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Cells ordered to commit suicide don’t necessarily die

Isn’t that remarkable? The phenomenon that enables cells to avoid committing suicide when “ordered” to do so (apoptosis) is so old that it goes back to the common ancestor of flies and mice. How much time was there for such a complex system to evolve purely randomly, as in a Darwinian scheme? Read More ›

Researchers: Neurons are programmed for long life, not like other cells

From UCal Riverside: The study, published in the journal Neuron, identifies a mechanism the researchers say is triggered at neuron birth to intrinsically decrease a general form of cell death — or “apoptosis” — specifically in neurons. Read More ›