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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Apoptosis

For the past six weeks, I have had the pleasure of learning from a professor in Germany through Coursera (www.coursera.com), a free online university. In my course, I have been studying programmed cell death, also known as "apoptosis." 

It sounds somewhat ominous studying cell death, but it is a process absolutely critical to our health. When apoptosis doesn't function properly, we can become very sick. Cancer cells, for example, fail to undergo apoptosis when they otherwise should have died.

In today's post, I am sharing a YouTube video from class that shows how apoptosis works. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR80Huxp4y8

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