The recent book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, has become a “must read” bestseller among scientists and non-scientists (Science, vol. 327, 26 February 2010 p. 1081). When I read this book and heard Skloot speak at length about the “HeLa experience,” it led me to think about the role these cell…
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Academic Careers electron microscopy, EM, genetics, HeLa, Henrietta Lacks, immunology, medical research, Rebecca Skloot, stem cell
Americas funding, medical research, PTSD, TBI, Veterans
Applied Research and Advanced Technology Development Award: Improving Health Care for U.S. Service MembersThe Department of Defense (DoD) is confronting the mounting medical problems of members of the armed services and veterans with a new research and development funding program to help relieve their suffering. From 2003 to 2007, an estimated 44,000 U.S. service members were diagnosed with some form of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Another 39,000 curr…