Medicine: Explorers of the Cell

Cells, the basic units of life, are microscopic, highly complex and surprisingly autonomous creations. They take in and use nutrients, resist biological attackers, reproduce and produce the products that their host organisms need in order to exist. Knowledge of the structural and functional organization of cells is essential to the understanding and control of most of the diseases to which man is heir. Last week Sweden's Karolinska Institute! honored the three men whose work has provided scientists with just such knowledge. The $125,000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine went to Dr. Albert...

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