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 →

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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 →

Rigor Mortis Intro/Chapter 1- Jenaya P.

I was reading Richard Harris intro of his book Rigor Mortis I came upon a very instering fact relating to disease treatments many offering just marginal benefits. (pg.3) " I had done a little reasearch on how many diseases or viruses are discovered durning different time periods. And it turns out according to workd health... Continue Reading →

Ready to Learn! – Maya B.

Hello! I'm Maya and I'm excited to learn about medical research this year! Part of the reason I joined Biomed was because I was curious about how scientists conducted research and analyzed their findings. Recently, I read the book Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. It gave me a lot of insight into the life of a... Continue Reading →

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