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Feature: A Walk Through the Valley of Cell Death
After three decades, David Vaux’s initial research into apoptosis has led to clinical trials of a potential treatment for leukaemia.
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Feature: The Rogue Molecule That Triggers Autoimmunity
Mitochondrial DNA has been implicated in diseases such as arthritis, but how it escapes from inside the mitochondria and triggers these disorders has remained a mystery. Now Australian scientists have captured video evidence of mtDNA escaping for the first time.
Browse: New Use for Death Protein
The involvement of a protein in the body’s back-up mechanism for cell death makes it a target for drugs against a wide variety of diseases.