Summary: Programmed cell death is an essential part of staying healthy. However, when the process goes haywire, it promotes the growth of cancer and inflammation-related diseases such as such as rheumatoid arthritis, atherosclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), sepsis, and diabetes. A recent review highlights the role played by an out-of-whack cell death system in cancer and inflammation-related diseases. [Cover: Dr. Microbe / Getty… Continue reading "When Cell Death Goes Bad – Researchers Discover Role in Cancer and Inflammation-linked Diseases"
Summary: Cellular garb-aging is back in the spotlight as research shows the phenomenon plays a key role in the diseases of aging, including cancer, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, metabolic diseases, chronic inflammation and the aging process itself. Garb-aging is so bad for our health that researchers are looking for ways to take the garbage out, or to keep it from building up… Continue reading "Cellular Garb-aging Causes You To Age (Loss of proteostasis)"
Summary: Cell stress is a fact of life. The cells in our bodies are subject to stress from toxins such as internally generated free radicals, cigarette smoke, pollution, and UV light. How our cells deal with stress ultimately controls our health. When the cells can’t handle the stressors correctly, it can cause damage and inflammation. Your heart rate speeds up. Your… Continue reading "Eight Ways Your Cells Deal With Stress"