Title

The Relationship Between Temperature and Aneuploidy of HeLa Cells

School Name

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Cell and Molecular Biology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Oral Presentation Award

3rd Place

Abstract

The purpose of this experiment is to investigate the relationship between aneuploidy and the storage temperature of HeLa cervical cancer cells. An aneuploid cell is a cell that has an abnormal amount of chromosomes, either more or less than 42 chromosomes. The goal is to further research the “medical mystery” of HeLa cervical cancer cells, ​the first line of human cells to survive in vitro, or in a test tube, and provide research for stimulating an accurate environment for studying. ​Cells were stored at three different temperatures for 24 hours prior to examination. The hypothesis is that the cells closest to body temperature would be the least aneuploid and the coldest ones would be the most. ​This data supports half of the hypothesis. ​The data suggests that the coldest cells, the 25​°C room temperature cells, are the most aneuploid. However, this data also suggests that the 33​°C​ cells were the least aneuploid, followed by the body temperature (37​°C​) cells. The conclusion that can be drawn is that cells stored at temperatures other than body temperature will behave differently than how they would behave in the body. As this study demonstrates, it is critical that scientists are able to accurately study HeLa cells. The purpose of this experiment is to investigate the relationship between aneuploidy and the storage temperature of HeLa cervical cancer cells. An aneuploid cell is a cell that has an abnormal amount of chromosomes, either more or less than 42 chromosomes. The goal is to further research the “medical mystery” of HeLa cervical cancer cells, ​the first line of human cells to survive in vitro, or in a test tube, and provide research for stimulating an accurate environment for studying. ​Cells were stored at three different temperatures for 24 hours prior to examination. The hypothesis is that the cells closest to body temperature would be the least aneuploid and the coldest ones would be the most. ​This data supports half of the hypothesis. ​The data suggests that the coldest cells, the 25​°C room temperature cells, are the most aneuploid. However, this data also suggests that the 33​°C​ cells were the least aneuploid, followed by the body temperature (37​°C​) cells. The conclusion that can be drawn is that cells stored at temperatures other than body temperature will behave differently than how they would behave in the body. As this study demonstrates, it is critical that scientists are able to accurately study HeLa cells. The purpose of this experiment is to investigate the relationship between aneuploidy and the storage temperature of HeLa cervical cancer cells. An aneuploid cell is a cell that has an abnormal amount of chromosomes, either more or less than 42 chromosomes. The goal is to further research the “medical mystery” of HeLa cervical cancer cells, ​the first line of human cells to survive in vitro, or in a test tube, and provide research for stimulating an accurate environment for studying. ​Cells were stored at three different temperatures for 24 hours prior to examination. The hypothesis is that the cells closest to body temperature would be the least aneuploid and the coldest ones would be the most. ​This data supports half of the hypothesis. ​The data suggests that the coldest cells, the 25​°C room temperature cells, are the most aneuploid. However, this data also suggests that the 33​°C​ cells were the least aneuploid, followed by the body temperature (37​°C​) cells. The conclusion that can be drawn is that cells stored at temperatures other than body temperature will behave differently than how they would behave in the body. As this study demonstrates, it is critical that scientists are able to accurately study HeLa cells.

Location

Neville theater

Start Date

4-14-2018 10:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

COinS
 
Apr 14th, 10:15 AM

The Relationship Between Temperature and Aneuploidy of HeLa Cells

Neville theater

The purpose of this experiment is to investigate the relationship between aneuploidy and the storage temperature of HeLa cervical cancer cells. An aneuploid cell is a cell that has an abnormal amount of chromosomes, either more or less than 42 chromosomes. The goal is to further research the “medical mystery” of HeLa cervical cancer cells, ​the first line of human cells to survive in vitro, or in a test tube, and provide research for stimulating an accurate environment for studying. ​Cells were stored at three different temperatures for 24 hours prior to examination. The hypothesis is that the cells closest to body temperature would be the least aneuploid and the coldest ones would be the most. ​This data supports half of the hypothesis. ​The data suggests that the coldest cells, the 25​°C room temperature cells, are the most aneuploid. However, this data also suggests that the 33​°C​ cells were the least aneuploid, followed by the body temperature (37​°C​) cells. The conclusion that can be drawn is that cells stored at temperatures other than body temperature will behave differently than how they would behave in the body. As this study demonstrates, it is critical that scientists are able to accurately study HeLa cells. The purpose of this experiment is to investigate the relationship between aneuploidy and the storage temperature of HeLa cervical cancer cells. An aneuploid cell is a cell that has an abnormal amount of chromosomes, either more or less than 42 chromosomes. The goal is to further research the “medical mystery” of HeLa cervical cancer cells, ​the first line of human cells to survive in vitro, or in a test tube, and provide research for stimulating an accurate environment for studying. ​Cells were stored at three different temperatures for 24 hours prior to examination. The hypothesis is that the cells closest to body temperature would be the least aneuploid and the coldest ones would be the most. ​This data supports half of the hypothesis. ​The data suggests that the coldest cells, the 25​°C room temperature cells, are the most aneuploid. However, this data also suggests that the 33​°C​ cells were the least aneuploid, followed by the body temperature (37​°C​) cells. The conclusion that can be drawn is that cells stored at temperatures other than body temperature will behave differently than how they would behave in the body. As this study demonstrates, it is critical that scientists are able to accurately study HeLa cells. The purpose of this experiment is to investigate the relationship between aneuploidy and the storage temperature of HeLa cervical cancer cells. An aneuploid cell is a cell that has an abnormal amount of chromosomes, either more or less than 42 chromosomes. The goal is to further research the “medical mystery” of HeLa cervical cancer cells, ​the first line of human cells to survive in vitro, or in a test tube, and provide research for stimulating an accurate environment for studying. ​Cells were stored at three different temperatures for 24 hours prior to examination. The hypothesis is that the cells closest to body temperature would be the least aneuploid and the coldest ones would be the most. ​This data supports half of the hypothesis. ​The data suggests that the coldest cells, the 25​°C room temperature cells, are the most aneuploid. However, this data also suggests that the 33​°C​ cells were the least aneuploid, followed by the body temperature (37​°C​) cells. The conclusion that can be drawn is that cells stored at temperatures other than body temperature will behave differently than how they would behave in the body. As this study demonstrates, it is critical that scientists are able to accurately study HeLa cells.