Scientists discover how to stop and control the process of cell death – previously thought to be irreversible

Composite image of a cell throughout peripeptosis. credit: Gary Mo

A study published by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago describes a new method for analyzing laryngitis — the process of cell death that typically occurs due to infection and leads to excess inflammation in the body — and shows this process, long thought to be irreversible once started, can be… Actually turn it off and control it.

The discovery, reported in Nature Communications, means scientists have a new way to study diseases that are linked to malfunctions in cell death processes, such as some types of cancer, and inflammation that can be complicated by the out-of-control inflammation caused by this process. . These infections include sepsis, for example, and acute respiratory distress syndrome, which are among the major complications of (function(d, s, id){ var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.6"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

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