Judge Considers Motion To Dismiss Lawsuit Against Biotech Company By Henrietta Lacks’ FamilyHenrietta Lacks' cells were used in the development of the polio vaccine, along with treatments for cancer, HIV/AIDS, leukemia and Parkinson’s disease. She died of cancer in 1951.
Sen. Van Hollen Introduces Bill To Award Congressional Gold Medal To Henrietta LacksHenrietta Lacks, a Baltimore woman who died of cervical cancer in 1951, had her cells taken without her permission decades ago and they are still being used for medical research today.
WHO Honors Henrietta Lacks, Baltimore Woman Whose Cells Served Sciencehe HeLa cell line — a name derived from the first two letters of Henrietta Lacks’ first and last names — was a scientific breakthrough.
'This Is About Genetic Justice': Ben Crump Files Suit Against Thermo Fisher Scientific Over Henrietta Lacks' Stolen CellsCivil rights attorney Ben Crump on Monday announced the filing of a lawsuit against a biotechnology company on behalf of the estate of Henrietta Lacks.
Henrietta Lacks' Family To Sue Pharmaceutical Companies Continuing To Use Her 'HeLa' Cells Without Their PermissionRenowned civil rights attorney Ben Crump announced that he will be representing a Baltimore family in what could be an unprecedented lawsuit.
US House Passes Rep. Kweisi Mfume Sponsored Henrietta Lacks Enhancing Cancer Research ActMaryland Rep. Kweisi Mfume's (D-7th) bill, the "Henrietta Lacks Enhancing Cancer Research Act" passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday.
Local Community Renames Park For Henrietta LacksEast Baltimore is now home to the Henrietta Lacks Educational Park.
Dunbar High School Student Wins $40K From Henrietta Lacks ScholarshipA Dunbar High School student is this year's recipient of the Henrietta Lacks Scholarship, Serigne Ndiaye, who is from Senegal, is an eleventh grader at Dunbar, the scholarship is valued at $40,000.
Turner Station Fights To Revive Itself With Local Businesses, MillennialsA major renewal effort is underway in one of Baltimore's best known predominantly African-American neighborhoods.
Johns Hopkins To Name New Research Building After Henrietta LacksJohns Hopkins Hospital and descendants of the late Henrietta Lacks announced plans today to name a new research building in honor of her impact on science and medicine.
First Saturday Of August Named 'Henrietta Lacks Day'On Saturday, dozens honored Henrietta Lacks in Baltimore County's Turner station community, where she lived, in a tribute to a monumental figure in medical history.
Students Learning About Legacy Left By Henrietta LacksStudents from across Baltimore learned about the Maryland woman whose cells are still a vital part of medicine, decades after her death.
Henrietta Lacks Film Premieres On HBO This Weekend“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” premieres on HBO Saturday at 8 p.m.
Md. Congressmen Introduce Resolution To Honor Henrietta LacksMaryland congressmen introduced a resolution Wednesday that would honor Henrietta Lacks for her contributions to medical research.
HBO Releases Trailer For Henrietta Lacks MovieHBO has released its first trailer for “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks."