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How we live and why we die : the secret lives of cells / Lewis Wolpert.

Author/Creator:
Wolpert, L. (Lewis)
Other Title:
Secret lives of cells
Edition:
1st American ed.
Publication:
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Co., c2009.
Format/Description:
Book
240 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects:
Cytology -- Popular works.
Developmental cytology -- Popular works.
Contents:
Introduction : the miraculous cell
Discovery : how science made plain the facts of life
How we live : how cells replicate, maintain order, evolve, and die
How we function : how proteins determine the work of cells
How genes work : how DNA encodes proteins
How our cells are replaced : how stem cells self-replicate
How we become human : how we develop from a single cell
How we reproduce : how meiosis works
How we move, think, and feel : how nerve cells communicate
How we grow and why we age : how cells multiply, enlarge, and decline
How we survive : how cells defend against bacteria and viruses
How cancer strikes : how rogue cells form tumours
How diseases are caused : when cells behave abnormally
The origins of life : the mystery of the first cell.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223) and index.
ISBN:
9780393072211 (hardcover) :
0393072215 (hardcover)
OCLC:
316513389
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