Who was Henrietta Lacks and why are her cells some of the most famous in science?
Did you know that half of the cells you carry around in your body are not actually your own human cells, but those belonging to various kinds of bacteria? Around 30-40 trillion bacteria (yes that’s […]
Is it possible for us to exploit something that is potentially harmful to us, to alleviate something that might cause even greater harm? That is the big question for researchers in Leeds and around the […]
Henrietta Lacks is a name you might not recognise, but probably should. Thanks to Lacks’ cells, scientists have developed a polio vaccine, and done research into AIDS, radiation, toxic substances and gene mapping. They were […]
Leeds Uni’s Biology department boasts a large scope of world-leading research, one such area is that of tissue engineering and more specifically, acellular tissue scaffold production. Our cells produce chemicals and proteins which make up physical networks between each other. This […]