Just a phase microscopy photo of some bubbles of fat/lipids left over from the dissociation of breast tissue.
This is a little graphic I made for an RFA (request for application) for grant submissions (with breast cancer-related imagery). This work also contains within it my previous works from a series I took for “Images Fighting Cancer” and a Breast Diagram.
The image also showed up on the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) television screens around campus.
I take a lot of images of cells fluorescently stained via immunocytochemistry. I submitted this one for an “Images fighting cancer” competition, with the winners being chosen to be printed and displayed at Hilman Cancer Center. Mine was one of the images chosen!
These are cells derived from human DCIS (early stage breast cancer) stained for cytokeratins 8 and 14.