cell theory

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Synonyms for cell theory

(biology) the theory that cells form the fundamental structural and functional units of all living organisms

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Schleiden's and Schwann's generalization that all living things are composed of identical units has become the cornerstone of cell theory.
Back in the late 70s, Prof Kirkwood proposed the disposable soma cell theory.
Ten years later, Lin still spends his days, and some nights, studying homeostasis, physics and cell theory.
There's been a decade-old idea that cancer arises through the de-differentiation of fully committed and specialized cells but eventually it was discarded in favor of the currently fashionable cancer stem cell theory.
This has been attributed to the current methods of instruction and the lack of instructional resources amenable to the study and proper understanding of such complex areas as cell theory.
Specific topics include adult stem cell theory of the multi-stage, multi-mechanism theory of carcinogenisis; schistosomiasis and neoplasia; co-opting macrophage traits in cancer progression; involvement of chemokine receptors in organ-specific metastasis; and options for visualizing metastatic disease in the living body.
The company noted that the FC-EduSet was designed to fit into the curriculum of advanced high school programs through college level courses covering proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell theory and practice.