Science Weekly podcast: The ‘immortal’ Henrietta Lacks

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  1. British astronaut Tim Peake talks about his space mission - podcast | Science | The Guardian

    Tim Peake tells Ian Sample about ESA’s Principia mission, how to use a jetpack, and why flying into space won’t be the most dangerous thing he’s ever done

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  2. Science Friday: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    "Medical researchers often use cells known as HeLa cells in their work. The ‘immortal cells’ are used to study cancer, aging, AIDS, and more. The name HeLa is a shortening of the name Henrietta Lacks — a woman whose cervical cancer cells were used to create this research cell line, without her knowledge or permission. In this segment, Ira talks with author Rebecca Skloot about ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,’ a tale of biology and medical ethics."


    This is an interesting coincidental accompaniment to a RadioLab segment (will add next) about ‘cell immortality’ of a cluster of cells (scientifically known as WI38) derived from a single woman’s aborted child. Those cells now live in over a billion people though the majority of vaccines given over the last 50 years.

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  3. Spinning Fast In Space Make You Dizzy? Astronaut Experiment | Video

    Upon arrival to the International Space Station, astronauts have experienced dizziness and nausea fro the first 24-48 hours of their stay. This is caused by the human vestibular system adjusting to the new environment. ESA astronaut Tim Peake, who has been on the ISS for months, tests how his body responds to being dizzy, after being rapidly spun. —-

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