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From the national bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells the story of an African-American woman who becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs in the early 1950s.

Bonus: Oprah Winfrey (OPRAH!) stars in this Emmy-nominated film, Tuesday at 7:00pm at #Cinema505. Presented with the @montclairhistorycenter as part of The Price of Liberty film series. With post-screening Q&A and discussion. Tickets are free; RSVP required. #thepriceofliberty #henriettalacks #oprah #africanamerican #montclair

The kids in #alabamakidscode, not only learn about #STEM, we also touch on #history and what's happening in our world today. We could not discuss #DNA without talking about #henriettalacks and the experiment in #tuskegee.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta 1945–1951 Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

Two Covers Henrietta Lacks, known to #scientists as #HeLa was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the #polio #vaccine; uncovered secrets of #cancer #viruses and the atom bomb’s effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, #cloning and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions.
Yet Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown, buried in an unmarked grave.
If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they’d weigh more than 50 million metric tons—as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings. Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the “colored” ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to stark white laboratories with freezers full of HeLa cells; from Henrietta’s small, dying hometown of Clover, Virginia — a land of wooden slave quarters, faith healings, and voodoo — to East Baltimore today, where her children and grandchildren live and struggle with the legacy of her cells.

Henrietta’s family did not learn of her “immortality” until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists investigating HeLa began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. And though the #cells had launched a multimillion-dollar industry that sells human biological materials, at that time her family never saw any of the profits.
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Today's reading..
"The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks"

#HeLa #henriettalacks #bioethics

Henrietta Lacks was an African American woman who was the progenitor of the HeLa cell line, one of the most important cell lines in medical research ever discovered.
The descendant of slaves and their white masters, Henrietta grew up in rural Virginia. After Henrietta had given birth to their fifth child she was diagnosed with cancer. During her treatments, two samples were taken from Lacks's cervix without her permission or knowledge; one sample was of healthy tissue and the other was cancerous.These samples were given to a physician and cancer researcher at Johns Hopkins. The cells from the cancerous sample eventually became known as the HeLa immortal cell line, a commonly used cell line in contemporary biomedical research.
The ability to rapidly reproduce HeLa cells in a laboratory setting has led to many important breakthroughs in biomedical research. For example by 1954 HeLa cells [were used] in research to develop the polio vaccine. Additionally, HeLa cells [were used] to observe if cancer could be transmitted [and] to examine if one could become immune to cancer by developing an acquired immune response.
HeLa cells were in high demand and put in to mass production. They were mailed to scientists around the globe for "research into cancer, AIDS, the effects of radiation and toxic substances, gene mapping, and countless other scientific pursuits".HeLa cells were the first human cells successfully cloned in 1955, and have since been used to test human sensitivity to tape, glue, cosmetics, and many other products. Since the 1950s, scientists have grown 20 tons of her cells, and there are almost 11,000 patents involving HeLa cells.
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We moved this title out to the Women’s History Month section in the Little Free Library! There are some big storms expected to push through the Middle Tennessee area today. Make sure you have something to read while you are hunkered down!

Ready for cell culturing #labster #henriettalacks

Henrietta Lacks were Cells taken from her body without her knowledge & were used to form the HeLa cell line, which has been used extensively in medical research since that time. Scientists have used HeLa cells to develop the polio vaccine; they have gone into space and have been exposed to nuclear testing and to toxins. The cells have furthered our understanding of cancer, HIV/AIDS and cells in general, and are still widely used today to grow viruses and to test anti-tumour medicines. Rest in power! Your history lives on! ❤️💙

I have been really busy but I finally finished LAST Sunday’s paper (I know) and this section was really incredible. The NYT is looking back at its whitestraightmale skew and giving obituaries to women and people of color who did incredible things in their life but did not get them. Obits are important because they help decide whose legacy is memorialized, whose lives are continued through a new group of people learning about them, whose stories are told. I’m really exited to learn more about the incredible women not given their due in their time. To remember them.

Here is the link to the section (or you can just look up “overlooked” on the NYT website: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/03/08/obituaries/100000005777020.app.html?nytapp=iphone
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I've been really getting into memoirs lately and #theimmortallifeofhenriettalacks was just wonderful! As a European I learned so many new things about African-American history, as well as cell reasearch. #rebeccaskloot did a wonderful job with the storytelling and I would recommend this book to everybody with an interest in science and history.

First heard about #henriettalacks in an episode of #radiolab. The book later was recommended in an episode of #whatshouldireadnext.

Henrietta Lacks Roanoke, Virginia; 1 de agosto de 1920-Baltimore, Maryland; 4 de octubre de 1951)
La mujer negra responsable del desarrollo de la vacuna contra la polio, avances en la investigación sobre el cáncer, el SIDA, los efectos de la radiación, el mapeo de genes y los medicamentos antitumorales.
Henrietta Lacks no era una científica, sin embargo, fue considerada una maravilla médica en el momento de su muerte a los 31 años. Tristemente, todos estos logros fueron póstumos. .
En 1951, Henrietta Lacks fue a Johns Hopkins, el único hospital en el área que atendía a pacientes negros, porque sentía un "nudo" en su útero. La trataron con inserciones de tubo de radio y le dieron de alta unos días más tarde con instrucciones de regresar a los tratamientos de rayos X como seguimiento.
Durante sus tratamientos, se tomaron dos muestras del cuello uterino de Lacks SIN su permiso o conocimiento; una muestra era de tejido sano y la otra era cancerosa. Las células de la muestra cancerosa finalmente se conocieron como las células de línea inmortales de HeLa, que llevan su nombre. .
Lacks murió el 4 de octubre de 1951 debido a un "cáncer de cuello uterino". En 1970, los médicos descubrieron que había sido diagnosticada erróneamente y que en realidad tenía un Adenocarcinoma.
En 2013, la familia Lacks quería saber si su privacidad correría riesgo si la información del genoma fuera pública. ¿Alguien intentaría patentar la información? ¿Y alguien ganaría dinero publicando su investigación posterior? El Tribunal Supremo de EE. UU. dictaminó que los genes naturales no pueden ser patentados. La familia recibió cero reparaciones. Las compañías farmacéuticas que desarrollan vacunas con HeLa Cell e investigadores han recibido una compensación desde 1951. Las células Henrietta Lacks fueron las primeras células humanas clonadas con éxito.
Desde la década de 1950, los científicos han producido 20 toneladas de sus células, y hay casi 11,000 patentes que involucran células HeLa.
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#henriettalacks con la sua morte ha lasciato un dono inestimabile per la ricerca sul cancro. Le cellule tumorali prelevate dalla sua biopsia hanno preso il suo nome HELA. E sono tuttora usate dalla ricerca... forse non sarà diventata una grande donna per le sue azioni e capacità, ma ad oggi, lo è per il patrimonio di conoscenza che, involontariamente, ci ha lasciato!

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This year I want to challenge myself: to read books outside my “comfort zone.” So, the very first book I picked up from Booksale is this. I guess I’m reading this now.

Currently reading 📚: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Filing her nails in the eye doctor's office while she's waiting for her post op check up. She just asked the doctor if he took some tissue out her eyes that they gone send to research and make money off her like Henrietta Lacks. #blackmamasbelike #lovemymama #dcgirl #79andfierce #zerofucksgiven #henriettalacks #queen

New poem, "The Ever-Waking Mothers of Our Womb" is up at the blog slicingtomatoes.com. Been thinking about reproductive rights lately and the anonymous but tremendous ways enslaved women catapulted modern medicine to what it is today. But there are no statues to remember and honor them. Just a medical industry that still uses their immortal cells and the memory of their bodies to benefit the richest (whites) who can afford the best health care. As always, props to @katrinapallon for capturing the powerful center of the female body. "you live / in a trillion vials and veins / between here and the Atlantic / the Pacific and even Antarctica / still whispering / I am here." #BlackWomensHealth #WomensHealth #ModernMedicine #HenriettaLacks #woc #AnarchaBetseyLucy #MothersofGynecology #ReproductiveJustice #ReproductiveRights

Day 16: #HenriettaLacks. After she had given birth to their fifth child, she was diagnosed with cancer. Tissue samples from her tumors were taken without consent during treatment and these samples were then subsequently cultured into the #HeLa cell line.

The HeLa cells are the first immortalized cell line and one of the most important cell lines in #medical #research. An immortalized cell line will reproduce indefinitely under specific conditions, and the HeLa cell line continues to be a source of invaluable medical data to the present day.
Even though some information about the origins of HeLa's immortalized cell lines was known to researchers after 1970, the Lacks family was not made aware of the line's existence until 1975. With knowledge of the cell line's genetic provenance becoming public, its use for medical research and for commercial purposes continues to raise concerns about privacy and patients' rights. #WomensHistoryMonth

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