- Tapa blanda: 176 páginas
- Editor: Basic Books; Edición: Pbk (17 de septiembre de 1999)
- Colección: Science Masters
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0465072763
- ISBN-13: 978-0465072767
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One Renegade Cell: How Cancer Begins: The Quest for the Origin of Cancer (Science Masters) (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 17 sep 1999
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Cancer research has reached a major turning point, and no one is better qualified to explain the past two deacades' dramatic leaps forward in understanding this disease than world-renowned molecular biologist Robert Weinberg, director of the Oncology Research labouratory at the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In One Renegade Cell , Weinberg presents a state-of-the-art account of how cancer begins and how, one day, it will be cured.
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A Founding Member of Whitehead Institute, Robert A. Weinberg is a pioneer in cancer research most widely known for his discoveries of the first human oncogene,a gene that causes normal cells to form tumors,and the first tumor suppressor gene. Weinberg, who received his Ph.D. in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969, has held research positions at the Weizmann Institute and the Salk Institute. In 1982, Weinberg helped found Whitehead Institute, joined the faculty as a professor of biology at MIT, and published his landmark paper "Mechanism of Activation of a Human Oncogene" in the journal Nature. In 1999, another major paper, "Creation of Human Tumor Cells with Defined Genetic Elements," was also published in Nature.
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Among other reasons I also bought the book because I in many privies read books had seen references to Robert A. Weinberg.
The book is good in telling the history concerning solving most of the problems about how the cells groves and increases, and especially why cancer don't stop living, having no finishing age. It's a clear and detailed writing, even though it was a little bit heavy for me as many years have passed since I was in school concerning biology. And I can se that much new knowing has come since then back in the 1960es. But as we in the book go through what's going on in the cells I must say that it's much like thinking concerning programming software for the Pc.
And on side 115 is mentioned an interested discovery in 1972 by Jams Watson, who I only remember for the discovery of DNA in 1953.
Weinberg finish the book by writing that in the future the successors will look back on these discoveries in the last quarter of the twentieth century as a historical curiosity, but that's only the same which again and again has happened concerning other researches in science. That's nearly always first going to one side and then to the other, and disbelieving what researchers discover to early the others to believe.
and possible ways of fighting them, written in a very playful and interesting language.
I recommend it to anyone who wishes to understand why do humans develop cancer?
Why does it seam to be more prominent these days than in the past, what exactly
happens in the cell level when it decides to run amok? and finally what should one do
to limit the risk of getting cancer.
On the down side, I think the book is a bit outdated and can use a new addition.
In some places it predicts scientific events which already happened. I also feel that
there are a bit too many Genes names for the casual reader to stomach.
A strong message in the book is avoidance is better than cure so DON'T SMOKE!!!! If you do, GIVE IT UP QUICKLY!!!