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Plant Cells Eat Their Own … Membranes and Oil Droplets

May 3, 2019

Study IDs dual role for “autophagy”—a.k.a. “self-eating”—in building and breaking down plant oils. Manipulating the process could drive…
Vierstra (center) works with postdoctoral research associate Fionn McLoughlin (left) at his laboratory in McDonnell Hall. (Photo: Whitney Curtis/Washington University)
Tidying up: A new way to direct trash to autophagy

April 10, 2019

Researchers find new way to clean up cells; discovery could aid attack on human disease. Marie Kondo herself…
Plant’s recycling system important in sickness and in health

December 3, 2018

Reduce, reuse, recycle. Or just stick with recycle. A plant relies on cellular machinery to recycle materials during…
Colon cancer breakthrough could lead to prevention

November 2, 2017

Colon cancer, Crohn’s, and other diseases of the gut could be better treated – or even prevented –…
Autophagy essential for hearing in mice

July 17, 2017

A group of researchers at the University of Tokyo has demonstrated that autophagy, a key mechanism by which…
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

February 16, 2017

Research identifies cellular recycling process linked to beneficial effects of enduring mild stress Biologists have known for decades…
Researchers identify process cells use to destroy damaged organelles

December 24, 2016

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have uncovered the mechanism that cells use to find and destroy an…
Breaking the brain’s garbage disposal: New study shows even a small problem causes big effects

January 28, 2016

You wouldn’t think that two Turkish children, some yeast and a bunch of Hungarian fruit flies could teach…
Autophagy works in cell nucleus to guard against start of cancer

October 29, 2015

Autophagy, literally self-eating or the degradation of unwanted cellular bits and pieces by the cell itself, has been…
Protein “Comet Tails” Propel Cell Recycling Process, Penn Study Finds

June 19, 2015

Several well-known neurodegenerative diseases, such as Lou Gehrig’s (ALS), Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s disease, all result in part…
Autophagy defect causes loss of muscle in aging

June 8, 2015

Unbalanced p62/SQSTM1 and LC3 expression in sarcopenic muscle of mice Sarcopenia is the aging-related loss of skeletal muscle…
Could boosting brain cells’ appetites fight disease?

July 3, 2014

Univeristy of Michigan researcher & California colleagues show importance of autophagy in neurological disease — and opportunity for…
Not just clean but spotless — Researchers show how cells tidy up

January 18, 2014

New findings from the team of Claudine Kraft at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL) of the University…
Study: Autophagy predicts which cancer cells live and die when faced with anti-cancer drugs

January 12, 2014

When a tumor is treated with an anti-cancer drug, some cells die and, unfortunately, some cells tend to…
Cell auto-cleaning mechanism mediates the formation of plaques in Alzheimer’s

October 3, 2013

Autophagy, a key cellular auto-cleaning mechanism, mediates the formation of amyloid beta plaques, one of the hallmarks of…
Interference with cellular recycling leads to cancer growth, chemotherapy resistance

September 19, 2013

Overactivity of a protein that normally cues cells to divide sabotages the body’s natural cellular recycling process, leading…
Sanford-Burnham scientists identify key protein that modulates organismal aging

August 9, 2013

The findings could lead to the development of therapeutic agents for age-related diseases Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research…
Neuroblastoma: Autophagy Protects From Chemotherapy

July 3, 2013

Cells can digest parts of themselves in a process called autophagy. This is a survival strategy that helps…
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