Dunn, G. A. and Jones, G. E.
Cell Motility Under the Microscope: Vorsprung durch Technik. Nature Reviews 5: 667-672 (2004).

The fashion today is to disparage technology-led research but our view is that cell biologists, in particular, should be proud of their "progress through technology". The "cell theory" itself, arguably the oldest cornerstone in the theoretical foundations of biology, emerged because Hooke, van Leeuwenhoek and others had, more than a century earlier, pioneered the enabling technology - the microscope. We develop this theme with reference to our own field of research: the locomotion of cultured tissue cells.