A unifying concept: the history of cell theory

  title={A unifying concept: the history of cell theory},
  author={Paolo Mazzarello},
  journal={Nature Cell Biology},
After the first observations of life under the microscope, it took two centuries of research before the 'cell theory', the idea that all living things are composed of cells or their products, was formulated. It proved even harder to accept that individual cells also make up nervous tissue. 

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