Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Human epithelial cells of a strain maintained in tissue culture since 1951 and used in research, especially in virology.
- ‘Moving to us, there are standard cell lines from human kidney or liver, and then there are the famous HeLa cells, one of many from human tumor sources.’
- ‘Fig.7 shows that cell proliferation is further restricted to the colony border in HeLa cells grown over a longer period.’
- ‘Figure 3 shows typical staining patterns for uninfected and infected HeLa cells, which were used as controls.’
- ‘A limited amount of producer cells was overlaid with an excess of indicator HeLa cells, characterized by uncolored nuclei.’
1950s: from the name of He nrietta La cks, whose cervical carcinoma provided the original cells.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.