University of Washington Bioengineering Professor Gerald Pollack answers this question, and intrigues us to consider the implications of this finding. Not all water is H2O, a radical departure from what you may have learned from textbooks.
Water Research happens at Pollack Laboratories, which states, “Our orientation is rather fundamental — we are oriented toward uncovering some of nature’s most deeply held secrets, although applications interest us as well.”
Uncovering nature’s secrets involving water is what Dr. Pollack, his staff and students do best.
In his 2001 book, “Cells, Gels and the Engines of Life,” Dr. Pollack explains how the cell functions. Research suggests that much of the cell biology may be governed by a single unifying mechanism – the phase transition. Water is absolutely central to every function of the cell – whether it’s muscle contraction, cells dividing, or nerves conducting, etc.