One of keys in the development of the modern Biology, exemplified by the advances in Genetics was due to a reductionist view. Nevertheless it is possible that an excess of reductionism have side effects. So, face to Biochemistry, less work was done in Biophysics (reflected in databases as PubMed), excepting some fields such as the biological effects of ionizing radiations. Likewise, besides a lot of work in Genetics/Genomics and, more recently, Proteomics, less research is being conducted on the physical properties of the cell. There are interesting perspectives, such as the complex systems theories, centered on the so called emergent properties. But I believe that an excess of reductionism can blind many interesting fields of basic and applied research.