Henrietta Lacks

From Wikipedia... Henrietta Lacks (born Loretta Pleasant; August 1, 1920 – October 4, 1951) was an African American woman whose cancer cells were the source of the HeLa cell line, one of the most important cell lines in medical research. The HeLa cell line is an immortalized cell line, meaning that unlike most cells, which … Continue reading Henrietta Lacks

International Women’s Day 2017

Happy International Women's Day! IWD 2017 campaign theme: #BeBoldForChange About International Women's Day: International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women's Day (IWD) has been observed since in the early … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2017