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Science’s Cinematic Method: Motion Pictures and Scientific Research

Scott Curtis

in The Shape of Spectatorship: Art, Science, and Early Cinema in Germany

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231134033
eISBN:
9780231508636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231134033.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter One examines use of film as a scientific research tool in three fields (human motion studies, physics, biology) in Germany from the 1880s to 1914. It argues that there is a close relationship ... More


The Schwann cell: Morphology and development

NAOMI KLEITMAN and RICHARD P. BUNGE

in The Axon: Structure, Function and Pathophysiology

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195082937
eISBN:
9780199865802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082937.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

This chapter describes the sequential phenomena observed during the development of the peripheral nerve, with emphasis on the Schwann cell. It presents research elucidating the mechanisms by which ... More


The Age of a Cell: Cell Aging in Cowdry’s Problems of Ageing and Beyond

Lijing Jiang

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/9780226520650.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter examines Edmund Vincent Cowdry’s conception of cell aging reflected in his research and writing from around 1924, when General Cytology was published, to the early 1950s, when his work ... More


The New Genetics

Gordon Conway, Ousmane Badiane, and Katrin Glatzel

in Food for All in Africa: Sustainable Intensification for African Farmers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501743887
eISBN:
9781501744419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501743887.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter turns to genetic intensification, which consists of developing crop and livestock crosses that contain genes capable of producing improved yields on a sustainable basis. These crosses ... More


Trophic factors

James W. Fawcett, Anne E. Rosser, and Stephen B. Dunnett

in Brain Damage, Brain Repair

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523376
eISBN:
9780191724534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523376.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

The developing nervous system produces about twice as many neurons as will survive into adulthood, and then at the end of development, around the time of birth in mammals, there is a short period ... More


Tail Piece

Rachel C. Lee

in The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America: Biopolitics, Biosociality, and Posthuman Ecologies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479817719
eISBN:
9781479813742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817719.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter seeks to identify what it means to be “totally naked” at the turn of the twenty-first century, an era in which synthetic body parts (cultured tissues) grow in glass “cages,” ... More


Cancer as a Viral Disease

Robin Wolfe Scheffler

in A Contagious Cause: The American Hunt for Cancer Viruses and the Rise of Molecular Medicine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226458892
eISBN:
9780226628400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226628400.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 1 examined the cultural association of cancer and contagion, Chapter 2 follows the development of the theory of cancer as a viral disease. It opens with a discussion of the work of Peyton ... More


Conclusion

Lars Schmeink

in Biopunk Dystopias Genetic Engineering, Society and Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781383766
eISBN:
9781786944115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383766.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 8 finally revisits the analyzed biopunk artifacts by introducing the concept of genohype as a liquid modern technique of applying a sort of individualistic genetic determinism. Biopunk, as ... More


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