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programmed cell death

  • n  a type of cell death in which the cell uses specialized cellular machinery to kill itself; a cell suicide mechanism that enables metazoans to control cell number and eliminate cells that threaten the animal's survival
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  • A circuitous route to therapy resistance
    ( Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres ) Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center and Heidelberg University Hospital have discovered a cause of resistance to therapy in cases of brain cancer. Microglia cells migrate into tumors and supply cancer cells with a substance needed for the repair of DNA damage. The cells thus escape programmed cell death (apoptosis). Blocking this ...
    June 26, 2013 - EurekAlert!

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