Author(s): Terence Allen
In this Very Short Introduction, Terrence Allen and Graham Cowling describe the nature of cells - their basic structure, their varying forms, their division, their differentiation, their signalling, and programmed death. Cells are the basic constituent of life, and understanding cells and how they work is central to all biology and medicine.
1. Recognising the cell; 2. The structure of the cell; 3. Cell division, differentiation, and death; 4. Special cells for special jobs; 5. Stem cells; 6. Ethics, politics, and regulation; 7. Celluar therapy; 8. The future is now