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Visions of Cell Biology: Reflections Inspired by Cowdry's "General Cytology"

Karl S. Matlin, Jane Maienschein, and Manfred D. Laubichler (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226520483
eISBN:
9780226520650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520650.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Although cell biology is often considered to have arisen following World War II in tandem with certain technological developments—in particular, the electron microscope and cell fractionation—its ... More


Updating Cowdry’s Theories: The Role of Models in Contemporary Experimental and Computational Cell Biology

Fridolin Gross

in Visions of Cell Biology: Reflections Inspired by Cowdry's "General Cytology"

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226520483
eISBN:
9780226520650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520650.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter discusses the relationship between modelers and experimentalists in contemporary cell biology. In comparison with Cowdry’s times, it seems that models have taken over the epistemic role ... More


Introduction

Karl S. Matlin, Jane Maienschein, and Manfred D. Laubichler

in Visions of Cell Biology: Reflections Inspired by Cowdry's "General Cytology"

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226520483
eISBN:
9780226520650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520650.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

In the 1920s, a group of American biologists decided to initiate a new project: the creation of a comprehensive cytology textbook with individual chapters from many of the leaders in the field, most ... More


Observing the Living Cell: Shinya Inoué and the Reemergence of Light Microscopy

Rudolf Oldenbourg

in Visions of Cell Biology: Reflections Inspired by Cowdry's "General Cytology"

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226520483
eISBN:
9780226520650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520650.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

The cell is commonly considered the smallest unit of life and is only visible through a microscope, an instrument that was invented in Holland and Italy in the early 1600s. Observations through the ... More


Heads and Tails: Molecular Imagination and the Lipid Bilayer, 1917–1941

Daniel Liu

in Visions of Cell Biology: Reflections Inspired by Cowdry's "General Cytology"

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226520483
eISBN:
9780226520650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520650.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

The lipid bilayer structure today is a nearly ubiquitous, taken-for-granted image in even the most rudimentary introductions to cell biology. Yet the image of the lipid bilayer, built out of with ... More


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