Infographic: Light Triggers Photocage Opening, Apoptosis Inhibition
Infographic: Light Triggers Photocage Opening, Apoptosis Inhibition
Researchers develop a caspase inhibitor that only works after being irradiated with UV light, giving them control over apoptosis in human cells.
Infographic: Light Triggers Photocage Opening, Apoptosis Inhibition
Infographic: Light Triggers Photocage Opening, Apoptosis Inhibition

Researchers develop a caspase inhibitor that only works after being irradiated with UV light, giving them control over apoptosis in human cells.

Researchers develop a caspase inhibitor that only works after being irradiated with UV light, giving them control over apoptosis in human cells.

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