The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Terms in this set (47)
a type of skin cancer
cancer that does not infiltrate other cells
carcinoma in situ
referring to localized tumor cells that have not invaded adjacent structures
Henrietta Lacks - refers to how sick she is
A health professional who withholds the truth from a patient, saying it is for his/her own good
Someone or something that lives forever
Where Henrietta lived before moving to Balitmore
Where the old Lacks family plantation was located
"the other side of the tracks"
indicating that someone came from the poor side of town
A highly contagious infectious disease of the spinal cord caused by a filterable virus.
transferring blood from one person to another
Drugs that reduce pain
code of ethics
Principles of conduct within an organization that guide decision making and behavior.
Accumulation of waste products in blood normally excreted in the kidney
An examination of the body after death usually with such dissection as will expose the vital organs for determining the cause of death.
antibodies can neutralize the biological activity of many pathogens and their toxins
Study of viruses
The conversion of a normal animal cell to a cancerous cell.
a general term for the research activity that creates a copy of some biological entity (a gene or organism or cell)
standardization of tissue culturing
creating a consistent way to culture tissues
group of cells grown in a nutrient solution from a single original cell
An infectious disease that may affect almost all tissues of the body, especially the lungs
(adj.) harmless, inoffensive; insignificant
An ethical principle requiring that research participants be told enough to enable them to choose whether they wish to participate.
A set of ethical guidelines developed for research with human participants based on information gained during the trials at Nuremberg of Nazi scientists conducting experiments on people without their consent under coercion after WWII.
National Institutes of Health
an agency in the Department of Health and Human Services whose mission is to employ science in the pursuit of knowledge to improve human health
Board of Regents
in charge of university/college systems
organisms exists without cell wall
Somatic cell fusion
fusing of somatic cells using viruses
in a threatening way
Disobedience to authority
An unrealistic feeling of general inadequacy caused by actual or supposed inferiority in one sphere, sometimes marked by aggressive behavior in compensation.
To find out
spontaneous transformed human cell cultures
when cells change without prompting or encouragement
where cells lines were contaminated with HeLa cells
The rare genetic marker that is present in almost all cell lines and almost exclusively to African Americans. This marker helped to identify that HeLa had contaminated all of the specimens and cell lines.
(n.) exclusive rights over an invention; copyright; (v.) to arrange or obtain such rights; (adj.) plain, open to view; copyrighted
Human Papilloma Virus
DNA at the tips of chromosomes
An enzyme that catalyzes the lengthening of telomeres. The enzyme includes a molecule of RNA that serves as a template for new telomere segments.
The number of times a human cell is capable of dividing into 2 new cells. The limit for most human cells is approximately 50 divisions, suggesting that the life span is limited by our genetic program
fluorescent in situ hybridization
FISH: rRNA antibodies labeled with fluorescent dye. React with matching ribosome sequences in the target cell.
radiographic films of the brain, created by utilizing injections of air or gas