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The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human

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ClassGraphic If your curiosity takes you to the places where discoveries are made, this study group is for you. Complex living organisms are assemblages of tiny self-contained, self-regulating units, “a parliament of cells.” In The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human (Simon and Schuster, 2022), Pulitzer prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee brings to life, in terms we can all understand, the story of how scientists discovered cells, began to understand them, and used them to develop new therapies. The author takes us seamlessly from past to present - starting in the 1660s, when two men looked down their handcrafted microscopes and discovered the first evidence of cells. Together, we will explore and discuss Mukherjee's stories of the discoveries and how cells are able to perform remarkable acts of physiology, immunity, reproduction, sentience, cognition, repair, and rejuvenation. As in his previous books, The Emperor of all Maladies and The Gene, Mukherjee writes in a manner that a non-scientist can understand and enjoy. We will supplement The Song of the Cell with videos to visualize the fascinating lives of cells. Join us to learn more about the basic unit of life.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Tue

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.Mary Hummel2.Jeffery Semel3.Jerry Bernstein 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/7/2023 - 6/6/2023 Weekly - Tue 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Jerry Bernstein  ; Jeffery Semel  ; Mary Hummel 
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