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Shaping the Cell Fate

Thomas N. Sato & Roeland M.H. Merks (2017) Shaping the Cell Fate. Article Commentary. Cell Cycle 16(2):149-150

Shapes of the cell have fascinated our curiosity since the discovery of the cell by Robert Hooke in 16651 and by Anton van Leeuwenhoek slightly later2 using the state-of-the-art microscopes of the time. In medicine, cell shapes have long been exploited to diagnose disease types and conditions, such as cancer types and malignant vs. benign tumors, respectively. (...) [ link ]