Cells interact with each other in different ways, by direct contact or by releasing specific molecules to elicit a biological response in target cells. Communication between cells guarantees the successful functioning of the organism. In this article we analyze how this precise and successful cellular communication strategy differs from the way humans communicate in society, which may serve as an intimate explanation for our failures in functioning as a cooperative society.
Federico is a passionate and enthusiastic geneticist and molecular biologist at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He is the founder and director of Culturico. He brings awareness to the broad public of how the scientific publishing system works. He believes in multidisciplinary approaches, as opposed to narrow-minded – limited – ways of looking at reality. This is why he reads and writes about topics ranging from science to international relations, and from society to philosophy.