Henrietta Lacks: Fundamental to Medical Research

In school we're taught about many scientific advances, from DNA identification with Watson and Crick, radiation research with Marie Curie, and natural selection with Charles Darwin. I can guarantee however, that you have not learnt about Henrietta Lacks and even scientists, unless they work in biology or medical research, may not have heard the importance of HeLa cells. Amongst the BLM movement, it is time learn.

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The Story of Scars

After my recent knee surgery, I acquired at least three small pink scars. Two from the key hole surgery, and one inch long line where they took a bit of my hamstring; each a reminder to be more careful next time! However, it got me thinking: why do we scar, is there a need for it, and is there any research underway in this area?

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