HeLa- Nicole B.

The fifth chapter of Rigor Mortis by Richard Harris called Trusting the Untrustworthy talks about the creation of HeLa. HeLa is a immortal cell line that kept dividing and proliferating indefinitely. It all started in 1994, when Nina Desai and her colleagues announced the creation of a new tool that produced test-tube babies. They describe... Continue Reading →

Why rats?- Nicole B.

In chapter four of Rigor Mortis the main point of it was how mice have mislead scientist. As the book says “ One reason everybody uses mice: because everybody else uses mice.” Every scientist uses mice and sometimes whatever drug is being tested on them doesn't always go as planned is probably trying to say... Continue Reading →

Chapter 1- Nicole B.

In my opinion of the most important factors of being a scientist or a doctor is having your audience or your patients trust. This way they won't question what you're doing or your capability to accomplish something. Definitely my point of view has changed after reading chapter one of Rigor Mortis by Richard Harris. What... Continue Reading →

Introduction- Nicole B.

Hello, my name is Nicole B. and this school year I hope to learn how medication as and will improve as time progresses. Also I hope to learn more about the way bacteria impacts the process of an experiment and the outcome, as well as if bacteria will advance faster than inventions made by scientist.... Continue Reading →

Are You Using HeLa?

While I was reading chapter 5: Trusting The Untrustworthy, a woman named Nina Desai and her colleagues created a new tool that is used to produce test-tube babies. They had planned to use this tool to be provided as growth factors for human embryos to help infertile couples conceive. She reported that the procedure treated... Continue Reading →


Hello, my name is Mariana C. This year in my biomed class I hope to learn about different diseases and the effects that they have on the human body. I also hope to learn about cancer and different studies of it and learn how it develops in the body. I chose to be in the... Continue Reading →

Chapter 1 -Cyanna M.

After I was finished reading the very first chapter in Rigor Mortis, I realized science isn’t always right or accurate. Sometimes it’s just the exact opposite. A lot of scientists make mistakes just as any other person does in the world and it could sometimes probly be harder for them as they are trying to... Continue Reading →

Introduction -Cyanna M.

Hi, my name is Cyanna M. Or as most know me by CeCe. I am looking forward this year in biomed to learning more about the human body or more in depth of how certain parts of our body work and what thier function is or what were to happen if one stops working maybe... Continue Reading →

All in the Funding -Madison C.

Chapter 3 of Rigor Mortis is about a disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis but it is more commonly known as ALS. ALS is a disease that affects your nervous system and weakens your muscles, which then affects your physical movement. There have been multiple studies and research trials on ALS to try and find a... Continue Reading →

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