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Process Thought to Fuel Cancer Growth Can Actually Prevent It

News   Jan 24, 2019 | Original story from the Salk Institute

 
Process Thought to Fuel Cancer Growth Can Actually Prevent It

Left: The 23 pairs of chromosomes of cells in which autophagy is functioning look normal and healthy with no structural or numerical aberrations (each color represents a unique chromosome pair). Right: the chromosomes of cells in which autophagy is not functioning bypass crisis, revealing both structural and numerical aberrations, with segments added to, deleted from, and/or swapped between chromosomes—a hallmark of cancer. Image credit: Salk Institute

 
 
 

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