News tagged with programmed death

A major hub for cell-fate decisions

In a recently published study, LMU researchers show that, in a nerve-cell lineage in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, a single protein controls the rate of cell-cycle progression, and decides whether cells divide, differentiate ...

dateNov 15, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Mitochondrial cooperatives

Mitochondria, the organelles that supply the cell with energy, are highly dynamic and can link up to form complex tubular networks. A new study shows that this response can transiently compensate for a shortfall in energy ...

dateAug 13, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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How birds lost their penises

In animals that reproduce by internal fertilization, as humans do, you'd think a penis would be an organ you couldn't really do without, evolutionarily speaking. Surprisingly, though, most birds do exactly that, and now researchers ...

dateJun 06, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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New insights on cell competition

Scientists from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) describe how natural selection also occurs at the cellular level, and how our body's tissues and organs strive to retain the best cells in their ranks in ...

dateSep 14, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Lace plants explain programmed cell death

Programmed cell death (PCD) is a highly regulated process that occurs in all animals and plants as part of normal development and in response to the environment. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal ...

dateJul 24, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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