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Find background information on cancer research, HeLa cells, and medical ethics.
Points of View
Articles and essays from various perspectives, including resources on HeLa cells and Henrietta Lacks.
Virtual Reference Library
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National Institutes of Health
Explore the many resources available from the National Institutes of Health related to Henrietta Lacks and HeLa cells.
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About the Author: Rebecca Skloot
Scholarly Articles: Primary Source and Current Research
Academic Search Ultimate (previously Complete)
Find articles on HeLa cells, cell contamination, medical ethics, and Henrietta Lacks and her family from scientific journals as well as scholarly publications from other disciplines.
Biological Abstracts is one of the leading indexes for life sciences and biomedical research information, drawn from more than 4,000 scholarly journals from around the world.
CINAHL ( Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature )
CINAHL is the electronic equivalent to the Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature. CINAHL provides access to virtually all English language nursing journals, publications from and the American Nurses' Association and the National League for Nursing, and primary journals from 13 allied health disciplines.
JSTOR Journal Archive
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MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more. MEDLINE uses MeSH indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 biomedical journals. Includes citations from Index Medicus, International Nursing Index, Index to Dental Literature, HISTLINE, SPACELINE, PREMEDLINE, AIDSLINE, BIOETHICSLINE, and HealthSTAR.
Film & Images
Images of HeLa cells from National Institutes of Health
HeLa Cells on Vimeo
Demonstrates HeLa cells dividing at a rapid rate. (c)1956 Association of American Medical Colleges. Reproduced with permission for Radiolab's "Famous Tumors" episode (#704).
The Way of All Flesh
Documentary about Henrietta Lacks created by Adam Curtis, produced by BBC, 1997. Available through the Internet Archive.
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