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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 describes new protection mechanisms to fight neurodegeneration in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

Study describes new protection mechanisms to fight neurodegeneration in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

Key proteins could help in controlling the risk of osteoarthritis during aging, Study finds

Key proteins could help in controlling the risk of osteoarthritis during aging, Study finds

TSRI study reveals potential strategy to prevent, treat osteoarthritis during aging

TSRI study reveals potential strategy to prevent, treat osteoarthritis during aging

Impairing rare group of intestinal cells allows gut bacteria to cause inflammation, study finds

Impairing rare group of intestinal cells allows gut bacteria to cause inflammation, study finds

Researchers uncover key protein that rescues progression of adult spinocerebellar ataxia

Researchers uncover key protein that rescues progression of adult spinocerebellar ataxia

Synergy between two neurotrophic factors exerts beneficial effect in early phase of Parkinson’s disease

Synergy between two neurotrophic factors exerts beneficial effect in early phase of Parkinson’s disease

New, sensitive screening test may allow clinicians to accurately detect Pompe disease

New, sensitive screening test may allow clinicians to accurately detect Pompe disease

Cellular self-digestion process plays role in development of autoimmune diseases

Cellular self-digestion process plays role in development of autoimmune diseases

Study provides new insights into mechanism of tumor survival in glioblastoma

Study provides new insights into mechanism of tumor survival in glioblastoma

Specific protein negatively affects pancreatic cells and leads to cancer growth

Specific protein negatively affects pancreatic cells and leads to cancer growth

Antimalarial drugs could find another use as cancer treatments, study says

Antimalarial drugs could find another use as cancer treatments, study says

Small protein modification can trigger invasive properties of prostate cancer cells, research finds

Small protein modification can trigger invasive properties of prostate cancer cells, research finds

Scientists uncover mechanism that prevents tumor growth in melanoma

Scientists uncover mechanism that prevents tumor growth in melanoma

Breakthrough discovery could lead to better treatments for colon cancer, gut diseases

Breakthrough discovery could lead to better treatments for colon cancer, gut diseases

New study sheds light on normal function of Parkinson's gene

New study sheds light on normal function of Parkinson's gene

Pollutant from forest and crop fires induces genetic damage in human lung cells

Pollutant from forest and crop fires induces genetic damage in human lung cells

Measuring biological samples using SNAP

Measuring biological samples using SNAP

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