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3066456 Weston, Kathleen:
Blue Skies and Bench Space: Adventures in Cancer Research
  Preis:   € 17,45

Einband: Hardcover
Auflage: 1. Auflage
Verlag: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press New York
Erscheinungsdatum: 10/2013
Seiten: 336 pp
Abbildungen: illus, glossary, index

ISBN-10: 1-62182-077-7   
ISBN-13: 9781621820772


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Beschreibung
What happens when a cancer research institute’s only remit is to be the best it can be? For more than 100 years, one laboratory in London has operated on just that premise. With a generous budget, inspired leadership, and a stable of scientific thoroughbreds, the Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratories produced some of the 20th century’s most exciting advances in molecular biology. In its 21st century incarnation, as the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, it continues to inspire a new generation of researchers.

In this book, written with the assistance of the past and present inhabitants of the London Research Institute, Kathy Weston tells the inside story of the lab’s greatest voyages into the scientific unknown, revealing the personalities behind the dry passive voice of the scientific paper. Science is an art, a vocation, a complicated landscape of data in which, just sometimes, the trained and alert eye can detect a glint of gold. In these pages, the gold is present, but equally to be treasured are the all-too-human scientists stumbling towards its seductive glimmer.
Inhalt
Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Beginnings
2 DNA Tumour Viruses and the Fabulous Fifth Floor
3 Birth of a Superhero
4 Country Life: Repair and Replication
5 Brake Failure
6 Divide and Rule
7 Death and Glory
8 Walk This Way
9 The Hedgehog Three
Glossary
Index

Zielgruppe/Leser
General Interest Titles; History of Science; Cancer and Oncogenes
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