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  • 1. HeLa Cells Kimaree Walker
  • 2. How have HeLa cells been used for cancer research?
  • 3. Agenda• History of HeLa Cells• Molecular use of HeLa Cells• Current use in Cancer Research
  • 4. HeLa cells come from a sample of Henrietta Lacks’ tissue in 1951
  • 5. Once HeLa cells were discovered, many labs all around the world requested a sample
  • 6. HeLa continue to contribute to molecular• science and is still used in laboratories Polio vaccine • viral induction of apoptosis• Virology science created • Canine distemper virus• Discovery of genetic links to down syndrome • Study Estradiol, and estrogen• A stain called hematoxylin making chromosomes • Quercetin visible. • Flavonoids/ antioxidants• Preimplantiation genetic screening for IVF • Phytochemical compounds• Amniocenters for genetic disease testing • Anticancer activity of the ethanolic extract of mango• Genetic disease diagnoses peel• Cryogenics • Heptamethine dyes• Live cell transportation • Theranostics• Cloning • Irradiation• Gene therapy • Fullerenes• Stem cell isolation • Photodynamic therapy• Gene mapping • RNAi based identification system and interference of• Animal cloning specific cancer cells• Space biology • HPV vaccine• Genetic hybrids • Studying HIV• Toxins • Longevity research• Nuclear testing • Nanotech• Development of cancer drug Herceptin • Tuberculosis studied• Blood type identification • Anti tumor medications• Study behavior of salmonella • Radiation testing• Oropouche virus • Telomerase
  • 7. HeLa cells were essential in developing the polio vaccine in 1955
  • 8. More than 60,000 papers have been written about HeLa Cells
  • 9. Recent studies done with HeLa cells providesinformation about the end replication problem.