Secret lives of cells – Life sciences

Published on Apr 25, 2017
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Secret lives of cells – Life sciences

Cells are the basic building materials for all living things. But much of the lives of cells are still unknown and unexplored. More knowledge about cells will be of great use in many areas.
Meet Sten Linnarsson, Karolinska Institutet, who has shown that there are more cell types than previously known. Johan Elf at Uppsala University who examines the cells to find out how they read their DNA. Mia Phillipson, Uppsala University, who investigates the unknown features and hidden tasks of the immune cells. David Drew, Stockholm University, who finds out how the cell takes up energy and how to stop it can slow the development of cancer.

The research on cells is included in the field of life sciences, which can be explained as science of all living things. How living organisms function, interact, and affect their environment.