science Photo Library

Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon 1 skulls Featured Human Body Print

Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon 1 skulls

Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon skulls. The Neanderthal skull (left) was found at La Ferrassie, France, in 1909, and is thought to be around 70, 000 years old. The other skull is Cro-Magnon 1, found as Les Eyzies, France, in 1868, and dated to 30, 000 years ago. Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons cohabited in Europe between about 40, 000 and 30-25, 000 years ago, when the former died out. Neanderthals had occupied the region from as far back as 350, 000 years ago. Cro-Magnons were anatomically similar to modern humans, and are their ancestors. It is not known for sure what caused the extinction of the Neanderthals, but competition with the advanced Cro-Magnons is unlikely to have helped their cause

© John Reader/Science Photo Library

Stages in human evolution Featured Human Body Print

Stages in human evolution

Human evolution. Illustration showing stages in the evolution of humans. At left, proconsul (23-15 million years ago) is depicted hypothetically as an African ape with both primitive and advanced features. From it Australopithecus afarensis (>4- 2.5 Myr BP) evolved and displayed a bipedal, upright gait walking on two legs. Homo habilis (2.5 Myr BP) was truly human ('homo') resembling Australopithecus but also used stone tools. About 1.5 Myr BP Homo erectus (at centre) appeared in Africa, used fire, wooden tools, and migrated from Africa into Eurasia. Homo neanderthalensis (200, 000 years BP) lived in Europe and Middle East and was closely related to modern humans (right)

© David Gifford/Science Photo Library