Nearly 85% of cancers derive from epithelial cells that line almost every organ in the human body. When cancers become aggressive, they can lose their epithelial characteristics and become more motile. Motile cancerous cells can result in cancer metastasis. To understand the process by which epithelial cells become more motile, the fruit fly egg chamber is an excellent model system as groups of epithelial cells detach and migrate during egg development. Seen here are several egg chambers from Drosophila melanogaster.
Image by Denise Montell.
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Nearly 85% of cancers derive from epithelial cells that line almost every organ in the human body. When cancers become aggressive, they can lose their epithelial characteristics and become more motile. Motile cancerous cells can result in cancer metastasis. To understand the process by which epithelial cells become more motile, the fruit fly egg chamber is an excellent model system as groups of epithelial cells detach and migrate during egg development. Seen here are several egg chambers from Drosophila melanogaster.

Image by Denise Montell.

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    Very relevant to my interests. Although, cells actually have no color at all, interestingly enough.
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