Interim Note: Studies on the Physical Properties of the Cytoplasm of Cells in Tissue Culture


Title:
Interim Note: Studies on the Physical Properties of the Cytoplasm of Cells in Tissue Culture
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Date:
[March 1949]
Description:
The technique to which Crick referred here was invented by Arthur Hughes, a technique by which small particles of magnetic ore were inserted into cultured chick fibroblast cells. The cells engulfed the particles, which could then be moved around inside the cells by an applied magnet field, yielding data on the physical properties of the cytoplasm, the material of the cell that surrounds the nucleus. Crick described and analyzed the results obtained from these experiments in two papers, mentioned here as drafts and published in 1950, his first published papers.. More importantly for his scientific career in the long term, Crick in this note declared his intention to transfer to the Medical Research Council's unit at the Cavendish Laboratory in order to study the structure of proteins with Max Perutz.
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Location:
Box: 2. Folder: PP/CRI/A/2/1
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. and http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/
Genre:
Reports
Laboratory notes
Subject:
Cytoplasm
Format:
Text
Extent:
3 pages
Relation:
The Physical Properties of Cytoplasm: A Study by Means of the Magnetic Particle Method, Part I. Experimental, 1950
The Physical Properties of Cytoplasm: A Study by Means of the Magnetic Particle Method, Part II. Theoretical Treatment, 1950
Language:
English
Legacy Source Citation:
Original Repository. Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers. 11646. URL. http://archives.wellcome.ac.uk/
Legacy ID:
SCBBBB
NLM ID:
101584582X1
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Biographical Information