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Latest Apoptosis Stories

2014-06-20 23:06:04

Italian researchers say a treatment made from a human protein can help improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy for patients fighting malignant pleural mesothelioma. Raleigh,

2014-06-09 10:48:48

Sometimes a cell has to die—when it's done with its job or inflicted with injury that could otherwise harm an organism.

2014-05-27 23:03:15

Scientists armed with a supercomputer and a vast trove of newly collected data on the body’s most potent “tumor suppressor” gene have created the best map yet of how the gene works, an accomplishment

2014-05-13 15:45:49

A team of Melbourne researchers has shown a recently discovered type of cell death called necroptosis could be the underlying cause of inflammatory disease.

2014-05-07 08:45:28

A new study led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has painted a clearer picture of the delicate arms race between the human immune system and a pathogen that seeks to infect and kill human cells.

2014-04-11 12:54:50

Apoptosis is used by cells that are changed by disease or are simply not needed any longer to eliminate themselves before they become a hazard to the body—on a cellular level, death is part of life.

2014-04-04 12:18:55

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), a partner with UPMC CancerCenter, have found that an agent that inhibits mitochondrial division can overcome tumor cell resistance to a commonly used cancer drug, and that the combination of the two induces rapid and synergistic cell death.

2014-04-03 10:41:19

The molecular details of how zinc, an essential trace element of human metabolism, interacts with the enzyme caspase-3, which is central to apoptosis or cell death, have been elucidated in a new study led by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University.


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