Illustration of pseudostratified epithelial cells in early intestine, cells in red and nucleus in purple.
Move Over Apoptosis: Another Form of Cell Death May Occur in the Gut
Though scientists don’t yet know much about it, a newly described process called erebosis might have profound implications for how the gut maintains itself.
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Move Over Apoptosis: Another Form of Cell Death May Occur in the Gut
Move Over Apoptosis: Another Form of Cell Death May Occur in the Gut

Though scientists don’t yet know much about it, a newly described process called erebosis might have profound implications for how the gut maintains itself.

Though scientists don’t yet know much about it, a newly described process called erebosis might have profound implications for how the gut maintains itself.

ABOVE: © iStock.com, Dr_Microbe

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Dark red cancer cells travel through the circulatory system alongside small, brighter-colored red blood cells
Traversing Narrow Channels Helps Metastatic Cancer Cells Survive
Dan Robitzski | Apr 14, 2022
In vitro and mouse experiments show how cancer cells forced through tiny pores—mimicking the physical experience of metastasis—resisted programmed cell death and avoided detection by the immune cells that would normally kill them.
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Dying Cells Push the Mouse Immune System into Killing Tumors
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 21, 2019
Introducing either necroptotic cells or an enzyme that triggers necroptosis can wipe out cancer.
Image of the Day: Life and Death
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 22, 2019
When hair follicle stem cells lose their protein-based death cue, they take on a new role helping to repair wounds in skin.
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Infographic: How Cells Cheat Death
Charles Q. Choi | Feb 1, 2019
Apoptosis and other types of programmed cell death appear to be reversible.
Cell Death Processes Are Reversible
Charles Q. Choi | Feb 1, 2019
Molecular programs can rescue cells already engaged in the process of apoptosis or other forms of programmed cell death.
Antibody Combo Expands Response to Checkpoint Inhibitor in Mice
Kerry Grens | Apr 16, 2018
Genetic analyses uncover cellular hallmarks of bladder cancer tumors that don’t respond, but interfering with one of those characteristics in a mouse model causes tumors to shrink.  
John Sulston, Human Genome Project Leader, Dies
Kerry Grens | Mar 11, 2018
The biologist earned a Nobel Prize in 2002 for his work on C. elegans.