Category Archives: Women in science and medicine
I had the great pleasure last week to visit the launchpad of my academic career: the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy. Recently relocated from the historic 9th & Colorado campus in Denver, the School currently occupies academic and research buildings at the impressive new University of Colorado Denver’s […]
Lots of “what if?”
Interest in Henrietta Lacks overtakes the stoners and the erectile-challenged.
The single most moving day in my life as a scientist.
A top international journal somehow manages to find eight older white men to provide diverse commentary on the week’s major paper.
What are the chances of these young women in achieving the academic heights of their mothers, even with their significant advantages?
Chromosomal breakage and exchanges, or translocations, are known to be responsible for a wide range of leukemias and lymphomas. But at the time Dr. Rowley did her work, these events were just thought to be after-effects of genetic instability. In receiving this award, Dr. Rowley reflects on making her discovery at her dining room table, working part-time at age 50.
A dear commenter, formerly an addict and homeless, updates us on her quest to get into a PhD program and expresses gratitude to the 60 or so readers who gave her invaluable advice and counsel.
What’s the difference between HeLa and HeLa S3 cells? Part III: Theodore “Ted” Puck, PhD, and the first clonal isolation of human tumor cells
The laboratory of the renowned human geneticist developed techniques still used today to isolate clonal populations of tumor cells and used HeLa cell clones to help define minimal media requirements for tumor cell growth in vitro.
What’s the difference between HeLa and HeLa S3 cells? Part II: The life and careers of Florence Rena Sabin, MD
In the second part of the history leading up to the naming of HeLa S3 cells, we discuss the remarkable physician-scientist pioneer. The S3 cells were isolated in the University of Colorado School of Medicine research building named in her honor.