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Exploring cells in the body

The Cell Cycle



It starts as a mother cell, beginning in its first stage of growth in what
is known as Interphase. It forms 46 chromosomes that make up a DNA
strand and copies it identically. This is the G1 phase.
It then moves on to the S phase, where a synthetic copy of the original
DNA strand forms in the nucleus of the cell, creating centrosomes with
it, which forms part of the mitosis.
After the DNA strand is copied over, it enters into another period of
rest known as the G2 phase. This is when the cell starts producing
proteins and organelles that help the cell grow more for the mitosis to
begin.
Mitosis

Mitosis is split into 4 phases, which ends with the cytokinesis forming them
into separate cells. These daughter cells contain the 2 pieces on the original
DNA strand, which has become shorter. After they have formed, mitosis may
occur all over again, only stopping when there is nothing left to pass on.

Beginning with Prophase, the cell starts its preparation to split. Spindles start to
form between centrosomes, which move down and cover the rest of the cell.
The nuclear membrane shell breaks down and the nucleus disappears. In the
Metaphase stage, the chromosomes move and line up in the middle. Moving to
Anaphase, the chromosomes split in half as the cell stretches apart. Finally, in
the Telophase, the mitosis spindle disappears and the membrane and nucleus in
each half form again, as well the chromosomes condense.
Cancer Cells

Cancer occurs when a cell escapes its natural function- to reproduce in mitosis if
there arent enough chromosomes to carry on, to just die out. If a cell produces more
protein then it should, it can reproduce all the chromosomes the first cell had and
then create more like itself through mitosis, starting the strain, allowing cells that are
mutated and overlarge which can keep reproducing without running out.
When a regular cell in the body becomes detached from its neighbours around it
then it kills itself through apoptosis. However cancer cells dont have the data in
them to self destruct, since when they form in interphase, they miss several
checkpoints that sets as a normal cell. They cant die, so they invade the rest of the
body and reproduce.
Eventually , when these overlarge cells form together, they create lumps of tissue
called tumours. They can effect normal systems in the body such as digestion or
blood flow. If the cancer moves throughout the body it can destroy tissue, becoming
a life-threatening condition.
Somethings you let into your body increase the risk of cancer if they are able to
damage and break down healthier cells. The mutated cells have a higher chance of
forming together and start outnumbering healthy cells.
My chosen subject

Each topic is highly linked with the other and have easy progression
of stages that make sense to explain the progression of the cell. It can
be made into infographic, in terms of format.
As a style there are many to choose from, anything from an
informative app or game. Classically, films of these subjects are made
as infomercials in doctors offices, spreading awareness of treatments.
I have chosen to base my film on how cancer forms as an infomercial
for a young audience of around 7 years of age and up for those who
are affected by cancer earlier life to explain how it develops and what
can be done to prevent/ treat it. It shall be presented as infographic
with a lighter art direction style meant to be more comforting then
purely emotional or factual.
Early Influence Map