Cells, Gels and the Engines of Life: A New, Unifying Approach to Cell Function
An award-winning book that challenges the current wisdom of how cells work in a visionary, provocative, and accessible way... reads like a detective story. This highly praised book emphasises 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. Lucidly written for the non-expert, the book is profound enough for biologists, chemists, physicists and engineers to devour.
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The Croak of the Dying Cell
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