Cells, Gels and the Engines of Life: A New, Unifying Approach to Cell Function

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Ebner & Sons, 2001 - Medical - 305 pages
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This book challenges the current wisdom of how cells work. It emphasizes the role of cell water and the gel-like nature of the cell, building on these features to explore the mechanisms of communication, transport, contraction, division, and other essential cell functions. Written for the non-expert, the book is profound enough for biologists, chemists, physicists and engineers.--From publisher description.

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I admire this book and really enjoyed reading it. The thesis is that while cells are presented in most biology texts as basically bags of water, in fact the dense network of proteins pervading them ... Read full review

Contents

The Croak of the Dying Cell
25
Cytoplasmic Discomfort
39
BUILDING FROM BASICS
51
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Dr. Gerald Pollack is a world leader in the area of muscle contraction and cell motility. He is currently Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington. His previous book, "Muscles and Molecules: Uncovering the Principles of Biological Motion" was recipient of an "Excellence Award" from the Society for Technical Communiction.

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