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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.
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

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