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[Solved] What Hela Cells Have Done?

Below is a list of scientific publications and events that have described HeLa cell research 😎 It aims to highlight the importance of HeLa cells in many major advancements in the fields of cancer biology, infectious diseases, and fundamental microbiology. Each entry contains hyperlinked text that provides information about the science behind the advancements and allows readers to delve deeper into it. Selection criteria for events was based on how many times the’s researchers giving credit or cited the publication in which the events were described.🤓 Research involving HeLa cells has been described in more than 110,00 scientific publications 😁 This staggering number makes it clear just how important Over the past 60 years, these cells have been used for research. [1]
According to medical records, Mrs. Radium was used to treat her cervical cancer. It was the most effective medical treatment for the terrible disease at that time. An extract of the cancer cells from her biopsy was taken and sent to Dr. George Gey’s tissue laboratory. For years, Dr. Gey, a prominent cancer and virus researcher, had been collecting cells from all patients – regardless of their race or socioeconomic status – who came to The Johns Hopkins Hospital with cervical cancer, but each sample quickly died in Dr. Gey’s lab. What Dr. Gey would soon discover was that Mrs. Lacks’ cells were unlike any of the others he ever sawseen: where other cells would die, Mrs. Lacks cells doubled in size every 20-24 hours. Chatherine from Lubumbashi in Dr Congo, for sharing this with us. [2]
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Last month marked 100 years since Lacks’s birth. In 1951 she died from aggressive cervical cancer at the age of 31. The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland had collected samples of her cancerous tissues months before she died. Treating the disease. They gave some of that tissue to a researcher without Lacks’s knowledge or consent. Her cells proved to be incredibly resilient and could reproduce in the lab. They were almost immortal. These cells were then shared with many scientists who made them a valuable resource in biological research. Nowadays, all work can be done using them. HeLa cells Modern medicine relies on them; many of their key contributions include the discovery and treatment of cancer, infectious diseases, and immunology. Their most recent application has been the development of vaccines for COVID-19. We are grateful to Alen Sousa who shared this information with us. [3]
Harald zur Hauseen (German virologist) discovered in the early 1980s that HeLa cells were contaminated with multiple copies human papillomavirus 18(HPV-18). This HPV strain was eventually found to be present in the late 1980s. Cause the type of cervical Lacks died from cancer. HPV-18, which inserts its virus into your body, was found to the be the most serious strain. DNA into normal cells They are forced to create proteins that lead to the development of cancer. In Lacks’s case, the virus entered the cells and turned off the gene that would normally have suppressed the formation of tumourss. This knowledge was used by scientists to make HPV vaccines. These are available now and can be credited for reducing the incidence of HPV infective teenage girls almost by two-thirds. Harald zur Hausen won a 2008 Nobel prize for his discovery. Last modified by Rhona Shearn, Moradabad (India) 12 days ago [4]
Did you know scientists use human tissue to study it in the laboratory? With the aid of human cells, they do this. They use normal cells from the human body Their lifespan is limited by their ability to reproduce in a limited amount of instances. The immortal cancer cells can escape this limit, and reproduce indefinitely. This makes them perfect for researchers who require a steady supply of rapidly growing cells. Today, thousands of distinct proliferative human cell cultures called “cell lines” are used as biospecimens in medical research. With the discovery of HeLa, a cell-line that is naturally immortalized from human cells 70 years ago, it was possible to discover these immortal cells. HeLa is the HeLa cell line still lives today and is serving as a tool to uncover crucial information About the coronavirus. Modified by Philip Oakes, July 21, 2020 [5]

Refer to the Article

  1. https://osp.od.nih.gov/scientific-sharing/hela-cells-timeline/
  2. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/henriettalacks/
  3. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02494-z
  4. https://www.statnews.com/2017/04/14/henrietta-lacks-hela-cells-science/
  5. https://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2020/vessels-for-collective-progress-the-use-of-hela-cells-in-covid-19-research/
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