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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.
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

Inhibition of cell receptors clears toxic proteins, cuts inflammation and improves cognition in animal models

Inhibition of cell receptors clears toxic proteins, cuts inflammation and improves cognition in animal models

Malaria drug effectively blocks Zika virus transmission to the fetus

Malaria drug effectively blocks Zika virus transmission to the fetus

Could the mTOR pathway be used to protect against cancer?

Could the mTOR pathway be used to protect against cancer?

Extra virgin olive oil protects memory and helps prevent Alzheimer’s

Extra virgin olive oil protects memory and helps prevent Alzheimer’s

Temple researchers identify protective effects of extra-virgin olive oil against Alzheimer's disease

Temple researchers identify protective effects of extra-virgin olive oil against Alzheimer's disease

Natural sugar may trigger immune system to treat atherosclerosis, study finds

Natural sugar may trigger immune system to treat atherosclerosis, study finds

Researchers discover molecular signaling circuit that regulates autophagy

Researchers discover molecular signaling circuit that regulates autophagy

Study reveals how enzyme allows brain tumors to grow despite harsh surroundings

Study reveals how enzyme allows brain tumors to grow despite harsh surroundings

Researchers discover likely cause for visual impairment in Finnish variant of NCL

Researchers discover likely cause for visual impairment in Finnish variant of NCL

Scientists study cell’s reaction to Salmonella by visualizing protein chains at near-molecular level

Scientists study cell’s reaction to Salmonella by visualizing protein chains at near-molecular level

Researchers pinpoint gene that plays crucial role in formation of neural tube defects

Researchers pinpoint gene that plays crucial role in formation of neural tube defects

Spermidine supplement may prolong lifespan, prevent liver fibrosis and cancer

Spermidine supplement may prolong lifespan, prevent liver fibrosis and cancer

Brain cancer patient treated with malaria drug shows dramatic improvement

Brain cancer patient treated with malaria drug shows dramatic improvement

Researchers show how dengue virus employs multiple tactics to evade immune detection

Researchers show how dengue virus employs multiple tactics to evade immune detection