October 19, 2021

WHO honors the late Henrietta Lacks for her contributions to scientific research

Oct 19 2021 The World Health Organization on Wednesday honored the late Henrietta Lacks, whose cells have been used for innovative scientific research for decades, with an award in recognition of her contributions to the advancement of medical science. Lacks, a Black woman, was suffering from cervical cancer when she was being treated at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1951. A surgeon removed cells from her cervix without her consent during a procedure and that sample enabled a doctor at the hospital to create the first human cell line to reproduce outside the body. The cell line, now known as...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 19, 2021

Today's Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday's Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals Final Girls by Riley Sager for $1.99 Old Man's War by John Scalzi for $2.99 Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark for $2.99 The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune for $2.99 The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee for $2.99 Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan for $3.99 You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour for $1.99 Beloved by Toni Morrison for $1.99 Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender for $4.99 The...

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Why Categories Are Critical to Your Amazon Book Promotion

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen it comes to Amazon book promotion, we talk a lot about keywords – but not as much about book categories. But they’re equally important because book categories are the “shelving” of your book. Think of when you walk into a bookstore and are looking for something particular. Generally, we’re pretty specific on where we’ll go. If we want a book on healthy eating, for example, we probably have a sub-category that we’re looking for, like maybe Vegan, Vegetarian, or perhaps diet-centric books like Keto. The issue with most categories is that they often aren’t specific enough,...

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