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Cells, gels, and the engines of life : a new, unifying approach to cell function

Author: Gerald H Pollack
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Ebner & Sons, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pollack, Gerald H.
Cells, gels, and the engines of life.
Seattle, WA : Ebner & Sons, ©2001
(OCoLC)606823781
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald H Pollack
ISBN: 9780962689529 0962689513 9780962689512 0962689521
OCLC Number: 1066131472
Description: xiv, 320 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Sect: I: Toward ground truth --
Debunking myths --
The croak of the dying cell --
Cytoplasmic discomfort --
Sect. II: Building from basics --
Water --
Solutes --
Ions --
Cell potentials --
Sect. III: An hypothesis for cell function --
Phase transition: a mechanism for action --
Sect. IV: Approaching cell dynamics --
Secretion --
The action potential --
Transport --
Transport with flair --
Cell division --
Muscle contraction --
Sect. V: Tying loose ends --
Energy --
A new paradigm for cell function.
Responsibility: Gerald H. Pollack.

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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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