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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.
Largest ever genetics study of common diseases

Largest ever genetics study of common diseases

Insights into a key strategy cancer cells use to survive and thrive

Insights into a key strategy cancer cells use to survive and thrive

New compounds promising candidates for neurodegenerative disease drug development

New compounds promising candidates for neurodegenerative disease drug development

Biomira selects PX-866 as clinical development candidate

Biomira selects PX-866 as clinical development candidate

New genetic risk factors for Crohn's disease

New genetic risk factors for Crohn's disease

Cannibalistic signals help mammalian embryos develop normally

Cannibalistic signals help mammalian embryos develop normally

Protection for nerve cells - eating up defective proteins

Protection for nerve cells - eating up defective proteins

An engineered virus that tracks down and compels cancer cells to eat themselves

An engineered virus that tracks down and compels cancer cells to eat themselves

Ginger shown to zap ovarian cancer cells

Ginger shown to zap ovarian cancer cells

Ginger causes ovarian cancer cells to die

Ginger causes ovarian cancer cells to die

Autophagy is also cell's second line of defense against invading pathogens such as strep

Autophagy is also cell's second line of defense against invading pathogens such as strep

Autophagy may even provide a clue to the mythical fountain of youth

Autophagy may even provide a clue to the mythical fountain of youth