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Molecular switch controls the destiny of self-eating cells

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 07-17-2013

In a new paper published in the journal Nature, researchers present a previously unknown mechanism that controls whether a cell survives autophagy, a process that can be compared to the cell consuming parts of itself. The discovery means that it might now be possible to influence the process, which is involved in a wide variety of diseases.

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