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Autophagy is a normal process in which a cell destroys proteins and other substances in its cytoplasm (the fluid inside the cell membrane but outside the nucleus), which may lead to cell death. Autophagy may prevent normal cells from developing into cancer cells, but it may also protect cancer cells by destroying anticancer drugs or substances taken up by them.
Scientists uncover surprising molecular link in critical cellular growth pathway

Scientists uncover surprising molecular link in critical cellular growth pathway

Synthetic compound targets enzyme that supports survival and dissemination of metastatic cells

Synthetic compound targets enzyme that supports survival and dissemination of metastatic cells

Researchers identify new molecular pathway that controls aging in worms

Researchers identify new molecular pathway that controls aging in worms

NTNU researchers reveal how HCV converts innocent cells into virus factories

NTNU researchers reveal how HCV converts innocent cells into virus factories

Study reveals link between dietary potassium and vascular calcification

Study reveals link between dietary potassium and vascular calcification

Foods rich in potassium may help protect against vascular calcification

Foods rich in potassium may help protect against vascular calcification

Study on cell stress response may hold promise for treating inflammation-related disorders

Study on cell stress response may hold promise for treating inflammation-related disorders

IMB researchers unveil mystery of aging process

IMB researchers unveil mystery of aging process

Penn researchers identify new way to target enzyme crucial to tumor growth, develop new drugs

Penn researchers identify new way to target enzyme crucial to tumor growth, develop new drugs

Bacteria release membrane-derived vesicles that may have different functions during infection

Bacteria release membrane-derived vesicles that may have different functions during infection

IMB researchers make breakthrough in understanding origin of aging process

IMB researchers make breakthrough in understanding origin of aging process

New research uncovers 17 new genetic variants linked to Parkinson’s disease

New research uncovers 17 new genetic variants linked to Parkinson’s disease

Study describes link between key melanoma signaling pathway and novel class of drugs

Study describes link between key melanoma signaling pathway and novel class of drugs

Research finds how omega-3 supplements dampen harmful inflammatory reactions

Research finds how omega-3 supplements dampen harmful inflammatory reactions

Study elucidates how aerobic exercise protects the sick heart

Study elucidates how aerobic exercise protects the sick heart

New findings could help better understand aging process and extend lifespan

New findings could help better understand aging process and extend lifespan

Scientists uncover link between backup pathogen-fighting system and mutations in Crohn's patients

Scientists uncover link between backup pathogen-fighting system and mutations in Crohn's patients

Gut bacterium can stop chemotherapy from causing cancer cell death

Gut bacterium can stop chemotherapy from causing cancer cell death

Researchers understand how to prevent severe weight loss in cancer patients

Researchers understand how to prevent severe weight loss in cancer patients

NIH researchers show how investigational drug works against rare, fatal genetic disease

NIH researchers show how investigational drug works against rare, fatal genetic disease